On certain episodes of the Florida Beer Podcast I have my friend and field producer Steve joining in for some of the interviews. You’ve probably heard him by now.
Every so often he will blow my phone up with a beer that he finds to be nothing short of utterly fantastic. One of these was the now seasonal Pucker Face (Sour, 6.7% ABV, 60 IBU) at 26 Degree Brewing in Pompano Beach. And I’ve had to sit through hearing him talk about this several times in my life.
Since it’s Halloween, it’s the one day of the year we can discuss beers from Beyond the Veil.
In other words, getting the last remnants of beers from breweries that have since passed on to that great lauter tun in the sky.
Ah, October. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a beer drinker (in my humble opinion.)
Why? It’s Oktoberfest time! And there are no beers I love more than when the Martzens and Festbiers come marching in.
For being just outside the Tampa-St. Pete area, the Sarasota-Bradenton region has more than its fair share of craft beer heavy hitters. One of the biggest is JDubs, outfitted firmly in the industrial space of the city of Sarasota itself.
The founder, Jeremy “Jdub” Joerger, has a very interesting brewing background and an even more interesting interviewing style. Hopefully you have listened to the full interview with him on the Florida Beer Podcast. If you haven’t, take a few minutes and avail yourself with this particular auditory treat.
Let me go ahead and throw my hat into the ring with a review of my brand new beer fridge, the NewAir “Beers of the World” Beer Fridge.
And it’s even been decorated for Halloween!
There is an interesting revitalization coming along in downtown Fort Lauderdale. If you’re familiar with the stretch along Broward Blvd., the southern half is home to a vibrant nightlife community, the Museum of Science and Discovery, and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
The north side, however, isn’t necessarily the best of neighborhoods at this time. It’s coming along, though, and there are a lot of new businesses that understand the time it takes to build up a vibrant and thriving district that will attract more people to the area.
It’s always fun to see when a single beer is the impetus to launch an entire brewery. And it’s even better when you get to celebrate that brewery’s anniversary.
Such is the case with Hop Life Brewing in Port St Lucie. They are celebrating their 2-year anniversary this weekend, so a well-deserved congratulations to them.
One of the beers that I hope they will have on tap is the unique monstrosity that is their Root Beer Porter (Porter, 5.5% ABV, 34 IBU).
Beer is beer and beer is good, but it’s always magical when the rum fairy shows up on my door.
Not only have I always been more of a rum drinker when it comes to liquors, but there is a certain satisfaction I get from knowing I can purchase an alcoholic product whose ingredients come entirely from within the state of Florida.