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Local beers

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:17 pm
by flcracker
Have you found any craft beers that are brewed in your AO that are worthy of discussion? :-k [smilie=cheers1.gif]

I'm currently wrapping my tonsils around a Motorworks (Bradenton) Pulp Friction APA - on tap at Copperheads in Safety Harbor. It tastes much like the air tastes around the Tropicana juice plant during citrus juicing season, just without the nasty burnt overtones. If you like a slice of Valencia or Hamilton orange with your mildly hoppy pale ale, you might like this beer. [smilie=pdt_xtremez_30.gif] [smilie=cheers1.gif]

My taste runs to hoppy pale ales and mild IPAs. Reef Donkey (Tampa Bay Brewing Co) is my daily refreshment.

Your turn.

Re: Local beers

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:57 pm
by Odessaman
Big Storm Wavemaker is pretty good - kind of reminiscent of New Belgium Fat Tire.

Re: Local beers

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:18 pm
by Jeepsnguns
Not your cup of tea flcracker but for any stout aficionados in FSN world the Motorworks Midnight Espresso brewed here in Bradentucky is as good as any stout I've had.... lots of coffee & chocolate undertones, very tasty.

Re: Local beers

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:58 am
by Pizzim
Have you checked out crooked thumb? Right around the corner from you and lots of tasty brews

Re: Local beers

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:14 am
by flcracker
Pizzim wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:58 am
Have you checked out crooked thumb? Right around the corner from you and lots of tasty brews
Yep - I stroll over there about once a week for brews & tunes. Their Shade Tree IPA & Grandpa Jack's Pils are great regular offerings, and their featured special runs can be awesome.

Re: Local beers

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:01 pm
by flashooter22
There is a bunch of brewerys in Palm Beach...only been to a couple but really enjoyed Copperpoint and Due South.

Re: Local beers

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:12 am
by Dragracer
Copes Brewery in Crystal River has a Southern Grit that is great! [smilie=cheers1.gif]

Re: Local beers

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:04 am
by jwillgym
Most of the IPA beer I've had tasted like grapefruit because of the hops. Don't see what people like about them. I'll take a nice Bass or Stella Artois over an IPA any day.

Re: Local beers

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:22 pm
by Jeepsnguns
I'm currently enamored with an ale from Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa named "Maduro Brown Ale".
Shouting out to you dark malty non IPA beer aficionados out there, this is awesome.
It's not a stout or a porter, just a phenominal brown ale!!! :ber

Re: Local beers

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:37 pm
by neverenoughguns
When in St Pete, try to stop by 3 Daughters. Super nice people. Family atmosphere. Excellent beer.

Re: Local beers

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:37 pm
by chuckusaret
I'm not a big craft beer drinker but I have stopped and had a beer or two in the ones in Palm Beach Gardens and Tequesta.

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/tapped/pa ... beer-tour/


Hard to beat the taste of Jim Beam and a splash of Coke.🥃

Re: Local beers

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:39 am
by cj5mrt
If you're ever in Winter Haven, Grove Roots has a big following. I personally don't care for craft beers, but many of my friends love the place.

Re: Local beers

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:53 pm
by chuckusaret
It might just be my taste buds but I've noticed the taste is not consistent in some craft draft beers and varies by each keg. Could be be that I just don't drink enough to acquire a taste for it and it is a new experience each and every time.
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Re: Local beers

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:39 pm
by doriftu
If you haven’t tried it already coppertail is local. They not only have a ton of craft beer options but there happens to be an amazing food company that serves at the brewery. Worth a checking out, it’s across from The IKEA if your familiar with that area.

Re: Local beers

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:24 am
by flcracker
cj5mrt wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:39 am
If you're ever in Winter Haven, Grove Roots has a big following. I personally don't care for craft beers, but many of my friends love the place.
I love visiting Grove Roots when back in the Haven - I see classmates from the early 80s every time I stop in.

Re: Local beers

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:56 am
by cj5mrt
flcracker wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:24 am
cj5mrt wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:39 am
If you're ever in Winter Haven, Grove Roots has a big following. I personally don't care for craft beers, but many of my friends love the place.
I love visiting Grove Roots when back in the Haven - I see classmates from the early 80s every time I stop in.
That's where my old classmates like to meet when they're in town. Also from the early 80's.

Re: Local beers

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:53 am
by AirForceShooter
My thing is porters.
Just got back from Charlotte NC.
The place is filled with craft brewers.
I was in hog heaven

AFS

Re: Local beers

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:50 pm
by Chester Field
flcracker wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:14 am
Pizzim wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:58 am
Have you checked out crooked thumb? Right around the corner from you and lots of tasty brews
Yep - I stroll over there about once a week for brews & tunes. Their Shade Tree IPA & Grandpa Jack's Pils are great regular offerings, and their featured special runs can be awesome.
I second their Pils. I like their Porter too. Very good stuff there.

I won't be bringing my dogs back though. Hookworms and ticks, probably from those track dogs they have there every month.

Re: Local beers

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:52 pm
by Chester Field
doriftu wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:39 pm
If you haven’t tried it already coppertail is local. They not only have a ton of craft beer options but there happens to be an amazing food company that serves at the brewery. Worth a checking out, it’s across from The IKEA if your familiar with that area.
I think I like everything they make. It's all pretty available around the bay at the grocery stores too.

Re: Local beers

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:24 pm
by flcracker
Chester Field wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:50 pm
I won't be bringing my dogs back though. Hookworms and ticks, probably from those track dogs they have there every month.
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Dang. I will be more aware of what my dawg finds on the ground. Never thought about that. I take it, you must be pretty certain where they picked them up? :-k