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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

Brew Review – Lost Creek Saison by Hourglass Brewing @HourglassBrew

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

The Manzanita tree is a medium sized evergreen known for their small, twisty branches and orange-red color. If you’ve ever seen the twisty branches at a wedding, those are manzanita branches. They also have grape-sized berries that are commonly made into ciders, used as sweetners, or eaten straight.  They’re indigenous to the west coast of … Continue reading Brew Review – Lost Creek Saison by Hourglass Brewing @HourglassBrew

Brew Review – P.I.M.P. by Tampa Bay Brewing Co. @TBBCo

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

Props to Tampa Bay Brewing for the most interesting backronym name for a beer. If the sexy, dentally-challenged individual on the label was any clue, today’s beer is clearly made for a   P.I.M.P. (Porter, 9.5% ABV). This, naturally, stands for Peruvian Imperial Milk Porter. Heavy on the imperial part, in fact. PIMP is a … Continue reading Brew Review – P.I.M.P. by Tampa Bay Brewing Co. @TBBCo

Brew Review – Trekker Bier by Central 28 @central28beer

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

It is starting to get a little nuts out there in Florida Craft Beer land. There are a lot of breweries that are doing great things on an incredibly small scale, some are doing lackluster things statewide, and there’s a huge number of breweries to choose from inbetween.  One of those breweries that are doing … Continue reading Brew Review – Trekker Bier by Central 28 @central28beer

Brew Review – Devil’s Chair by Red Cypress Brewing @redcypressbeer

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

Time for a ghost story.  Cassadaga is a small unincorporated community not too far from Daytona Beach. But whereas Daytona is NASCAR, bikers, and Spring Break, Cassadega is known more for tarot cards and palm readers.  It was funded in 1875 by George Colby, a New York medium who traveled to Central Florida under the … Continue reading Brew Review – Devil’s Chair by Red Cypress Brewing @redcypressbeer

Brew Review – Duke Snider’s Imperial Stout by Walking Tree Brewery @walkingtreebrew

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Comments are off May 18, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

Edwin Donald Snider, known better by his nickname ‘Duke’ Snider, was an 8-time MLB all-star center fielder who played all but two years of his 17 year career with the Brooklyn, later Los Angeles Dodgers. The ‘Duke of Flatbush’ scored 407 lifetime home runs and helped the Dodgers win two World Series, in 1955 and … Continue reading Brew Review – Duke Snider’s Imperial Stout by Walking Tree Brewery @walkingtreebrew

Brew Review – 6 Feet Down by Bury Me Brewing @burymebrew

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

They have a hearse with built in taps you can rent for parties, for crying out loud.  The funny thing is, for all of their macabre theming and imagery, Ft. Myers’ first brewery Bury Me Brewing didn’t start strictly as a brewery catering to the Late October crowd. It’s actually more of a silly joke.  … Continue reading Brew Review – 6 Feet Down by Bury Me Brewing @burymebrew

Brew Review – Raisin’ The Bar by High Heel Brewing @HighHeelBeer @theBrewHub

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Comments are off May 15, 2017 beer, Brew Reviews, craft beer, florida, florida beer

I am dedicating this post to the most wonderful woman I know, my beautiful wife. I was lucky to spend a nice Mother’s Day with her and our beautiful daughter. I also know our daughter is going to grow up wonderfully, since she has such a great role model.  She is also lucky to be … Continue reading Brew Review – Raisin’ The Bar by High Heel Brewing @HighHeelBeer @theBrewHub