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This is Why You Need to Visit Swamp Head Brewery

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access our free vacation guide, photo of hand grabbing beerWhatever brings you to Gainesville, there’s a good chance you might be in search of the perfect spot to grab a few drinks at the end of a busy day. Founded upon values such as sustainability, quality beer, and Florida pride, Swamp Head Brewery has everything you need to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. By incorporating the finest malts, aromatic hops, and quality ingredients into a meticulous brewing process, the beers offered at this establishment are guaranteed to delight. Add a tour of this brewery to your list of things to see and do during your visit. Continue reading to find out what’s on tap and how to make the most of your visit to this local spot.

The Unique Craft Beer

The selection of beer available at this brewery varies throughout the year depending on the season. The menu features year-round favorites, migrational releases, and various exclusive brews. Order a flight at the Wetlands tasting room and try everything from strong double IPAs, smoky, robust porters, and blueberry-flavored Belgians.

Year-Round Favorites

Wild Night

Try this light and refreshing honey-cream ale


Savor this Belgian Witbier with a fluffy white head and a subtly-sweet finish

Stump Knocker

If you’re craving a classic American Pale Ale, look no further!

Midnight Oil

This oatmeal coffee stout boasts a sophisticated blend of toasty aromas and roasted flavors.

Big Nose IPA

Attention all hop lovers! You’re going to want to order this rich, malty IPA.

Seasonal Releases


If you’re in Gainesville during the summer, treat yourself to this dry-hopped brew.

Day Trippin’

Spend the day in the sunshine with this sunny, summer IPA.

Hoggetowne Irish Red

A winter treat, you’ll love this traditional Irish Ale.

Other Brews

Smoke Signal

Your tastebuds will thank you for this robust porter with a smoky finish.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Spend all year dreaming about PSLs? Then, this beer is the one for you.

Chocolate Orange Udderly Calm

This sweet, milk stout blends rich chocolate and zesty orange flavors.

Devil’s Nettle

A Florida-bittered gruit, this beer is unique in concept and taste.

Catherine’s Passion

Order this Russian imperial stout for an intense flavor that’s sure to satisfy your appetite.

Loggerhead Lager

Help protect the turtles when you order a pour of this refreshing lager.

Saison du Swamp Brett

Imagine hints of floral hops, orange blossom honey, and peppery aromas. Yum!

A Rotating Food Truck and Events Schedule

There’s no doubt you’ll work up an appetite after you order a few drinks. Pair your brew with tasty food from some of Gainesville’s best food trucks. Different food trucks park outside the tasting room on different days of the week. Try everything from authentic Mexican tacos and Thai curry to wood-fired pizza and Southern-style barbecue. Be sure to check if the brewery is hosting an event! It’s a great way to meet locals and get their suggestions on what to see and do in the area.

Catch a Ride Back to Sweetwater Branch Inn

Victoria's Cottage at Sweetwater Branch InnWe encourage our guests to find a safe ride back to the Inn after spending some time drinking at Swamp Head Brewery! Our cottages make the perfect home away from home for your Gainesville vacation. In Victoria’s Cottage, you’ll appreciate the spacious layout, Southern elegance, and lovely amenities. What are you waiting for? Book today!