BeachFly Brewing Company, Brevard County’s newest brewery, was created by mother/son team Lisa Freismuth and Zach Featherstone. We got the idea when Lisa’s brother, Phil, owner of Horsefly Brewing Company in Montrose Colorado, visited Lisa on the Space Coast and witnessed the growth of the craft beer industry in Florida. Zach was a Biomedical Engineer tiring of the corporate world and always had a dream of “having a bar on the beach.” The two collaborated and soon BeachFly Brewing Company in Indian Harbour Beach was born. Lisa, a local CPA, joined her son as financial advisor and partner.
Zach dabbled in home brewing, but not enough to create the many beers for BeachFly. When he first met Will Brant, a Satellite Beach native who had recently moved back to the Space Coast after spending five years honing his brewing craft at breweries in Denver, they spent two hours talking about beer. Will had a dream of “brewing on the beach”, so it was a natural fit for Will to become the Head Brewer for BeachFly Brewing Company.
BeachFly has thirteen beers on tap – six core beers and seven seasonal/rotating taps. BeachFly’s core beers on tap are a tropical twist to the classic styles which are always sessionable and particularly refreshing for a day at the beach. The rotating selection ranges from experimental creations to classic styles, using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. We are proud to include gluten-reduced beers in the line up!
The brewpub also serves a menu of non-typical bar food, including appetizers, salads, pizzas, and tacos, trying to incorporate beer into many of the recipes. The most popular item is beer cheese made with our Canova Sunrise red ale. It’s served with a soft pretzel or as filling for roasted jalapeno poppers, made with fresh jalapenos, beer cheese, and bacon.
Beachsiders are excited to have their own local brewery, so they don’t have to “cross the bridge”. The brewery has a definite beachy vibe, relaxed atmosphere, and great beers. Give it a try!
“My beer philosophy is to be experimental and creative but always with balance and drinkability in mind.” – Will Brant, Brewer
In the Press
Here’s the scoop on the newest brewery and restaurant in Indian Harbour Beach
Beachfly Brewing Company may be run by Colorado transplants, but its feet are planted firmly in our Atlantic coast sand.
Beachfly is a laid-back place with an attitude befitting its location across the highway from the Atlantic. The 80-seat taproom is decorated in bright, happy colors, with surfboard and sea turtles floating along the walls. -
BeachFly Brewing Company understands that both taste and experience are important when operating a craft brewery. So, its owners and head brewer are going above and beyond to bring a true craft experience to the Space Coast. - Sara Santora