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Playalinda Brews First-Ever Surfing Santa Beer


Playalinda Brewing Company brews the first-ever, official beer of the famous Surfing Santas event in Cocoa Beach.

Hoppy Holidays!

The famous Surfing Santas of Cocoa Beach are an iconic part of the holiday season here on the Space Coast, and Playalinda “got on board” in 2016 and produced the first-ever, official Surfing Santa beer!

Playalinda’s Surfing Santa’s Cranberry Ale features a light, crisp blonde ale, infused with fresh cranberry juice and local orange zest. The result: A tart, refreshing and distinctly Floridian twist on a traditionally heavier holiday-inspired beers.

Working with Surfing Santas founder George Trosset, Brewmaster Ron Raike and the Playalinda team launched this holiday brew in November, 2016, with a North Pole-themed launch party at Playalinda’s Brix Project location in south Titusville.

This inaugural batch of Surfing Santa’s Cranberry Ale was a big hit along the Space Coast, selling out at both Playalinda Brewing Company locations and distribution locations across Brevard County within weeks of it’s launch.

The 2016 Surfing Santas event drew more than 6,000 spectators and hundreds of “surfing santas” on Christmas Eve morning in Cocoa Beach.

Playalinda is proud to have been a part of this exciting, positive and community-focused event. We look forward to an ongoing collaboration with the Surfing Santas of Cocoa Beach for many years to come.

 Blog update by Michelle Mulak.


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Playalinda Partners with Cavalier Distributing for Distribution


Titusville, Florida – November 3, 2016 – Titusville-based Playalinda Brewing Co. (PBC) has partnered with Cavalier Distributing for statewide distribution in Florida. Cavalier will distribute draught versions of PBC’s funky-fresh flagship beers including Pleasure Chest Ale, a hop-forward and juicy IPA-ish beer, Bottomless Blonde (named after a nearby clothing-optional beach), and Robonaut Red, a nod to Titusville’s historic role in American space exploration, as well as their seasonals and occasionals.

“The entire Playalinda team is proud to join the Cavalier Distributing family, and is genuinely excited about a partnership that will ultimately connect us with the craft beer community we’re so deeply committed to,” said Co-Founder/Owner and Head Brewmaster Ron Raike,

Several launch events will take place throughout the Space Coast, Orlando, and Jacksonville over the next few weeks including:

  • 11/18: Redlight Redlight (Orland)–5 p.m.
  • 11/19 Brass Tap Mills Park – 4 p.m.
  • 11/21 World of Beer Viera –7 p.m.
  • 11/21 The Mansion (Melbourne) – 7 p.m.
  • 11/22 Gnarly Barley (Orlando) – 5 p.m.
  • 11/22 Coasters (Melbourne) – 7p.m.
  • 11/22 The Village Idiot (Cocoa) – 7 p.m.
  • 11/23 The Thirsty Topher (Orlando) –5 p.m.
  • 11/30 World of Beer Dr. Phillips – 6 p.m.
  • 12/2 Rossi’s Pizza (Orlando) – 5 p.m.
  • 12/7 Engine 15 Brewing (Jacksonville Beach) – 4 p.m.
  • 12/9 The Public House (Orlando) – 5 p.m.
  • 12/10 World of Beer Downtown Orlando – 5 p.m.

For more details, visit the Calendar section at

About Playalinda Brewing Co.

Playalinda is owned by Donna and Bryan Scott and Ron and Katie Raike and has two locations; one in an historic hardware store in downtown Titusville and Brix Project, a new brewpub in South Titusville. Playalinda launched in November 2014 as the town’s first microbrewery. Playalinda’s Brewmaster Ron Raike brings more than three decades of brewing experience, industry leadership, and creative vision to the brewery. His reverence for brewing traditions combined with a fervent attention to detail and the use of local, seasonally-inspired ingredients have helped establish Playalinda as both a community gathering point and a noteworthy destination for craft beer newbies and aficionados alike.

About Cavalier Distributing
Established in 1992 by Founder/President George Fisher, Cavalier Distributing is one of the only distributors in the country with a portfolio that is exclusively American craft and imports. Cavalier is dedicated to bringing great beer, spirits, and other craft beverages to increasingly discerning, appreciative, and educated consumers in Florida, Indiana, and Ohio. Cavalier employs more than 380 employees throughout the three states and is headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Cincinnati, Ohio.


Blog update by – Michelle Mulak: Director of Marketing, Playalinda Brewing Company and Amy Browns Taylor,Director of Marketing, Cavalier Distributing.



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Sunday Brunch at Playalinda’s Brix Project

Looking for a great place in Brevard County to eat brunch?

Playalinda Brewing Company – Brix Project is now serving Sunday Brunch!

A rotating menu featuring seasonal, savory favorites will update monthly, giving Sunday Brunch lovers a reason to come back again and again to try the latest addition to the ever-evolving menu.

Specialty beverages such as Wahoo Coffee’s Cold Brewed Nitro Coffee, Mimosa Flights, Sangria and “Blonde” Mary’s will be on the menu alongside all the craft beers you know and love.

Another reason to head to Titusville to kick off your Sunday Funday – affordability! None of the food items on our Sunday Brunch menu are over $10, making it easy to treat your whole crew.

Enjoy Sunday Brunch inside at one of our community tables, at the bar, or out back in our open-air Beer Garden. Kids are always welcome at Playalinda Brewing Company, and dogs are welcome in the Beer Garden.

Sunday Brunch at Playalinda Brewing Company – Brix Project runs from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Sunday. No reservations necessary.

Blog update by Michelle Mulak


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Playalinda Kegs on Sale Now!

February 22, 2017

It’s official – Now that you can bring a keg of Playalinda home for your next shindig (or your kegerator), your role as the best party host of all time is forever secured in history.

Playalinda’s four flagship beers, Bottomless Blonde Ale, Robonaut Red Ale, Pleasure Chest IPA-ish Ale and Surreptitious Honey Belgian-Style Strong Ale, are now available in slim and half-barrel kegs.

Here are the details …





Playalinda Flagship Brand Slim Keg (about 40 pints) Half Barrel (about 120 pints)
Bottomless Blonde Ale $80 $180
Robonaut Red Ale $90 $190
Pleasure Chest IPA-ish Ale $100 $200
Surreptitious Belgian-Style Strong Ale $125 N/A

**Party tap units and keg tubs are available for rental.**


 Deposits/ Additional Fees

 Item  Deposit

(refundable upon return)

 Rental Fee
Keg $60 N/A
Tub $25 $10
Tap $50 $1

**All deposits are fully refundable u
pon return of equipment in working condition. Please see following page for complete information.**

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Pleasure Chest IPA-ish Ale Added to Flagship Lineup


Introducing the newest addition the Playalinda Brewing Co. flagship beer lineup: Pleasure Chest IPA-ish Ale.

This juicy, tropical hop-forward ale has been described by Brewmaster Ron Raike as “evolutionary”, and joins PBC’s Robonaut Red and Bottomless Blonde on the Playalinda flagship marquis.

Pleasure Chest IPA-ish Ale can be found on tap at both Playalinda’s Hardware Store and Brix Project locations, as well as on tap at exceptional establishments around central and northeast Florida.

Pleasure Chest IPA-ish Ale weighs in at 6.6% ABV, and is available in crowler and growler fills.


Blog update by Michelle Mulak


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Playalinda’s Brix Project Opens

Woot woot!! Playalinda Brewing Company has officially opened their new brewpub to the public! Playalinda Brewing Company – Brix Project opened September 26, 2016.

PBC- Brix Project is the Brevard-based brewing company’s second location, and is located in a stylishly renovated former lumberyard in south Titusville. Many of the building supplies used in the renovations were salvaged from the original building, and repurposed for this project.

At the helm, Brix is lucky enough to have Brewmaster Ron Raike and Executive Chef, Justin Medina. Here’s a look at our current craft beer list and fully inspired menu.

In addition to serving as a restaurant and community gathering point, Brix also houses a massive brewery. The new location has a beer production capacity of 30 barrels, that’s up from the 3.5 barrel system at PBC’s original Hardware Store location in downtown Titusville.

The increased production capacity will fuel the expansion of PBC distribution in a big way. Within the year, PBC distribution will serve not only Space Coast markets, but also Central Florida and greater Jacksonville as well.

In 2017, owners Donna and Bryan Scott and Ron and Katie Raike plan to expand into the world of craft liquor production. A separate building on the south side of the brewpub will serve as a distillery when this launches next year.

Blog update by Michelle Mulak

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20+ Last-Minute, Local Holiday Gift Ideas

Titusville Tips: 20+ Last-Minute, Local Gift Ideas

If procrastination were a sport, holiday shopping would be the procrastinator Olympics.

With less than a week until Christmas and Hanukkah, it’s time to “go for the gold” and turn that to-do list into an it’s- done list. The bad news is, you’ve pretty much run out of time to order online without paying out the wazoo for shipping. The good news is, we’ve got you covered with a collection of even better ideas that are sure to make you look like a rock star. Just because you’re a bit of a gift-shopping slacker doesn’t mean the people on your list should suffer, right? It’s not too late to be a #shoplocal superstar

We’ve 20+ creative ways to shop local, support your hometown business community, and impress your friends with your thoughtful approach (score!). Added bonus- you can pick up almost all of these items without ever leaving Titusville city limits- no malls or toll roads required! This gives you more time to focus on what really matters this holiday season, like eating piles of Christmas cookies and drinking wine.

Cheers to the Space Coast community we’re lucky enough to call home, to the spirit of giving, and to an even brighter year ahead!

  1. Gear from your hometown brewery is always a hit with the craft beer lovers on your list. A zip-front hooded sweatshirt or a button-front brewer’s shirt from Playalinda Brewing Company is perfect for those who prefer to stand out from the crowd. PBC gift cards are also available, and can be used for food, Playalinda merchandise, craft beer, food or bottles at both the Hardware Store location downtown, or the new PBC- Brix Project brewpub in south Titusville.
  2. Spoil someone with a super spa day at Wellspring Day Spa in downtown Titusville. The Pure Indulgence Getaway package includes a 60-minute massage, a facial, manicure & pedicure, lunch, and a glass of wine for $185. Book your bliss here.

3. Got a style hound on your gift list? A stylish set of hand-spun copper cups from Barn Light Electric are display-worthy,      trendy and locally-made. Slip a recipe for a dynamite Moscow Mule into the cups and instantly up the cool factor. $30 each, or   four for $100. Check out these sweet copper cups here.

  1. A cool kite from Kitestop on Cheney Highway would make an entertaining, original idea for the kiddos on your list (and the young at heart). Ranging in price from $16-$200+, they’ve got everything from a single-string Star Wars Millennium Falcon to trick kites and three-dimensional box kites.
  2. Everybody could use a little more Zen in his or her life, right? Give the gift of yoga and hook them up with a one-month unlimited class pack at The Inverted Elephant yoga studio! The new student package lets them try all the classes they want for one month, for just $49.

6. You can’t go wrong with a fresh loaf of banana nut or jalapeño cheddar bread ($6) from Sunrise Bread Company. Pair this with a beautiful, hand-made wooden cutting board ($24) and bread knife ($24) made by Titusville local, Dennis Matthews, for a stellar Sunrise Bread gift set. Visit their website here.

7. Give the gift of the great outdoors with a stand up paddleboard rental from Stickee Surf Shop. The mornings are magical on the Indian River Lagoon this time of year, and SUP’s allow explorers access to the collection of spoil islands, shallow flats, mangrove tunnels and open waters of our local waterways. This is the closest surf shop and rental point to Playalinda Beach, Canaveral National Seashore and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. SUP rental is $30 per day, and includes a paddle and required personal floatation devices.

8. Speaking of the great outdoors … if you want to give a gift that keeps on giving, consider a one-month or one-year admission pass for the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge ($25 for the year) or Canaveral National Seashore, which provides nearly unlimited access to Playalinda Beach. A combined CANA/MINWR annual pass is just $35, and provides access to both the Wildlife Refuge and the National Seashore. You can also purchase an America the Beautiful pass for $80, which provides unlimited access to over 2,000 National Parks and federal recreation sites.

9. Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch? If you’ve got a local or two on your list, give them a gift certificate good for lunch for two at one of Titusville’s tasty new sandwich shops. Both Quam’s Schoolhouse and The Heroes Grill are just steps from the historic district, making this a perfect option for someone who works downtown.

10. Know some parents who could use a night out? Offer to babysit (priceless) and give them a gift card for dinner at Dixie Crossroads and/or drinks at Dave’s Downtown Lounge.

  1. With the Coast to Coast Connector Bike Trail that passes through Titusville nearing completion, now would be a great time to give the gift of a bike tune-up, a new helmet or other cycling accessories. Ten Speed Drive Bicycle Center on Hopkins Ave. has all the bells and whistles your “biker gang” needs. Another great two-wheel option – the new Coast to Coast Bicycle Center inside the Visitor’s Center. Coast to Coast has a wide variety of bike rental options, including road, hybrid, cruiser and mountain bikes.
  2. Has learning to play music always been on your bucket list? Ask for a few lessons to get you going at Noteworthy Music Shop. Piano, guitar, violin, ukulele, voice lessons … rope in a few friends to join you, and by next year, you might be ready to start a band.
  3. Whisk your wife right off her feet by surprising her with ballroom dance lessons. Downtown Dance Studio offers ballroom, salsa, Latin and swing dance lessons for just $15 a pop. What a an awesome date idea!
  4. For the golfer (or the wannabe golfer) in your network, a round of golf at LaCita Country Club is sure to be a hit. This time of year, $60 gets you 18 holes, golf cart rental, and all the Caddyshack jokes you can stand.15. Beachbunnies,this one’s for you. Blue Jasmine Boutique carries an impressive line of stylish sunglasses from Electric, including polarized options. Right up the road, Hotpoint Boutique has Playalinda Beach hoodies, t-shirts, tank tops and more.
  1. Another killer, kid-friendly idea- A paint date at the Painted Turtle.These step-by-step painting, drawing and craft classes are offered for kids and adults (added bonus- adult classes sometimes include WINE!). Classes generally run $10-$35, and include all your supplies.
  2. If the person you’re shopping for has artistic tastes that are a bit more refined- a framed piece of local art from the Downtown Gallery would make an impressive, unforgettable year of gift giving. Everything from classically inspired to modern and abstract options can be found here. Downtown Gallery, located just a few doors away from Playalinda Brewing’s Hardware Store location, also does custom framing and re-framing for your favorite pieces18. With the current focus on clean eating and locally- sourced foods, a gift certificate to Sledd’s Produce in Mims for a day of berry-picking or a batch of local honey from Webb’s Honey would be a thoughtful gift for the health- conscious people in your life. Webb’s Honey is a hop, skip and a jump west of Titusville, on 520 in east Orlando, but the organic golden goodness is totally worth the trek.

    19. For those who prefer the gift of experiences, a nature-filled sunrise kayak tour would be an epic thing to give. For about $35

    ($25 for kids) A Day Away Kayak Tours offers guided tours through the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge suitable for people of almost any fitness level.

20. A pair of tickets to one of the fantastic performances at the Titusville Playhouse is a creative way to give the gift of culture and experience. Tickets for shows in this cozy theater range from $22-$28.

Blog update by Michelle Mulak