Swamp Head Brewery is all about beer, fun, and the local community. Continue reading to see why you need to visit this inspiring Gainesville brewery!
**A big thank you to Visit Gainesville! Although we were their guests at Swamp Head Brewery, as always, all opinions are our own.**
Swamp Head Brewery
Swamp Head Brewery was founded in 2008 and from the beginning made it their goal to be known as Florida’s brewery. Everything about them proudly shows their love for Florida, from their beer names to their logo. That is why this Gainesville Brewery is Inherently Floridian. They have some of the best beer in Florida and are one of the reasons why Gainesville is one of the best cities to visit in Florida.
Swamp Head Brewery Tasting Room
Swamp Head Brewery has a tasting room called “The Wetlands” where you can hang out with friends, watch a game, and drink a few cold ones. A favorite beer among most visitors is the Swamp Head Brewery Big Nose, an India Pale Ale. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, and in case you’re wondering, Swamp Head Brewery is dog friendly!
The Wetlands does not currently offer any food, but you are more than welcome to bring your own (just remember to clean up after yourself). There is usually at least one food truck parked outside on most days as well.
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Swamp Head Brewery Tours
Want to know more about the brewing process? We suggest taking a Swamp Head Brewery Tour. The tour costs $5 in cash and includes a limited edition tour pint glass filled with one of their year round beers. Sign up is at the bar and you must be 21 years old.
Tours are done on a first come, first serve basis and fill up quickly so we recommend getting there early. Tours are held on Tuesdays at 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm and also on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.
Swamp Head Brewery Events
Swamp Head Brewery is a fun place to hang out regardless, but even more so when they have special events. Many include food trucks, live music, games, prizes, and can releases. Many events also benefit local charities. Their website lists all upcoming events.
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Swamp Head Brewery Sustainability
This Gainesville brewery is the first in Florida with solar panels. They also source their ingredients from local farms. Why? Because sustainability is very important to Swamp Head Brewery. In fact, they consistently go out and make a difference in their community. Since 2015 they have planted over 150,000 trees and in 2017 alone they collected over 10 tons of trash from Florida coasts. How amazing is that??
Swamp Head Brewery Hours
Ready to visit? Below are the Swamp Head Brewery normal business hours:
- Tuesday-Thursday: 4pm-10pm
- Friday-Saturday: 1pm-11pm
- Sunday: 1pm-8pm
Occasionally hours may change due to special events.
Final Thoughts On Swamp Head Brewery
I wish Swamp Head Brewery had been around when I went to the University of Florida, many moons ago. Although I personally don’t drink beer, it’s definitely a fun place to hang out and I love all of the events that they have there. Let me tell you, it’s the place to go on a Friday night before a Gator’s game!
I also love their passion for all things Florida, and how involved they are with the local community. And I may not have drank any beer while I was there, but the friends I was with all loved theirs lol! So to find out more about Swamp Head Brewery’s beers, events, and sustainability efforts, make sure you head over to their website. And Go Gators!!
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