Video games, backpacks, figurines, there’s even a gigantic stuffed axolotl on my couch my daughter loves, mostly because it’s roughly the same size as my daughter.
If you’ve never heard of axolotls, I’m not entirely shocked. Up until a few years ago they were almost completely unheard, at least in the US. Axolotls (pronounced AXE-oh-lot-uhl) are kind of Mexican fish lizard with a fluffy, almost Elizabethan-looking collar around their necks.
It’s been a while, but the last time I went to BarrieHaus Beer Co., the lager wonderland in Ybor City, I was with my beloved daughter. I knew I had to get something to go, and I let her choose because, why not?
When faced with a bunch of various labels, one of which contains a cat riding a rainbow-trailing bag of malt through space while holding a mash paddle, and you ask a 6-year old girl to choose which beer you want, you’re getting the beer with the cat riding the rainbow-trailing bag of malt through space holding a mash paddle.
It’s funny that we released the episode of the Florida Beer Podcast with our interview with NOBO Brewing co-founder Tim Dornblazer weeks ago. Weeeeks ago.
I’ve been speaking with him for years, I’ve been drinking his beer for years, and it’s not like the brewery hasn’t been on my radar. I was just happy that it was finally time to sit down with the man and actually hear his story, plus record it so that we can broadcast it for all to hear.
It’s Anheuser-Busch. You know this, I know this, everybody knows this, the people that work there don’t try to hide it, we all know AB-InBev.
Even with such deep pockets, Veza Sur is far from the flashiest or most extravagant brewery in Wynwood. It’s relatively down home, and the inside tap room is kind of a fun library-esque wooden shelving space filled with books and knick-knacks.