Lee County Limelight | Millennial Brewing co.
Millennial Brewing Company is the only microbrewery and tap room in Downtown Fort Myers, FL. The company focuses on crafting exceptional beers and providing unique experiences in their 6,300 square foot facility. The brewery hosts a plethora of events that brings the community together. With an emphasis on quality and service, they strive to provide the most unique and enjoyable experience at a brewery in Southwest Florida.
Why did you choose Lee County?
Lee County is our home. When we began looking for a location, we quickly narrowed the search to Downtown Fort Myers due to the lack of market saturation and the quality of the community we knew we wanted to join.
What is your Secret to Success?
We constantly iterate and improve both our products, beer and taproom experience. This means never clinging too closely to any pre-set notion of doing something and never being satisfied. This has been evident in our technology, staff training, ingredients, processes, and our unique membership program.
Little Known Fact?
Millennial was conceived, built out, and opened all within 10 months in 2016. We wasted little time getting started once we knew what we wanted to do, and we cut the average lead time to open a brewery by over 75%.
What Differentiates You?
Our unique outlook on what a brewery and taproom could be. Beer is core to all we do, however we readily embrace food vendors, artists, musicians, other local small businesses, charity events, and personal life events (weddings/birthdays/etc). This places no limit on what we’ll do or how we will achieve our goals.
Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Prepare for the hardest, longest, frustrating, and rewarding days of your life. Many entrepreneurs speak of an uncontrollable force driving them forward to succeed, and it is very much true. We have poured our lives into this place over the last year and a half, and while it has never been easy, it has always been worth it.