A Brewery Visit to Crooked Can Brewery in Winter Garden Florida

I'm happy to see more breweries popping up in Central Florida. One of the newest breweries to open in this area is Crooked Can Brewing Company in downtown Winter Garden. The brewery is located in the beautiful Plant Street Market. Crooked Can Brewing Company is one of many businesses located in this artisan marketplace.
Entrance to Plant Street Market in Winter Garden. Front patio with seating

For my first visit, Bryan and I stopped by on a Saturday afternoon around lunch time. We met up with a group of friends. Half had been to the brewery before and half of us were visiting for the first time.

While the brewery has been open for over a month the rest of the vendors were open for the first time this weekend. The Market was crowded with people looking to see what goodies could be found.

The brewery is located at the end of the Market. There is a nice patio that looks out to the beautiful oaks across the way. What I especially like about Crooked Can Brewing is they have a window for those wanting to order a beer while they are out on the patio.
Patio seating for crooked can brewing at Plant street market in Winter garden florida

The inside space is open to the rest of Plant Street Market. There is some seating at the bar, but most of the folks found tables to enjoy their beers. While we were at the brewery we saw groups of all ages enjoy their beers. The Market was very popular for families that afternoon as well.

We had plenty of beer choices. Bryan went with the Belgian Strong while I did a flight of IPA's and Stouts.

Kent Waugh is the head brewer. I'm familiar with his beers. Bryan and I would frequent Big River Grille at Disney's Boardwalk just for his brews. Whenever they would have a tapping release party we would come out. These were the beers that Kent had his own touch on and they were very good.

One of our favorite beers from Big River Grille was his Belgian Golden Strong. His Domestic Bliss at Crooked Can is a Belgian Golden Strong that was as good as what we enjoyed at Disney.
craft beer flight at crooked can brewery in winter garden florida

My flight consisted of High Stepper IPA, the Stout, Russian Imperial Stout and McStagger's IPA. My favorite out of the flight was the Russian Imperial Stout. It was flavorful and smooth to drink coming in at 10%ABV.

A glass wall separates the brewery from the tasting room. If you're here during the week you'll see the Brewers busy at work.
Brewery room at crooked can brewery in winter garden florida

Crooked Can Brewing Company is a nice addition to the Florida craft beer scene here in Central Florida. They serve up some tasty beers in a unique setting. It's a nice opportunity to grab some bites from one of the local vendors and enjoy them with your beer.

I've been back to Crooked Can a number of times since my first visit. It's a brewery that fits in great with the local community in Winter Garden. I always enjoy drinking beers on their patio and grabbing some bites from one of the local vendors in the Market.

If you head to the brewery on Saturday check out the weekly Farmer's Market located a couple of blocks from the brewery.

City: Winter Garden
Location: Plant Street Market
My Favorite Beer: Axum Coffee Chocolate Stout
Guest Taps or Bottles: No
Their Beers Sold in Cans or Bottles ✔ 
Crawlers: ✔
Food: No, but a number of food vendors inside Plant Street Market
Patio: ✔
Bar vs Patio: Beers on the patio.
Kids: ✔
Dogs: ✔
Tours: Sunday noon - 4 pm
Visits: 10+
Setting: Market
Vibe: Family-friendly neighborhood watering hole. A community gathering place.
What I enjoy: Drinking beers on the patio and taking in the view of the beautiful oaks. It's nice when there is live music. 
Cool Local Spots Nearby: Axum Coffee, Chef's Table at the Edgewater & Winter Garden Farmer's Market

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Editor's Note: This post was originally published in April 2015  and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.