The one frustrating thing about having a statewide focus, as opposed to a regional one, is that it’s incredibly difficult to obtain beers from a lot of breweries. Even if they distribute, a lot of the times their distribution is limited and rarely trickles down my way.
For example, take Pair O’ Dice in Clearwater. Great regional brewery, picking up a lot of steam, and they even have two cans in production and distribution. But if you’re not in the Tampa Bay area, you won’t be able to find them.
However, I managed to make a trip to the area and got a sample of each of the cans. The first can I sampled was their Hop Bet Red IPA (IPA, 6.5% ABV, 50 IBU).