cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | July 9, 2014
- AMBIANCE 4/5
- SERVICE 6/10
- SELECTION 11/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 7/10
- OVERALL 15/20
When I visited: Late March 2014.
What I had: Flight of Ormond Brewing Co. 40 Weight Dry Stout, Bigger Belma IPA, American Black Ale, and Tomahawk Red IRA for myself, and a flight of Honey Cream Ale, Nut Brown, Cream Ale, and Pepin Le Fat for my girl.
What I liked: Clean, simple, and inviting setup inside, huge outdoor patio, clearly visible chalkboard, decent prices, wine available by the glass, lots of schwag on offer, they seem to experiment with more styles than Tomoka Brewery.
What I disliked: Except for the Black Ale most of the beers were mediocre, servers werenít that friendly, didnít notice any food options, no guest taps either.
Would I go back? Possibly.
Overall Rating: 72
sloshgator (9) Orlando, Florida | December 28, 2013
- AMBIANCE 5/5
- SERVICE 8/10
- SELECTION 8/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 8/10
- OVERALL 19/20
Your GPS will lead you as far as the entrance to an warehouse park and you will probably be sure that you are in the wrong place. Be persistent, though, and you will find the adorned door to Ormond Brewing Company. The place has a small tasting room but an expansive patio with heaters and tables. I had a flight of four, and they were all good and I judged two to be excellent -- the Honey Cream Ale and the Red IPA (IRA).
Service was not the fastest, but the folks behind the bar were working as hard as they could to keep up with demand. Others pitched in when it got real busy.
Even though their website says they only fill growlers to 5 PM, they didnít hesitate to fill my 32 oz ones for $7 a piece. The flight of four was $8 and I didnít catch the pint prices -- not too bad.
The brewer was more than happy to tell us about his operation, and I felt definite beer enthusiast bonding with the other patrons at the bar.
Food was advertised (pizza, I believe) but I did not get any. I didnít see anyone else get any either. There did not appear to be big kitchen operation.
Ormond Brewing has only been open about a month, but I say it has a bright future ahead based on the fabulous start.