Brew Reviews

Brew Review – Isle be Black by Bone Hook Brewing @bonehookbeer

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Comments are off Jun 21, 2017 Brew Reviews

I’m a sucker for a good, classically brewed Irish Stout. It’s jsut a little problematic since every brewery that makes one tends to make it only for St. Patrick’s Day, deplete their small batch as soon as possible, then go back to whatever overly hopped blonde ale is popular this month.  Keep them on tap, … Continue reading Brew Review – Isle be Black by Bone Hook Brewing @bonehookbeer

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

Brew Review – Mexican Coffee by Funky Buddha @funkybuddhabrew

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Comments are off Jun 2, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

Tequila and I aren’t good friends.  I never really cared for it that much, and it usually just makes me ill. But other people love it, and from the recent explosion of tequila bars (one at Epcot, no less), it seems that high quality tequilas are starting to become the  in thing. I, however, will … Continue reading Brew Review – Mexican Coffee by Funky Buddha @funkybuddhabrew

Brew Review – Purple Drank by Coppertail Brewing @coppertail

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Comments are off Jun 1, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

There’s a little known musical genre I’m fond of called Chopped and Screwed. It’s a method of remixing wherein the track, usually hip hop or R&B, is slowed down dramatically and cut in (or ‘Chopped’) on itself, allowing key notes or phrases to be repeated.  Take, for example, Alexander O’Neal’s If You Were Here Tonight. … Continue reading Brew Review – Purple Drank by Coppertail Brewing @coppertail

 Brew Review – Mexican Standoff by Due South Brewing @DueSouthBrewing

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

I think it was on my first trip to Due South, taking a tour with my lovely wife, that we had out first taste of Mexican Standoff. This might have been their first iteration, because the brew was just a few steps away from being straight hot sauce.  Literally, drinking it was like being that … Continue reading  Brew Review – Mexican Standoff by Due South Brewing @DueSouthBrewing