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.