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Beer Trail Passport launched on Florida’s Space Coast
EDC and Office of Tourism partner to introduce passport for residents and visitors

Launches & Lagers Mission Patch, earned through Space Coast Beer Trail

SPACE COAST, Fla. (November 22, 2022) –The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and the Space Coast Office of Tourism have partnered to launch an official Beer Trail Passport for Florida’s Space Coast. The Space Coast Beer Trail Passport, part of the EDC’s Launches and Lagers program, is now available to be picked up in locations across the state.

The Space Coast Beer Trail Passport encourages users to set off on a mission by visiting featured breweries and Oceanside Distillery to earn “passport stamps” and watch one live launch on the Space Coast to earn an official Launches and Lagers Mission Patch. First launched by the EDC in 2020, Launches and Lagers pairs local beer or spirits with local spacecraft as a creative spin on a food and beverage pairing guide.

“The successful economic growth on Florida’s Space Coast has spurred diversifying lifestyle amenities such as these great local breweries and distillery,” said EDC President and CEO, Lynda L. Weatherman. “We are excited to see the Launches and Lagers Passport further engage residents and visitors alike in exploring the craft beer industry within our community.”

“This program is just one of many examples as to why the Space Coast is such a great place to live, work, play and visit,” said Peter Cranis,  Executive Director of the Space Coast Office of Tourism.

“We are so excited to have a brewery trail for Brevard County!  The Launches & Lagers Passport elevates the Space Coast Craft Beer scene and is a fun way to experience all the breweries in the area,” said Zach Featherstone, Chief of Everything, BeachFly Brewing Company. “Adding the rocket launches makes it a unique program you can’t find anywhere else in the world.  And the patch you get when completing the “mission” is a pretty cool cherry on top.”

Locations included in the Space Coast Beer Trail Passport, and where the Passport can currently be picked up, include:

  • BeachFly Brewing Company
    513 Barton Blvd Rockledge FL
  • Bugnutty Brewing Company
    225 King St Cocoa FL
  • Carib Brewery
    200 Imperial Blvd Cape Canaveral FL
  • Dirty Oar Beer Company
    329 King St Cocoa FL
  • Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing Company
    1002 E New Haven Ave Melbourne FL
  • Intracoastal Brewing Company
    652 W Eau Gallie Blvd Melbourne FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
    305 S Washington Ave Titusville FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Company – Brix Project
    5220 S Washington Ave Titusville FL
  • Oceanside Distillery
    240 W Central Blvd Cape Canaveral FL 

Residents and visitors can also pick up passports at the Space Coast Visitors Center at 267 W Cocoa Beach Cswy. in Cocoa Beach.

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About the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high-tech companies. The EDC is a private, not-for-profit coalition whose stakeholders are business leaders committed to the economic growth and stability of Florida’s Space Coast. Visit

About the Space Coast Office of Tourism

The Space Coast Office of Tourism is responsible for managing the allocation of the Tourist Development Tax and conducts the day-to-day operations of promotion and advertising, administering grant programs, visitor information services, and more with the input and guidance of the Tourist Development Council and appointed committees. Florida’s Space Coast is home to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the birth of the space program, and is also known for Port Canaveral, the world’s 2nd busiest cruising port. The region includes 72-miles of Orlando’s closest beaches including Cocoa Beach and Canaveral National Seashore. The Space Coast also includes Melbourne and the Beaches, Titusville, and Palm Bay and is an ecologically diverse area including the Indian River Lagoon and the National Wildlife Refuges that are home to 90% of sea turtle nests in North America.