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Idyll Hounds Brewing Company

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Idyll Hounds Brewing Company — Putting Flavor at the Forefront of All They Do
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

At Idyll Hounds Brewing Company in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, they proudly put flavor first while handcrafting all their specialty brews. They carefully select all the finest ingredients, use time-honored brewing methods, and put a lot of effort into ensuring every batch comes out just right. You can stock your home with their six-packs and growlers or chill in the taproom enjoying glass after glass.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

When you come to Idyll Hounds Brewing Company in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, you can trust that flavor always comes first. They make everything from pilsners to pale ales, infusing each one with local ingredients that pack a powerful punch of flavor. They take the time to dream up innovative combinations that tantalize the taste buds while soothing the soul. The result is a half dozen craft beers (so far!) that never fail to impress their guests.

They serve up all their handcrafted beer and other tasty drinks in their taproom all throughout the day and well into the evening. Whenever you visit, you have your choice on where to sit. They have rows upon rows of tables inside along with a ton of seating outside. The indoor atmosphere is often loud and rather rowdy, so grab an outside table if quiet is more your thing.

No matter where you sit, you can order a drink or two while flying solo or hanging out with your friends. If you cannot decide on what drinks to order, treat yourself to a flight that lets you sample all their most popular drinks. Or you can ask the bartender for a recommendation based on all your favorite flavors. In addition to their handful of house brews, you can get cider, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages galore.

Their tastiest beverages include:

When you order the Plumbus, you get a fruited sour that’s good enough to write home about again and again. The flavors start bright and tart, giving you a taste of all their citrusy selections. Then, it mellows out to a plum finish that’ll delight your senses with every sip.

As the name suggests, Joe puts all the flavors of your favorite morning pick-me-up front and center for you to enjoy. This dark brown beer gets its fantastic start by brewing up with none other than coffee in the mix. Then, it’s conditioned with vanilla to give it an exquisite finish to remember.  

Rosemary Saison
With each sip you take, the Rosemary Saison will keep you guessing and yearning for more. This fan-favorite carries the lemony flavors of rosemary perfectly while still allowing the yeasty base to come through. Hints of leather and peach dance across your tongue with every sip before the drying finish hits your palate.  

As a dog-friendly establishment, this brewery welcomes all canine companions to hang out alongside their owners. You’ll just have to snag an outdoor seat, but that’s no big deal. Many of their tables are covered with large beach umbrellas and set on the grass to keep you and your pup comfy during your visit. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up a pack of homemade dog treats crafted out of the spent grain from their brewing process. Your dog will thank you.

Insider Tips:
– Their dedicated parking lot has limited spaces, but you can find a spot for your car along the curb of their huge cul-de-sac.
– Time your visit just right and you might even catch the Summer Kitchen Café food truck on-site, serving up chili dogs and much more.   
– You don’t have to lounge in the taproom to enjoy their beverages. You can go to their website to order six-packs and 32-ounce growlers online in all their most popular flavors.
– They regularly have live music performances on tap for all their guests.
– If you want to be first in line to try their next flavorful creation, check-in often as they are always dreaming up something new.