Hourglass Brewery celebrates first anniversary

Longwood- One of Metro Orlando’s northern breweries is celebrating one year of operation on August 17th. When Hourglass Brewery opened doors a year ago, they did so in Longwood, north of Orlando and sought to blend styles and bend local ideas of what beer could be. Now, after one year in operation, they are celebrating this momentous occasion with three food trucks, four bands, and twenty-three Hourglass beers on tap.

Point Ybel Brewing Company moves closer to opening

Fort Myers- In the Point Ybel area of Southwest Florida there is an air of anticipation as the area’s third production brewery gains momentum toward opening day. The lighthouse-themed Point Ybel Brewing Company announced last week that they have received their first grain shipment and would be brewing soon. Then later in the week, the brewery posted pictures of their tap handles, and indicated that an announcement would be forthcoming on their opening day and festivities.

Florida Beer Company’s road to Denver

This year interest continues to grow in the quintessential beer festival that happens in Denver annually, the Great American Beer Festival. This year was particularly competitive with brewery participation growing by 12%, and brewery space selling out in about two hours. Tickets sold to the general public at an alarming rate, selling out the entire festival in about two hours. Even for one of the largest craft breweries in Florida that is working on opening a massive new brewery to the public, showcasing their beers in Denver proved to be a challenge as well.