PH3’s Craft Brewery Tour: Hourglass Brewing
The PH3 Orlando craft brewery tour is in full swing and this month we continued our monthly visiting trend by stopping by Hourglass Brewing in Longwood.
Founded in 2012, this impressive establishment has come a long way since their 12-seat taproom behind a massage parlor. The first thing that struck us was the size of this taphouse, featuring a mammoth wrap-around bar, a smattering of around 20 tables and a few lounge-y sofa areas.
Hourglass’ decor would definitely get any 80s/90s kid excited with their movie poster nostalgia (adding their own artistic twists) from Bill & Ted and Star Wars to Labyrinth and Spaceballs and not to mention their tribute to Beetlejuice with their brick wall chalk doors to their restrooms. What’s also worth mentioning is their display of local art, which is changed out monthly.
After getting down to business with some of their finest brews, here are the gems:
- Honeybell Wit, 5.4% ABV - Made from Honeybell Oranges, this is one light and refreshing Belgian Wit beer.
- From Away IPA, 7.25% ABV - A hazy, heavily hopped IPA brewed in New England style and emphasizing pine, tropical fruit, and citrus hop flavors with a biscuit malt foundation.
- Póg Mo Thóin, 6.7% ABV - Sweet, syrupy and satisfyingly thick with rich flavor, ending with a roasted coffee finish.
After sampling their brews and getting a little hungry, we literally walked through the hole in the wall to Waco Taco, where it seems like these two neighbors have somewhat of an agreement that we could bring our food back over to the Hourglass side.
If there wasn’t enough to keep us occupied with the giant projector playing movies/cartoons, there was an XBOX 360 in one of the lounge areas as well as quite a few board games for us to choose from. Of course, Hourglass Brewing is on the Central Florida Ale Trail, so we got our stamp.
If you’re looking for a taphouse to spend a few hours at, then Hourglass Brewing is definitely your place. With plans for expansion and their new Sour brew line, things are only looking up for this Longwood establishment.
Coming up next on our Orlando craft brewery tour: Orlando Brewing.
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PH3 BREWERY TOUR
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