There’s no doubt that the Daytona Beach area has a distinct flavor — and it’s one with heavy hints of adventure, a dash of fun and a hearty splash of salt air.Experience the essence of the area on the Daytona Beach Ale Trail! With a wide variety of craft beers, artisan spirits and delicious food offerings, the Ale Trail features a number of local microbreweries and tap houses.

Launched in 2015, the Daytona Beach Ale Trail stretches throughout the Daytona Beach area, going as far north as Ormond Beach and as far inland as DeLand. The area’s craft beer scene has exploded in recent years, and this compiled list makes it easy to capitalize on all the unique atmospheres and delicious brews. Some places feature specialty tapas and food specials, while others encourage you to bring in food from neighboring joints for a picnic-style snack while you sip.

You could easily spend an afternoon or a couple days making your way down the list of Ale Trail pit stops. It’s the perfect group outing for a bachelor or bachelorette weekend, a date night or even a random weekday. The Ale Trail originally featured nine locations, and it has since grown to nearly 20! Below are a few can’t-miss stops — for a full list of locations, visit DaytonaBeachAleTrail.com.

Ormond Brewing Company

This Ormond Beach beer garden brews flavorful beers on-site, and they can be enjoyed inside or by the outdoor fire pit. There’s often live music on tap in the relaxed atmosphere, which also features a photo collection of beach automobile and motorcycle racing’s glory days.

New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co.

Located just off of Canal Street, this brewing company is known for its handcrafted specialty ales and quaint surroundings.

Daytona Taproom

Located only a few blocks from the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, this taproom features 50 craft beers on tap and a comedy open mic night every Tuesday.

Tomoka Brewery

Considered an original beachside treasure in Ormond Beach, this sour lab produces truly unique ales such as the Mexicali Blues, brewed with lime, agave nectar, and sea salt. And, the Ormond Beach Food Truck Rally is on the premises every Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co.

Situated in the heart of downtown DeLand, just down the road from Daytona Beach, Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co. is right on Artisan Alley. With a  wide variety of brews like the Beach Hippy and the Lost Fisherman, patrons are encouraged to “drink sensibly, but get weird.”

Use our website’s map function and Trip Builder to plot out your excursion, grab your designated driver, and — we’ll see you on the trail!