Orlando Brewing announces collaboration with Winter Park Distilling Company to bring Central Florida local, barrel aged brew. In April of this year, Orlando’s organic Fresh from Florida microbrewery borrowed white oak barrels used for distilling Bear Gully Classic Reserve Bourbon from their liquor loving friends in Winter Park. After four months of anticipation and aging, Orlando Brewing introduced the first beer in the new series – the Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Ale – to their taproom in August 2014.
The brewery’s Irish-style Red is known for being an easy drinking, crowd pleasing, copper colored ale with impeccable balance. Cask conditioning endowed this beer with a light scent of bourbon mingled with a bready butterscotch aroma. While a bourbon flavor presents itself on the palate, it is subtle and highlights the brew’s sweet caramel notes.
The taproom’s stock of Barrel Aged Red wanes, but Orlando Brewing is prepared. Their O-Town Brown Ale aged in Winter Park Distilling Barrels is on the calendar to release this Friday, September 19th followed by the much anticipated release of Senator Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in Winter Park Distilling Rum Barrel on Sunday, September 28th.
The brewery plans continuous collaboration with Winter Park Distilling Company. The local business is the first artisanal distillery in both Winter Park and Metro-Orlando, and was established back in 2010. The Orlando Brewing team has a passion for sustainable practices and the company endeavors to source as locally as possible. The company foresees this new relationship with Winter Park Distilling Company becoming a fruitful partnership and encourages Orlando to raise a glass to living local.
Orlando Brewing is the only USDA certified organic brewery south of Vermont and east of Colorado and was the first brewery to be declared “Fresh From Florida” by the Florida State Department of Agriculture. They have been providing Central Florida with fresh, organic handcrafted microbrew since 2006. Free brewery tours are available six days a week at 6pm, and free original live music starts at 9pm every Friday and Saturday night. Orlando Brewing’s taproom has more than 20 taps and is family (and dog) friendly. For more information about Orlando Brewing, please visit: www.orlandobrewing.com.