Beer lovers will appreciate the year-round beer scene in Orlando, Florida with lots of local pubs, breweries, and bars, as well as beer festivals and gatherings happening all over the area. If you’re looking for a great time while enjoying a good brew, here are some of Orlando beer events for doing just that.

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 – Brews Around the Zoo

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is hosting the “Brews Around the Zoo 2016” for its 9th year in a row. Presented by Wayne Densch Inc., guests can spend the evening strolling through the zoo while also sampling many of the specialty craft beers fresh from the tap. Select wines are also available, as are plenty of tasty food options, live music, and of course, the animals.

Saturday, April 16th, 2016 – 4th Annual Downtown Brew

Celebrating its 4th year, the award-winning Downtown Brew is coming once again to Orlando with its much anticipated best Craft Beer Festival. Enjoy unlimited samples of over 40 different kinds of craft beers. Your admission ticket includes samplings, live music, access to food vendors, and fun.

Tuesday, May 10th 2016 – Brews with Attitude

From 6-10 pm, join hundreds of others at the TPepin’s Hospitality Centre for the ultimate annual craft beer festival for its 6th year. There will be plenty of live entertainment, a variety of hand-rolled cigars, over 100 craft beers and ciders to choose from, lots of food trucks, and more. All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

Saturday, May 7th, 2016 – 2 Annual Craft Brews in the Park

Celebrating American Craft Beer brewed both locally and nationally, this party is unlike the rest. Hosted in Central Park in the Avenue Shopping Center, complete with live music and over 100 different brews to sample from, the fun is for those 21 years of age and over.

Saturday, June 25th 2016 – WOB UCF 1st Annual Home Brew Festiva

The World Beer UCF will be celebrating its very first annual Home Brew Festival and highlighting some of the very best local home brewers in all of Central Florida. One winner will be chosen among the many hobbyist brewers and be given the chance to brew with Red Cypress Brewing. About 15-20 local home brewers will be represented, and attendees can sample their brews while learning more about the brewing process and the ingredients used. Votes will be cast among the top 3 contestants.