447. Cigar City Brewing – Maduro Brown Ale
Jul31

447. Cigar City Brewing – Maduro Brown Ale

As I’ve mentioned in my last few posts, I’m at Madeira Beach in Florida on my family vacation.  Today we went to John’s Pass, a touristy area with lots of souvenir stores, ice cream spots, restaurants, and tours.  We walked along the boardwalk and stopped into The Hut Bar and Grille to rest and grab a bite to eat and drink. Location: On tap and served in a plastic cup at The Hut Bar & Grille at John’s Pass...

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446. Margaritaville Brewing Co – Landshark Lager
Jul30

446. Margaritaville Brewing Co – Landshark Lager

As I’ve mentioned in my last couple of posts, I’m on vacation with my family in Florida.  Today we stopped for lunch at a place on John’s Pass called Gators so my son could try gator nuggets.  It was a great place to sit waterside and watch the boats, birds, people and the drawbridge (which you can see is open in the background of my photo).  Their beer list was limited to the typical big brewery beers, but I...

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445. Mother Earth Brewing – Sunny Haze German Style Hefeweizen
Jul29

445. Mother Earth Brewing – Sunny Haze German Style Hefeweizen

I’m on vacation in Florida, and on our way down we stopped in Atlanta to stay with my friend Joe, to take a break during the 17-hour car drive down. Joe picked up a couple of local craft beers that I couldn’t get in Illinois or Florida, and made sure they were in the can, so I could drink them on the beach. Well, I’m not on the beach yet, but I cracked open one of these while sitting on the veranda looking down the...

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444. Birra Moretti – Birra Moretti La Rossa Birra Doppio Malto
Jul28

444. Birra Moretti – Birra Moretti La Rossa Birra Doppio Malto

My family and I arrived in Florida today on our family vacation. We rented a condo on Madeira Beach. After getting in this afternoon, we dumped our stuff at the condo and went for a drive north toward Clearwater. After exploring for a bit, we were hungry, and used Yelp to help us find Cristino’s. It’s an italian restaurant which reviews said made great pizza. They were right! Since it was hot, I started with a Peroni, and...

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443. Lazy Magnolia – Indian Summer Spiced Ale
Jul27

443. Lazy Magnolia – Indian Summer Spiced Ale

My family and I left for vacation today to spend a week on Madeira Beach, Florida.  We’ve driven about 10 hours today and arrived at my friend Joe’s place in Atlanta.  We’re crashing here for the night before finishing our trip tomorrow.  Joe knew that there was nothing I wanted more after the long drive than a good beer.  He offered a bunch of different beers, and I decided to go with this one before going to bed....

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442. Piece Brewery & Pizzeria – Dysfunctionale
Jul26

442. Piece Brewery & Pizzeria – Dysfunctionale

Several weeks ago, I was in Chicago to watch my sister play football (she plays for the St. Louis Slam professional women’s football team). While there, we stopped at Piece Brewery & Pizzeria for a late lunch before the game. I had a couple of beers (as did my wife, although I had much of hers). Since I’d never been here before, I wanted a growler, and I couldn’t leave with it empty, so I took this beer to go....

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