Doing it up right! Picked up at a nice house so there is no need for the group to drive later and headed into Orlando. The Milk District was first on the list to start our journey! The first place was Barley And Vine Biergarten and it did not disappoint! It has a great feel and the layout was perfect! There was a nice inside bar area and an outside area with both covered and uncovered seating. I really want to get back on Sundays and enjoy some Brauts off the grill. This is a place that is a must and I heartily recommend it. The beer was all well received, great variety with no duds. The Bartender was very knowledgeable as well and got everyone exactly what tastes they were looking for. There were just enough screens with various matches on to set the scene without being overpowering. This is a real treasure of a place that really has a great identity.
Next up was Bowigens and their flights were amazing and the games were fun. The Taps were full of flavorful selections and everyone was very familiar with their offerings and friendly. The layout was very nicely done and every glass was eagerly drained. This is a great spot to hit that really holds down this part of town. What is on tap is the star of the show! 7 Layer Stout, Downstairs Wife and Phat Sparrow were drunk down with glee! It was great to see the eclectic mix of people that were enjoying the wide range of kegs available. Needless to say this is a must see.
Next up was Wop’s Hops in Sanford. Always great seeing the historic side of town being revitalized. This place never disappoints with its historic Fish market location and bold selection of beers. There was allot of variety to be had and the group tried everything. Everything from Morning Wood to Pope’s Poison with some Raspberry Ale was drunk dry! The unique layout has a nice outside area that adds a special flavor. This is the place to be if you make it into this area.
Winter Park Beer Company offered up a food and beer pairing that was amazing and had a wide selection. The Sangria was very flavorful and as close to perfect as I ever tasted and the Jalapeno hefeweizen was amazing as well. There were some IPAS that were taken home in growlers and everyone loved the unique feel of the place. David really knows how to host as well as brew. The decor and flowing floor plan allowed the tour plenty to explore and the taps allowed them plenty to drink!
I am grateful for all of the variety in the Orlando Microbrewery and pub scene. It is always a great time to be able to show it off for people in a way that keeps it safe. On my tours coolers are welcome aboard as well so the fun never stops. Be sure to stop by www.flfunshuttle.com and book your tour today! Craft beer is a passion and a hobby. Do not do a corporate tour. Do it right!