Yes, Orlando just had their first Open Event last weekend but did that stop our Yelpers from coming out last night and “Slowing Down” at Orlando Brewing? NOPE! And this shindig was really laid back but there was no resting involved whatsoever, which was awesome!
Orlando Brewing is the only certified organic brewery in Florida. What does that mean? Only all natural, organic ingredients are used. We sampled three of their 19 available beers and everyone seemed to be extremely impressed with the flavors. The elite squad had the very first public taste of a brand new addition to the brewery, Rip Tide IPA. We also sipped on the Oktoberfest and as Ashley P. said: “The third was a darker, chocolate flavored beer (they make tiramisu with it at Portobello [Biramisu here we come]), and it was hands-down awesome.”
We also feasted on three different meatball sliders (beef & veal, turkey and pork) from the yummalicious, Portabello, located in Downtown Disney; A local gem hidden among the tourist hub. They also had various cheeses and meats that proved to be palette pleasing. For a sweet ending, we dove into the Ghirardelli® LUXE MILK™ Chocolates. LUXE MILK is made from the finest cocoa beans, highest quality ingredients and real vanilla and is 100% All Natural, delivering an unparalleled rich and creamy chocolate experience. Not one piece of chocolate was left over.
Our ears were treated by local tunes from Orlando's own "Renaissance Man": Mr. Robert Johnson! Complimentary caricatures were created by amazing and magnetic local artist, Maria Bolton! Cornhole was also poppin’ in the parking lot. Such a lovely evening with amazing yelpers and local hometown love.
A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and those yelpers that came out to experience this local amazingness!
If you were able to attend, make sure to share your experience and if you missed out (shame on you) but check out all the reviews here and get ready for next year. A photo is worth a thousand words so don't forget to stop by our flickr page for all the action.