Indian River County is one creative place. Not only is the area is known for its natural beauty and beaches, but also for its cultural attractions. The craft brewery trend has made its way here as well. Throughout the area you can taste many variations of craft brews, from those inspired by German beers to flavors that are completely new. Next time that you’re in town and looking for a cold one, make sure to stop by these highly recommended brewing companies.
Mash Monkeys Brewing Co.
Everything about this Sebastian-based brewery relates to the local experience. Friends and founders Derek Gerry and Patrick Kirchner met at another brewing company’s beer tasting event and have created magic ever since. Their German and Irish-style beers, such as Keel Haul Belgian Strong Ale and EinFruit Hefeweizen, reflect the founders’ desire to have different tasting brews in their area. The live events held here include painting sessions, live music, and tastings, all held by local businesses.
Pareidolia Brewing Co.
Known as Sebastian’s first craft brewery, Pareidolia Brewing Company helped to establish the craft beer culture of the area. They are also co-founders of the Treasure Coast Wine and Ale Trail along with their friends at Summer Crush Winery and their ales have won countless awards. Stop by for a unique taste or one of their famous weekly events. The have an Open Mic Jam every Wednesday and a Trivia Night every other Thursday, just to name a few. With good friends and great brews, the atmosphere here is hard to beat.
Walking Tree Brewery
Come the weekend, you’ll find fun loving Vero Beach locals kicking back, sipping craft beers, and jamming out to local musicians at this casually styled, locally run brewery. The walking tree in their name refers to the roots of the mangrove tree, a nod to the founders’ commitment to keeping their local roots. They also host live music events by local talent, plan ocean and river cleanups, and serve up beer inspired by the area around them.
American Icon Brewery
Downtown Vero Beach is a place all its own. Businesses take up residence in historic buildings, transforming them into restaurants, shops, and even breweries. American Icon Brewery is a part of the Vero Beach Arts Village and serves up its unique beer from the former Historic Diesel Plant. Here they host local bands, play trivia nights and put on beer and food pairing events.
Indian River County and Vero Beach is proof that you don’t have to go far to find culture. Spend a morning strolling through the art district, grab lunch from the local diner, and take some time in the afternoon to stroll along the beach. You can take your time here – home is closer than you think.
If you want to get up close to the nature culture here and experience the best the area has to offer, then Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is second to none. Along with its state-of-the-art amenities, Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for not only its neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast, but its Members as well.
There are many conveniences at Orchid Island that Members enjoy, but the golf cart lifestyle is on the top of the list. Traveling the community via their personally owned golf cart allows them to access the Club’s amenities quickly while also having a fun and enjoyable experience. One of the favorites is heading over to the private West Indies styled Beach Club, where they and their families can swim, surf and sunbathe before jumping into the beautifully exclusive swimming pool which sits adjacent to the Pool Grille and Turtle Bar.
This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region, but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.
Luxury residential properties range from the $800s up to $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages and oceanfront condominiums. Check out the full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island.
Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.
If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment.
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