If you’re planning a trip to Amelia Island, Florida, chances are you’re looking to do one thing: relax! For some people, that means taking a scenic four-mile hike through a state park. For others, it means plopping down in a beach chair with an ice-cold beer from a local brewery. Members of the latter group will have a blast visiting the breweries on Amelia Island, where thirst-quenching beverages provide a taste of the islands. Here are a few of our favorites.
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5 Of Our Favorite Local Breweries on Amelia Island
Mocama Beer Company
The Mocama Beer Company are both creative and technically thrilling. The taproom is a renovated 50s car dealership that prides itself on a modern mid-century look and feel that will create endless amounts of seratonin in your brain. Enjoy the taproom Tuesday – Sunday and enjoy the beauty of their liquid artwork.
SJ Brewing Company
This Yulee brewery has been making lives better since 2018. The husband and wife duo behind SJ Brewing Company has enjoyed making local craft brews since 2011 and works to make their taproom the best hangout spot it can be.
Amelia Island Brewing
The Amelia Island Brewing Company (AIBC) is a local institution. You can visit for live music, great atmosphere, and of course top tier beer. You can either visit The Tavern or The Alley (next door) for two unique experiences that craft the ultimate beer lovers experience in downtown Fernandina Beach.
First Love Brew Pub
First Love Brewing was founded on the principle that people who drink enjoy doing it with other people. When you visit First Love for one of their beers or pizzas, you are signing up to meet great people who love the same thing you do!
PJD’s Beer & Wine Garden
Local character and entrepreneur, Pajama Dave, welcomes locals and visitors alike to his self-ascribed “hole in the wall” beer and wine garden. What used to be an outdoor-only venue now boasts an indoor bar that gives patrons the ability to partake in the ever-changing list of craft brews while also enjoying live music, rain or shine. This local favorite invites island visitors to come in for easy listening, football, and the occasional pop-up beer and yoga session!
Stay at The Fairbanks House
Fairbanks House sits centrally located to some of the best Amelia Island bars! Our charming, Queen Anne Victorian mansion offers a respite and relaxation to guests from all over. Choose between 12 uniquely appointed rooms, suites, and cottages to call your own while you’re in town. Wake up to a delicious, gourmet breakfast each morning. Revel in luxurious amenities. Enjoy outstanding service from our engaging staff. Simply make yourself at home, and we’ll do our best to ensure your stay is one you’ll remember for a lifetime!