Florida’s Hourglass Brewery announced that founding brewer Sky Conley departed the company, and in his place the brewery named both Michael Delancett and Matthew Gemmell as co-brewers. The change in brewers is part of The Hourglass Brewery’s plans to grow the distribution of its beers, first in Central Florida, and then throughout the state.
“We’ve always had our sights set on distributing quality beer,” said co-founder, Brett Mason.
In July 2015, The Hourglass Brewery began distributing its beer in Seminole and Orange Counties through Republic National Distributing Co.
“Today’s personnel change is aimed at meeting the growing demands of our distribution while ensuring that a large variety of Hourglass beer remains available in our taproom,” according co-founder and manager Lance Butterfield.
The departing Conley helped to launch the brewery in 2012 with a three-barrel brewing system in the brewery’s former Longwood location. Conley established a strong reputation for concocting a wide variety of unique and interesting beers.
“We could not have launched a brewery without Sky’s brewing talent and creativity. We appreciate all his efforts,” Butterfield said.
Both Dalancet and Gemmell have been working on the brewery’s 10-barrel system since the opening of the new location in October 2014.