Friday, February 13, 2015

Brew Hub – Lakeland, FL


Last week we had some drinks at Brew Hub for the first time.  It is a brewery in Lakeland that partners with craft beer companies to help with production when their demand goes beyond what their facilities can handle.  They are brewed to exact specifications to ensure the same quality as the ones from the normal facilities.

For instance, Cigar City’s beer has expanded to Carnival cruises and has become so popular at bars and restaurants that their local brewery couldn’t keep up.  They enlisted Brew Hub to brew extra of their most popular beers – Jai Alai, Invasion, and Florida Cracker. 

You can see the large beer-bottle shaped cutout in the building while driving by on I-4.  We were there on a Wednesday, so it was pretty quiet, but more people started showing up as we headed out.  I can see it getting pretty busy on the weekends. 

It was nice to try a variety of craft beers all at one bar.  And since they’re brewed right on site, they were super fresh.  We ordered flights as always to sample a bit of everything.  The OBP Toasted Coconut Porter was so delicious I ended up getting a glass of that afterwards (it had just been brewed that day, and that batch was extra coconut-y). 

We also ordered some of their pretzels with beer cheese – warm, freshly baked pretzels with a creamy cheesy dip.  I can’t believe it, but we ate them so quickly that we got another round of the pretzels (they’re almost too good to share…) 

It’s definitely worth stopping by to check out this place – it’s a really great concept! 

Brew Hub is located at 3900 Frontage Rd S, Lakeland, FL 33815 and is open 12pm – 12am Thursdays – Saturdays, 12pm – 9pm Sunday & Wednesdays, and closed Mondays & Tuesdays.   

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