There has never been a better time to be a beer lover than the present! In the past few years, the popularity of craft beer has skyrocketed, and thousands of independently owned breweries have opened up all across America.
Here at the Henderson Park Inn, we are pleased to report that the Emerald Coast is no exception to this nationwide trend. Destin and its neighboring cities are home to a number of fantastic breweries where you enjoy a pint amongst the beautiful scenery of Northwest Florida. To help you make the most of your vacation, we have put together a guide to five of the best breweries in Destin FL and the surrounding area.
1. Destin Brewery
Despite being a relative newcomer to the Emerald Coast’s beer scene, Destin Brewery has quickly established itself as one of the area’s can’t-miss tap rooms. This brewery is unique for incorporating local ingredients and flavors into its beers, such as Florida’s citrus fruits and honey from Destin. Visitors will find a variety of year-round beers, seasonal brews, and small batch “Uncommon Ales”. Destin Brewery is just 12 minutes from the Henderson Park Inn.
2. McGuire’s Irish Pub
McGuire’s Irish Pub is another one of the most popular breweries in Destin FL. This beloved bar has been brewing its own beer for over 25 years. McGuire’s offers five regular beers throughout the year (Light Ale, Irish Red Ale, IPA, Porter, Irish Stout) and a rotating seasonal beer. If your significant other isn’t a beer drinker, he or she might enjoy McGuire’s famous root beer, which is served right from the keg. McGuire’s offers tours of its brewery and even lets homebrewers take away some of their special house yeast to try on their next batch. McGuire’s Irish Pub is a 14 minute drive from the Henderson Park Inn.
3. Props Brewery & Grill
Props Brewery & Grill offers excellent beers and delicious food. This bar was founded in 2011 by two airmen who were transferred to the Hurlburt Field Air Force Base near Fort Walton Beach. Popular brews at Props include the Blonde Bomber, Prop Oil Porter, Flying Coffin IPA, and 4 Kings Brown Ale. Props Brewery & Grill is 22 minutes from the Henderson Park Inn.
4. Grayton Beer Company
Located in Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beer Company takes pride in its Emerald Coast roots. Many of the brewery’s signature beers reference the Destin area, including the 30A Beach Blonde Ale, White Dunes Ale, and the Salt of the Gulf Gose. Grayton Beer Company also features a special Artist Series of small batch beers which come in bottles that were designed by local artists. Grayton Beer Company is about 30 minutes from the Henderson Park Inn.
5. Idyll Hounds Brewing Company
Idyll Hounds is situated minutes away from Grayton Beer Company, so you’ll definitely want to visit both breweries while you’re in the area. Guests at Idyll Hounds can enjoy two year-round beers, the Divide & Conch’r, a double IPA, and the Man o’ Wheat, an American Wheat Ale. In addition to these two superb brews, Idyll Hounds also offers a variety of seasonal beers, special beers, and craft beers from other local breweries. Idyll Hounds is around 30 minutes from the Henderson Park Inn.
Guests at the Henderson Park Inn will love being near all of these wonderful breweries in Destin FL and the Emerald Coast. Voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com, our adults only bed and breakfast is ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries, and couple’s getaway. With a private white sand beach, complimentary breakfast and lunch, free bicycle rentals, and balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Henderson Park Inn has everything you need for an idyllic vacation. To start planning your next escape, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms.