Sideward Brewing is opening soon in Orlando’s Milk District

Brand New Brewery, Taproom, and Kitchen in Downtown Orlando’s Milk District

Sideward Brewing Company is a new brewery, taproom, and kitchen coming to downtown Orlando’s booming Milk District in March 2019. The Sideward team will serve inventive beer, cider, cold brew, and more in a 100 year old warehouse. As Head Brewer Garrett Ward puts it, “We’re gathering some old, some new, and some out of the ordinary ideas we think will really surprise our local beer drinkers. But in a good way.”

No newcomers to Orlando or the craft beer scene, the industry veterans have big goals: to help make Orlando a nationally-recognized craft beer destination. No small feat.

The Sideward Team is:

Garrett Ward – Head Brewer
Garrett is known for his signature King Diamond hat, as well as making some of Orlando’s best beer, creating award-winning recipes at both Red Cypress Brewery and Cask and Larder.

Mandy Protheroe – General Manager & Co-Founder
A former territory sales manager for Coppertail Brewery, she initially climbed the craft- beer ladder while at the world-renowned Redlight Redlight, where she enjoyed many years as bar manager.

Austin Ward – Manager & Co-Founder
Austin is best known for his many years in the service industries in Yosemite National Park and The Biltmore in Asheville, N.C. He’s returned home to Orlando to bring the highest level of genuine and skillful customer service.

Recipe development remains a fiercely kept secret, but subscribe to the newsletter at for a chance to encounter one of the few kegs that makes its way out into the sunshine.

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About Sideward Brewing
Sideward Brewing is an Orlando brewery, taproom, and kitchen making great beer and being super humble about it.

Sideward Brewing is a family-owned brewery, taproom, and kitchen coming to the Milk District in downtown Orlando. We’ve taken a nearly 100-year-old warehouse and are building it out from the ground up.