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


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.

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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 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.


Glenn Closson

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.

(714) 425-4756

[email protected]