Microbrewer tapped for Orlando’s Packing District

ORLANDO, Fla. — Central Florida beer enthusiasts, listen up — here’s some news to whet your whistle.

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The Orlando Packing District’s developer has revealed the brewer planning to set up shop there.

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Orange County Brewers — well known to local beer aficionados — will occupy the 3,600 square feet of space in the historic Southern Box building carved out for a microbrewery.

“We are proud to have Orange County Brewers join us in The Packing District,” said Ken Robinson, president and CEO of Dr. Phillips Charities. “They are at the forefront of the micro-brewery industry, so we were attracted to their expertise.”

The microbrewery will be equipped to accommodate up to eight fermentation vessels, allowing all craft beer to be brewed on site.

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In addition to two of its most popular brands — The Warrior IPA and Black Hops Down — Orange County Brewers said it will also craft new beers with citrus-infused flavors to reflect the history of The Packing District.

Orange County Brewers was founded in 2016 by entrepreneur Jeremy Roberts, who’s looking forward to setting up shop in The Packing District.

“The support from our loyal brew crew has been outstanding,” Roberts said. “The rich history of this site inspires us to create beers that both honor the legacy of Dr. Phillips and represent the lifestyle in our Central Florida community.”

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Orlando’s Packing District redevelopment project is underway at Orange Blossom Trail and Princeton Street.

Once complete, the new microbrewery is expected to create 25 jobs.

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