Why You Need to Visit the New Smyrna Beach Brewery

One of the best aspects of exploring a new place while on vacation is discovering the food and drink scene. With breweries across the country focusing on local drafts, there’s always a unique beer to try in every city. Take a walk down Canal Street and pop in to the New Smyrna Beach Brewery for a taste of Florida’s craft beer scene.

As you plan your Floridian getaway, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s filled with suggestions on great places to eat and other noteworthy bars aside from the New Smyrna Beach Brewery. Written from a local perspective, this guide will help you experience the best of New Smyrna Beach, including recommended activities and events.

Reasons to Enjoy the New Smyrna Beach Brewery


This micro-brewery first opened for business in January 2014, but co-owner Chris Coyle has been brewing for much longer than that. Chris and a friend first considered the idea of a brewery while camping in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where they shared a taste of a local beer.

Chris learned the craft from experimenting with his own brews made in his garage, which he used to give out to friends for free. For years, friends, family, and acquaintances urged him to make that dream a reality. Finally he took a chance and opened the doors to New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co. in early of 2014 with a focus on beachy beers.

The Taproom

A visit to the New Smyrna Beach Brewery is one of the best things to do on Canal Street. From the taproom, get a unique glimpse into the beer making process. Seated in the 900-square foot taproom, guests can watch the equipment as it refines and ferments the very beer on draft. Occasionally, you may even get to see the brewer fill a keg with a newly finished batch of beer.

Types of Beers

Whether you’re a fan of hoppy IPAs or crave a smoother, darker brew like a stout, the New Smyrna Beach Brewery has a beer for you. The brewers tend to focus on light beers as many guests come in seeking solace from the heat in the form of a light, refreshing drink. The Shark Attack IPA is their signature brew, but the Coronado Beach Cream Ale and NSB OG Imperial IPA are also popular choices.

New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co. typically keeps five year-round drafts, five rotating taps, and a few guest brews for a total of 14 taps. Try a taste of the Disappearing Island Apricot ale or the light, refreshing Summer Storm Hefeweizen. Dark beer fans will love the Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter or the Old Fort Coffee Stout, brewed with organic coffee from the local Island Roasters Coffee Co. Check out a full beer list of their seasonal and permanent drafts.

Enjoy a Relaxing Stay at the Night Swan 

After tasting all that the New Smyrna Beach Brewery has to offer, come back to a cozy room at the Night Swan Intracoastal Bed & Breakfast. Our pet-friendly property features three different houses each with a unique atmosphere. Located right on the intracoastal waterway, the Night Swan also offers scenic views of the water, easy access to local attractions, and a fresh, delicious breakfast every morning. Check our availability and begin planning your trip to New Smyrna Beach today!