Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Head Brewer Change

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




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.


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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.



Glenn Closson

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.

(714) 425-4756

[email protected]