Brew Reviews

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

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

Brewery Visit – Momentum Brewhouse @momentumbrew

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Comments are off Mar 20, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

Bonita Springs is a cute little city. Not very big, definitely filled with more than its share of retirees, and just north of Naples in the Southwest corner of the state.  My daughter’s godparents invited us out to the very recent Bonita Blues Festival (which was an interestingly good time with some pretty good bands, … Continue reading Brewery Visit – Momentum Brewhouse @momentumbrew

Interview – Jesse Ross, Lake Tribe Brewing @laketribebrew

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Comments are off Mar 17, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

As an FSU grad, it makes me happy to no end to see how well craft beer is going in Tallahassee. Of those, I’ve been quite fortunate to try several beers from Lake Tribe Brewing, a Tally brewhouse that recently celebrated their first anniversary.  As a natural extension, I interviewed their brewmaster Jesse Ross about … Continue reading Interview – Jesse Ross, Lake Tribe Brewing @laketribebrew

Brewery Visit – Legacy Caribbean Craft Brewery @legacybrewery

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Comments are off Mar 16, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

Opa-Locka is an interesting place.  It’s north of Miami, it’s a bit on the rough side, and the entire place is themed to Arabian Nights. Seriously. For a city named after a Seminole phrase and created by aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss, the entire place is distinctly Moorish-flavored, in a sort of Busch Gardens-esque sort of … Continue reading Brewery Visit – Legacy Caribbean Craft Brewery @legacybrewery

Brew Review – Have an Udder by 26 Degree Brewing @26brewing

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Comments are off Mar 13, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

Pompano Beach’s 26 Degree Brewing is starting to pick up some steam. They’ve had a crowler for some time, they’re bottling bombers, and they’re teasing their new 6-pack cans. Trust me, they have plenty of space to do all of this.  So with the bombers, some of those releases comprise the Brown Bag Series, or … Continue reading Brew Review – Have an Udder by 26 Degree Brewing @26brewing

Brew Review – 2 Pump Chump by Angry Chair Brewing @angrychairbeer

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Comments are off Mar 9, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

A long time ago I decided that the blog should be a bit on the clean side, not because I am (I’m not), but to help improve how far the articles can spread.  To that end, I’m not going to describe what a 2 Pump Chump (Porter, 5.5% ABV) is. Feel free to go onto … Continue reading Brew Review – 2 Pump Chump by Angry Chair Brewing @angrychairbeer

Brew Review – King St. Imperial Stout by Intuition Ale Works @intuitionale

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Comments are off Mar 8, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

One guess where Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville is located.  Yup. It’s on King St. At least it was. They moved into a massive new facility on Bay St. late last year, but the old digs still live on as their King St. Stout (Imperial Stout, 8.5% ABV, 45 IBU). There are a few things … Continue reading Brew Review – King St. Imperial Stout by Intuition Ale Works @intuitionale