Every year in October, Orlando’s Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company celebrates another year in the beer business with a celebration of beer. This year, the festival is moving offsite from the brewery and growing larger than ever.
From Ivanhoe Park Brewing:
Calling all beer enthusiasts and fans of Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.! Get ready to raise your glasses and celebrate five fantastic years of craft beer excellence. We’re thrilled to invite you to the Return to Joyland Invitational Beer Fest – 5 Year Anniversary Party. On October 14th, 2023, from 1pm to 5pm, join us at Gaston Edwards Park for an extraordinary beer festival that promises to be the highlight of the year. This special occasion takes place at the historic site of the Joyland amusement park, which stood in this very location in the early 1900s. Prepare for a day of unparalleled beer tastings, live music, and an atmosphere brimming with excitement and camaraderie.
Honoring Joyland’s Rich History:
Gaston Edwards Park holds a significant place in Orlando’s history as the former site of Joyland, an amusement park that captivated visitors in the early 1900s. This beer festival is an opportunity to pay homage to the past while celebrating the present and future of Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. and the craft beer industry. As you explore the festival grounds and sample incredible brews, take a moment to imagine the joy and laughter that once filled this same location. Let the echoes of Joyland’s amusement park rides and attractions serve as a reminder of the enduring spirit of fun and community that continues to thrive in this space.
A Beer Lover’s Paradise:
The Return to Joyland Invitational Beer Fest is a haven for beer enthusiasts, offering a wide array of craft brews from both established and up-and-coming breweries. With over 35 breweries participating, attendees will have the opportunity to savor an impressive selection of beers, from classic styles to innovative and experimental brews. Whether you prefer hoppy IPAs, smooth stouts, crisp lagers, or unique barrel-aged creations, this festival has something to tantalize every taste bud. Discover new favorites, engage with passionate brewers, and raise a glass to the spirit of Joyland while celebrating Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.’s 5th anniversary.
Immersive Experience at Gaston Edwards Park:
Located in the historic site of Joyland, Gaston Edwards Park provides the perfect backdrop for our anniversary celebration. This spacious and picturesque venue offers a breathtaking setting with scenic lake views, lush greenery, and ample room for both beer enthusiasts and breweries to come together in harmony. Stroll through the festival grounds, soaking up the vibrant atmosphere as you sample remarkable beers, engage in lively conversations with fellow beer lovers, and create lasting memories. The park’s inviting ambiance, coupled with the rich history of Joyland, adds an extra layer of significance and meaning to the festivities.
Beyond the Beer:
The Return to Joyland Invitational Beer Fest goes beyond beer, offering a diverse range of experiences to enhance your enjoyment throughout the day. Music and DJs will keep the energy high and pay tribute to the spirit of Joyland. Flipper’s Pizzeria and Eastern Standard Provisions will be on hand, serving up delicious bites to pair with your favorite brews, ensuring your taste buds are satisfied throughout.
About Ivanhoe Park Brewing
An independent craft brewery and tasting room located in the historic Ivanhoe District of Orlando, Florida, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company celebrates the spirit and pioneering ways of early 20th century Lake Ivanhoe founder George I. Russell. Later named Joyland, an amusement and recreational park located on the shores of Lake Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe Park previously served as home to beautifully lined orange groves and a pineapple farm. Connecting Orlando’s historic past to our brewery’s commitment to community, education and the use of quality ingredients, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company seeks to make craft beer accessible to everyone.