BrewPOP Brewery in Auburndale is a family-friendly brewery serving 48 taps of beers and ciders, red and white wines, house-made sodas, and wood-fired Neapolitan style pizzas.
Locally Brewed Beer
BrewPOP Brewery has revived an old brewing technique used to make a variety of beer strengths from a single grain mash – Parti Gyle – and they are just one of a handful of breweries in the world that use this style of brewing on a regular basis. Another way to describe Parti Gyle is “brewing to taste.”
When you review the brew menu at BrewPOP you’ll notice similar types of beer in groups of three. Information about the 1st, 2nd and 3rd “runnings” refers to the flavor profile and ABV strength. First runnings are considered barley wines, or good sipping beers, with 8-14% ABV. Second runnings are considered normal, well balanced and flavorful beers, while third runnings are light beers with 3-5% ABV. Some third runnings are flavored with raspberries and mangos, or they are soured.
Parti Gyle Menu Example
- Grizzly Honey: 1st running at 9.9% ABV. Dark beer with notes of honey from the malts and a touch of GallBerry Honey and Amber Belgian Candy Sugar.
- Grizzly Deterrent: 2nd running at 7.5% ABV. Flavored with Black Pepper and local Florida Brazilian Honey Pepper.
- My Grizzly Soured My Bee: 3rd running at 4.0% ABV. Wonderful sour with a hint of local Florida Brazilian Honey Pepper.
House-Made Wine and Sangria
The base for BrewPOP Brewery’s wine is concentrated grape juice from the west coast of the United States, and each batch of wine is flavored with local fruits. For instance, Merlot Flirts with a Mango is a Washington State merlot aged on French Oak with a touch of mango, and Piesporter with Tangerines is a German piesporter made with tangerines. BrewPOP’s White Sangria is made with mangos, pears, apricots, peaches and apples, just to name a few.
At BrewPOP, sangria and wine can be served a few different ways: straight up for full flavor, on ice, or mixed with a house-made soda.
BrewPOP Brewery’s sodas have no additives or chemicals and include flavors like Pumpkin Pie, Crazy Monkey, Dark & Creamy Cherry, and Apple Sauce.
Insider Tip: Sit at the bar and ask the bartender about mixing beer and sodas. Carmel Graham (beer) and Apple Sauce (soda) is a delicious mix.
Neapolitan Style Pizzas
BrewPOP Brewery’s hybrid pizza oven, heating with both natural gas and wood, reaches around 800 degrees so the staff must use fresh, high quality ingredients. The brewery makes their own dough and serves only a buffalo mozzarella. Best sellers include My Chicken Beat Up My Pig (chicken breast, fire roasted pork, Italian sausage, pancetta, marinara, Swiss and provolone cheese) and Mushroomagedon (shitake, oyster, baby bella and large bell mushroom caps sliced and then sautéed in a white wine, mushroom cream sauce and Belgioioso fresh mozzarella).
Wings, Pretzel Logs, and Pretzel Bun Sliders
BrewPOP Brewery’s wings are marinated, slow roasted and then grilled to order and their most popular flavors are Sesame (garlic, spices, sesame oil and a touch of Florida honey) and Hot Ginger (ginger, Sriracha, cayenne pepper and a house-made hot sauce).
The fresh, hot soft beer pretzel logs are very popular and come with your choice of Jerry’s famous beer cheese, spicy beer mustard, seeded wine mustard, or marinara sauce. The same pretzel dough is used for BrewPOP’s pretzel bun sliders. Slider varieties change daily.