Pictures of the Wops Hops Brewing Company Grand Opening in Sanford

Wops Hops Sanford FL Grand Opening

Wops Hops Sanford FL Grand OpeningAttention all beer lovers: Wop’s Hops is at last officially open! After much anticipation (seriously, I felt like all of Sanford was asking me when they could taste some local brews), Sanford’s very first microbrewery is open on the newly renovated Sanford Avenue.

I was lucky enough to attend the grand opening party (on November 22, 2014) and snap a couple of pictures. The tap room, located in the beautiful old Stoke’s Fish Market building, was packed to the gills when I arrived. When I stepped out into the beer garden, Greg’s wife Nancy was stepping up to the mike and treated us to a special ukulele performance, and was followed by an energetic set by the Afterwhile.

Wops Hops Sanford FL Grand Opening

Behind the band was Surly-Q, a food truck boasting unique smoked meats and homemade sauces, owned and operated by one of my favorite Sanfordites, Thomas Dillon. I’ve been waiting to taste Surly-Q’s food and Wop’s Hops’ beer FOREVER, so to have them at the same time was killer.

Wops Hops Sanford FL Grand Opening

The vanilla cream ale paired amazingly well with Surly-Q’s wings, tossed in what Thomas calls “the Sauce of Bad Judgment”. Despite the name, the spicy treat and the smooth beer turned out to be an amazing combination, and I hope we see many more collaborations between these two new Sanford businesses. If you haven’t already (with the rest of Sanford’s craft beer fan club), go check out Wop’s Hops!

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Author: Sumalee Eaton

Sumalee is a single gal living, working, and playing in Historic Downtown Sanford. Growing up in the heart of the commercial district fed her passion for small town life, and today, Sumalee spends as much time exploring Sanford's possibilities as she does eating, drinking, working, and sleeping. She writes about her personal Sanford adventures on her blog, Sanford-Centric.

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