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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Where is Sanford Brewing Located?

Located in a corner building on Sanford Ave, and part of the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Sanford. Previous home to many businesses over the 100 plus years of life of the building.

Brick wall with Hops logo

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.

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Beer Flight at Sanford Brewing

Beer flight at Sanford Brewing Florida Review

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. 

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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. 

Holding pint glass of beer at Sanford Brewing

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!

Does Sanford Brewing have food?

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

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.

UPDATE to our Sanford Brewing Review

We’ve made several more visits to Sanford Brewing since our original blog post. One night was to have dinner and drinks before attending the John Michael Montgomery concert at The Barn in Sanford. So, we had the chance to try more off their food menu. Matt and I shared a Shrimp Po-Boy sandwich, and my sister had the Beer Bang Shrimp with sweet potato fries. Everything was so good, again!

Pretzel and beer cheese

Our girls are big on trying the big pretzels with beer cheese. Even though they weren’t with us, we had to try it. Now I need to take them back, because we think they have the BEST pretzel!

The Mac n’ Cheese menu has been updated since we last ate there, and they offer a Taco Mac. My friend Michele got it, and boy did it look amazing!! Another thing I need to try next time.

Is Sanford Brewing Worth Visiting?

In conclusion of our Sanford Brewing review, we will return several times to enjoy the atmosphere, beers, and food. Therefore, it would be a big fat YES, you should visit!

Looking for more Central Florida breweries? Check out our post on the

Best Breweries Around Central Florida

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26 thoughts on “Sanford Brewing Review

  • January 23, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    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!!

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    • January 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm
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      And there is so much to see and do in Sanford. Seems like there’s always an event going on! Great town.

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  • January 23, 2019 at 4:13 pm
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    Will have to check it out next time when we are in the area. My husband loves beer and mac and cheese!

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    • January 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm
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      I’m not a big mac and cheese person, but I ate my fair share!!

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  • January 23, 2019 at 4:58 pm
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    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.

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    • January 23, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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      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.

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  • January 23, 2019 at 6:04 pm
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    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!

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    • January 23, 2019 at 9:30 pm
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      Thank you! The mac and cheese was pretty amazing!!

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  • January 23, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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    Whaaat? In Sanford? I must give this a try. My choice would be that blueberry IPA. Sounds delicious.

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    • January 23, 2019 at 9:30 pm
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      Yeah. I’ve tried several blueberry brews, and this one has been my favorite!

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  • January 23, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    MYOMAC? Philly mac?! I don’t drink beer but the mac options look like good enough reason to swing by! #drool

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    • January 23, 2019 at 9:32 pm
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      The MYOMAC must be the top item on their menu. And for good reason!!

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  • January 24, 2019 at 8:05 am
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    That Bloody Mary looks delish!! Seems like a fun place!

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    • January 24, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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      A Bloody Mary sure can be a work of art!!

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  • January 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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    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!!

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    • January 24, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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      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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  • June 14, 2021 at 7:14 pm
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    You had me drooling over the Pretzel! LOL. Sanford Brewing looks like its got a few great reasons for a visit!

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  • June 15, 2021 at 4:45 pm
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    My husband and I only started drinking about a year ago and we love trying flights at breweries. Sandford Brewery looks like a great place.

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  • June 17, 2021 at 12:17 am
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    Love your review of Sanford Brewery. And you know I’m all about that MYOMAC!

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    • June 21, 2021 at 8:12 pm
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      When you are down in Central Florida, you will need to check it out. Would love to hear your review of their Mac n’ Cheese!

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  • June 17, 2021 at 6:22 am
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    It’ll be interesting to see the history at the Sanford Brewing. I’d like to try the big pretzels.

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  • June 17, 2021 at 9:32 am
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    Wow, that food looks so good. Learning about the history of Sanford Brewing while enjoying the food and beer sounds like a great afternoon out to me. We’ll have to check them out.

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  • June 17, 2021 at 11:26 am
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    My sister and niece live in Florida, so I’ve visited often, but have not heard of Sanford. Now it’s on my radar because of the Sanford Brewery – thanks! Looks great!

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  • June 17, 2021 at 3:51 pm
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    That pretzel and cheese looks amazing! I want to eat all the food!

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  • June 21, 2021 at 12:07 pm
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    Wow! Sanford Brewing sounds awesome! The food looks absolutely amazing, and I would totally try that Sanford Proud Mary! Mmmm!

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