drive through a crappy at best neighboorhood, then past the steel mill and meat plant and here is orlando brewing! ambiance is pretty cool, its truly just a warehouse but also has some strange almost 1960s hairdresser thing going on. however, in my experience the beer is at best nothing to write home about and at worst pretty bad. still worth checking out becuase orlando isnt that big. $2 beers on mondays aint bad at all, but the íproper glasswareí thing is bogus, they served me their monk in a trunk in a shaker pint when they had chimay and other chalices hanging right there!
You know...Some of the locals were hesitant to recommend this little place and I am not sure why. Tucked away in the afore mentioned Industrial area, it would be hard to find on my own. Lucky for me I had a local with me! I liked it inside. The server was friendly and knowledgable. The atmosphere was completely laid back and unprentious. True, the beers were not outstanding, but they are trying, and they are soliciting feedback, and in my book, thats pretty cool. All the beers were drinkable, average at best. But they handed us a questionaire to fill out and we gave them our honest oppinion. I actually REALLY liked the atmosphere of this place and would return just for that. Looks like they recently added food by way of a German food cart out front. I did not try it but it was getting rave reviews. Very neat place.
Not so easy to find location in industrial area of Orlando. Lot parking. Building is clean and orderly with brewing in the back left. Seating at a small bar on the left and tables on the right. Bar has taps in the middle with cooler on the right for six pack carry-out. Staff is freindly with good beer knowledge. Good location and large beer sample selections of average to above average brews. Well worth the stop.
Tucked away in an industrial section of town, but the brewpub was nice and quiet. No TVs, which can be a good thing, just people hanging out drinking fresh brews and talking. Nice selection of originals w/ ten other craft brews scattered in...the beer was above average. I plan on going back and trying some more of their beers. I also want to do a tour of the facility. Iíll definitely recommend it it to locals...
Located on I guess you would consider just across the wrong side of the tracks just outside of downtown Orlando in an industrial park. Trust your GPS you are at the right place. Be sure to say hi to Jen the bartender. She is cute, friendly, knows about the beers and is just nice to talk to. The beer is probably just one step above average. Probably some of the best organic beer I have had. They pretty much only have a bar on site so donít plan on going to have a meal. They sell $1 4 oz samplers. They had 14 beers on tap that they brew in house along with about another 10 craft and Belgian imports to chose from. They make an attempt to use the proper glassware. The owners were in and out of the bar area as I was there hanging but did not really go out of their way to welcome the non regulars. Oh well I guess they were more concerned with trying to keep the planet greener one beer at a time.
clean and a nice kinda work cafateria place. wweell a pretty darn good one for that matter. anyway they have some interesting beers to attract youíre attention and some good beers that you cannot get unless you come down. seemed to me like a good mix of just nice people down there. good beer good prices nice people some souvenirs and pretty bartenders who are friendly, know beer and behave like ladies. owner is a friendly sort (of sorts) and will converse with you at mild prompting. i would reccommend a stop by to see something i would describe as quaint.
Located on an industrial railyard street just outside of downtown, the brewery seems a bit out of place. Once inside, there is a medium sized tap room with about 20 brews on, half of which were Orlando beers and half were guest taps. About a half dozen picnic tables are lined against the wall and well spaced, making for a good environment for a few friends to share some brews. The bartender was very friendly and fairly knowledgeable. Samplers are available for all of the Orlando brews (13 at the time), but I opted for the full sized drinks. The brewmaster gave us a tour of the certified organic brewery, which was pretty cool for a novice like myself. We got to see the new 25 barrel system, which will be on line in a few weeks. Food is limited to popcorn and pretzels, but they do have takeout menus for the local places that deliver. Overall, not a bad little spot, and one that I will definitely be back to in the future, despite their run of the mill offerings.
Brewery is on a industrial road in downtown Otown. A little scary getting there. Some nice beers on tap as well as their own beers. Not especially impressed with their beers. As said before, the porter is the best of the bunch. The IPA was pretty good too, but a growler being 30 dollars was a bit steep.
Quake1028 (30) Tampa, Florida | November 11, 2007| Updated November 13, 2007
Very similar feelings as boboski. The place is clean enough, but itís only a tap room with a bar and a few tables, thatís it. They had 9 of their own beers on while I was there, plus some guest stuff. Prices are very good, a 9 beer sampler, coke and shot glass for $11.50, canít beat that. However, I donít understand the business model of filled 64 ounce growlers being $20-$30 and 6 packs right next to them with 72 ounces of the same beer for $8. Makes no sense at all. Too bad everything but the porter was just poor-average. Worth a trip if you are close for the FL beer ratings, but not worth a trip by itself. Pales in comparison to Tampa Bay Brewing Company, thatís for sure.
IF this werenít Orlando the place would get a 1 but for here at least it is mediocre. The beer is average and they sell there own stuff for $4 a pint. You will not be impressed with any of their offerings. They have no TVís and offer no food. Also, they price gauge beers that arenít theres, serving them in ridiculously small glasses for outrageous amounts. I was so excited when this place opened and but probably wonít be back.
Visited on a Thursday night. If I didnít know where this place was, I would never have found it. Not a place you just stumble into. Basically a warehouse with a few tables, a bar, and some impressive taps. They had 11 of their own beers on tap, plus several guest beers, such as Chimay, Frambozen, and Bigfoot. Their beers were all drinkable at worst and pretty good at best. Their Doble Imperial IPA was the best. The service was pretty decent, and it didnít hurt that the bartender was smoking hot. This isnít really a brewpub though as they donít serve food. The only real complaint I would have is that they donít have any beer to go besides kegs and full gallon (not the normal half-gallon) growlers. Other than that, go and get a Miami Weiss and see the most unfiltered unfiltered wheat Iíve ever seen.