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Brewery Visit – Ten10 Brewing

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Comments are off Jun 30, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

A long time ago (and I’m dating myself a bit), there used to be a massive lumber yard in Orlando known as Mills & Nebraska. Beginning business as Central Florida Lumber and Supply Co., it was located – quite obviously – at the then sleepy intersection of Mills Ave. and Nebraska, roughly halfway between Little … Continue reading Brewery Visit – Ten10 Brewing

Brew Review – Guava Libre by Funky Buddha/The Bruery @funkybuddhabrew @thebruery

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

I am dedicating this review to my friend Javier. The first time I wrote a review of a beer inspired by the guava pastelito, he was the one to help me with the translation. I also came into work the next day to find a giant box of this Cuban guava pastries sitting on my … Continue reading Brew Review – Guava Libre by Funky Buddha/The Bruery @funkybuddhabrew @thebruery

Brew Review – Stump Knocker by @swamphead

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Comments are off Jun 26, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

It’s Florida. We tend to get a lot of beers named after fish here. Such is the case with the Spotted Sunfish. It’s small, it lives in freshwater, and it’s particularly aggressive. It’s cranky enough to fool some fishermen into thinking they’ve accidentally hooked onto a tree stump by accident. That is why the fish … Continue reading Brew Review – Stump Knocker by @swamphead

Brewery Visit – Man Day at 26 Degree Brewing @26brewing

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Comments are off Jun 22, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

Man Day! Yes, 26 Degree Brewing in Pompano Beach made their own holiday, right before Father’s Day. And, according to co-owner/co-founder Greg Lieberman, why not? It’s pretty perfect. There’s video games, cigars, sports on the TVs, wings from Tilted Kilt, and beer (obviously). Greg was there to give us a quick rundown of the event … Continue reading Brewery Visit – Man Day at 26 Degree Brewing @26brewing

Brewery Visit – Coppertail Brewing @coppertail

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

Basically, there are two kinds of brewery tours that I have been on: the basic ‘here’s how we make beer’ tour, and the ‘you know all the basics already, let’s talk about details’ tour.  Luckily for me, I got the latter on my latest visit to Coppertail Brewing. At this point, I’m pretty sure I’m … Continue reading Brewery Visit – Coppertail Brewing @coppertail

Brew Review – Big Deal Lager by Darwin Brewing @darwinbrewingco

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Comments are off Jun 19, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

Bradenton is so close that I feel fortunate, yet so far away that it’s frustrating. I am lucky in that it’s close enough to where I can get beers from one of my favorite Gulf Coast breweries, Darwin Brewing Co.  The interesting thing about it is that Darwin has signed an exclusivity deal with Lucky’s … Continue reading Brew Review – Big Deal Lager by Darwin Brewing @darwinbrewingco

Brewery Visit – Redlight Redlight @redlightx2

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

Sounds like a kid’s game, doesn’t it? Redlight Redlight is a popular and influential craft beer emporium in Orlando, maybe 5 or so minutes from Downtown. going is a pilgrimage for Central Florida beer drinkers, as Redlight takes pride in an absolutely killer lineup of bottles and regularly rotating taps.  Redlight Redlight also has a … Continue reading Brewery Visit – Redlight Redlight @redlightx2

Brew Review – Dunkelfunken (and more) by Lauderale @Lauderale

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Comments are off Jun 14, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

They made a dunkelweizen. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.  No one makes dunkelweizens on a regular basis in this state. And it’s my favorite style of beer, which makes me sad. But lo and behold, Lauderale in Ft. Lauderale had  Dunkelfunken (Dunkelweizen, 6% ABV) right there on tap. I like the … Continue reading Brew Review – Dunkelfunken (and more) by Lauderale @Lauderale

Brew Review – River Rat Red Rye Ale by Walking Tree Brewing @walkingtreebrew

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

I have sort of a complicated relationship with red ales.  You get some that are insanely hoppy, as if the brewer decided to forego logic and determine that when you pronounce Amber Ale, the IPA is merely a silent, yet integral, piece of the experience. Then there are some that are so caramel-laden that the … Continue reading Brew Review – River Rat Red Rye Ale by Walking Tree Brewing @walkingtreebrew

Brew Review – Batch 1300 American Wild Ale by Brewzzi @brewzzi

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

Brewzzi is one of those restaurants that looks like the entire thing was built from the remnants of a copper steam locomotive and the circa-1800’s train station that housed it.  Add the shiny copper brew system behind the plate glass windows,  and it’s the quintessential steampunk man cave.  It’s also been around for 19 years. … Continue reading Brew Review – Batch 1300 American Wild Ale by Brewzzi @brewzzi