Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Public House Disappoints; Waterfalls Don't!

Made it all the way to Highlands, NC, yesterday only to discover that the Ugly Dog didn't open until 4pm, depriving me of some new tasting experiences. Not all was lost tho, was able to get a photo of the wife and her Mom ifo a waterfalls, which guaranteed no argument about dessert this evening!

Kay and her Mom, Florence.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy and Hoppy Easter!

Still trying to decide what my Easter beer will be, but in the mean time, you can look at this:







Happy Hoppy Easter to all!

Home Brewing Help

Some interesting and encouraging news for the home brewers and wannabees in our community:


http://www.news-republic.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=1&articleid=21864253

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Surviving Rain Deluge at Bold City


Major rain deluge caught up with us just as we arrived at Bold City Brewery, but turned out to be the perfect spot for tasting new beer, listening to a Blues trio and watching the parking lot flood. Yep, the good life!!



 



We both had the Mad Manatee IPA which was a nicely balanced hop bomb, using 4 different varieties ( the names of which got lost in the rain) for an appropriate nose-satisfying aroma but with a solid backbone of slightly sweet toasted barley and a very taste bud pleasing citrus finish. Don't know why the Manatee was Mad but we were happy to discover this brew.

Intuition Brewery in Jacksonville

The first new brewery we encountered in Jacksonville was Intuition Ale Works. We got there by Trolley, which made it very convenient for one accustomed to high gravity brews.
 



Kay instantly became a big fan of I-10 IPA (she bought some cans six-packs to bring home) and I got a real kick out of the Liverkick Imp. Black IPA (is that a pun?). This facility is in a rather nondescript building sort of out on its own, but worth the find.

One half of their menu. I had the Riverside Red, found it to be a bit more malty than hoppy, but good!

Reflecting on our Florida Beer Safari

Back home after some satisfying beer adventures in the sunny state of FL!

Today's quiz:

Where is this beer loving community?







If you said, Jacksonville, you are correct. Details to follow.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Quest Brewing's Thursday Night Concerts Are Back For The Summer!








As expected the Quest Brewing Company's Thursday night kick off was very successful in starting the season. And the Tolba Collaboration Brown Ale with Terrapin was a hit, I really liked it and saw plenty of other people enjoying it too!! 






 Great music tonight, the Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy band played like Nashville pros and the crowd loved them. Peruse the pics while I recover from perhaps one too many Tolbas and one DIPA.










Enjoying Shonna and her band.



Don really likes his job!!





Greg, the IPA dog.




Inside tap room equally busy.




ThoroughFare Food Truck was hopping tonight!