People don’t always think of beer and chocolate paired together, but true beer fans who appreciate stouts and porters understand these flavorful ales and chocolate can be a match made in heaven. That is why Big Storm Brewery and William Dean Chocolates, the company that made the chocolates featured in the movie Hunger Games, are teaming up to create a specialty artisan brew.
Well, looks like the 2017-2018 Tampa Bay Lightning season is off to a nice start…
As of this writing, the Bolts are currently 9-1-1 and show no signs of the Stamkos and Kucherov Show slowing down (knock on wood). But it’s also the Lightning’s 25th anniversary as a team, and Big Storm Brewing in Clearwater managed to score the exclusive right to brew The Lightning Twenty Five (Light Lager, 4% ABV) to celebrate. Thanks to Big Storm Brewing, I managed to score a four pack myself.
You ever have a beer so perfectly clean and true to style that just its existence makes you happy, great taste notwithstanding?
That’s exactly how I feel about High 5 (IPA, 5.9% ABV) from Ft. Myers Brewing.
Bumby is not an appetizing word. It sounds like Gumby’s sad, less intelligent cousin.
But if you’re from Orlando, you immediately recognize the word as a fairly well-travelled avenue close to downtown, intersecting Colonial Dr. at that giant shopping plaza that used to be a covered mall (extra special bonus points if you remember Ronnie’s). Close to Bumby Ave., near its intersection with Curry Ford Rd. (once again, Orlando with the odd street names) is the home of Ocean Sun Brewing.
Since March of 2016, Ocean Sun and its head brewer Noah Cowles have been bringing true to style brews to the Orlando area. They’re already in limited distribution, which is how I got a growler filled – at the Total Wine near the intersection of Colonial and Bumby, ironically enough – with Bumby Blonde (Blonde Ale, 6.7% ABV).
Due South Brewing Company will be releasing Nun With A Chainsaw IPA on October 20 on draft and in 16 ounce cans. This will be the first time that a beer at Due South has been canned in 16 ounces.
GAINESVILLE, F.L., October 9, 2017 – Swamp Head Brewery answers long-time South Florida demand with distribution of their draft and canned products starting in late October 2017. The Gainesville brewery announced today that it will begin distributing cans of Wild Night Honey Cream Ale, Stump Knocker Pale Ale and Big Nose IPA to Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties starting Wednesday, October 18 2017.
Pinellas Ale Works Wins Silver in the Great American Beer Festival for “Milk Bone Sweet Stout”