We are excited to let you know that Ten10 Brewing will be coming soon to the Ivanhoe Village. Ten10 recently signed a lease to occupy the space at 1010 Virginia Ave. As reported earlier this week by the Orlando Weekly, Orange Blossom Pilsner was originally supposed to open a small brewpub at the location but is no longer affiliated with the new brewpub that will occupy the space.
We spoke to Mike Wallace of Ten10 earlier this week and he told us that "We will be brewing on a 3 1/2 barrel system and plan to double batch everything." Mike told us that he is still working on some of the build out plans for the space and that he is keeping his fingers crossed for an August opening. We will have some more details on Ten10 Brewing and their beers very soon.
American Craft Beer Week starts Monday and it's a great opportunity to get out and celebrate Orlando's local beer culture with other people who love beer . A number of local establishments are hosting events in honor of the "big week of small breweries". We've put together a list of some of the events we know about and plan to add some more to the list as they become available to us. Cheers!
Sunday 5/11(Mother's Day)
Orange Blossom Special Mother's Day Beer @ Cask & Larder
Mom's Drink Free @ Orlando Brewing
Colorado Cool Aid Night @ Redlight Redlight
*Offering a flight featuring a Pilsner on tap from Left Hand, Oscar Blues, and Great Divide. It will be a blind taste test to see which brewery has the superior Pilsner!
Lavender Blonde Ale Release @ Orlando Brewing
Rose Petal Red Release @ Orlando Brewing
Cask Conditioned Kolsch and Beer School @ Orlando Brewing
*Aged with Orange Wood and Hallertauer Hops
Imperial Craft Beertopia @ World of Beer Altamonte Springs
*10-15 Imperial Beers on tap plus swag giveaways
Big Storm Brewery Night @ World of Beer UCF
*Big Storm brews on tap and a glassware giveaway
Sam Adams Tap Takeover @ Nona Taproom
* $25 for Eight 7oz. tasters
Cask Conditioned Imperial Oatmeal Stout @ Orlando Brewing
* Aged on toasted coconutonutoal StoutImperial Oatmeal Stout releaseI
Florida Tap Takeover @ Redlight Redlight
Anisocora Barley Wine tasting @ Orlando Brewing
Sourfest @ Tomoka Brewery (Ormond Beach)
Sourfest @ The Public House (UCF)
*12 Draft Lines of Sour Beer
* Cigar City Week (all week) @ World of Beer Lake Mary (Rare Cigar City Kegs tapped each day!)
* Rare tappings to take place @ Frank & Steins all week including Bells Hopslam and Nitro Vanilla Maduro (CCB)
* A different style of beer to be featured each day at Rogue Pub
In case you haven't noticed, our local craft beer scene is in the process of getting a whole lot more exciting here in Orlando. We know of five new breweries that are set to open their doors (and taps) to thirsty people in Central Florida by the end of the year. None of the following have released and official opening date but most of them have stated they hope to be open by the end of 2014. We can only hope! Which of these soon to be open craft breweries are you most excited about?
Dead Lizard Brewing
We first heard about Dead Lizard several months back when we exchanged a few emails with co founder and brewmaster Richard "Hops" Dine. The website that says their core styles will consist of Summerlin Cream Ale, Orange Twist Cream Ale, Humulus Lupulus Double IPA, and Gila Monster Stout. Dead Lizard had a free tasting in early February at Oblivion Taproom and the beers went fast! No official brewery location has been announced but their website states it will be located "near downtown Orlando".
Aristocraft announced that it would be opening a new brewery a couple months ago. Owner and Brewmaster Cory Montville recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help secure some of the necessary funds to start up his brewery. According to its website, Aristocraft's portfolio of beers will consist of a variety of IPA's, Pale Ales, Stouts, Imperial Stouts and even a Rauchbier. Aristocraft's misson statement says "We want to provide our community with a rich, personal experience in an unique and comfortable environment -- reflecting our initiative to be socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable".
Orange Blossom Brewing Company
Tom Moench of Orange Blossom Brewing Company recently announced plans to open a tasting room and brewery on Virginia Drive in the Ivanhoe Village area. Best known for its Orange Blossom Pilsner and Toasted Coconut Porter, OBBC has added several more beers to its portfolio in the last few months. The Virginia Drive location will have a small brewery on site that will concentrate mostly on small batch unique and experimental offerings. Orange Blossom Brewing Company has also recently teamed up the new Brew Hub in Lakeland to greatly increase the production of its "core styles" of beer.
Bowigens Beer Company
Owners Kevin Wigen and Bobby Bowen combined their last names to come up with Bowigens as the name for their new brewery. Their website says that they have plans to open an American craft brewery in Orlando sometime this year. It also states "We’re not interested in creating a beer unless we feel we’re making something that we are truly passionate about." Bowigens lists their core styles as a pale ale, IPA, cream ale, brown ale, and a milk stout along with a nice portfolio of seasonals that include a Peanut Butter Hefeweizen!
Crooked Can Brewing Company
The city of Winter Garden recently approved a $2 million plan to replace an aging apartment complex and to build a microbrewery and an artisan market. We've always felt that Old Winter Garden would be a fantastic place for a small brewery or brewpub so this is really exciting news for us! Since plans are just being announced, we have little information on the Crooked Can or the Plant Street Market. Though Plant Street Market does have a Facebook Page if you are interested. Stay tuned to Orlando Beer Guide for details as they become available.
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