Brew Review – Jazzy Gotama by Cigar City Brewing @cigarcitybeer

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Comments are off Apr 12, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

At this point, I consider reviewing anything from Cigar City as sort of an obligation, a place that everyone immediately recognizes instead of some of the small, out of the way, mom and pop breweries that I tend to really enjoy.   Yes, they make good beer. And their relative proximity to Tampa Int’l is … Continue reading Brew Review – Jazzy Gotama by Cigar City Brewing @cigarcitybeer

Brew Review – Bananas Foster Cream and Tart Cherry Quad by Ookapow Brewing @ookapowbrewing

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Comments are off Apr 11, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

It is with great happiness that I can finally report Ookapow Brewing is in the process of opening their brewing facility. Opening later this year, Ookapow Brewing will be in West Palm Beach, just south of the Kravitz Center and CityPlace.  Damian Ramos told me about the new place at this year’s Brew at the … Continue reading Brew Review – Bananas Foster Cream and Tart Cherry Quad by Ookapow Brewing @ookapowbrewing

Brewery Visit – Pair O’ Dice Brewing @pairodicebrew

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Comments are off Apr 7, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

Writing this blog is so much more satisfying when I get to talk to welcoming, interesting people that also happen to be making great beer.  Such is the case with Ken and Julia Rosenthal, owners and brewers at Clearwater’s Pair O’ Dice Brewing.  The brewery opened in 2013, a few years after they Rosenthals moved … Continue reading Brewery Visit – Pair O’ Dice Brewing @pairodicebrew

Brew Review – Not On Porpoise & Double Chocolate Milk by 81Bay Brewing

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Comments are off Apr 6, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

The first time I visited 81 Bay Brewing in Tampa was well before they opened. In that time, there have been quite a few changes to this up and coming brewery. All of the AV features are up and running and look pretty cool, BTW. Their tap list has more than doubled in size. They … Continue reading Brew Review – Not On Porpoise & Double Chocolate Milk by 81Bay Brewing

Brew Review – Limey Sailor and Daily Chores by Walking Tree Brewing @walkingtreebrew

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Comments are off Apr 5, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

Vero is so close and yet so far.  And it’s home to Walking Tree, the brewery just named Best Brewery at the Best Florida Beer championship very recently. What made me lucky was that Walking Tree came to the recent Brew at the Zoo at the Palm Beach Zoo. My wife and I made a … Continue reading Brew Review – Limey Sailor and Daily Chores by Walking Tree Brewing @walkingtreebrew

IBrew Review – Tart Saison by Native Brewing/New River Brewing

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Comments are off Apr 4, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

I love seeing a brewmaster hanging outside their brewery when I drive up.  Backtracking quite a bit, most South Florida beer fans are very well familiar with Riverside Market and its sister location Craft Beer Cartel. The Cartel has been the de facto home of Adam Fine and his Native Brewing. Along with a killer … Continue reading IBrew Review – Tart Saison by Native Brewing/New River Brewing

Brew Review – Munich Helles and more at Khoffner Brewery @khoffnerusa

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Comments are off Apr 3, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

You’ve got some breweries that are insanely inventive, throwing some pretty bizarre adjunct combinations into beers that start to resemble milkshakes more than beers.  Then you’ve got some breweries that are so strictly focused on standards and recipes that you would think Duke Wilhelm himself lived there. Khoffner is one such brewery, and Rauf Khoffner … Continue reading Brew Review – Munich Helles and more at Khoffner Brewery @khoffnerusa