Sanford Brewing Review

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Sanford Brewing is just off First Avenue, which is the main street through Downtown Sanford, Florida. A big part of our journey coming to Florida from Michigan began in Sanford. Matt’s first job in Florida was located in Sanford, so when we were planning our move down, we spent time in the town. We drove around, looked at some rental homes, and got to see part of the downtown area. We were instantly intrigued by the downtown area, with it’s historic buildings, and brick roads. So spending an afternoon in Sanford to review some breweries is a “tough” job! Hoping our Sanford Brewing Review is helpful if you are considering a visit.

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Sanford Brewing is in a corner building with exposed brick inside, and beautiful woodwork.

Brick wall with Hops logo

Love how you can look at walls and just see history.

Inside of Sanford Brewing

There are also two large glass garage doors, next to the main entrance which they can open up. Our second visit was in the middle of January on a day with weather in the upper 70’s, so having the doors open on a beautiful day was perfect.


Red Otter, Red Ale. This was a bit more bitter than Matt thought it would be. 

Panty Dropper, Belgian Strong Golden Ale had light hints of apple, pear, and oranges. We both thought this one was really light and easy drinking good. 

The My Precious, New Zealand Pale Ale was Matt’s favorite from our flight because it was floral, hoppy, and just really good.

Peachy Keen, Saison was pretty peachy, with hints of ginger. Matt was not a fan, but I thought it was pretty good. 

Uptown Brown, English Brown Ale was a nutty, coffee, really good, brown ale according to Matt. I am not a coffee drinker, so I am not a fan of coffee beers. So I leave those tastings to Matt. 

BluBeary, American IPA was, can you say, YUM!!! Matt stole my sample, and then we both enjoyed a glass. This ended up being the favorite for both of us. At 55ibu, it was not very hoppy, and we grabbed ourselves a growler to go, so we could enjoy it again!

Eats at Sanford Brewing

Restaurant kitchen food service window

Both of us had heard really good things about the food at Sanford Brewing, but we did not eat while there our first visit. So when we went back, we made sure to get ourselves something to eat.

Sanford Brewing menu

The above menu is just a sample, because when we went back, the choices were different.

We had a cheddar, taco seasoned ground beef, with grilled peppers, MYOMAC. We didn’t order the grilled peppers, we ordered the crushed Doritos on top, but we didn’t realize until we had already eaten half the order, it was that good.

Proud Mary (Bloody Mary) at Sanford Brewing

During our second visit Matt tried the Sanford Proud Mary, which is a bloody mary mix with Sanford Brewing Celery City Pale Ale. Matt figured it was worth a try, since his college buddy adds beer to his Bloody Marys. He wasn’t a big fan of it, so he ordered the SmashLager to add some more beer to the drink, and he had previously tried the SmashLager at a beerfest.

In conclusion of our Sanford Brewing review, we will return several times to enjoy the atmosphere, beers, and food.

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17 thoughts on “Sanford Brewing Review

  • January 23, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Sanford is not very far from us! We’ll have to go check this place out. We love trying new breweries and those flights look great!!

    • January 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      And there is so much to see and do in Sanford. Seems like there’s always an event going on! Great town.

  • January 23, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Will have to check it out next time when we are in the area. My husband loves beer and mac and cheese!

    • January 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      I’m not a big mac and cheese person, but I ate my fair share!!

  • January 23, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Will have to put this on my list of breweries to visit! And you’re lucky that they serve food. Where I’m from (Pinellas County) most breweries don’t have food. Don’t know if it’s something to do with our laws or not but I can only think of one off the top of my head that has a full menu.

    • January 23, 2019 at 9:28 pm

      It’s a toss up around here too, when it comes to food. I mostly think it’s part location, and preference. Let us know what your favorites are out by you. We would love some suggestions.

  • January 23, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    I don’t drink, but that make your own mac-n-cheese looks amazing! I don’t diet while on vacation anyway. lol Thank you for this awesome post!

    • January 23, 2019 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you! The mac and cheese was pretty amazing!!

  • January 23, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Whaaat? In Sanford? I must give this a try. My choice would be that blueberry IPA. Sounds delicious.

    • January 23, 2019 at 9:30 pm

      Yeah. I’ve tried several blueberry brews, and this one has been my favorite!

  • January 23, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    MYOMAC? Philly mac?! I don’t drink beer but the mac options look like good enough reason to swing by! #drool

    • January 23, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      The MYOMAC must be the top item on their menu. And for good reason!!

  • January 24, 2019 at 8:05 am

    That Bloody Mary looks delish!! Seems like a fun place!

    • January 24, 2019 at 10:26 pm

      A Bloody Mary sure can be a work of art!!

  • January 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    This is awesome! I had no idea Sanford has its own brewery! I will need to stop by for a tasting next time we are up there!!

    • January 24, 2019 at 10:32 pm

      For sure visit Sanford Brewing!! There are actually 4 breweries in Sanford. So far, we have been to three of them. More reviews coming soon.

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