Craft beer adventures and experiences… one pint at a time

Archive for December, 2011

7venth Sun Brewery – new for Tampa Bay!

If you are in the Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL area on January 7, 2012 – why not support the launch of our area’s newest microbrewery  AND support a charitable cause as well? 7venth Sun Brewery (website not yet up at http://www.seventhsunbrewing.com as of this posting) is now open in Dunedin FL and hosting a charitable fundraiser / beer tasting event – so why not join the cause?

All the details are in the supporting flyer below – or send me a comment if you need more information and I’ll find out answers to your questions. Hope to see you there!

The Unofficial Beer Goddess (Carol)

 

Remember yourself, your family and the families of others – don’t drink and drive!

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Warmer Winter from Cigar City – defininitely a winter warmer worth trying!

Cigar City Brewing’s 2011 Christmas style beer called “Warmer Winter” (11% abv) is the perfect name for our Florida winter and also for a great new brew from our award-winning local brewery. Rich and complex in taste, it had a distinctive and important (for me) deep mahogany coloration – it reminded me of one of my favorite winter seasonals (yet to find it on tap this year): Anchor Steam‘s annual Christmas brew, only better!

WARMER WINTER… no cause for climate concern – except when it comes to your palate!

Fortunately the Warmer Winter was still available on tap at the Tasting Room (3924 W. Spruce Street, Suite A, Tampa, Florida 33607) as of this posting, but unfortunately it was not available in a takeaway growler.  I guess I’ll have to return for another sampling and cross my fingers that the brew has not yet run out!

In this photo, the Warmer Winter is the leftmost sample, followed by Improv (9% abv) an Oatmeal India Style Brown Ale, and two other limited edition seasonal brews (which were not my favorites) and none of these were available for growler takeout.

 

CIGAR CITY WORTH EXPLORING!

In case you don’t know about Cigar City Brewing near the airport in Tampa, FL, you may just want to get them on your radar!  In the short 24 or so months that they have been in business, they have amassed an impressive set of awards from Draft Magazine and others (see photo) and will definitely be making more waves in the months to come as they test out more recipes and test the limits of beer making in North America!

Happy new year and wishing you a great 2012 filled with health and great adventures!

Carol

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