THE TAPROOM Mon & Tue 4:00pm-9:00pm
Wed 11:30am-9:00pm
Thu 11:30am-10:00pm
Fri & Sat 11:30am - 11:00pm
Sun 12pm - 6:00pm

640 East Main Street
Lakeland, FL



As owners we represent the gamut of beer.

One who has never liked it and doesn’t drink it at all.

One that drinks beer but is still a relative newbie when it comes to hoppy versions.

And one that is a full- fledged craft beer nut.

Regardless of our differences we and our brewers all agree on one thing…we aren’t in business to produce mediocre beer. We use the finest ingredients possible adjusting and improving upon our recipes until we obtain results that satisfy each and every one of us. Then, once we reach a unanimous thumbs-up verdict; we strive to brew each beer consistently every time in as much as it is humanly possible. We think it’s important when you find a beer of ours you like you can enjoy it again and again.

We started with six beers we think are appealing to a wide range of craft beer drinkers. Now, we look forward to exploring the potentially endless possibilities of flavors and styles and to grow our brands slowly over time to ensure quality over quantity. Our brewers are talented, knowledgeable, and most of all passionate about their craft. They take the often exhausting process of brewing beer and make it fun so you can enjoy their magic one pint at a time. That makes us lucky and blessed and worth a hearty toast. Cheers!

For every wound, a balm.
For every sorrow, cheer.
For every storm, a calm.
For every thirst, a beer.




MONDAY 4:00PM - 9:00PM
TUESDAY 4:00PM - 9:00PM
WEDNESDAY 11:30AM - 9:00PM
THURSDAY 11:30AM - 10:00PM


For information about obtaining a tour of our facility please email


Live Performances

Lakeland Brewing Co. occasionally hosts musical acts. Please refer to EventsCalendar above for specifics.

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Message from the Owners

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste.
Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”
-Ruth Reichl, editor-in-chief,
Gourmet Magazine, 1999 – 2009

Building Lakeland Brewing Company was a labor of love; sometimes frustrating, often exhausting, but worth every drop of sweat and tear of joy. We invite you to join us in our onsite taproom. Kick back, relax, and surround yourself with others seeking refuge from our fast-paced world. Make a new friend, catch up with old ones; or just peacefully stare at beautiful Lake Mirror and enjoy the downtown Lakeland skyline.

Beer. Food. Wine. Laughter. We bring these elixirs of life together under one roof for everyone to enjoy. All that’s missing from the magic is you.

Food Philosophy

In the introduction to her cookbook, “Lost Recipes: Meals to share with friends and family,” Marion Cunningham poses the question, Why are fewer people cooking at home? Amongst the many reasons she lists is one she believes to be paramount…home cooking in America has long been considered a drudgery.

For us, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. We grew up surrounded by cooks; none with traditional culinary backgrounds but masters in the kitchen nonetheless. A grandfather revered at his local Moose Lodge for his unique take on fish chowder. A father who turned simple barbeque into ceremony. A mother who relied on a series of crockpots and time (of which she had precious little) to convert a few ingredients into a comforting evening meal.

To us, food is more than sustenance. It is woven into the fabric of our family. It creates legends, startles memories, and gives us one more reason to appreciate our lives.
We staff our kitchen at Old School Annex using the same approach. You won’t find classically trained chefs sporting chef whites and bloated egos; just talented cooks practicing the alchemy of food with flavorful results. In our kitchen we take fresh ingredients, add a heap of moxie along with a dash of adventurousness to coax out every ounce of umami; then bring it to your table where it can be tasted, pondered, devoured, savored, relished, contemplated, and enjoyed. Fresh beer. Fresh food. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

There is no more appropriate time than now to think about how and why we cook. Food is a way of connecting with the people who surround us. Through it, we communicate emotions like love, compassion and understanding, and there is no better opportunity to communicate with our children than at the table. It's where we can discuss our values of life that are important to us as individuals, as a family and as a part of the world we live in.
--Lidia Bastianich; excerpted from Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy (Alfred A. Knopf, 2009)

Brewery In Residence Program

LBC/OSA will feature two beers from another Florida brewery for a two month run. During that time we will host a Brewers Evening in our taproom giving you the opportunity to meet the folks behind our current brewery-in-residence as well as the brewers responsible for our own beer

Current Brewery-In-Residence

Crooked Can Brewing Company
Winter Garden, Florida

Beer Garden

Opening FALL 2015

Outdoor space on the back side of our property with picnic tables and café seating featuring awesome views of passing trains, live performance area, and a small bar pouring LBC beers and select wines.


21 & Over Only

Weekends only FRI-SAT-SUN


No, it’s not the highlight of a grade-schooler’s day. It’s the highlight of your work week.

Join us weekdays from 4 pm to 6 pm

Play games. Learn pig Latin, make googly-eyes at your new crush or just enjoy our beer and food specials.