Orlando Beer Festival 2019’s fifth year was our biggest and best yet! More than 65 breweries, plus wineries and innovative brands sampling seltzers, ciders hard coffees and more, along with local vendors, chefs serving food from 10 local food trucks, and a Jameson Caskmates whiskey garden kept crowds happy and warm in “perfect drinking weather” chilly temperatures. Central Florida beer lovers enjoyed interactive games and inflatables, college football on the jumbotron, tons of photo ops, live wrestling from Team Vision DoJo, live local music from JUNOSmile, The Wilted Chilis, Victims of Circumstance and DJ E.T. along with the brews from Florida and beyond!
Congratulations to our 2019 brewery winners: Tactical Brewing Company, 2019 Festival Favorite Crowd Selection; and Half Barrel Beer Project, 2019 Festival Favorite Judges Selection. Due to overwhelming response, we established a new award this year, with Newground Hard Coffee Nitro Latte winning the 2019 Festival Favorite Innovative Brand! We also gave a partnership appreciation award to Charles Frizzell, President of The Central Florida Brewers Guild and owner of Broken Strings Brewery, for his support and hard work over the past 5 years, which has contributed to Orlando Beer Festival’s success!
Our sponsors made it possible, including Publix