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I had a chance to try a couple of interesting ales from San Diego brewery Ballast Point while at Mr. Beery’s for happy hour the other evening. One was a spicy hopbomb on firkin, the other a bold, full-bodied imperial porter. Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin (Ballast Point Brewing Co.; San Diego, CA; India Pale Ale; [...]

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I’ve had the pleasure of drinking two great stouts from Terrapin Beer Company recently. The first, the incomparable Terrapin Wake-n-Bake, was savored at Willard’s Tap House during their anniversary party. And I also savored the second offering, which I tried for the first time at Mr. Beery’s last evening. Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout (Terrapin [...]

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Craft Beer Paired Dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Creative Cuisine + Craft Beers = a “Brewnique” pre-Valentine’s Day Dinner Option Tampa, FL—January 23, 2012– Bon Beer Voyage, a specialty tour company for craft beer lovers, will partner with Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar chef Ryan Mitchell to host a four-course gourmet [...]

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Established in 1996, Dunedin Brewery is the oldest microbrewery in Florida. So it’s only fitting that the Tampa Bay area brewery had a vintage ale on tap when I dropped by recently. Dunedin Spatz 2009 Barley Wine (Dunedin Brewery; Dunedin, FL; Barley Wine; ABV: 9.0) is a flavorful and eclectic ale, and the years have [...]

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It’s been nearly three years since I founded Billy’s Beer Blog, and one of the most common questions that I’m asked is the number of different beers I’ve sampled since my quest began. In answer to that question, I’m pleased to announce that I reached a milestone yesterday afternoon at Mr. Beery’s, with Mick doing [...]

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My friend Steve and I dropped by Cigar City Brewing in Tampa yesterday to check out the latest brews on tap. While the Tasting Room had a great selection of CCB beers on draft, it was a guest beer, enthusiastically recommended by a beer representative from J.J.Taylor, that really caught my attention. Hill Farmstead Edward [...]

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A Tale Of Two Ales

It’s an annual right of passage at the beginning of February that two world renowned Imperial IPAs make their mark upon the craft beer world. The first, Russian River Pliny The Younger (Russian River Brewing Co.; Santa Rosa, CA; Imperial India Pale Ale; ABV: 11.0), has become the Holy Grail for many beer enthusiasts. While [...]

Petrus Pale Aged will appeal to beer enthusiasts and wine aficionados alike

Like Fine Wine: Petrus Aged Pale

With the explosion of the craft beer industry, it seems like ales and lagers are giving wine a run for its money as the drink of choice. In fact, many breweries have started to age their ales in oak barrels which give them a distinct wine like character. This “crossover” is producing beers that appeal [...]

Riptide will sweep you away

Get Caught Up in This Riptide

One of my friends here in the Tampa Bay area brought over some beers from his Beer Month Club on Sunday when we hosted our Super Bowl Party. There was a particular beer among them that really stood out, as it was one of the finest Irish red ales I have ever had. Casco Bay [...]

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