Naples Beach Brewery
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Active Beers: 9
Beer Ratings: 40
Beer Avg: 4.2
Taps: 9 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $
We were down in Florida on vacation in March and as usual we look to seek out local microbreweries. For the most part Florida is a micro brew wasteland, but I found this website: http://www.naplesbeachbrewery.com/ and since we were in Naples anyway thought we would check it out. On their website they said they were only open limited hours, but were giving “tours” on Saturday from 3PM to 7PM and basically you pay $15 for a tour and they give you samplers of all 6 of their beers and then you get 2 full beers of your choice, so it sounded promising. We put the address in our GPS and ended up in this kind of desolated industrial park across from the airport. We drive back and forth several times but can’t find any sign of anything resembling a brewery. Finally we find this alley in between two buildings and since it was the only place we had not looked yet decided to drive down it. Sure enough towards the end of this alleyway we see several cars parked and this garage door open with a little sun shade tent in front of it with a sign saying Naples Beach Brewery on it. My wife is going, “Where the fu*k are you taking me too?” as it was definitely tucked back in the corner of nowhere. We park and go in and it is basically a mid-sized garage with a couple of tables, a small office, a bathroom, and some small brewing kettles and a “fermenting room” that was not much bigger than my office here at work. The guy goes, “are you here for the tour?”. We said…..uh yea, I guess. There was nothing really to tour other than this garage, but we gave him our $15 bucks, he gave us a glass and pointed to his partner over by the taps and says he will get us our samples. The place is a two man operation, with one of the guys originally from Michigan. There were maybe a dozen people there at the most, and it turned out to be a cool funky little place. They had 6 beers on tap and gave a generous 5 oz pour of each one (one at a time). They also had a table laid out with pretzels, peanuts and other munchies that you could just fill up a bowl with. When we were on about our 4th sample the two owners stood in the middle of the room to do their “tour” which basically consisted of them standing in the garage and talking about their little operation. After the samples were consumed they gave you 2 20 oz glasses of whatever you wanted, so in the end we got about 70oz of quality beer and some munchies for $15 bucks. I was pretty lit up. I thought their wheat ale was pretty weak , but everything else was good to great with the Pale Ale and Black IPA being excellent. Right now these guys only do small kegs with no bottling or even growlers. They can just sell their little kegs to restaurants and bars at this point, but said they cannot currently keep up with demand. They can’t actually sell beer at their facility, but get around it by giving samples out at their “tours”. I guess everybody has to start somewhere, but this is a great funky little place if you are in the Naples area.
05-11-2014 22:43:22 | More by SteveSly
3.83/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
First and foremost, the only reason the review is lower is merely due to the size/capacity. I went for their 1st anniversary party, hence the fact they are still just starting up and don't have a lot of space - yet. I fully expect these guys to grow and have a great tap room in the future.
Small business park location, with predominate white wall. Small retail room with 2 high tops (with stools) and a standing wall bar. Small merch section available as well. Inside the brewery room itself are 3 standing high tops. Handcrafted brewing system (by the brewer himself is clearly the center piece if the brew room. Typically they have 6 different beers on tap, but today they had 10.
Solid beer line up with great representations of styles. The pale is a crowd favorite, but personally the Black IPA and Triple C Stout (Coconut Creme Coffee) were my favorites. I expect some great hoppy beers to come out of NBB in the near future.
Overall, I'm looking forward to coming back and watching them grow. Very solid beers and I anticipate a refinement of the current line up and great new styles to come. Glad to see that Naples finally has a hometown beer I can fully support!
11-30-2013 18:58:23 | More by qcbrewer
Naples Beach Brewery in Naples, FL
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.