Thirsty patrons of the Downtown Orlando Entertainment District can finally rejoice as the much-anticipated full service brewery/brew pub “Orange County Brewers” (OCB) announces their official grand opening August 24.
Led by Head Brewer Amanda Roberts, the brightly-colored, 3,400 square-foot facility located on the corner of Orange Avenue and Jefferson Street, will brew a variety of different styles of beer, including Ales, Lagers, Pilsner, Stouts, IPAs, Hefeweizen and Porters. Orange Country Brewers will include a full service craft pizza kitchen with a wood-burning oven called “Orlando Pizza and Wing Co.” serving pizza, wings, salads and sandwiches. OCB will also offer a wide selection of wine.
Orange Country Brewers open industrial design features exposed brick walls, wood accents, a beautiful Florida-themed mural and customized ceiling design, long tables/group interior seating and outdoor seating via patios in the front and rear of the brewery. In addition to regular food and drink service, OCB will offer tours, and Brewmaster Amanda will organize multiple group activities that will involve education for anyone who would like to learn more about beer. OCB beers will also be distributed via City Beverages.
“We are extremely happy to finally open the doors to our awesome new concept, says Owner Jeremy Roberts. “OCB has been a labor of love for the last two years. We are excited and honored to be the very first craft brewery in Downtown Orlando and to officially welcome the public and provide continuous unique and delicious brews to gratify and grow the beer loving community.”
Brewmaster and beer enthusiast Amanda Roberts completed an apprenticeship at Sea Dog Brewing Company of Clearwater. She’s been a member Girls Pint Out Orlando, the Pink Boots Society and Central Florida Brewers Association. Joining Amanda and Jeremy behind the brewery is Co-owner Travis Barr, who combined have been in the hospitality industry for over 10 years and owned and operated over 10 concepts. Ranging from national franchises to Downtown hot spots, Roberts and Barr currently own and operate TDBARR Construction, which specializes in office and retail builds, including heading up the build-out of OCB. Heading the kitchen at Orlando Pizza and Wing Co. is Executive Chef Rick Kitt.
Orange County Brewers is located at 131 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. Hours of operation are Sunday thru Wednesday 11:30am-12am, Thursday thru Saturday 11:30am-2am. For more information, call 407-914-2831 or visit www.theocbrewers.com and www.facebook.com/orangecountybrewers.
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