St. Augustine Brewery Tours invites visitors and locals to celebrate the centuries of brewing and distilling in America’s oldest city with tours that focus on local brews and spirits. Along the way, the experienced guides explain St. Augustine's rich history and the history of brews, spirits, and wine.
Led by an experienced local tour guide who knows how beer and spirits are made, the tour includes four stops: Dog Rose Brewing Company, Ancient City Brewing, City Gate Spirits, and Auggie's Draft Room. The tour is limited to 10 people, making it easy for the group to interact and have fun together.
The first two stops introduce the tour to beer made here in St. Augustine. Dog Rose Brewing Company has created handcrafted ales and lagers since 2017. Their facility has a roomy and comfortable taproom, and the brewery is behind the bar. Ancient City Brewing has a brewhouse and taproom off State Road 16 and a second taproom in the Historic Downtown, just across from the Plaza de la Constitución. There, they serve the Ancient City year-round as well as seasonal beers.
From the taproom on Cathedral Place, the group walks a few blocks in the Historic District, past shops, restaurants, and historic buildings to City Gate Spirits. This local distillery offers samples of their flavored spirits made with rum, vodka, whiskey, and moonshine. After that, a short walk across the courtyard ends at Auggie's Draft Room. This self-serve tap house has a rotating selection of craft beers, ciders, and wines and an enticing menu of handhelds, sides, and salads. You can sample beers made in Florida and beyond and learn more about beer and spirits and how they intertwine with St. Augustine’s history.
Auggie's is the last stop, so you can stick around for a bar meal and additional drinks or walk around the Historic District enjoying other foods and beverages.
Details and Planning
Beginning March 8, 2024, the St. Augustine Brewery Walking Tours are available at 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Go here for more information and to make reservations.
While some city and on-street parking may be available near Dog Rose, St Augustine Brewery Tours suggests that those not walking to the tour use a car service or taxi to Dog Rose and from Auggie's or wherever you go after Auggie's.
Food is not included in the price of the tour. At each stop, everyone will be invited to try two to three sample drinks of the brews and spirits. There will be time to sit and sip, chat, and learn. If snacks appeal, guests may order off the menu when food is available.