And now we come to my buddies at Islamorada Beer Co.
The truck they brought to the Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest that was just at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts was quite awesome; basically a cooler with beer taps on the side. Add the canopy to the front, and it was a truck full of awesome. And naturally I didn’t get a picture.
But I was there, under sales director Jose’s strong request, to try their newest creation, No Tan Lines (Pale Wheat Ale, 4.75% ABV).
First, you do a Google search on something called No Tan Lines and see if you find anything blog appropriate. Second, No Tan Lines is actually a mixture of two beers, Islamorada Ale blonde ale and Islamorada’s flagship Sandbar Sunday pale wheat ale.
What you end up with is an expertly mixed beer combining two light, easy to drink beers into something that has a touch of hoppiness, a touch of maltiness, and a lot of effervescence. Islamorada Beer Co. really enjoys making light, easy to drink summer beers, and this beer combines the best of both of the beers they are currently distributing. Excellent for the approaching summer weather.
Now, some readers may remember my ever-so-delicate digs at other writers that complained that Islamorada Beer Co. is currently contract brewing out-of-state. Don’t worry; that is all about to change with the addition of a giant new 75,000-barrel brewery in Ft. Pierce.
If you’ve ever been to the Keys, you’ll realize there just isn’t a lot of space there. Ft. Pierce gives Islamorada Beer Co. the space, the community, and the burgeoning craft beer community for them to really grow. I can’t wait for them to open! Whenever that will be…
I’ll just keep drinking their beers in the meantime.
Drink Florida Craft,