Orlando Brewing Partners

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BEER AVG
3.63/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1301 Atlanta Avenue
Orlando, Florida, 32806
United States

(407) 872-1117 | map
www.orlandobrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
50
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
651
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
63
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 63
Photo of kgrichards
4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Awesome little spot off the beaten path a stones throw from downtown back in the industrial area. Free tours at 6PM every night except Sunday. Live bands on Friday. Only all organic brew in all of Florida and like 1 of 11 in the U.S. A few table top games to play. They also have darts and giant jenga. No food yet but their looking at opening a second locale with more of that pub feel while the tap room remains as is, a tap room. Awesome spot and could have spent the entire day if I had the time.

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Photo of floridadrift
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 1

Spacious, dog-friendly, beer-garden outside, large bar, clean bathrooms, super friendly staff, attractive bartenders, great beer if you aren't a snob or looking just for high ABV stuff, like myself, if you're like me, look out for any Senator releases, like RUM BARRELS. It's delicious, well-made and super limited, they don't bottle it either, you can just drink your fill there. One of the better lolly-gagging things to do in Orlando, when you're here. Otherwise, garbage beer for the whale chaser. ALL ORGANIC.

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Photo of pmangold
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

I've been a couple of times and have enjoyed each trip. They always have a wide array of beers on tap. Sometimes they have unfiltered brews and that's an added bonus.

The fact that it's an Organic brewery is great. They really put the time and effort in to make great beer.

The staff (volunteers I think) are great and the brewery tour is great.

You can bring in your own food.

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Photo of EMB1960
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Great taproom. This place brews very good beer and most of it organic. I haven't had a beer here that was bad or not up to par. Friendly atmosphere, pourers are friendly as is the brewer and others who work here. I visit every time I'm in the area.

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Photo of ajtorres311
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

When you walk in you're greeted with a very relaxed atmosphere. They have a pretty large bar and a few big tables to sit down at. As soon as we walked in the bartender (who is a volunteer) came up to our table and asked if we've ever visited and gave recommendations after talking with us and hearing what our tastes were. They offer A LOT more brews there than what they distribute and all of the ones I was able to try were fantastic. They sell growlers of anything except their two guest taps along with other merch and glassware. The only gripe I have is that the tour was incredibly boring and felt like more of a rant by the owner. Skip it!

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Photo of FlemingVSKing
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Great fun place in an interesting but weird warehouse district. Still cool though. I recommend getting the variety flight. Good stuff all around.

Usually they have a food truck and live music on friday and saturday which is really fun. It's well worth it if you are planning to come to Orlando and want a fun night off to hit up a truly local spot.

Heck they are good enough to have a contract with Disney serving their beer in the American pavilion where people all over the world will associate it with American beer.

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Photo of portorro
4.71/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place! The beer was from good to great, and John (owner) makes a huge difference. Prompt service and good prices.

Beers reviewed and ratings:

Blonde Ale - B+
European Pilz - B
Pale Ale - C+
Olde Pelican IPA - B-
I-4 IPA - B
Red Ale - A
Brown Ale - A-
Blackwater Dry Porter - A-

We couldn't try all the beers in one visit, but this brewery is in our list for a visit next year. Reviews reflect our personal taste and not a scientific method, that's why the Pale Ale and the IPAs score lower. I'm sure that those who like pales and IPAs would rank them better as quality seems to be good all around.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Made a quick visit to Orlando Brewing last night. The place is out of the way in a sense, tucked amongst warehouses, etc. the tasting room was cool with neat decor....pics on the wall were taken by a local photographer (I think). Big american flag on one wall was neat. The quality of the beers was good. The service was outstanding....Kat the bartender was really friendly (not to mention good-looking) and very knowledgable about the beer. They had at least 10 or so of there own beers on tap and several guest beers. Overall I am glad I took the chance to visit.

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Photo of mnttravis
2.74/5  rDev -31%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4

Went to Orlando Brewing Sunday for the first time in year or so. Earlier visits had not impressed, but was hoping something new would stand out. Tasting room was candle lit, with two servers and eight to ten customers on a slow evening. Had an I.P.A. that was mild, but balanced and fresh tasting. Second beer was a kolsch that was so so. My friend had a red that was dry hopped, but it tasted stale and not the least hoppy. Our server poured his second beer in the same glass without a rinse. When he asked her about at least rinsing out the glass, she explained that "we never do that," but did offer a fresh glass. Orlando has other places like Shipyard Emporium or Redlight Redlight that care about their beer and customer service. I do not plan on going back.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by here on a Sunday afternoon and was pleasantly surprised. I had tried one of their brews at World of Beer, and it was good enough to warrant a visit. The place was a little off the beaten path, but the GPS brought us right to the front door without an issue. The place was a little dark, but nice and clean, and the bar was decent sized to accomodate 20+ taps. Plenty of tables around, as well. The tables have lacquered samples of hops, barley, and malt inlaid into them. Interested look and feel, combined with a lot of beer nostalgia and breweriana about the walls and shelves. Of interest is a shelf unit along the hallway leading to the bathrooms, were there are a plethora of pint glasses and other vessels from breweries all over the country. On to the beer. The brewery had over 20 beers on tap, with 3 or 4 guest taps (one of which was SN Bigfoot 2008)...samplers are available, and the initial is a paddle of 8. After that, you can pick up additional 4-slot paddles to finish the round, if you so choose. The service was great, and we learned that they are volunteers, so feel free to drop a decent tip...we did, and again, it was earned. We didn't have any food, and they don't have a kitchen, but they do offer pretzel sticks gratis, and they have bags of chips, snacks, candy, etc for sale. Also, there is bottled beer to go, as well as 4 different sizes of kegs available for purchase. Very fun place to hang out, and there were flyers for live music and other events/activities. I would absolutely return if we were in the area again, and I would recommend this place to anyone!

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Photo of azorie
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

I just realized I must have deleted my old review.
ok I am going to review this place only compared to other brewery tasting rooms I been to. Last time I was there with another BA. last visit October 2009

you walk in and its nice and cool. its a rectangle place, with offices and restrooms on the right as you walk in. it has lots of tables. The restrooms are clean and the place is usually not that crowded in the daytime. The person behind the bar, (I cannot call someone who does not mix drinks a bartender), anyway the beer poring person, usually a daughter of someone working there, does not work for money but just tips. Which quite frankly bugs me a bit that they are volunteers, as these prices you know they can afford to pay a college student min wage.

no tv's and no music that I remember, but who cares I came to drink. There are only a few issues that bug me and one of them is taps that are empty, they should hood those so you don't see it and get your hopes up only to me told there are out. i am told they have bands on some nights. They also have a guy that cooks outside we seen him last time, german like food I think, and you can order out and they have big tables you can eat at.

They have a sample beer plate but they charge for it. This does bug me some, it should be free if you buy 1 beer each IMHO.

That is really my only beef with this place. I had an Oktoberfest it was 2008! and the year was 2009 but hey it tasted fine to me, but I am weird I like aged Oktoberfest beers. Plus I got to keep the really nice mug.

I did not find any beer Too overpriced, but It was happy hour, the beers are sold at a profit you can count on that. they have some you can take out and you can buy draft to go.

we have been here a few times now at least and I would go back its quiet and you can talk in this place, its not world class but the seating and chairs are decent, better than most I been in.

My only real problems with the place, the are down to very few guest beers now, and there own beer they are out of allot of stuff, at least when we been, 3 times now and they was out of something everytime. The beer line up is standard stuff nothing outstanding but most are decent, and they are organic if you give a hoot about that crap.

its worth going to, and it has it's regulars and all that not that friendly a place but hey what do you expect most of Florida is frigging Yankees, the rest rednecks, tourists and very few nice folks live here, except us....lol jokes. maybe.

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Photo of Schwab
4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

We stopped by Orlando Brewing two weesk ago no a Saturday barely in time for the 6pm tour we wanted to do - but we made it thanks to their boss who likes to start late anyway. :-) The two girls behind the bar were very knowledgeable and nice and we sampled a few of their beers before and after the tour. The tour was good and informative from a standpoint that OBP is a green/organic brewery at least when it comes to the raw materials they use. As already mentioned; they don't serve food but sell their beer to go.

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Photo of bigkingken
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Orlando Brewing is in a building resembling a warehouse in a - you guessed it - warehouse district located just outside of downtown Orlando. It is a far cry, and a welcome change, from the tourist traps abounding everywhere else. It's simple. A bar, several tables, a nice outdoor patio with a stage for live music, and probably the biggest cloth American flag I've ever seen indoors hanging on the wall. It's your local joint. It's awesome.

They don't have a kitchen, but they provide a long list of menus from local places that will deliver. The pizza I ordered turned out pretty good, though I won't attribute it's goodness to the brewpub.

They have an awesome selection of beers, I believe it was somewhere around 16 of their own plus a great selection of never-before-seen-on-tap big beers. Many of their brews are organic, but less than a quarter would I rate as very good to amazing.

Of those few that obtained the amazing status was a dark IPA (my favorite, too bad it's not a regular), their Red and Porter. The IPA was very well balanced both in the various depths of hoppy goodness and malty characteristics. The Red was similar to a Scottish Ale without being overly sweet, and the porter was a bit thin, but still had a depth of character many are lacking.

On the other hand, I did not really care for any of their beers of lighter color. The pale was unimpressive, the IPA was too bitter upfront without anything to balance afterwards, and the lighter lagers/wheat beers were pretty bland (one exception: a Blonde Cream Ale which was quite refreshing).

But, overall, this place is well worth the trip for the beers alone. I also enjoyed the "rating" chart they passed out with the sampler, asking for opinions on each of their brews. Feedback is always important!

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Photo of redneckchugger
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

A tap room in a small brewery, that sums it up, The ambiance is nice, but i like hole in the wall joints. They have all their beers on tap, and 3 guest taps when i went, one of which was Bigfoot, gotta love Bigfoot on tap. Thier beer is hit or miss, the doppelbock, marzen, and English pale ale were great, the IPA and stout not so much.I also bought a bottle of thier single malt barley wine,( its supposedly made with an ass ton of one and only one malt) for 21 dollars, sure sign that i had been drinking. The lady serving us knew her beer which was nice. Over all its a decent place, not earth shattering, but nice enough for a local brewery. Its worth the trip if you are in town.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.66/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a staple of Orlando, if you can find it. This brewery / bar is tucked away in an industrial yard. If you feel like you are lost and there could not possibly be a bar back here, you are in the right place and almost there. There are about 20 draughts available at this bar. Large industrial room with an appropriate amount of character, sparse. Sometimes there is live music, otherwise background noise and ambient alternative music fills the area. I have unfortunately never been able to take the tour of the brewery, maybe someday. Most of the taps are of their own beer with a few Belgians in addition. Everyone there is low key and really nice, sometimes there is a dog that hangs out there. The beer is reasonably priced, a nice graduation of different styles with increasing ABV and an increase in price. Still, I don't think anything is greater than 5$ with plenty of selection below that. I really love this place, it is ideal for a beer experience. If you are in central FL, it is worth trying to find this place and trying their beer. They don't serve food, other than popcorn, but sometime the regulars BBQ. Be prepared.

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Photo of halo21
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I have been there once and will be returning shortly; I live about 15 miles away. I ordered a few pints that were on special and the service was good. They have a few other craft brews available on tap on top of their entire line; which is quite expansize. They offer a wide variety of styles, all of which are organic. Would have gotten a better price rating but their bottled beers were a bit pricey; but if you go to the bar in the brewery to drink, you can have a few for cheap. They are not expensive though. I have yet to take the tour, so I will update when I am able to go. I will miss the availability of this beer when I move.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Located in an industrial area of Orlando, you have to drive thru some bad parts to get there. Seating is on picnic tables with some outdoor seating as well. They had a good selection (something like 24) of beers covering most beer styles. Had a few quest taps as well which I don't think I've ever seen at a brewery. One of guests they had was Chimay tripel. Tried the Porter, Dopplebock, DIPA, Weiss, Box of Chocolates & Monk in the Trunk. The Porter, Dopplebock & DIPA were all solid beers. The Weiss lacked the fruit nose & taste, wasn't very good. The Box of Chocolates was a Stout, but not a good one. The Monk was a Belgian, not too bad, but nothing great. The beer was very reasonably priced, $4-$5 for most pints. The help there are all volunteers & seemed knowledgeable about the beer. One thing I did like was the beer is served in room temperature glasses & is not too cold. Seems like a lot of places like to serve ice cold beer. There was a band playing traditional Irish music & it wasn't too loud, so you could still carry on a conversation. There was a decent crowd there for a Sunday afternoon.

They give tours of the brewery every day but Sunday, my luck, it was Sunday. They also sell shirts, hats & a couple different kinds of glasses. Only food I saw were packages of crackers for $1. They sell some of their beer to go in 6 packs, but I thought it was a little overpriced for $8 & $9.

Overall, a nice place to relax and have a nice beer or two. If I lived closer, I might make this a regular stop.

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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Some decent beers, a good selection of 12 to 15 always on. There was a guy driving a small moving tractor who knocked over the big garbage can, so staff enjoys their product. The lady servers were on top of it. Clients were getting, like fairly well inebriated, likely from choosing the entire selection. Kind of dark inside,not a huge place to hang out and based on all the above there wasn't much socializing among people. Music not too loud was a plus. Light on the guest taps, I guess profit higher on their own beers. In any case, last stop before the airport and I wanted to be allowed on the plane.

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Photo of nick76
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Let me start off by saying that Krystal is a great barmaid. She waited on myself and my fellow beer buddy with very personal service and shared a long, educational conversation about beer with us. She is very knowledgeable about beer and the brewery (and even gave us refills on our beer sampler!). The atmosphere is OK on the inside but looks like it is mostly a brewery first and a bar second. The area around the brewery leaves something to be desired but don't let that keep you away. The quality of the products is pretty good with many beers being made from organic ingredients. The selection is pretty good and they even offer seasonal beers.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.73/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

If you are not familiar with the area, it is a rather difficult place to find, hidden in an industrial area. I have been going to the brewery since they opened, and they have gradually been adding new beers since they opened. At the brewery, in addition to buying pints of beer, you can also purchase 6-packs and growlers of most of the beers offered. Another new addition is The Lunchbox, which features really tasty German food. The bratwurst is amazing and goes great with beer. The $2 pint Mondays are the best deal in town for a quality pint of beer, no question! If you are in Orlando, it is definitely worth a shot. Brewery tours are performed daily I believe at 6pm.

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Photo of gabe
3.13/5  rDev -21.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Ehhh. Thats all I can say about this place. The beers I've had here were just mediocre. Haven't tasted one yet that I was impressed with. I think their beers are fermented too warm. They offer other commercial beers on draft which is nice for me but if I had my own local brewery I wouldn't be pimping other people's beers. The brewery is located in an industrial area of Orlando. The best thing it has going for it is the outside area. There's usually a band playing of some sort and when there's a good band it can be a fun spot to hang. The last time I was there I got the impression that the wait staff (albeit attractive) were just waiting for everyone to go home so I didn't feel quite welcome. Everything considered if you're looking for brewery atmosphere that is conducive to large crowds then this is a great spot. If a good beer is what you seek then please move along.

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Photo of marksto
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A small brewery in an industrial area just south of downtown and not far off I-4, Orlando Brewing features a medium-sized tasting bar that is open on afternoons and weekends. As others have noted, there's not a lot going on in terms of entertainment. All the better reason to get to know the others in the bar, with the many tourists in Orlando you never know who you'll meet.

They have about 15 beers on tap, with about 2/3 of them house beers made by OB, and the remainder are some other tasty craft beers. For example, on a recent visit they had Chimay, Bigfoot barleywine, and 2 or 3 others. The prices are excellent on the house beers, with pints at $3 happy hour and $4 other times.

The bar itself does not serve food, but just recently they got someone with one of those mobile kitchens like you see at construction sites to setup a permanent home adjacent to the brewery building. A German lady manning the kitchen serves up some really tasty German fare - brats, schnitzel, etc.. You can take the food inside or eat at the outdoor "biergarten."

If the family is visiting the theme parks find some time to sneak over here for a beer or two, it's worth a stop.

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Photo of HardcoreKeith
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Oops, I forgot to review this place!

I've been here several times. The location is in a rather industrial area. The tap room itself is clean but plain and features a long bar and a few tables, and not much else. They offer an assortment of local brews, all of which are quality but certainly not extreme. Prices for pints ranged from $4-6. Service was always good and friendly. The brewery is right on the other side of the taps, and the tour is fantastic and informative if you can get one (usually you can if you stop in mid-afternoon). No food available, but last time I brought a bag of chips and they seemed fine with it. There's also little to do here, so if you're coming with a friend, bring a pack of Uno cards or something.

Six packs of the pale, red, and blonde(?) were available for sale. Unfortunately I consider the three to be probably their least interesting offerings. Apparently though you can also get growlers to go.

Stop by and try the porter!

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Photo of Vancer
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

What a great place to stop for a brew, just superb.

Now, don't forget - this is a BREWERY that has a side room/bar for sampling brews. I went during the day, so the location wasn't a factor. But the room was clean, friendly, and it did have live music later on.

Wonderful selection of beers, they currently have 12 of their own beers on tap, and 2 more coming - how cool is that? And a fine collection of other brews.

They have no food, or any problem with you bringing in your own. Pizzas were delivered while we were there, for other patrons. Our group worked on some Duffy Subs.

Hey, grab a growler to go, only $12 - and get this, it's a gallon size!

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Photo of WynnO
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

After three visits, here's my take.

Generally, very sweet. The comments about "ordinary" beer are a bit over the top---most regional micros I've tasted tend to have strong and varied flavors. The OBP is no exception.

Their "flight" of in-house samples is a good value. If that doesn't fill you up, try one of their outside selections. On my last visit, I was elated to find Youngs Double Chocolate Stout on Tap, and call me prejudiced, but when I see Chimay on tap, it sends a message that someone in-house knows a thing about beer.

Also, NO---they do not charge more for outside beers as a motivator to drink their own stuff. When one desires to offer customers beers in the league of Chimay on tap, you can take this to the bank---it's costing them a premium.

Atmosphere is not overstated but clean. 'somewhat dim after dark, but apropos. There's not a lot of seats, but that adds charm IMO.

As of now, this reviewer is forward to a fourth visit sometime in the near future.

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Orlando Brewing Partners in Orlando, FL
89 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.
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