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  1. Crafting a Brand: How Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Became an Orlando Staple

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    In the heart of Orlando’s thriving craft beer scene stands Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co., a true testament to the art of crafting both exceptional brews and a brand that resonates with the community. Join us as we delve into the remarkable journey that has transformed Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. from its inception into an indispensable Orlando staple.

    The Genesis: From Vision to Reality

    Every great brand begins with a vision – a spark of passion that drives its creators to forge something unique and memorable. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. was no different. What started as a dream soon became a reality, with the dedication of our founders to create a brewery that offered more than just great beer; it aimed to craft a destination where community, creativity, and craftsmanship intertwined seamlessly.

    Building on Values: Craftsmanship and Community

    At the core of Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.’s brand identity are two fundamental values: craftsmanship and community. From day one, we were committed to perfecting the art of brewing, with our skilled team of brewers tirelessly experimenting, refining, and creating unique brews that captivated palates. Simultaneously, we fostered a warm and inviting atmosphere that transformed patrons into a tight-knit community of craft beer enthusiasts.

    Innovation and Uniqueness: Pioneering in Flavor

    Innovation has been the cornerstone of our brand’s journey. Our brewery has been a haven for experimentation, giving rise to inventive brews that have redefined traditional styles. From unexpected flavor combinations to pushing the boundaries of brewing techniques, our commitment to staying ahead of trends has elevated Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. to a brand known for its audacious creativity.

    A Local Staple: Winning Hearts and Palates

    As we poured our passion into our brews and community, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. gradually transitioned from a newcomer to an Orlando staple. Our commitment to quality, consistency, and the unique identity we had cultivated resonated deeply with locals and visitors alike. Our brand had become more than just a brewery; it was an integral part of Orlando’s cultural tapestry.

    Beyond the Taproom: Extending the Experience

    Our journey as a brand extended beyond our taproom’s walls. Collaborations with local artists, partnerships with community events, and support for charitable causes showcased our dedication to being a positive force in Orlando’s fabric. These initiatives solidified our brand’s reputation as one that not only crafts great beer but also contributes to the enrichment of our city.

    Future Forward: Continuing the Legacy

    As we reflect on our journey, we’re excited to continue crafting our brand’s legacy. With each brew, event, and interaction, we remain committed to maintaining the values that have made us an Orlando staple – craftsmanship, community, and innovation. Our story is a testament to the power of a brand that resonates with authenticity, and we’re thrilled to see what the future holds for Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.

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  2. Embrace a Year of Orlando Craft Beer Bliss: Become an Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Annual Passholder Today!

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    Attention all craft beer enthusiasts in Orlando! 🍻 If you crave extraordinary craft brews, exclusive experiences, and a tight-knit beer-loving community, we have thrilling news for you. The 2023-24 Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Annual Passholder Program is now open for sign-ups! This sought-after membership grants you access to a year of unrivaled Orlando craft beer adventures, accompanied by incredible perks. From an inaugural Annual Passholder T-Shirt to irresistible discounts, exclusive event invitations, and even a birthday flight, this blog post will take you through the incredible array of benefits that await you as a cherished Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Annual Passholder.

    An Array of Perks for Orlando Craft Beer Lovers:

    👕 Inaugural Annual Passholder T-Shirt: As an inaugural member of our prestigious Annual Passholder Program, you’ll receive an exclusive and collectible Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Annual Passholder T-Shirt, a token of appreciation for your valued membership.

    🍺 25% off all Draft Beers: Savor our diverse and ever-changing craft beer lineup with an incredible 25% discount on all draft beers. This passholder-exclusive perk allows you to indulge in your favorite brews and explore new flavors at a more delightful price.

    🚚 10% off all Packaged Beers To Go: Take the goodness of Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. with you by enjoying 10% off all packaged beers to go. Stock up on your preferred brews and elevate any gathering with our exceptional craft beers.

    🍻 10% off Private Event Rentals: Celebrate life’s special moments at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. with a 10% discount on private event rentals. Host your birthday bash, corporate event, or any special occasion in our warm and inviting space.

    🎉 Flight for your Birthday, redeemed the month of your birthday: Happy birthday! Celebrate your special day with a complimentary flight of our finest craft beers. Show your Annual Pass during your birthday month and toast to another year of craft beer bliss.

    🏺 $2 off Growler Fills/$1 off Crowler Fills: For those moments when you want to take home some draft goodness, enjoy $2 off growler fills and $1 off crowler fills. Perfect for sharing with friends or savoring solo.

    🎉 First Pick up on all Can Releases, one day before the can release: Be the first to get your hands on our latest can releases, gaining exclusive access one day before the public release. Get a taste of innovation with our boundary-pushing brews.

    👕 10% off all Merchandise: Enhance your craft beer style with a generous 10% discount on all merchandise. From stylish apparel to eye-catching glassware, you’ll find the perfect way to represent our beer-loving community.

    🎊 Invite to Annual Holiday Party and Summer Party: Join us for our Annual Holiday Party and Summer Party, where you’ll create cherished memories with fellow passholders. Additional costs may apply for off-site visits if entrance fees are required.

    Join the Orlando Craft Beer Community Today:

    Ready to dive into a year of unparalleled Orlando craft beer adventures? Embrace the incredible benefits of becoming an Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Annual Passholder! Join our vibrant beer-loving community, savor extraordinary brews, and create lasting connections. Sign up for the 2023-24 Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Annual Passholder Program now! Cheers to a year filled with camaraderie, craft beer excellence, and the thriving Orlando craft beer community. 🍻

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  3. Craft Beer for Every Season: Ivanhoe Park Brewing’s Fall Beer Releases

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    As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to change, it’s time to celebrate the flavors of fall with Ivanhoe Park Brewing. At our craft brewery, we believe that every season deserves its own special brews. In this blog post, we invite you to explore our fall beer releases, featuring the award-winning “Half-Toberfest” Vienna Lager and the delightful “Never Too Late” Pumpkin Ale.

    “Half-Toberfest” Vienna Lager: A Toast to Autumn

    Raise a glass to the changing season with our “Half-Toberfest” Vienna Lager, a beer that encapsulates the essence of fall. With its rich amber hue and smooth malt profile, this lager is the perfect companion for crisp evenings and cozy gatherings. Crafted using traditional German brewing techniques, it boasts a balance of toasty caramel notes and a gentle hop bitterness. Savor the flavors of toasted bread, caramel, and a hint of nuttiness as you embrace the spirit of “Half-Toberfest” and the joys of fall. Notably, this remarkable brew won a bronze medal at the esteemed World Beer Cup in 2022, a testament to its exceptional quality and taste.

    “Never Too Late” Pumpkin Ale: Embrace the Seasonal Spice

    Indulge in the warmth and nostalgia of autumn with our “Never Too Late” Pumpkin Ale. Crafted with care, this seasonal brew captures the essence of pumpkin and spices, evoking memories of pumpkin patches and cozy evenings by the fire. With its deep orange hue and inviting aroma, this ale delivers a harmonious blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. The smooth and medium-bodied ale provides a delightful balance of malty sweetness and gentle spice. Sip on “Never Too Late” Pumpkin Ale and let its flavors transport you to the heart of fall.

    At Ivanhoe Park Brewing, we take pride in crafting beers that celebrate the flavors of every season. Our fall beer releases, including the award-winning “Half-Toberfest” Vienna Lager and the delightful “Never Too Late” Pumpkin Ale, offer a taste experience that embraces the spirit of autumn. With their rich flavors and exceptional craftsmanship, these brews are the perfect companions for cool evenings, fall festivities, and moments of indulgence.

    Join us at Ivanhoe Park Brewing as we raise a glass to the beauty of the season and the joys of craft beer. Explore our website to learn more about our fall beer releases and other offerings. Celebrate the flavors of fall with Ivanhoe Park Brewing, where craft beer meets the essence of the season.

    Cheers to autumn and the delightful brews that make it all the more special!


  4. Medal-Worthy Excellence: Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.’s Success at the 2023 US Open Beer Championship

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    At Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co., we’re thrilled to share the exciting news of our recent triumph at the prestigious 2023 US Open Beer Championship. The competition, known for its rigorous evaluation of beers from around the world, awarded our brews with exceptional honors. We are proud to announce that our Tupac ShaPorter secured a silver medal in the Robust Porter category, while Masquerade earned a bronze medal in the White Stout category. These accolades underscore our commitment to brewing exceptional craft beers that stand out in the industry. Join us as we delve into the competition and celebrate the success of these award-winning brews.

    US Open Beer Championship: A Showcase of Brewing Excellence

    The US Open Beer Championship is an esteemed annual competition that brings together breweries from across the globe to showcase their finest creations. With a panel of expert judges and strict evaluation criteria, this event serves as a testament to the quality and craftsmanship of participating breweries. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. proudly took part in this year’s competition, presenting our exceptional beers to be judged among the best in the world.

    Tupac ShaPorter: A Silver Medal Winner

    Our Tupac ShaPorter shined in the Robust Porter category, earning a silver medal and garnering recognition for its outstanding qualities. This robust porter is a true embodiment of the style, boasting a rich and velvety mouthfeel, balanced with notes of chocolate, coffee, and a hint of smokiness. The careful craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into creating this brew have now been recognized on a global stage.

    Masquerade: A Bronze Medal Achievement

    In the White Stout category, our beloved Masquerade secured a bronze medal, further showcasing our commitment to innovation and creativity. This unique brew challenges conventional expectations by marrying the smooth and creamy characteristics of a stout with the lighter appearance of a pale ale. The result is a flavorful and enchanting beer that captivates the senses with hints of roasted malt, coffee, and subtle sweetness. This recognition is a testament to our dedication to pushing the boundaries of traditional beer styles.

    Celebrating Craftsmanship and Excellence

    These medals represent more than just awards; they symbolize the passion and craftsmanship that goes into every Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. beer. We take great pride in the meticulous attention to detail, the finest ingredients, and the dedication of our talented brewing team. The recognition received at the 2023 US Open Beer Championship fuels our commitment to continually raising the bar and crafting exceptional beers that our patrons can savor and appreciate.

    Join Us in Celebrating Success

    We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the organizers and judges of the 2023 US Open Beer Championship for recognizing our efforts and bestowing these prestigious honors upon us. We invite you to visit Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co., where you can experience the award-winning Tupac ShaPorter and Masquerade for yourself. Celebrate with us as we toast to the creativity, craftsmanship, and the bright future of our brewery.

    To learn more about the US Open Beer Championship and explore the full list of winners, visit Keep an eye on our taproom and website for updates on availability, and get ready to experience the taste of excellence with Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.

  5. Embrace Adventure at the 4th Annual Camp Ivanhoe: Summer Camp for Adults

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    Step into a world of adventure and nostalgia at the highly anticipated 4th Annual Camp Ivanhoe: Summer Camp for Adults. From June 26th to July 2nd, this immersive experience invites you to relive the joys of summer camp while enjoying craft beers that complement each activity. Join us as we embark on an unforgettable journey, complete with tie-dyeing, sports, trivia, and science activities, each paired with a unique brew that adds a special touch to the experience.

    Activities that Ignite Your Spirit:

    1. Tie Dyeing Activity with Tie Dye Rye IIPA: Unleash your creative side during our tie-dyeing activity, accompanied by the bold and flavorful Tie Dye Rye IIPA. This double India Pale Ale combines the zesty citrus hop flavors with the spicy notes of rye, creating a beer that is as vibrant as your tie-dye creations. Let your imagination run wild as you express yourself through art and savor the rich, hoppy goodness of Tie Dye Rye IIPA.
    2. Sports Activity with Lemon Lime Gose: Get ready to compete and have a blast with our sports activity, fueled by the refreshing Lemon Lime Gose. This tart and thirst-quenching gose is infused with the zingy flavors of lemon and lime, offering a revitalizing experience after each game. Whether it’s a game of volleyball, kickball, or any other sporting event, let the Lemon Lime Gose be your cool companion on the field, adding a burst of citrusy refreshment to your summer adventures.
    3. Trivia Activity with WAPOW Hazy IPA: Test your knowledge and show off your intellectual prowess during our trivia activity, accompanied by the delightful WAPOW Hazy IPA. Bursting with juicy hop flavors and a hazy appearance, this IPA brings a punch of tropical fruitiness to the table. Sip on the WAPOW Hazy IPA as you engage in friendly competition, answer challenging questions, and enjoy the camaraderie that comes with a shared love for craft beer and trivia.
    4. Science Activity with Beer Nerd Cold IPA: Immerse yourself in the wonders of science with our engaging science activity, accompanied by the fascinating Beer Nerd Cold IPA. This crisp and refreshing IPA boasts a clean malt profile and a burst of hoppy goodness that will captivate your taste buds. Delve into scientific experiments and explorations while savoring the delightful flavors of Beer Nerd Cold IPA, making each discovery all the more satisfying.

    Collect Badges and Earn a Free Branded Cooler Prize:

    As you participate in the various activities at Camp Ivanhoe, collect badges to commemorate your accomplishments along the way. Each badge represents a completed activity, symbolizing your adventurous spirit and dedication to the camp experience. Strive to collect all the badges and unlock a special reward—an exclusive free branded cooler prize. This practical and stylish keepsake will remind you of the incredible memories made at Camp Ivanhoe and the craft beers that added a touch of flavor to each moment.

    Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey at the 4th Annual Camp Ivanhoe: Summer Camp for Adults. Engage in tie-dyeing with Tie Dye Rye IIPA, unleash your competitive spirit with Lemon Lime Gose for sports, showcase your knowledge with WAPOW Hazy IPA during trivia, and explore the wonders of science with Beer Nerd Cold IPA. Don’t miss the chance to collect badges, earn a free branded cooler prize, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Mark your calendars for June 26th to July 2nd and join us for an unforgettable summer camp experience.

    For more information and to secure your spot, visit the official Camp Ivanhoe event page on Facebook: Get ready to embrace adventure, camaraderie, and the fantastic flavors of craft beer at Camp Ivanhoe!

  6. A Taste of Orlando: Ivanhoe Park Brewing’s Signature Beers

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    Welcome to Ivanhoe Park Brewing, the craft brewery that embodies the vibrant spirit of Orlando, Florida. As the premier destination for craft beer enthusiasts in the city, we take pride in brewing distinctive and flavorful beers. In this blog post, we invite you to explore our signature beers, each carefully crafted to capture the essence of Orlando.

    Park Hopp’r Pilsner: Embrace the Crisp Refreshment

    Sip on the Park Hopp’r Pilsner and experience the refreshing side of Orlando. This classic German-style pilsner boasts a bright golden hue and a clean, crisp taste. Brewed with noble hops and a touch of citrus, this beer delivers a perfectly balanced flavor that pairs effortlessly with warm Florida days. Raise a glass of Park Hopp’r Pilsner and let its invigorating character transport you to Orlando’s lush parks and outdoor adventures.

    Joyland IPA: Unleash the Hoppy Delight

    For the hopheads seeking an explosion of flavor, the Joyland IPA is an absolute must-try. Bursting with tropical fruit aromas and a bold hop presence, this IPA embodies the vibrant energy of Orlando. With its well-balanced bitterness and a malt backbone that adds depth, Joyland IPA invites you on a joyous ride through a world of hoppy delight. Let each sip take you on a flavor-packed journey that showcases the craft and creativity of Orlando’s beer scene.

    Toboggan Blonde Ale: Smooth and Easygoing

    If you prefer a beer that’s smooth and approachable, the Toboggan Blonde Ale is the perfect choice. With its light golden color and subtle malt sweetness, this brew offers a gentle introduction to the world of craft beer. Delicate floral notes and a hint of citrus provide a refreshing twist, making it an ideal companion for leisurely afternoons spent enjoying Orlando’s vibrant atmosphere. Take a ride on the Toboggan Blonde Ale and experience the carefree side of Orlando’s craft beer culture.

    Bungalow Belgian Witbier: Refreshment with a Twist

    Indulge in the Bungalow Belgian Witbier and immerse yourself in a world of refreshing flavors. Brewed with traditional Belgian yeast, this wheat beer showcases a lively blend of citrus, coriander, and spices. Its hazy appearance and silky mouthfeel add to the allure, making it a beloved choice for those seeking a taste of Orlando’s eclectic craft beer scene. Savor each sip of Bungalow Belgian Witbier and let it transport you to the breezy verandas of Orlando’s picturesque bungalows.

    At Ivanhoe Park Brewing, we are passionate about crafting beers that reflect the vibrant essence of Orlando. Our signature beers, including the Park Hopp’r Pilsner, Joyland IPA, Toboggan Blonde Ale, and Bungalow Belgian Witbier, offer a taste experience like no other. Whether you’re exploring the city’s parks, embracing its energetic atmosphere, or simply seeking a moment of relaxation, our beers are designed to accompany you on your Orlando journey.

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  7. We’re Hiring: Tasting Room Manager

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    LOCATION:  Orlando, FL, US

    CATEGORY:  Tasting Room

    SALARY: Based on Experience

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Full time

    POSITION TITLE:  Tasting Room Manager


    Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company is looking for a passionate and outgoing Tasting Room Manager to oversee all tasting room operations and events.  The Tasting Room Manager will take on scheduling food trucks, planning and overseeing events, and assisting in merchandise.

    In all tasting room operations, the Tasting Room Manager will be responsible for:

    • Overseeing FOH Staff and Training
    • Creating SOPs for FOH Staff and Operations
    • Setting up and overseeing tasting room events, private events, and group tours and tastings.
    • Coming up with fun and creative ways to promote the brand and educate the consumer.
    • Working with brewery team and distribution team to ensure inventory is properly tracked.
    • Oversee all operations from suppliers to retailer and consumer.
    • Completed or pursuing Cicerone Certifications.

    Our Tasting Room Manager will have experience with working in a tasting room environment and managing staff and suppliers.  This includes, but is not limited to, managing tasting room events, deep understanding of the market and consumers, ability to communicate with staff and suppliers, setting up and overseeing events, and be passionate about craft beer and the brand while doing it.

    A strict adherence to quality and consistency is key, as well as a proven commitment to accurate and thorough record keeping.  Good written and verbal communication skill as well as computer literacy is key.  Physical strength to lift 55-lbs and maneuver 175-lb kegs repeatedly and ability to stand 8-10 hours per day as well as the ability to withstand long periods of walking, bending, kneeling, climbing and maneuvering is required.  Flexibility in working hours is also needed to fit in with the event schedule.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/AAP/LGBT

    To apply email your resume.


  8. Alamo Beer Co. and Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. XFL Beer Bet

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (February 23, 2023) – Alamo Beer Co. and Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. are getting into the XFL season with a friendly wager for the upcoming game on Sunday February 26th when the San Antonio Brahmas take on the Orlando Guardians at the first home game of the season for the Orlando Guardians at Camping World Stadium.

    Eugene Simor, Founder and CEO of Alamo Beer Co., and Glenn Closson, Founder and CEO of Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co., are showing their real support of their team and partnership by making a friendly beer bet.  With Alamo Beer Co.’s Brahmas Alamo Original Golden Ale and Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.’s Orlando Guardians Florida Ale at the ready, one of them will be having to enjoy the other’s XFL branded beer, while wearing the other team’s colors, if their home team loses at Sunday’s game.

    Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery and tasting room in Orlando, Fla. has signed into agreement with Orlando Guardians, as their official and exclusive craft beer partner earlier this year.  Alamo Beer Company, a craft brewery and beer hall located in Downtown San Antonio, has been in a similar partnership with the San Antonio Brahmas.

    “Continuing in our Commitment to Community, we are excited to partner with the Orlando Guardians and welcome back professional football in the Orlando Community,” CEO and Founder, Glenn Closson mentioned.  “Being a part of the inaugural season of the Orlando Guardians is an honor and we hope to represent them well.”  The Orlando Guardians home opener is Sunday February 26th and Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. will have a beer garden set up before the game with beer samples and the Orlando Guardians Florida Ale and other Ivanhoe Park beers will be available in the stadium during the game.

    Media: please contact [email protected].

    About Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company:

    Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery that celebrates the pioneering spirit of early 20th century Lake Ivanhoe founder, George Russell. Ivanhoe Park previously served as home to beautifully lined orange groves and a pineapple farm, and was later named Joyland, an amusement and recreational park. Connecting Orlando’s illustrious 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 and approachable.

    About Alamo Beer Company:

    Since December 2014, Alamo Beer Company has proudly brewed the only beer to bear the ALAMO name since the start of Prohibition in 1919. And just like the stories of The Alamo Defenders, the history of our beer is our courageous, independent, unrestrained and true to itself.


    Glenn Closson

    Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.

    (714) 425-4756

    [email protected]