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"Organic" and "local" are all kinds of foodie buzzwords these days, but throw the word "beer" into the mix and you might prick up a few sets of ears that were previously tuning you out. Orlando... Read More
"Organic" and "local" are all kinds of foodie buzzwords these days, but throw the word "beer" into the mix and you might prick up a few sets of ears that were previously tuning you out. Orlando Brewing is Florida's only USDA-certified organic brewery and its lovely, long list – blonde, red, brown and well beyond, with sassy names like Miami Weiss and Pompous Ass (at 7.4% ABV, that last one may well turn you into one if you're not careful) – is sure to have at least one beer for every member of your taproom-visiting party. That said, the beer's not gratis, but the awesome brewery tour held Monday through Saturday at 6:00 p.m., most certainly is! What's more, Orlando Brewing welcomes families, so feel free to bring the kids along and enjoy darts, board games and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
- Mon-Thu: 3pm-10pm
- Fri-Sat: 1pm-Midnight
- Sun: 1pm-9pm
- No Cover Charge
- Free Things to Do: "This is a brewery, not a brew-pub, so eats are minimal, but you're welcome to order in from a number of area restaurants. They have plenty of menus on-hand."
- Tours and Excursions: "Tours are free and offered M-F at 6 pm, EXCEPT on special event days like Oktoberfest or on Beer:30 (the 30th day of the month). No reservations; it's first-come, first-served."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: If we must stretch past the tantalizing "free" and "brewery tour" aspects, Orlando Brewing's taproom is casual, friendly and the beer happens to be excellent.
- Best for Tours and Excursions Because: For Winter Park noobs and foodies unfamiliar with Orlando's culinary scene, this tour is a nice intro