Florida Beer: No Dave's American Pale Ale From Tampa Bay Brewing Company

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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.

It's not just in Tampa anymore.

The Tampa Bay Brewing Company is celebrating 14 months in its Coral Springs location, having opened in February of last year. Since then, head brewer Norm Lehman has been busy getting the place into tip-top nanobrew shape.

Originally located only in the Ybor City district of Tampa, the company decided to open a second brewing operating in South Florida in 2013. Through their multiple award winning beers, they've been able to introduce the small batch experience to its patrons.

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Florida Beer: Wynwood IPA From Wynwood Brewing Company

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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.

From the depths of the street art covered warehouses of Miami's latest gentrified arts district, Wynwood Brewing Company is the first brewery to set up shop in Wynwood.

Opened in 2013 by Luis G. Brignoni and his father Luis C. Brignoni, the 15 barrel brewhouse pumps out three core beers (including this one) and a plethora of special releases.

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Florida Beer: 5 Beers For 5 Years Florida Weisse With Orange and Tangerine From Cigar City Brewing

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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.

It was only five short years ago that Joey Redner put together a project on a small road called Spruce Street. Little did anyone know in 2009 that his small brewery, Cigar City Brewing, would grow in such a short time to become one of the most recognized and sought after breweries in the American craft beer scene.

With the five year milestone this year, the brewery decided to have a fun time splitting the staff into five different groups and developing five different beers for each department. In a way, they're making up for the the fact that they never did anniversary ales for the previous years.

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Florida Beer: Maple Bacon Coffee Porter From Funky Buddha Brewery

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Elizabeth 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.

We've covered it for 'Maple Bacon Coffee Day' in January. It's been hailed in various national publications, including Draft magazine. It is a monumental brew that demands to be had whenever it is available.

Funky Buddha Brewery does many things right, and the cornerstone of their success in recent years has been the production of the famous Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Having been released into the wild lately, at both bars across the area and at Buddha's humble lounge in Boca Raton, I decided to take an in depth look at this complex and sought after brew.

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Florida Beer: Vice IPA From Miami Brewing Company

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Doug Fairall
Sonny and Rico would have approved.

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.

Welcome back beer fans. We're heading out to the store and picking up a can from the latest South Florida brewery to begin full time canning, the Miami Brewing Company.

Situated on the estate of the Schnebly Redland's Winery (over 90 acres!) in rural western Homestead, Miami Brewing Company is the only production brewery currently in the Miami area (you know, a brewery that produces mostly for distribution).

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Florida Beer: Tequesta Brewing Company's Belgian Farmhouse Saison

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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're popping up north to one of the area's long standing microbreweries, Tequesta Brewing Company, all the way up in Tequesta, naturally.

As a part of their continuously rotating series of beers, The Latest Batch is a generic term that encompasses all of the breweries small batch offerings. I was told it's so generic because they don't even name the individual beers that are made for it. Small batch indeed.

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Florida Beer: Category 5 IPA From Due South Brewing

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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're going to take a look at the gold medal winning double IPA from Due South Brewing, Category 5 IPA.

As we mentioned before, this beer was a gold medal winner in last weeks Best Florida Beer's Brewer's Ball, even coming close to being named the best beer in Florida by getting second runner up for 'Best in Show'.

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Florida Beer: El Dorado Pale Ale From Wynwood Brewing

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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.

If there were ever a beer to blur the lines between what the modern American pale ale is, and the IPA, it could very well be the El Dorado Pale Ale from Miami's Wynwood Brewing Company.

Now, don't take this as a rip towards the beer: it's more of a statement as to how closely related these two beer styles are, and the gray areas that arise when looking into very modern hop varietals. So how do these blurred lines translate to this beer?

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Florida Beer: Intuition Ale Works' People's Pale Ale, A Sessionable And Subdued APA

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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.

Victory over bad beer! This is the feeling you get when drinking from a can of Intuition Ale Works' People's Pale Ale, what with the pseudo 'Soviet Constructivism' motif of an angled revolutionary flag and red color scheme. On the design side, I've been a fan of Intuition's graphic and font choices: minimalist, clean, easy-to-read. But I digress...

Yes, People's Pale Ale is the self-described flagship beer from the Jacksonville-based brewery, and is considered quite popular, even in the online communities. Ratebeer gives it an 85 both overall and within the American Pale Ale style.

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Funky Buddha's Fuhgeddaboudit Red Ale at Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza

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Doug Fairall
A delicious American red ale.

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 setting our eyes on a beer made for a specific purpose: pairing with food.

Earlier this week, we spoke about Funky Buddha's latest project of brewing a beer specifically for local Italian restaurants Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, set to be released today. Luckily for us, Anthony's and the Buddha team were gracious enough to have us stop by to see for ourselves how this new 'food-beer' partnership would work out.

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