Brew Review – Golden Ratio Hoppy Lager by Unseen Creatures @UnseenCreatures

I can put my finger on my favorite cartoon from my childhood.

I’m sure the hip thing to say is something like Thundercats or My Little Pony, or even something slightly unknown like American Rabbit. I am, however, steadfast in my viewpoint that Donald Duck in Mathmagicland was the bomb.

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Brew Review – Pog Slammer by Beat Culture

Pogs. Seriously, pogs.

How can you not love bringing that particular piece of the 90’s back? If you have no clue what I’m talking about, you clearly missed out on one of the greatest flash in the pan collectibles in the 3 decades: Pogs.

For the uninitiated, pogs started off as the cardboard caps on bottles of juice made by dairies in Maui, Hawaii. The name of the drink was an acronym of the juices mixed to make the beverage, passionfruit, orange, and guava. Continue reading

The Seltzerbot 5000 (NewAir 160 Can Beverage Fridge) with Funky Buddha Seltzer @NewAirUSA @FunkyBuddhaBrew #shareyournewair

I have been mentioning it, but it’s time to reveal the fully stocked and operational Selterbot 5000! In reality, it’s the New Air 160 Can freestanding beverage fridge in stainless steel (SKU: NBC160SS00). And because of things, i have now fully stocked it with hard seltzers. Fully stocked.

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Sake San by Beat Culture Brewing

It’s always with a touch of irony that I pass by cases of Bud Light that prominently advertise rice as one of their ingredients. For most brewers, it is understood that the rice is a cheap adjunct added to water down the beer making it cheaper to produce.

And yet in craft beer circles the rice lager shows up time and again. It’s always with a bit of trepidation that I enjoy one, seeing as I hope more for the flavors and nuances of a well-crafted sake, a rice wine that actually has more in connection with beer than wine. It’s that or a watered-down sparkling water beverage that you get in huge packs. Continue reading

Brew Review – Annual Passholder by Dissent Craft Brewing

I will go ahead and state it now, I am firmly of the belief that if the State of Florida has an official dessert, it should be the Dole Whip.

Not that it can be found in a ton of places, but it’s sort of a mythical part of the cultural lexicon of the state. Sure, key lime pie is quite ubiquitous and actually made with ingredients from Florida, but it doesn’t hold quite the same fanatic status as the Dole Whip does. It’s a legendary beast unto itself.

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Brew Review – Big Boca Ale by Fat Point Brewing

My wife could have killed me when we travelled 4 hours across the state to buy a beer that I told her was named after the city not too far from us.

I was wrong about that, however. I kinda got tripped up about my languages. Let me explain:

Fat Point Brewing is a brewery in Punta Gorda, which is around Sarasota in southwest Florida. They’ve got a gorgeous 15 bbl system and a new tap room opened in February.

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They’re also named after the city they’re in. See, there is a big fat point of land that is plopped out into Charlotte Harbor on the Gulf coast. Since the 1850’s, this piece of land has been identified on maps with the name Fat Point which, in Spanish, is Punta Gorda.
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