Riptide Brewing Co. – Brewery Review

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While on vacation, Riptide Brewing Company served as the almost nightly relaxation retreat. Mr. Cupcakes & Machetes and my uncle both love craft beer, I don’t personally drink anything carbonated because of my weird tongue (carbonation hurts) so I played DD most nights. This makes the atmosphere of a brewery almost as important as the beer itself when you’re hanging out there nightly.

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There was a variety of styles of beers to choose from and an event calendar on the chalkboard as well. They have a trivia nights like most breweries, food trucks almost every other night and an ugly Christmas sweater party that we would unfortunately miss. There were a few snack items available to munch on such as; swordfish + kingfish dip, pretzels & a beef stick.

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Having spent so many nights at the brewery, I believe the boys managed to try every beer on the menu. Pictured in the flight we have: Struck by Thunder DIPA, Kraken DIPA, Wishmaker Raspberry Blonde (charity brew for Make-A-Wish, empty) and Kabana Kolsch (empty). In the pint glass is Drop Anchor IPA, which was a definite favorite.

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They make the top of the list for best mascot at a brewery so far.

The only real complaint is the poor quality of their growlers. Both growlers purchased broke in the exact same manner, around the bottom. Both broke while not even moving. There appears to be bubbles in the glass. This was a major bummer as we were excited to bring Florida beer all the way back to Michigan to share but alas, we had to purchase bottled beer from other breweries in the area. (I mean that isn’t exactly a hardship but the boys wanted to share their love of Riptide.)

Nevertheless, we highly recommend you check out Riptide if you happen to be in the Naples area. Riptidebrewingcompany.com.

4 out of 5 stars

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Riptide Brewing Co. – Brewery Review

  1. I have to admit I’m not much of a beer drinker, but there is something to be said for the art of brewing one’s own unique take on the drink. It’s like how there are a lot of people with unique chili recipes.

    1. It was a great little place to relax at. We will always stop by there when in Naples. The growlers were definitely a bummer. When Rob discovered his was cracking as well, he took a couple of big swigs of it at 8 in the morning before dumping it down the drain.

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