30A Beer and Wine Tours

From cozy local pubs to bar tours, the cities along 30A are home to incredible brews and beaches. With quite a few exclusive 30A breweries, visitors and locals alike can enjoy sampling unique creations. Breweries are popping up all over the U.S. and Florida is no exception. Whether you’re dodging a rainy afternoon or simply fancy a pint, check out our list of favorite places to tour for a guaranteed good time.

Breweries are popping up all over the U.S. and Florida's Highway 30A is no exception. Discover the best 30A beer and wine tours to make your beach vacation a little more fun.

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LoveToStay30A,
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June 18, 2019

From cozy local pubs to bar tours, the cities along 30A are home to incredible brews and beaches. With quite a few exclusive 30A breweries, visitors and locals alike can enjoy sampling unique creations. Breweries are popping up all over the U.S. and Florida is no exception. Whether you’re dodging a rainy afternoon or simply fancy a pint, check out our list of favorite places to tour for a guaranteed good time.

Grayton Beer Company

Grayton Beer Company is a fantastic local brewery. Visitors get to hang out right in the middle of the action. The big open space of the warehouse offers the perfect view of the assembly line and more. It’s a fun, family-friendly establishment with games like Jenga, darts and corn hole to play while you stay. With a super friendly and knowledgeable staff, a tour here is not only fun ⁠— it’s educational. You’ll learn about each of the 21 beers on tap and learn more about the brewing process.

From their popular 30A Beach Blonde Ale to a porter, beer lovers will find this experience one to remember. You’ll find loads of positive, glowing reviews from patrons and visitors online. Go with a group of friends for extra fun or just step up your date night game with a visit to this exclusive 30A brewery. If you plan on taking the tour, call or email ahead of time to make reservations.

360 Blue Brewery Tour

This tour includes transportation from your 30A cottage or vacation home rental to many of the best local breweries including Craft Bar, Grayton Beer Brewery and either Idyll Hounds Brewery or Growler Garage. Bring your friends or group along in the private van to experience local food and drink. Be sure to call ahead of time and inquire on availability. Tours are only offered Monday to Saturday. During the experience you’ll enjoy plenty of brewery tours and beer tastings. And you’ll get an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how beer is made.

Idyll Hounds Brewing Company

Idyll Hounds is a small brewery. It’s not flashy or ostentatious. But don’t be fooled by their laid-back atmosphere. They brew top quality beer on site and offer a range with different tastes and flavors. The space is cozy but clean and you can see the brewing process firsthand. They offer special events on occasion in partnership with local eateries so you can enjoy food and beer tastings. But even if you stop in on a normal day, you can partake in some of the delicious oysters from Buddy’s Seafood next door.

McGuire’s Irish Pub

Located in Destin, Florida, this authentic Irish pub is a lively, fun place to pass an afternoon or evening. No clinical brewery cleanliness here. This place has all the classic pub charm and atmosphere you could ask for. While there’s nothing to “tour” per se, they do brew all their ales on site. Forget the bells and whistles. There’s nothing fancy here ⁠— just good, old fashioned beer without pretense. Enjoy some classic Irish fare like shepherd’s pie, fish and chips and homemade meatloaf while you drink. But here’s the biggest perk of all: live Irish music!

Emerald Coast Pedal Tours

Emerald Coast Pedal Tours are 30A’s exclusive party bike. If you’ve never done it before, you’re in for a treat. The tour sits up to 16 passengers and your group pedals around town, stopping at all the best local spots in Grayton Beach. This two hour tour is eco-friendly because you provide the power: pedal power. It’s perfect for special occasions like birthday parties, team building and bachelor or bachelorette parties on 30A. Not traveling with a big group? No problem. You can join a public tour for just $28 a seat.

With many glowing reviews, it’s a sure way to have a great time. The tour guide is friendly and relaxed, allowing guests to decorate the bike for special occasions and making accommodations to suit them. You can even play your own music while you ride from place to place. It’s a great way to burn some calories while you enjoy the evening.

The Wine Bar

While you won’t be strolling any vineyards along 30A, you can enjoy a great selection of wines at The Wine Bar in Watercolor, Florida. They have an award-winning wine list with choices to suit any taste. Enjoy a cheese course with pairings in a sophisticated but informal atmosphere. Sip wine on the patio when the weather is nice for an elegant and intimate setting. This is a popular spot for wine lovers of all kinds.