Brewery Visit – Big Storm Brewing, Clearwater @bigstormbrewing

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Comments are off Mar 31, 2017 Brew Reviews

There is a really good possibility that when I make it back to the Big Storm production facility in Clearwater, I won’t be able to recognize the place anymore. Big, big things are coming. I have been to the more experimental brewing facility in Odessa, maybe 30 or so minutes north. This was my first … Continue reading Brewery Visit – Big Storm Brewing, Clearwater @bigstormbrewing

Brew Review – Imperial Chocolate Chili Stout by Concrete Beach Brewery @concretebeachfl

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Comments are off Mar 30, 2017 Brew Reviews

It’s always interesting to see when a brewery gets a new head brewer. Sure, the new person has to stay true to the established recipes, but they also have to make their name for themselves, along with keeping the fires going for the brewery itself.  I have seen this happen a bit recently, and Concrete … Continue reading Brew Review – Imperial Chocolate Chili Stout by Concrete Beach Brewery @concretebeachfl

Brew Review – Fabio Rollercoaster Catastrophe Blonde by Lincoln’s Beard Brewing

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Comments are off Mar 29, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

The name of today’s beer alone should give you ample clues as to the vibe that Lincoln’s Beard, as a brewery, has.  It’s tucked away off of Bird Road, in a massive two story building behind an IHOP. I was there, along with my beer buddy Steve, his son, and my daughter, in the middle … Continue reading Brew Review – Fabio Rollercoaster Catastrophe Blonde by Lincoln’s Beard Brewing

Interview – Jonathan Wakefield, J. Wakefield Brewing @jwakefieldbeer

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Comments are off Mar 28, 2017 beer, craft beer, florida, florida beer, Interviews

If you’re reading this blog, odds are you know who Jonathan Wakefield is. If not, just wait a bit and you’ll be able to find J. Wakefield Brewing beers throughout the state.  So we asked the man himself some questions about fruit, Zika, and Star Wars.  When did you first discover craft beer? Like everyone, … Continue reading Interview – Jonathan Wakefield, J. Wakefield Brewing @jwakefieldbeer

Brew Review – Wedding Saison by Hourglass Brewing @hourglassbrew

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Comments are off Mar 27, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

I’m not sure I had a single beer at my wedding, mostly because I more interested spending time with my beautiful new bride.  But if there was a new beer brewed for the event, that would have been cool. Most Florida brewers tend to do just this for their weddings, as was the case for … Continue reading Brew Review – Wedding Saison by Hourglass Brewing @hourglassbrew

Swamp Head Brewery is sending cans to Tampa Bay

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Comments are off Mar 25, 2017 big nose ipa, cans to tampa, expanded distribution, Florida Beer News, gainesville, Northwest, Swamp Head Brewery, Tampa Bay

Press Release:  In response to demand for their canned beer in the Tampa area, Swamp Head Brewery announced today that they have begun distributing cans of Wild Night Honey Cream Ale and Big Nose IPA to Pasco, Hillsborough and Sarasota … Continue reading

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Cigar City Brewing to begin North Carolina distribution

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Comments are off Mar 25, 2017 cigar city brewing, Florida Beer News, jai alai, new distribution, north carolina distribution, Tampa Bay

Press Release:  Tampa, Florida’s Cigar City Brewing is proud to announce the addition of North Carolina to the brewery’s distribution network. This is the second new state to receive deliveries of Cigar City Brewing’s award-winning beer in over four years. … Continue reading

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Brew Review – Sweet Stout & American Dark Wheat by Cigar City TPA @cigarcitybeer

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Comments are off Mar 24, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

I am fully aware that Cigar City doesn’t actually own or operate the mini-brewpub located in Airside C at Tampa International Airport. It serves their beer, and they operate the small brewing system located there, but it’s actually operated by HMS Host or one of those similiar companies.  It’s just a little frustrating wanting to … Continue reading Brew Review – Sweet Stout & American Dark Wheat by Cigar City TPA @cigarcitybeer

Brew Review – Forbidden Forest and more at J. Wakefield Brewing @jwakefieldbeer

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Comments are off Mar 23, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

J. Wakefield is a pretty popular place for brewery tours. It’s also known for yoga and crossfit on the weekends. And when both happen at the same time, you get crowds like this: It’s busy. By a lot.  The odds are that the crowd pictures will be absolutey nothing compared to what will happen on … Continue reading Brew Review – Forbidden Forest and more at J. Wakefield Brewing @jwakefieldbeer

 Brew Review – Fruits of Florida Blueberry IPA by JDub’s Brewing @jdubsbrewing

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Comments are off Mar 21, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

Sarasota’s JDub’s Brewing is using 2017 to release their new ‘Fruits of Florida’ seies, a selection of IPAs (because Florida) accentuated with fresh, local, in-season fruits. The thing I like most with the first beer, Blueberry IPA (IPA, 7% ABV),  isn’t the fruit, but the hops.  It’s a little weird that I’m so ecited about … Continue reading  Brew Review – Fruits of Florida Blueberry IPA by JDub’s Brewing @jdubsbrewing