Vero Beach, FL

Grove To Glass

A Beer Project

Orchid Island Brewery comes from a distinctive place, filled with love and history. Our microbrewery is modest, but looked after with great care and propelled by modern beers that break the mold. And at the base of it all is the calling card of our region: world-class citrus.

Indian River County (and, very specifically, Orchid Island) is considered some of the finest citrus land in a state known for great fruit. That gift of proximity is not wasted in the myriad of beers we approach. A barrier island wedged between the glorious Atlantic Ocean and the ecologically distinctive Indian River Lagoon, we try to make our beers a reflection of that idiosyncratic home amongst the palms.

That ocean and lagoon provide a warm blanket against winter freezes that come over and around the Orchid Island region, but never attack it. Citrus fruit that never spoils, never freezes on the limb, and evolves year after year, generation after generation, into a natural resource like no other. The people care for the trees, and the fruit cares for the people.

It’s this that we try to capture within our brewhouse. And it’s this combination of Orchid Island Brewery’s geography and climate that lend a deep sense of terroir, place, people, and time.

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 or Colorado. 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 respective styles we'll add back salts and minerals to mimic water conditions found at a beers' origins.


Indian River

Local Contributors

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

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For a Taste

2855 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL