3 Keys Brewing, Cidery & Eatery

Brewery Overview:

What: Brewery, Cidery, Taproom & Restaurant

Bradenton, FL  |   Map

Opened: November, 2016

Features: |   Growlers & Crowlers (purchase or fill)  |   Souvenir Glassware   |   Brewery Apparel & Merch  |   Outside Seating  |   Pet Friendly (outside only)   |    On-site Restaurant  |   Sells Wine (by the glass or bottle)

Specials: Happy Hour 4-6pm Mon-Thurs and 2-6pm Fri - $1 off all beers and ciders
Mug Club members - 2 free pours per month, all pours 20oz
Mondays - $5 for 10 Wings
Tuesdays - Taco Tuesday - $10 for 2 Tacos and beer
Wednesdays - $5 Cheese Burger with purchase of beer
Thursdays - $5 Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
- Barks and Brews! Bring your dog and get 10% off

Activities: Board games, video game systems, games and toys for kids (Legos, books, etc.), Big screen TVs, Tree Swing, Trivia, Live Music on Friday and Saturday nights, Corn Hole, Giant Connect 4 and Giant Jenga in the Beer Garden.

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Overview: 3 Keys is a family and dog friendly brewery, cidery and restaurant modeled after European and West Coast brewpubs. As a nano brewery, they have the flexibility to release 2-3 new beers or ciders each week (Test Batch Tuesday). Food is ordered at the bar and brought to your table. There is a focus on fresh food that is locally sourced and made from scratch. Their beef comes from a cattle farm just 10 miles east where no steroids or hormones are used. The menu also includes vegetarian, gluten friendly and vegan options. Many ingredients in their beers and ciders, including fruits, honey and more, are locally sourced as well.

About Their Beers

3 Keys Street Sign

3 Keys Brewing, Cidery & Eatery is a nano brewery that makes ciders and the occasional mead as well. Their focus is on variety and innovation as they have several staple beers but churn out one or more new beers/ciders every single week. They have many seasonal or annual specialty beers, and when a new beer that comes out on Test Batch Tuesday is well-received it is added to the rotation. Hop heads will enjoy their flagship Mouthful of Freedom IPA as well as their Billy Fred Session IPA. There is truly something for everyone here, from their ambers, blonde ales, porters, stouts, ciders and more. When you find your favorite you can take home a glass growler or a glass or canned crowler, they have a can-sealer on-site.

Capacity: 4 BBL brewhouse with 20 BBL capacity for fermentation

Awards: New York International Beer Competition 2018: Billy Fred Session IPA - Silver Medal; Porter?! I Hardly Know Her! - Bronze Medal

Flagship Beers:
Mouthful of Freedom IPA, Billy Fred Session IPA, Braidentown Blonde, Mixonmosa Cider.

Distribution: Self-distribution - labeled 16oz cans available on-site


Grab a Growler To-Go

Crowler Growler 3 Keys Brewery
Growlers are available for purchase and fill-up in 64 oz. and 32 oz. (crowler) sizes. Crowlers are available in glass refillable containers or in a can, while the can adds $1 to the cost. Growler recommendations assume you can only bring home one (or two), so we’ll help you make the best choice based on your taste profile or preferences.

Brewers Choice: Suns Out Buns Out - A nice hazy NEIPA with notes of tropical fruit from the Azacca, Citra, and Mosaic hops. A perfect companion for the Florida heat.

Drink Local Florida's Choice: Rye Preserve IPA - You don’t see Rye IPAs too often, but it's a great style of beer and this is one is superb. 7.7% ABV, 45 IBU

Hop-Heavy: Mouthful of Freedom - Tried and true, this flagship IPA is always available. Try it and you’ll know why. 6.2% ABV, 64 IBU

Brown Ales, Porters & Stouts: Porter? I Hardly Know Her - Malty, Roasty and one of their staples typically on draught. 5.8% ABV, 30 IBU

On the Lighter Side: Kolsch Me Ousside - Kolsch is a German beer style you need to drink to fresh. It is light and refreshing but with much more flavor than a pilsner. It is perfect for the 10 summer months in Florida and not a beer style you find too often. 5.3% ABV, 26 IBU

Ciders: Mixonmosa Cider - flavored with oranges from a local Manatee county farm and fermented with champagne yeast. Perfect for Saturday or Sunday brunch. 6.6% ABV

Fancy a Flight?

Florida Flight Paddle from 3 Keys Brewery

Brewers Choice: To take a trip down the taplist go for Mayan Gold, Tin Can Tourist, Brown Noser and Beer Me Up, Scotty.

Drink Local Florida's Choice: Rye Preserve IPA, Mouthful of Freedom IPA, Bill Fred Session IPA, Kolsch me Ousside

Hop-Heavy: Punch Face IPA (70 IBU) Mouthful of Freedom IPA (64 IBU), Billy Fred Session IPA (55 IBU), Suns out Buns Out IPA (50 IBU)

Brown Ales, Porters & Stouts: Horchata Borracha Porter (seasonal), Higher than Groceries Imperial Stout (seasonal), Porter? I Hardly Know Her, Brown Noser Brown Ale

On the Lighter Side: Braidentown Blonde, Tin Can Tourist Witbier, Can of Corn Golden Ale, One of the specialty/seasonal ciders available at the time of your visit