Orchid Island Brewery is a small family driven company based out of Indian River County, FL and has built a reputation for making high performance citrus IPA's and custom barrel aged sours. Mixing a global view and a local knowledge, OIB has allowed us to feed a brewing obsession since the first beer was built in 2008.
Along the way came the home brew shops, the beer competitions, the friends and the bottle share parties, the Ocean Drive tasting room, 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 contribute to a deep sense of terroir.