Located in the Historic Ivanhoe District of Orlando, Florida is the Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company and Independent Craft Brewery and Tasting Room. The brewery was founded by a co-owner Glenn Close along with co-founders JD Todd, Brian Masters, and Joe Bowling. Ivanhoe Brewery adds something unique to the local community, as well as serving as a tool to stimulate Orlando’s food culture, nightlife, events, and history. If you live in the neighborhood, you could be just a few blocks away from Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co:
“Some people are still shocked that there are about 30 of us. They don’t even realize that they could be living a couple blocks away from one. All of us are small businesses and very local. We’re trying to show our craft off and hopefully get that support.” – Glenn Clossen
Take A Trip Into Lake Ivanhoe’s Past
This brewery is connected to Orlando’s historic past. George I. Russell was a pioneer who settled in Florida in 1885 and started a feed and fertilizer company that was successful and bought land in Ivanhoe Park. The land was originally full of orange groves and a pineapple farm in 1897 and later became Lake Ivanhoe’s amusement and recreational park in 1910 named “Joyland”. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, also known as IPBC is committed to the community and education. They only use the finest ingredients and seek to make their craft beer accessible to everyone. There #1 priority is the freshness of their product. Their products include 3 core brews, 4 year-round brews, and some special releases. The Core Brews include Bungalow (Belgian Witbier), Joyland (American IPA) and Toboggan (Blonde Ale). Ivanhoe’s year-round brews include Ryipl Effect (American India Pale Lager), Guavacation (Sour- Berlinger Weisse), The Saison (Saison – Farmhouse Ale), and Tupac Shaporter (Milk Porter). They have revealed special releases – the Ball Drop (Brut IPA) and Suck It Trebeck (Sour Farmhouse IPA). There is something for everyone’s taste – whether you are into pale ales, IPAs, lagers, or porters. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. is also working on an online shop where you can order their brews!
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. doesn’t have an official food menu; however, they do feature local food trucks, cafes, and restaurants. Their June events feature food, fun, and activities: 25% off industry nights, Yoga @ the brewery, ½ off Growler fills, The Pastrami Project (food truck), Tough Tots Fundraiser, Ivanhoe Village Indie Market at IPBC, Family Fun Days, “Happier Hour” and more!
In addition to great craft beers, there is always something new to discover at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company. Start with the Tasting Room. This room is inspired by the past and present, allowing you to experience their amazing craft brews in a comfortable and friendly setting. From Yoga to Trivia Night to happy hour, Ivanhoe Park Brewery adds a unique twist to the local brewery. Don’t forget to request a private tour and see the behind-the-scenes making of craft beers, that’s next on my list.
By Elizabeth Pacelko
[su_box title=”Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company” box_color=”#f3100f”]Did you know that Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. does private events? Now you can take your birthday party, wedding or anniversary to the next level by hosting it in their Tasting Room. Create a unique, memorable experience that lasts a lifetime! Allow Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. to be your official host and venue. The Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co., is located at 1300 Alden Road, Orlando Florida 32803 and their number is: 407-270-6749. The Tasting Room Hours are:
Mon – Thurs: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri: 2:00pm – 12:00am
Sat: Noon – 12:00am
Sun: Noon – 8:00pm