Cheers to You, Cheers to Me! Clay County Breweries & Local Flavors to Try!

Whether you are celebrating your sports team, catching up with friends or having a fun night out, Clay County is home to great brewers making local spirits, craft beer and serving plenty of unique, Florida flavors. 

Here’s a look at some of our area’s makers and hot spots for grabbing an adult beverage in Clay County! 

Local Makers in Clay County 

Breweries & Local Flavors Clay County
Brewer’s Pizza, Orange Park, FL.

For a taste of locally brewed beer from Clay County, look no further than Pinglehead Brewing Company. From their home base at Brewer’s Pizza in Orange Park, Pinglehead prides themselves on making ‘beer with attitude’ filled with flavor and top ingredients. 

The brewery’s popular Magnolia Springs, a German Pilsner recently took home the award for second place in the state in the Euro and International Beer category at the Best Florida Beer Professional Championship. This crisp beer features a dry to medium finish with the traditional German hop bitterness and is a favorite among local beer enthusiasts. 

Breweries & Local Flavors Clay County
Beverage Selection at Cultured Collective – Orange Park FL

At Cultured Collective Brewery & Taproom, all beers are made on site ranging from IPAs to Hard Seltzer. This unique location is home to a rotating menu of food trucks. No matter what you are craving, you can find it here. 

Breweries & Local Flavors Clay County
Rum Racks at Black Creek Distilleries – Middleburg FL

For those looking for a stiff drink, stop by Black Creek Distilleries in Middleburg for a tour and have a lemon drop made with their own creation – Pop’s Block & Tackle White Rum. Other spirits made on site include their Black Creek Gold Rum matured on Charred French Oak and their popular 90% proof, Apple Shine. 

Where to Enjoy a Cold Beverage in Clay County 

And when the sun goes down, make your way to the Sunset Tiki Bar overlooking Doctors Lake at the Doctors Lake Marina. Enjoy your favorite drink and the breeze from the water as you watch the sun go down. Live musicians and a rotating variety of food trucks are featured daily. 

In addition to a wide variety of pizza options, V Pizza and Tap Garden in Fleming Island features a large selection of local beers on tap, including seltzers, sours and stouts. With live music three nights a week, trivia night and a musical bingo night, this hot spot also hosts a Tap Takeover every Thursday evening featuring a regional brewery’s most popular selections. 

Breweries & Local Flavors Clay County
Red’s Wine Bar- Green Cove Springs

Wine lovers, don’t miss making your way to Walnut Street in Green Cove Springs to visit Red’s Wine Bar. Enjoy shareable plates like kettle chips, flatbreads, pretzels and more, grab a glass of wine and relax in this cozy, friendly spot. And if wine isn’t your thing, don’t worry, Red’s also has a large variety of craft beers available too. Popular nights like ladies’ night, bingo, trivia night and live music on the weekends make this a popular spot with the Green Cove Springs locals.

Ready to Explore More of Clay County? Ready to learn more about places in Clay County to enjoy a local craft beer or relax with a glass of wine? Visit ExploreClay’s list of restaurants and nightlife spots located around the area. And please, drink responsibly.

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