Persimmon Hollow Brewing is located in Historic Downtown Deland. From the moment we drove past the brewery to park, I knew I was going to love the atmosphere. Matt had been looking forward to getting out to Persimmon Hollow Brewing to do a review, and honestly, we don’t get out to Deland as often as we’d like.
Persimmon Hollow is housed in an old parking garage. We walked down old brick Georgia Ave, and through the open garage door, to sit at the bar.
We were welcomed by a friendly bartender, who filled us in with what was on tap.
The tasting room, is one open room, and there are even video games for those wanting to relive the 80’s, or kids to enjoy. Love how much of the tasting room is still dated, with wear and tear.
With a tagline of “Drink sensibly, but get weird” it’s got to be a great place in my book!!
Review of the Brews
Matt had their Hollowtoberfest back in September at the BrüToberfest in Tavares, and it was one of his favorites, so he had to get one as part of his flight. He really liked the Blood Orange Wheat, but thought the Beach Hippie was pretty strong and hoppy for his taste. Funky Freddy Fitz, a Belgian Stout, was Matt’s last taster, and he liked it. But just liked the Hollwotoberfest and the Blood Orange better.
For my flight, I had the Cara Cara Orange Ginger Hippie Cask. This was an interesting one, because it is served warmer and with less carbonation than a regular brew. Not much orange or ginger taste, so I didn’t care for it too much. The American Special was pretty good, but not something I’d have several of. As for the Daytona Dirty Blonde let’s just say this was my least favorite. Gypsy Hiker New England IPA, had a hint of grapefruit, and ended up being my favorite.
Meeting frequenters of the breweries we visit is always fun. We got to chatting with a regular, and he filled us in that one of the owners used to be a pastor. One of their special releases is called Drunken Monk, which when it comes out, is extremely limited. They have another called Tipsy Friar, but that was out when we visited.
What is it with Restrooms??
Not sure if this is going to become a regular occurrence, but just like Downey Brewing, Persimmon Hollow Brewing had a pretty unique restroom. Sadly there were too many ladies in there to get a picture. The stalls are created out of old doors, the walls and all. Hopefully next time I go, I can snap a picture.
Persimmon Hollow Brewing is a great place, with great brews, in a charming historic town, and we plan to visit again soon. Maybe next time we will find a place to eat, or just walk the town.
If you’ve visited Deland, we would love some restaurant suggestions!!