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Sep 27, 2016 5:10 PM ET

Archived: Mercantile Brewing Co: We are an Orlando-based craft brewery committed to bringing the culture and excitement of beer to the Florida Peninsula by brewing authentically-styled beer with a level of consistency and quality to rival even the largest breweries

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 27, 2016

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Mercantile Brewing Co

Orlando, FL 32832, US
Consumer Products

We are an Orlando-based craft brewery committed to bringing the culture and excitement of beer to the Florida Peninsula by brewing authentically-styled beer with a level of consistency and quality to rival even the largest breweries.

Orlando, FL is the number one tourist destination in the world. Despite that title, the city lacks a major craft beer scene, trailing behind many much smaller cities in breweries per capita. Nationwide, other breweries showcase their beer in taprooms with high-quality, handcrafted menu items to complement and enhance their beers –not one brewery in Orlando currently does this. Most importantly, Central Florida lacks a major player in the craft beer industry. High quality, technically sound and consistent product is the staple of a top craft brewery and no products brewed in Orlando possess these attributes. Mercantile Brewing Co. will change that.

No other craft brewery in Central Florida is owned or managed by anyone who possesses the skills and experience that we have. Andrea holds a B.S. in Hospitality Management and is a Certified Cicerone® with years of experience developing brewery programs and executing brewery expansion projects with some of the industry’s leaders: Craft Brew Alliance, Tröegs Brewing Co, and Anheuser Busch. Her knowledge of brewery consumers, quality control issues, hospitality, and managing guest experience complement Philip’s financial and business management acumen. Philip holds a B.S. in Finance/Accounting and an MBA; he has overseen multi-million dollar budgets, pricing strategies and complex management while holding management roles in major hotel corporations such as Hilton, Marriott and Universal Orlando. Most recently, we spearheaded the opening of a startup brewery from development to daily operation. Our experience and market knowledge will make MBC the leader in the Orlando beer market from day one of operations and will allow MBC to grow to a top 50 craft brewery in the United States by 2021.

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The Brewery

MBC’s portfolio is both traditional and uniquely Orlando. Our American IPA and Pale Ale are bursting with juicy hop flavors and aromas, while our Belgian Wit is spritzy, spicy and refreshing. Our Amber Ale is malty and medium-bodied yet approachably crushable. MBC features two lagers: one as familiar as a family road trip, the other dark and puzzling. To develop recipes and experiment with new ingredients, the Proving Ground Series produces one-off, top-secret, highly classified batches that only guests visiting the Tavern are cleared to enjoy. To celebrate the fruitful year-round harvests of the Sunshine State, MBC will partner with Fresh from Florida to create the Fresh from Florida Series: a seasonally-rotating series of beers brewed with local Florida produce.

The Tavern

Pizza and Beer. It’d be a cliché if it weren’t so damn good. At MBC, we treasure timeless recipes and innovation in flavor. All of our pizzas feature hand tossed dough specially topped with artisan ingredients and fired in our wood-fueled oven. We feature traditional toppings like pepperoni, but encourage you to venture to the unknown with seasonal pies like blue cheese, arugula and bacon to Mandarin orange and duck. Guests can forge their own path and top it however they like with our topping bar. Guests may choose instead to taste the world with our internationally-inspired sandwiches such as bahn mi and arepas. Seasonal salads and our signature beer cheese soup also play a prominent role in our menu. If dessert is your ultimate destination, then indulge in fried-to-order donuts dusted in a variety of confections and served with decadent dipping sauces. They pair perfectly with our beer. How’s that for cliché?



President Operations
Philip Bernardo

Philip Bernardo9+ years in Hospitality Management & Sales
Worked for industry leaders
-Morgan Stanley
15+ years in Hospitality
B.S. in Accounting/Finance & MBA from Southern New Hampshire Univ.

Vice President Marketing Officer
Andrea Bernardo

Andrea Bernardo7+ years in the Brewing Industry
Worked for Beer industry leaders
-Craft Brew Alliance
-Anheuser Busch
15+ years in Hospitality
B.S. in Hospitality Management from UCF
Certified Cicerone ®


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Company Age Employees Sub-Industry
9 months 2 Beverages


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Philip Bernardo

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