Cocoa Beach Brewing Company
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
3.87/5 rDev +3.5%
I stopped in here on my last day (12/27/13) of my "Christmas Week with the In-Laws version 2013" while exploring the Melbourne/Cocoa Beach/Merritt Island beer scene in Florida. This is a great little place with very friendly locals/travelers/bar staff. They only had 3 brews on tap (an IPA, a Pale, and a Saison) but that was cool by me since this was my 6th stop of the day. Struck up a conversation with the bar keep and found out that he was originally from the Raleigh, N.C. area and that he was a Duke fan (forgive him Lord for he knows not what he does). Aside from that, I turned him on to a bottle of Hardywood GBS 2013 (spread the beer love). I also met a couple from Jupiter, Fl. (who were incredibly friendly ... so I turned them on to a 2013 Olde Hickory Lindley Park). Enjoyed my brewz and headed off to stop #7 ... This is a great little place across the street from some body of water (the atlantic ocean? the intercoastal waterway? damned if I know). If you are in the area give er a try, I did and I have no regrets.
12-31-2013 05:09:05 | More by RedneckBeerz
3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
Cocoa Beach Brewing Company is a tiny little bar in what I believe was once air force base housing. The only beer on tap when I was here today was the pale ale. The bartender says their distributor is taking all the beer they can brew, a good sign for our local beer scene imho. I purposely go during off hours. The bartender is always friendly and the beer is good. Bottles were available as well as the one beer on tap. I don't like crowds, so I don't go during busier times, when this little bar might just be overwhelming.
08-09-2013 18:34:55 | More by Drew966
4.17/5 rDev +11.5%
I stopped in Cocoa Beach Brewing one day after visiting Florida Brewing Company. Its unlike any brewery in the world, because its in a small home on the atlantic coast. Its small, quaint, quite and friendly. I had an opportunity to talk with some great people about brewing beer.
07-09-2013 19:20:08 | More by HamGlade10
4.13/5 rDev +10.4%
Cocoa Beach Brewing Co is a quaint little brewery right across the street from the beach. The atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable. Although it is fairly small, the inside has a living room feel with couches and a tv. The newly added back porch is an awesome addition of space; it is great to sit outside and enjoy the beer. The staff are always friendly and are great to chat about brewing with. The locals are also very friendly, loyal, and fun to talk to. This brewery is a home brewers dream to visit.
Try the 888 IPA, it's a great, hoppy IPA.
10-07-2011 01:42:31 | More by vgiusto
3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
Walking in the front door is like walking into someones house. You walk through a small family room to get to the bar, which is very small. They only have 4 taps, most times only two of their beers are on tap, usually their Pale Ale and Oatmeal Stout. Have some quality guest taps on occasion. This is their biggest downfall, is there usually is quite often only two beer choices.
It's a small family run business, so usually one of the owners, Chris or Tracy is tending the bar. Both are friendly and knowledgeable about their products, although Chris more so since he is the head brewer. No matter who comes in, they never make you feel like a stranger. It's usually fairly quiet, just one TV. All their beers I've had are solid, nothing exceptional, but nothing bad either. Worth checking out if you are in Cocoa Beach, as it's one of the better options in this wasteland for good beer.
08-14-2011 14:59:21 | More by FLBeerGuy
2.11/5 rDev -43.6%
Visited for my second time 6/18/2011. The first time we went it was a mediocre experience so I decided to give them another shot. While the place itself is very clean and laid back, it definitely is cramped when people start showing up. The second time around there were around 15 people inside and 3 of them had to stand while drinking. I've read a few reviews about the owner talking to people etc... but each of the two times I've been in it's been a group of 4-6 of us and we have seen the owner but he is just dropping off beer and then leaving. The lady behind the bar is friendly enough but seems swamped and busy most of the time. With friends after a day at the beach I imagine it's worth a visit, but I probably wont be going back myself.
06-19-2011 14:15:23 | More by WrathsU
4.14/5 rDev +10.7%
I stopped by on Cinco de Mayo to try out the limited release of Key Lime Cerveza, and ended up hanging out for a while. The place is a converted home, and from what I hear, it is an old military housing unit, and one of the oldest buildings in Cocoa Beach. The brewer and his assistant were in that night watching True Lies on the tv. The bartender/brewer's wife informed me that they had brewed that day (Pale and IPA), and this was the brew-day ritual, which I got a pretty big kick out of. Definitely a laid back and inviting atmosphere. The place is bright and clean, but I can imagine it would get a little on the cramped side if more than a handful of people were hanging out. I was alone with the "family" that night, so it was very welcoming and relaxing. They had four taps going while I was there, and there were also bottles available to-go with some different brews available. Impressive little set-up, and the brews are tasty, too. Fun little place to swing by for vacationers, and the only option in the immediate area for the locals without driving quite a ways north or south. I will definitely be returning to try some of the other releases that I missed the first time around. Fun stop!
05-25-2011 01:53:00 | More by GarthDanielson
3.79/5 rDev +1.3%
The family and I wondered down to this little house where the brewers were hanging out. It looked like we walked into someone's house. A nice, cozy, comfortable spot with couches and a bar. I'm sure it was just right for the amount of customers that walk in. Great service, and very informative and talkative brewers. Seemed like they were very busy folks. Just recently started distributing and upped their production. There beers were all ok, but didn't care for the stout. It was a little on the ashy side. They had three beers on tap and they were all pretty solid. Reasonable price. The place has potential to grow.
04-27-2011 00:25:00 | More by JayS2629
District of Columbia
3.13/5 rDev -16.3%
Cocoa Beach Brewing Company is just a short walk from the beach. Upon entering, it seems as if I just meandered into someone's den. The place is cozy and small, with a leather couch, table for eight, and bar seating for four to five. There are two flat screen televisions, both set to sports channels.
The owners, Chris and Tracy, are very nice folks. We had a nice conversation regarding beer and the craft beer industry.
A big downside to the place is that they are unable to meet the demand of the customers. They were completely sold out of bombers, and I had to wait about 20 minutes for a full pour of the oatmeal stout, their most highly sought after beer, as the keg ran out immediately after I arrived.
While I thought the oatmeal stout was delicious, I really didn't care for the English IPA. Actually, I found it to be quite reprehensible and was surprised that the same brewer could make such a good oatmeal stout.
There is no food available from the brewery. However, you can order food into the bar from a number of local eateries, which is convenient.
Beers were $5, which isn't cheap, but I've seen worse. I hope this brewery will continue to improve, as it has potential. It's worth a visit if you're in the area.
10-30-2010 23:23:47 | More by Huhzubendah
Cocoa Beach Brewing Company in Cocoa Beach, FL
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.