Indian River County, FL

Orchid Island Brewery is a small family owned & operated company based out of Indian River County, FL and has built a reputation for making citrus forward IPA's and sour biers. Mixing a global view and a local knowledge, the brewery has allowed us to follow an affinity since our first beer was brewed in 2008.
Along the way came the home brew shops, the beer competitions, the friends and the bottle share parties, going Pro, the good and the bad, the collaboration trips, and the stokedness, citrus infused beer at its finest. OIB is beer and always will be.

The town of Orchid Island and Indian River County originated around the citrus industry. The area is widely recognized as a region that grows the planet's best citrus.
During winter months when citrus is in its peak harvest, cold snaps sweeten the citrus. If it freezes, it spoils however. What makes Orchid Island unique is its proximity to the ocean and the Indian River lagoon. During the worst winter cold fronts, the ocean and river have a warming affect on the island that keeps the fruit above freezing. The combination of OIB's geography and climate are what lend to a deep sense of place.

Head Brewer Journal

Water From Air

Science + Art

Our beer is quite literally the air that we breath. Florida is not known to produce super high quality ground water such as Vermont. In an effort to build razor clean beers and remain hyper-local, OIB uses technology that pulls water from the air. The process purifies OIB water to near zero-impurities and allows us to approach each beer with a blank canvas. For traditional styles we'll add back salts and minerals to mimic water conditions found at a beers' respective origin.

Indian River

Local Contributors

Schacht Groves
Packers of Indian River
Richie Family
Barnes Family
Peterson Groves
Hogan Family
Oslo Citrus Growers
Green River Citrus
Florida Research Center for Agricultural Sustainability

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