Hourglass Brewing

Hey, y’all! I hope everyone’s having an awesome week. I am currently being held captive by the most powerful one year-old dictator and her stuffed bunny. No beer for me to review tonight, but I have a lot to tell you about the brewery I visited this week:

HOURGLASS BREWING.

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This is a local brewery to Central Florida (Longwood, to be exact) and has been around for about five years. Even though this place is relatively new, you should not doubt the deliciousness and popularity of the beers! They also have great daily specials (if you are into sours like myself, you get $2 off each SOURGLASS–what! on Fridays!) all week long.

Speaking of sours, I tried their Gose Classic. It was a milder gose/sour than I enjoy, but it was easy to drink. Very tasty.

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Gose Classic, Gose (4.1%)

When you walk inside, you are greeted with an open space scattered with the best movie and TV show decor. What I mean by that is, they have everything from Star Wars to Stranger Things hanging on the walls. I haven’t ever seen any place like this.

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They also have a wall with art for sale by local artists. This changes monthly, so if you see something you like, you need to act quickly.

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Hourglass also has an Xbox/book area to keep the beer haters/kids (huh?)/people of abstinence entertained while you enjoy the most flavorful fizzy brews of your dreams.

I am sad (but feel very blessed at the same time) that they will not be brewing anymore of their delicious Commandeered IPA (coming in at a dangerous 8%). I am happy that I got at least a couple glasses of it… but due to the fact that Anheuser-Busch/InBev bought out all the South African hops that it was brewed with, they will not be brewing anymore.

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Commandeered, IPA (8 %)

AND, correct me if I am wrong because I had a couple of glasses of this delicious beverage when the bartender told me, but I am pretty sure they were the first/only brewery in the U.S. to brew a beer with South African hops.

This brew had its time in the limelight. I feel like the last keg may have even already blown, who knows. I almost feel like the owners and brewers should do a proper burial for that last keg standing, because it was a damn good beer.

Overall, I highly recommend a trip to this place if you are in the area. You can check out their website here.

Thanks for stopping by! If you head to Hourglass, let me know what you think. 🙂

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