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Should you ever find yourself in Gaithersburg, MD, just north of Washington, a visit to Dogfish Head Alehouse is a must. Besides having 16 DFH beers on tap, there’s a full bar and a very appetizing food menu offering everything from 1/2 burgers to salmon. Anne and I stopped by for lunch and drinks on [...]

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Another year, another Best Beers list. I decided to do a new slant on this year’s All-Time Favorites post, and create my dream case. The criteria is as follows: a. Retired beers have been omitted. Ales such as DuClaw Repent, Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA, and Thomas Hardy’s Ale were among my favorites, but [...]

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I picked up a bottle of Dogfish Squall IPA (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery; Milton, DE; Imperial India Pale Ale; ABV: 9.0) at Total Wine & More the other day. It’s described as an unfiltered, bottle conditioned, and dry-hopped version of their 90 Minute IPA. Quite frankly, it beats the latter hands down. The taste is [...]

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Belge D'or

These Ales Are Refreshingly Golden

I had the chance to try a couple of ales from two of Tampa Bay’s newest breweries. While their respective styles are different, both ales are similar in their color and refreshing character. 7eventh Sun Belge D’Or (7eventh Sun Brewery; Dunedin, FL; Belgian Strong Ale; ABV: 7.9) is hazy golden in color, with savory notes [...]

Brass Tap

The Brass Tap Grabs The Brass Ring

There’s a brewpub chain in the Tampa Bay area called The Brass Ring, and we decided to check out the pub at their Brandon location recently. With the style of a classic English pub, 60 beers on tap and over 300 more in bottles, not to mention live music Thursday-Saturday, it more than lived up [...]

CNLA is a perfect blend of 2 Salvations

Legally Yours: Collaboration Not Litigation Ale

Until beers from Russian River Brewing Company are distributed in Tampa Bay and throughout the rest of Florida, one way to get a taste of the Santa Rosa brewery is to try a collaboration ale that they brewed with Boulder’s Avery Brewing Company. Avery Collaboration Not Litigation Ale (Avery Brewing Co.; Boulder, CO; Belgian Strong [...]

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