apologies and events..
Just a few of the beers we will be featuring for this year's Stogie and Stout
|Terrapin Wake n' Bake Oatmeal Imperial Stout||Left Hand Smoke Jumper Imperial Porter|
Stoudt's Fat Dog Oatmeal Imperial Stout
|Lefthand Milk Stout|
Rogue "Paul" Black Lager part of John's Locker Series
Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter
|Thomas Creek Doppelbock|| |
Duck Rabbit Milk Stout
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
|Terrapin Monster Series "Dos Cocoa"|
|Dunedin Brewery Leonard Croon's Old Mean Stout||Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock|
|Sea Dog Hazelnut Porter||Shipyard Pugsley Series Imperial Porter|
|Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter||Shipyard Imperial Porter|
|*CASK* Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale||Avery's Czar Imperial Stout '07|
My favorite little watering hole Oldsmar Taphouse celebrated a year last week with a party and a few special goodies on tap and in bottles. Cigar City bottles even showed up there, although that was the only case that existed in the world at this point and I am sure it did not last long. I am glad I was able to get one while it was there.. Yummy!! Can't wait until those guys are up and running. The OTH has also been awarded by ratebeer.com the coveted ranking of the "Best Beer Bar in America" and #3 in the World. Awesome!! I think it is well deserved, of course I am biased but it is tough to beat..
The #2 beer bar in the U.S. just happens to be in Orlando, and to me eventhough I have only been there once holds a special place in every Florida beer lover's heart as well (hopefully) is Redlight Redlight. Brent and crew are seriously devoted to their craft and go out of their way to have some of the most amazing offerings I have seen in Florida including one of my absolute favorites Cantillion Foufoune (sp?) on tap, which I very reluctantly missed but is still very special. Brent also has a few pins (5 gallon casks) which he sends out to breweries who are willing to fill them and is able to get things on his hand pump that otherwise would not be available. I was able to be there a few weeks ago and they had 5 smoked beers on tap! How much fun is that?? Well, perhaps not much if you don't like them but for me it is almost heaven. If you are in Orlando I would not miss Redlight Redlight, while it is a little out of the way of the more well known areas of Orlando it is well worth the trip.
More to come, in the mean time..