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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Florida Beer: Florida Sweet Stout From Florida Beer Company

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The FBC taproom. Not a picture of beer. Deal with it.

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 taking a look at a beer with a lot of 'Florida' in the name. It's a darker beer for the soon-to-be-happening changing of seasons (any day now, weather) that incorporates sweetness with sessionability. It is the Florida Sweet Stout from Florida Beer Company in Cape Canaveral.

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Florida Beer: Isle of MaGourdo Pumpkin Ale From Due South 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.

This week we're looking at the Isle of MaGourdo, the annual pumpkin beer offering from Due South Brewing Company. Since it is getting to be that time of year, it seemed only prudent to begin the laborious process of making it through some fall seasonals.

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Florida Beer: Happening Now Session IPA 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.

This week we're taking a look at a beer straight outta Tampa that's a collaboration between Rock Brothers Brewing, Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident, and Cigar City Brewing.

Now, is it a collaboration when the beers are brewed on the same premises? Sure it is! It's a meeting of the minds where two separate trains of brewing thought collide to come up with something more than the sum of its parts.

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Florida Beer: Stump Knocker Pale Ale From Swamp Head 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.

Swamp Head Brewing is probably one of my most sought after out-of-reach Florida brewer, in the fact that very few kegs make their way down into our neck of the woods from their home base in Central Florida. Luckily, the beer gods are looking down and raising a divine thumb's up.

The Gainesville brewery just weeks ago entered the canned beer estate by placing their popular and widespread Stump Knocker American Pale Ale into 12 ounce aluminum cans for distribution. They've been slowly making their way down the panhandle, and are now locally available at select retailers.

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Florida Beer: Star Fruit Pink Peppercorn Saison Collaboration From Mack House and 3 Sons Brewing

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Doug Fairall
Mack House brewer Justin Miles (L) and 3 Sons' Corey Artanis.

This week we're looking into the increasingly popular realm of collaboration beers, specifically those between well-known and talented home brewers and an established commercial brewery.

In August, local Davie homebrewer Corey Artanis joined up with the Mack House to produce a star fruit and pink peppercorn saison, among other brews. The aspiring brewer has made a name for himself through local homebrew competitions, festival exhibitions including this years' Hunahpu's Day, and just being an all around nice guy giving away gallons of his culinary creations.

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Florida Beer: A Selection Of Labor Day Recommendations

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Trevor Pritchard, CC
Labor Day and beer go together like malt, hops, yeast, and water.
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.

Normally every Friday on this blog, we highlight a single beer that is usually new, seasonal, or a pick of the core selection of a brewery in our fair state. So yes, it's 'a beer' from somewhere nearby.

For this holiday entry, I'd like to share a few recommendations of beers we've most likely already reviewed, but will provide an easy way for you to drink local this long weekend. After all, when there's other food preparations taking up valuable brain space, it's easier to let someone else do the heavy thinking before you crack open a cold one and fire up the grill.

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Florida Beer: Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale 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 look at a self-described beer "curiosity" in the form of Due South Brewing Co.'s inaugural entry in its Curiosity Series, a range of beers that aims to push the Boynton Beach brewery's brewing envelope.

"For our first release in the Curiosity Series," the company stated, "we started with our Imperial Caramel Cream Ale and incorporated the flavors and aromas of Florida oranges and maple syrup for a unique flavor profile we've never tasted anywhere before."

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