Florida Beer: Puppy's Breath Porter From Cigar City Brewing

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Doug Fairall

It's #FloridaBeerFriday, where we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.
We're back this week with another entry of Florida Beer Friday. Today, we're cracking open a bottle of Cigar City Brewing's Puppy's Breath Porter, a robust porter.

According to the brewery's website, "due to their immature digestive system and their diet, the breath of a puppy can smell like coffee or chocolate."

This is a new fact for me, but it appears through dog lover forums that this is true. Good thing no one wants to make a beer flavored after my dog's breath, as it'd taste like beef giblets (don't even think about it Dogfish Head).

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Florida Beer: Biscayne Bay Brewing's Saison

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Doug Fairall
Biscayne Bay Saison -- on tap from the Brass Tap.

It's #FloridaBeerFriday, where we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

This week, we're checking out a beer brewed in Miami, the saison from Biscayne Bay Brewing Co.

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Florida Beer: Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale From Cigar City Brewing

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Doug Fairall

It's #FloridaBeerFriday, where we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

Continuing our streak of 'nut'-inspired beers, this week we're taking a look at a doubly dangerous high gravity beer from Cigar City Brewing in Tampa called Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale.

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Florida Beer: We Aged a Panic Attack From Holy Mackerel Brewing For One Year

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Doug Fairall

It's #FloridaBeerFriday, where we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

Aging a beer can be tricky business. On the one hand, there's the opportunity to drink an awesomely strong and flavorful beer RIGHT NOW and enjoy it. On the other hand, there's the possibility of aging a beer in the appropriate environment to see if there is any improvement in flavor.

This week, we're taking the step of experimenting with an aged beer.

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Florida Beer: Nut Sack Double Brown Ale by Engine 15 Brewing Co.

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Doug Fairall

It's #FloridaBeerFridayEvery Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

This week, we're taking our eyes north to the land of Jacksonville and surrounding communities with a look at Nut Sack Double Brown Ale by Engine 15 Brewing Co.

This Jacksonville Beach brewery, which recently opened an expanded production brewery in downtown Jacksonville, has been brewing beer in northern Florida for years. Until now, distribution barely made it to South Florida, where there are currently a few offerings available.

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Florida Beer: American Wild Ale From Brewzzi

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Doug Fairall

It's #FloridaBeerFridayEvery Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

It takes a massive pair of cahones to make a sour beer in a popular, if not erudite, brewpub most famous for its blonde ale and marzen lager. For Brewzzi, it's another sign that the craft beer movement in South Florida is in full swing and is ready to showcase all styles of beer.

Matt Manthe, the scholarly brewer at the Boca Raton brewpub, has put his skills on full force by introducing the southern Palm Beach County public to a wild beer: one of a trending style replete with bacterial microbes and mouth-puckering acidity.

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Florida Beer: Tides of the Reef Pale Ale From Saltwater Brewery

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Doug Fairall

It's #FloridaBeerFridayEvery Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.
This week we're taking a look at a humble pale ale from Delray Beach's Saltwater Brewery called Tides of the Reef.

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Florida Beer: Old Battle Axe IPA From Engine 15 Brewing Co.

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Doug Fairall

It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

Those who are unfamiliar with the northern Florida brewing scene might not know of Engine 15 Brewing Company, which operates a brewpub in Jacksonville Beach and a production brewery in Jacksonville proper. That ignorance is about to change, as the brewery's products are now making their way down to our humble home of South Florida.

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Florida Beer: Olde Southern Wit From Cask & Larder

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Doug Fairall

It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

This week we've gone on the road to the home of Rollins College, Winter Park, to hit up a swank Southern gastropub serving up on site produced beers alongside Dixie-craft food: Cask & Larder.

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Florida Beer: Last Stop IPA From Brew Bus Brewing

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Cousins? Siblings? Last Stop shares the family traits of Cigar City's Jai Alai.
It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

This week, we're looking at the Last Stop IPA from Brew Bus Brewing, a company that owns and operates a small fleet of touring buses and contract brews with Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa. It's a mix of beer and tourism.

You may remember the Brew Bus from this summer, when we took a ride to see what all the fuss was about. It's a unique feature of this particular tour operator that they source a half dozen of their own branded beer, which not only accompanies each ride but is available at local stores as well.

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