Tuesday Brewsday: Dunedin Brewery - Dunedin, Florida

During our December trip to Florida, we visited Dunedin - a charming little town north of Clearwater Beach. As you can probably tell by the name, there is a strong Scottish influence in the town. This was our first time here, but it won't be the last. We love it!

outside Dunedin Brewery

There are several breweries in Dunedin, and one we visited was Dunedin Brewery. Near downtown Dunedin, it's within easy walking/biking distance of many places. It also has the distinction of being Florida's oldest craft brewery.

Dunedin Brewery sign

Being of Scottish descent, I fell in love with this place. Of course, the national flag of Scotland is displayed (the Saltire), as well as the "unofficial" Lion Rampant. You can also see some tartans hanging above the fermentors.

Scottish flags and tartans in a bar

Over the entrance, you can see the word "Slàinte" (pronounced SLANJ-uh, but sometimes shortened to SLANJ), which means "(to your) health". (I always say Slàinte mhath (SLANJ-uh va), which translates to "good health".)

wall that says "Slàinte"

Over the bar area, you can see various items including awards won by Dunedin Brewery and some of the merchandise available for purchase. We each bought a shirt, and Buddy picked up a pint glass for his collection.

people sitting at a bar

We sat inside, but there are a couple of outdoor areas available as well. Unfortunately, I don't have photos of those. There were a lot of people out there and I didn't want them to feel like I was taking photos of them.

Gus and I shared a flight, while Buddy had one of his own. I enjoyed all of the ones in our flight - especially Batten Down, because you know I love those Berliners! But I gotta tell you - I really liked the Winter Home winter ale and The Ferguson ancient herbed ale. Nice winter choices.

flight of beer
(left to right: Flashlight Lager, Batten Down Berliner Weisse, The Ferguson, Winter Home)

My favorites*:
  • Batten Down Berliner Weisse
  • Flashlight Lager (American Pilsner)
  • Winter Home (Winter Ale)
  • The Ferguson (Gruit/Ancient Herbed Ale)
Gus' favorites*:
  • Flashlight Lager
  • Winter Home
  • The Ferguson 
Buddy's favorites*:
  • Redhead Red (American Amber)
  • Apricot Peach Ale (Fruit Wheat Beer)
  • Flashlight Lager
  • Winter Home
  • Batten Down Berliner Weisse

Dunedin Brewery food menu

They also have pub grub available, which I appreciate because I like to nibble while I drink. They have appetizers/snack plates and a few sandwiches served with fries. We had the Pretzel Bites with Ale Mustard, and they were delicious.

pretzel bites with mustard

Of course, we plan to come back to Dunedin Brewery next time we're in the area, and hopefully we can try a couple of the other breweries here as well. Just so you know how serious we are about loving this little town - we've moved it to the top of our "Where Gus and Kim Want to Live When Gus Retires" list. If you love quaint little towns, definitely check out Dunedin - and, of course, Dunedin Brewery!

Dunedin Brewery

Here's where & when you can find them:
Dunedin Brewery
937 Douglas Ave.
Dunedin, Florida  34698

Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday 11am - 11pm
Wednesday & Thursday 11am - 1am
Friday & Saturday 11am - 2am

Tours are available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 5pm. The cost is $5, and includes the tour, a glass with the Dunedin Brewery logo, and samples of their beer. (21+ only)

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pinnable image of Dunedn Brewery

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*A note about our beer preferences:
Me: witbier, Hefeweizen, fruit beer, Berliner Weisse, Gose, blonde ale, white ale, non-coffee-flavored stouts, Kentucky common ale, ginger beer, some saisons, and some Scotch ales
Gus: witbier, Hefeweizen, blonde ale, red ale, Belgian tripel, Kentucky common ale
Buddy: IPA, fruit beer, Berliner Weisse, Gose, blonde ale, red ale, stouts (especially coffee-flavored), porter, Belgian tripel, Belgian quad, saison


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