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Posted by Bill Zavorskas 2 COMMENTS

This Saturday marks the second anniversary of Billy’s Beer Blog. To mark the occasion, I’ve decided to do an updated version of my Ultimate Case. While I’m keeping two of my three rules from a year ago – no retired beers and a limit of one beer per brewery – I’m dropping the ban on [...]

Posted by Bill Zavorskas 2 COMMENTS

I started Billy’s Beer Blog a year-and-a-quarter ago and this is my 100th post. So I thought it fitting to use this post to review what Beer Advocate, Rate Beer, and many others consider The World’s Best Beer. I bought two bottles of Westvleteren 12 (Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus; Westvleteren, Belgium; Quadrupel; ABV: 10.2) from [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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