About Beer in Florida

Welcome to Beer in Florida.P1120815 150x150 About Beer in Florida

Since early 2010, I’ve been the editor of  Road Trips for Beer, an online travel magazine dedicated to the beer-loving traveler.

I’m based in Florida (and a native), the most popular tourist destination in the world. And a lot of those tourists get thirsty.

During the course of traveling across the state, I’ve found a lot of small pubs, bars, breweries and restaurants whose owners strive to broaden the craft beer culture in the Sunshine State. These establishments do not necessarily fit into the wider framework of Road Trips for Beer, but still I shoot pictures and take notes

Beer in Florida is an outlet for those stories, and more. Currently, there is a map and list of breweries in the state that I try to keep as updated as time allows, an interactive events calendar, videos, photo galleries, and more.

Beer in Florida also serves as an advocate and cheerleader for the state’s burgeoning craft beer scene. Florida no longer deserves the label of “craft beer wasteland.” There are a lot of new and exciting developments, seemingly every day, and  I’ll try to stay on top of those and get the news to you in a timely manner.

As Beer in Florida continues to develop, I’d love to hear from you. Contact me with suggestions, tips and feedback.


Gerard Walen


Beer in Florida is an independent project of Gelegra Media LLC. It is not affiliated directly with Road Trips for Beer, its owners or any of their business entities.
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7 Responses to About Beer in Florida

  1. paul unwin says:

    Keep up the good work Gerard!!

  2. Vic Falck says:

    Love the idea! I share this hobby as well. I was wondering if you had to pick the most unique brew pub/small micro brew in the state which would it be and why?

    • Gerard Walen says:

      Hmm, that’s a tough one, especially since I have not visited all of them … yet. One that does not get much notice is Mount Dora Brewing and the Rocking Rabbit Brewery (same business). http://www.mountdorabrewing.com/home.html. It’s housed in a 1920s-era building in north Lake County, and their lineup of beers is really solid. They are sold only on premise. I’ve only been there once, but I need to return and write about it.

  3. David says:

    I love what you’re doing. We need to network. Check out my linkedin, facebook and twitter profiles.


  4. Bob says:

    I recently moved to Florida (the Orlando Area) and I just found your site which is a great resource for the Florida Newbie… I’d love to grab a beer sometime and talk beer blogging.

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