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  1. Annual Passholder Program 2022-2023

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    Secure your Annual Passholder Here:  Order Online

    We are excited to announce the return of our Annual Passholder Program for 2022-2023!  We have kept a lot of the great benefits from prior years, but will be adding new AP only swag and also additional comforts when you visit the taproom.  We had a great time this past year with off-site events including Private Orlando Ale Line bus tour to other local breweries and a box at an Orlando Solar Bears’ Game with pre-party drinks!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity and to join a great group of people.

    To kick off the annual pass, we will be hosting a VIP Annual Passholder party every year before our Anniversary Return to Joyland events.  This year, it will be October 14th 6pm to 10pm.  Your admission includes all you can eat and drink, while mingling with our brew staff, other breweries that are pouring at the invitational the next day, and other Annual Passholders.  You will be the first to enjoy that year’s Return to Joyland Triple IPA, Tiers for Years birthday cake stout, and other releases for that weekend.  Annual Passholders will be able to purchase up to 3 additional tickets for friends to attend.

    Next, enjoy entrance into the Invitational Beer Festival the next day to party with unlimited beer samples of breweries that have been invited out to celebrate our anniversary.  This will include the commemorative glassware and all the beers for the event from 1pm to 5pm.  These tickets are available to the public, so all your friends can join in on this one.

    Finally, enjoy a ticket to our Hangover Brunch that Sunday to cap off the weekend of festivities.  This one will have unlimited breakfast themed beers from 10am to 12pm and serving up some amazing brunch items.  Again, this is a ticketed event and is available to the public.

    All of that is included with your annual pass, just to kick off the year of benefits that you will receive until renewal at our next Anniversary Weekend Party.

    Show your annual pass in our taproom and receive:

    • Return to Joyland T-Shirt
    • Use of Passholder @$$-Holder in the Taproom
    • AP Stein Fills at normal draft fill cost
    • 10% off all Packaged Beers To Go
    • 10% off Private Event Rentals
    • Flight for your Birthday, redeemed the month of your birthday
    • $2 off Growler Fills/$1 off Crowler Fills
    • First Pick up on all Can Releases, one day before the can release
    • 10% off all Merchandise
    • Invite to Annual Holiday Party and Summer Party (Additional Costs will Apply for off site visits if entrance fee is required)

    **Annual Passholder program will get discounted as the year goes on and events are completed, as all AP will reset and require renewal before Return to Joyland to get access to the next year’s events from that date.  The discounted rate is due to the reduced events and gifts that may be received.  Follow our social media for updates and specials.  Examples:  posted advertised purchase before Christmas and receive the holiday AP gift.  All purchases beyond that forfeit that gift, but will be receiving all other gifts and event invites from date of purchase through the day before Return to Joyland.

     

  2. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. in Washington DC

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (June 27, 2022) – Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery and tasting room in Orlando, Fla. was honored to pour their beers at SAVOR: Craft Beer and Food Experience at The Wharf, as well as in the Library of Congress and a tap takeover at Lost and Found DC!

    “We have been looking forward to this week of events all year,” CEO and Founder, Glenn Closson mentioned.  “SAVOR has been canceled since the last event in 2019, which we poured at, so it was great to be back and also add some other events as well.”

    The other events hosted with Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. beer present were a reception at the Library of Congress, where all of the Representatives and their staff were invited to socialize and discuss current issues.  This was after the Hill Climb, where the Brewers Association scheduled meetings throughout the day with each brewery’s Representatives.  IPBCo was also able to host a tap takeover at local Craft Beer Bar Lost & Found DC, which was a great time with local Craft Beer drinkers and was a great way for us to tell our story to the local community.

    SAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience is held in Washington, DC every year and hosted by the Brewers Association.  “Discover the intersection of American craft beer and culinary delight. SAVOR marries flavor-forward, independent craft beer with sublime small bites to create an unforgettable experience for beer lovers and foodies alike.”

    Located in Ivanhoe Village, one of Orlando’s Main Street districts, the brewery has been open since Summer 2018 and entered distribution later that year in Central Florida with City Beverages.  That distribution partnership has grown and allowed Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. to work with newly added Bernie Little Distributors to expand their market reach.  They are looking to add a few more distributors soon, as they expand statewide in the Florida market.

    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 the Brewers Association:

    The Brewers Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association. The association is an organization of brewers, for brewers and by brewers. Nearly 6,000 U.S. brewery members and 37,000 members of the American Homebrewers Association are joined by members of the allied trade, beer wholesalers, retailers, individuals, other associate members and the Brewers Association staff to make up the Brewers Association.

  3. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. announces Amanda stepping down and Eric promoted to Head Brewer role

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    Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Head Brewer Change

    Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. announces Amanda stepping down and Eric promoted to Head Brewer role

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    ORLANDO, Fla. (June 2, 2022) – Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery and tasting room in Orlando, Fla. is announcing a change in the head brewer role with Eric Van Wormer being promoted and Amanda Mailey moving on to another opportunity.

     

    “It is definitely bittersweet news to announce,” CEO and Founder, Glenn Closson mentioned.  “We wish the best to Amanda on her new endeavors and are excited to see what Eric does while at the helm in the brewery.  We know he is ready to take it on and has been for a while.”

     

    Amanda came from Red Cypress brewing and took on the head brewer role back in August 2019 and has been brewing some award-winning beer alongside Eric, who was at the lead brewer role.  Eric is no stranger to leading a team and is excited for the opportunity to take charge in the brewery.  Jonathan will be stepping up to fill that role and we have some great staff that will be assisting where needed to keep things moving forward smoothly.

     

    Located in Ivanhoe Village, one of Orlando’s Main Street districts, the brewery has been open since Summer 2018 and entered distribution later that year in Central Florida with City Beverages.  That distribution partnership has grown and allowed Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. to work with Wayne Densch, Inc and newly added Bernie Little Distributors to expand their market reach.  They are looking to add a few more distributors soon, as they expand statewide in the Florida market.

     

    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 Eric Van Wormer:

    Eric joined the Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. brew team back in April 2019.  He has been a huge part in recipe creation and brings a lot of experience from prior breweries, locally in Central Florida, as well as in Austin, Texas.  Born and raised in Orlando, he started with home brewing in 1994 and won numerous medals in home brew competitions in Texas and Florida.  A lot of his 22 years of brewing experience came from Texas where he attended various industry courses with a lot of the local breweries that helped him work directly with a lot of other brewers.  His leadership comes from overseeing and managing companies throughout his lifetime.

     

    Contact:

    Glenn Closson

    Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.

    (714) 425-4756

    [email protected]

  4. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. takes home bronze for their Half-Toberfest Vienna Lager at World Beer Cup 2022

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    Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. takes home bronze for their Half-Toberfest Vienna Lager at World Beer Cup

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (May 5, 2022) – Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery and tasting room in Orlando, Fla. won bronze for their Half-Toberfest Vienna Lager at the Brewers Association World Beer Cup in Minneapolis, MN.

    “Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. is excited to add another award to their current list of award-winning beers,” CEO and Founder, Glenn Closson mentioned.  “Our brew team has been brewing some amazing beers and has proven it over the past few years with medals at US Beer Championship Open and Florida Best Beer, but to take home an award at the World Beer Cup is definitely an amazing accomplishment.”

    World Beer Cup is named as “The Most Prestigious Beer Competition in the World”, with 2022 having over 10,542 beers entered by 2,493 breweries from 57 countries.  The Vienna-Style Lager had 113 entries this year, with Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. taking bronze for their Half-Toberfest Vienna Lager.  Half-Toberfest was born in March 2020, right as COVID had shutdown the brewery.  It was meant to be an on-site party in the taproom to celebrate halfway to Oktoberfest.  They were able to still host it virtually by selling the Half-Toberfest to go in 4-pack 16 oz cans and did a German style cheers through social media for everyone to join in.  In 2021, they had a great attendance with German music, food, and games to celebrate in person in the taproom.  Each year has seen huge success and has been a lot of fun.  Now that we can claim it as one of the world’s best beers, we look forward to our next year’s festivities!

    Located in Ivanhoe Village, one of Orlando’s Main Street districts, the brewery has been open since Summer 2018 and entered distribution later that year in Central Florida with City Beverages.  That distribution partnership has grown and allowed Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. to work with Wayne Densch, Inc and newly added Bernie Little Distributors to expand their market reach.  They are looking to add a few more distributors soon, as they expand statewide in the Florida market.

    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 Brewers Association:

    The Brewers Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association. The association is an organization of brewers, for brewers and by brewers. Nearly 6,000 U.S. brewery members and 37,000 members of the American Homebrewers Association are joined by members of the allied trade, beer wholesalers, retailers, individuals, other associate members and the Brewers Association staff to make up the Brewers Association.

     Contact:

    Glenn Closson

    Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.

    (714) 425-4756

    [email protected]

  5. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Brings Home Gold

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    After taking a year off due to COVID, Best Florida Beer was back this year!

    We are excited to announce 1915, our California Common, took home Gold at the event.  Best Florida Beer has one of the best turnouts in the State for competition.  With the award, we are now 3 for 3 since we have started entering Best Florida Beer with Gold medals.  We received Gold for Tupac ShaPorter in 2019 and Gold for Park Hopp’r Pilsner in 2020.  The brew team has really been making some amazing beers and it is great being recognized at the State level.

    Medals we have won in the past 3 years

    With this year’s win, we are excited to add to all these medals:

    • 2019 Best Florida Beer Gold Tupac ShaPorter
    • 2020 Best Florida Beer Gold Park Hopp’r Pilsner
    • 2020 US Beer Championship Open Bronze Park Hopp’r Pilsner
    • 2020 US Beer Championship Open Bronze Bungalow Belgian Witbier
    • 2022 Best Florida Beer Gold 1915 California Common
  6. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Partners with Lakeland Magic

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    Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Partners with Lakeland Magic

    Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. announces multi-year partnership with Lakeland Magic Basketball Team.

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (February 18, 2022) – Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery and tasting room in Orlando, Fla. has signed into agreement with Lakeland Magic Basketball Team, as their official craft beer partner.

    “Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. is excited to add another sports team as the official craft beer partner,” CEO and Founder, Glenn Closson mentioned.  “This partnership is timed perfectly with our roll out in the Lakeland market, with the recent addition of Bernie Little Distributors.”  The Lakeland Magic are coming from an amazing 2021 season as NBA G League Champions.

    “We are so excited to partner with Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.,” said Hans Steinbrenner, President of the Lakeland Magic. “We can’t wait to reveal the new Lakeland Magic Brew to our fans across Central Florida and we look forward to a long partnership with many fun activations planned.”

    Located in Ivanhoe Village, one of Orlando’s Main Street districts, the brewery has been open since Summer 2018 and entered distribution later that year in Central Florida with City Beverages.  That distribution partnership has grown and allowed Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. to work with Wayne Densch, Inc and newly added Bernie Little Distributors to expand their market reach.  They are looking to add a few more distributors in the third quarter of 2022.

    This new partnership with the Lakeland Magic will allow Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. to expand their market growth in the Central Florida region.  They will be working on a collaboration brew for next season with details to be at a later date.

    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 the Lakeland Magic:

    The Lakeland Magic, based in Lakeland, FL, are the NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic. One of 30 teams in the NBA G League, the Magic recently won the 2020-21 NBA G League Finals to finish as league champions. The 2021-22 season is underway at the RP Funding Center. Season tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are available by calling 863-825-3263 or visiting LakelandMagic.com. Stay up to date on all things Lakeland Magic by following @LakelandMagic on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

    Contact:

    Glenn Closson

    Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.

    (714) 425-4756

    [email protected]

     

     

  7. 2/22/22 Giveaway Rules and Regulations

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    2/22/22 GIVEAWAY WIN BEER FOR A YEAR FROM IVANHOE PARK BREWING CO. – RULES AND REGULATIONS

    To enter, must like @IvanhoeParkBrew, like the photo, and tag a friend.  Each separate tag comment is one entry.  Contest will run from time of original post until winners are selected 2/22/2022 at 2:22pm EST.  All winners will be contacted through the social media account they entered with.

    Two lucky winners will receive beer for a year grand prize which is a beer a day redeemable in the Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co taproom. Beers are not able to roll over, so winners are allowed to receive one draft beer every day for one year from the day after winners are announced.  Legal Stuff: Official Rules for 2/22/22 Giveaway Contest.

    Who Can Enter

    1. Entrants must be 21 years of age and legal Florida residents and have lawful access to the Internet and a valid e-mail address.
    2. Employees of Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co., and the immediate family members of each are ineligible.

    How To Enter

    1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Only one ‘entry’ per person per comment tagged, but can comment multiple times with max winning of 4 prizes at each level of prize (ex, can only win the grand prize, first, second, and third prize). The contest begins when posted and all entries must be received by Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
    2. To enter, must like @IvanhoeParkBrew, like the photo, and tag a friend. Each separate tag comment is one entry. Contest will run from time of original post until winners are selected 2/22/2022 at 2:22pm EST.  All winners will be contacted through the social media account they entered with. The winner will be randomly selected from those qualifying participants.
    3. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. is responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry, winner(s) or other giveaway information by Sponsor or entrants for any reason whatsoever. Sponsor is also not responsible for any injury or damage to any entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the giveaway or for entries that are late, misdirected or incomplete. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF THE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. reserves the right to cancel the giveaway if it becomes technically corrupted.
    4. The winners will be randomly selected from those qualifying participants. The Prize – Two winners will receive Beer For a Year which is a beer a day and redeemable in the taproom.
    5. The winners must bring valid photo ID to Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. to redeem their prize.
    6. The 2/22/22 giveaway grand prize cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by the winner. The winners cannot assign or transfer prize. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. reserves the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value, including cash, for any prize, for any reason.
    7. The winners are responsible for all local, county, state, and federal taxes on prizes based on the value of the prizes set forth in these rules.
    8. Individuals are eligible to win only one prize within any 180-day period, regardless of the number of giveaways entered. Winners must claim the prize within seven days of notification.

    Miscellaneous

    This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law, including without limitation, in jurisdictions requiring registration, filing, trust account, or posting of a bond, or any other requirements or disclosures that are not expressly satisfied by these rules.

    Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, offering, or administration of the contest, or in the announcement of the prize.

    By entering, participants represent that they are eligible, and agree (a) to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, (b) to release Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. and their parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize.

  8. Central Florida Market Opening Up to Local Craft Beer

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    Central Florida is well known for its amusement parks and entertainment.  Epcot, SeaWorld, Amway Center are all places we love to visit and each year they are getting better are resourcing locally made products.  SeaWorld has been well connected with the local craft beer and we see that grow every year with their Seven Seas Festival, Craft Beer Festival, and other holiday events that incorporate local craft breweries.  We have been honored to have an Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. booth for most of those events and hosted a special craft dinner pairing this year for their Craft Beer Festival.  Epcot added us this year for Flower and Garden with our Hibiscus Guavacation and then kept us going with Food and Wine, selecting 3 of our beers to be in draft for their largest and longest event of the year.  We were excited to keep active with their Festival of the Holidays and are looking forward to the Festival of the Arts early next year.  With our partnership with the Orlando Solar Bears and collaborating on Bear Beer Florida Lager, Amway Center recently went through changes that included our Park Hopp’r Pilsner on draft and Bear Beer available in cans at various concession stands.  Another addition this year was Publix Supermarket, picking up Joyland IPA, Park Hopp’r Pilsner, and Tupac ShaPorter.  We had been doing well in Fresh Market locations throughout Central Florida and hope to continue as we add more grocery stores.  As always, we love our locally owned small restaurants and bars that have carried our product from the beginning and hope to maintain those relationships as well.  We are just happy to see that a lot of these other places are giving local breweries a chance to reach a broader market, so we can keep growing and innovating to help the local economy as everyone else is.