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Who’s down for a glass of Merkhet4? This time it is a S’mores Imperial Stout! We will also have fun games, charity donations, lots of food and tons of winter beers. Guest taps and bottles will include Scaldis, Jolly Pumpkin, Southern Tier, Cigar City, Cask & Larder, The Bruery, Fantôme, Smuttynose, Avery, Ommegang, St. Bernardus, Dupont, Summit, Bells, Weyerbacher and much, much more!
It has been an awesome year for us. We have met so many amazing new people and shared tons of great new recipes. The success has been overwhelming and sometimes difficult to handle. We have experienced inventory dilemmas as we cannot keep up with the demand. We have plans to rectify this very soon.
The Hourglass Brewery was mentioned in a great article from The New York Times as well as many of our good friends that either brew amazing beer or offer a world class selection. Central Florida is finally being recognized as a great place to find amazing craft beer – Cheers!
The excitement is building as the winter season always bring the most tasty brews on the planet. Thanksgiving and Christmas times offer so many new styles, flavors and aromas. We will be premiering a few new recipes next month and a party to celebrate the good times for beer. The taproom will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Hourglass brew at your holiday dinner! Growler fill specials on each holiday eve. Check below for details on more specials and events.
As Food Truck Friday has proven to be very successful we have teamed up with Wako Taco and now have delicious, gourmet food available every other Wednesday too! Wako Wednesday works perfectly with Wednesday Blends Day – It’s culinary awesomeness from every angle. Wako Taco will be here on November 6th and every other Wednesday after that.
If you have never tried Wako Taco you are truly missing out! Check them out -
Wako Taco’s Website
When we opened about 10 months ago we never anticipated the overwhelming excitement from our local craft beer drinkers. We always thought “make good beer and people will come”. Not only did over 1,500 people show up to our grand opening but we have met so many new friends and fellow beer lovers. The demand for locally made artisan beer was in such high demand we cannot keep up. Lot’s of you are wondering why we have not distributed any beer or bottled anything yet. The answer is quite simple really. We can’t make it fast enough. It is definitely a good problem but we are in need of an expansion very soon.
The Hourglass Brewery appreciates every single patron that walks through the taproom door. You are part of the family and deserve only the best. Because of your dedication to local business and passion about spreading the word we have been mentioned in The Orlando Sentinel numerous times, featured in many online blogs and voted the second best place to have a beer in the Orlando Weekly for every single category. We feel honored that the people voted for the new guys on the block. To be mentioned just below one of the best beer bars in America is even more flattering!
It has been a fun year! We have made over 60+ different recipes and listened to all your recommendations for future beer ideas. We have some really exciting beers coming soon. A lot of the will be featured at our 1 year anniversary party. We will have another epic shindig which is currently scheduled for August 17th but stay tuned for details as they unravel. Bottles will soon be available as well as new apparel. We still have our logo t-shirts, branded pint glasses, Belgian tulip glasses, growlers, stickers and more.
If you haven’t visited in a while you should definitely stop by for a night of new experiences. This Friday (6/28) we will be interviewed by Jeanna from americancraftbeer.com about craft beer & food truck pairings. Louie’s Bistro will be here with his amazing gourmet dishes. This is one food truck you do NOT want to miss! Check him out on Facebook
A week at Hourglass….
MONDAY – Movie Monday! Classics from the 80′s, 90′s and now that vary from cartoons to comedies to horror films. Make a request and we just might have it. Free fresh popped popcorn in the taproom!
TUESDAY – Tuesday Brews Day! Come enjoy half price flights. You can do any number of samples you like for just 50 cents a piece. Includes all Hourglass and Guest draft taps. Go ahead, spoil yourself
WEDNESDAY – Wednesday Blends Day! Every week we make a one-off blend either using a randall or mixing a beer cocktail for the day. Examples include Imperial Stout filtered through Saigon Vietnamese Cinnamon or Double Pale Ale filtered through Habanero Chili Peppers. You get the idea.
THURSDAY – Thirsty Thursday! A stress relief after a hard days work. Come enjoy $1 off drafts from 5pm to 8pm. Beat the heat and relax in our 68 degree taproom.
FRIDAY – Food Truck Friday! Every Friday we feature 1 gourmet style food truck. Pair your delicious hand crafted brew with some of the best food you can find in town. The food truck of the week is posted on our facebook page every Friday. Bring an empty stomach!
SATURDAY – Saturday Bladder Day! $1 off pitchers because it’s game day! Relax in the beer garden and play classic games like battleship, jumbo checkers, chess, scrabble, backgammon or new modern games like Cards Against Humanity and Fact or Crap.
SUNDAY – Speak Easy Sunday! Check our facebook page for passwords to receive awesome discounts of drafts, bottles, growlers, apparel and more. The password changes many times throughout the day. Give the bartender the password and she’ll give the wink and a discount.
Help spread the news! Orlando Weekly is doing their annual Best of Orlando 2013 survey. Let everyone know where your favorite places are and support small business and the local economy. Vote now!
Huge thanks to Blake Bickerstaff for making this video! Check him out for any video related needs you have. Killer work.
Opening day was amazing! Over 1500+ people showed up and it was a blast. Great food provided by John & Shirley’s Catering & The Crepe Co. The music was top notch, big thanks to Fonder Hearts, Colby Peters, The Wholetones & The Token Gamblers. We plan to have an awesome event like this every season, so 4 times a year lets toast to the times!
So… yes, we are officially open now 7 days a week. Come swing by, we are usually open from noon to midnight or later. We blazed through a ton of kegs on opening day so we have a minimal selection left. That means more new flavors are available! Now on tap…
On tap today….
Solarium Augusti (Agave Amber Ale)
Morlock Stout (Russian Milk Stout)
Tempus Perfectum (Spiced Ale w/ Butternut Squash & Brazil Nuts)
James Van Der Kriek (Sour Cherry Wheat Ale)
Pendulum Porter (Coconut Porter)
Guest Taps from:
Cigar City Brewery: Jai Alai (India Pale Ale)
Swamp Head Brewer: Midnight Oil (Oatmeal Coffee Stout)
Check our “What’s on Tap?” page for a live menu.