visited on a weekday, arriving before opening. ended up sitting for two hours with owner/brewer chris discussing beer and life in general. ambiance is a 5 -- but as comfortable as it is it could just as easily end up totally awkward if chris wasnít such a great guy. canít wait to get back around his way and stop in for a pint!
Small little place with two rooms, one with a few couches, the other with a bar with 4 stools and a table with 8 more. Only three beers on tap when I was there, and two werenít very good. But it is the only place in the area to get freshly made craft beer. And the price was about what you would expect, $5 a pint for everything.
Awesome set-up. Couches to chill on a small bar to sit at or a long kitchen table. I love how relaxed and chilled it is. Very few choices on tap but they were all awesome. Place was pretty busy. Seemed to be filled with a lot of regulars. Friendly but didnít pay us much attention. Seemed to tend to the older crowd more than us younger folks. Glad we stopped by and glad we found it. A little hard to find.
Cocoa Beach Brewing Company is just a short walk from the beach. Upon entering, it seems as if I just meandered into someoneís den. The place is cozy and small, with a leather couch, table for eight, and bar seating for four to five. There are two flat screen televisions, both set to sports channels.
The owners, Chris and Tracy, are very nice folks. We had a nice conversation regarding beer and the craft beer industry.
A big downside to the place is that they are unable to meet the demand of the customers. They were completely sold out of bombers, and I had to wait about 20 minutes for a full pour of the oatmeal stout, their most highly sought after beer, as the keg ran out immediately after I arrived.
While I thought the oatmeal stout was delicious, I really didnít care for the English IPA. Actually, I found it to be quite reprehensible and was surprised that the same brewer could make such a good oatmeal stout.
There is no food available from the brewery. However, you can order food into the bar from a number of local eateries, which is convenient.
Beers were $5, which isnít cheap, but Iíve seen worse. I hope this brewery will continue to improve, as it has potential. Itís worth a visit if youíre in the area.