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Just tapped: Sunshine Nectar Apricot Mead – Redstone Meadery

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Just tapped: Sunshine Nectar Apricot Mead – Redstone Meadery 8% ABVredstone

Brewer’s Notes:
Gold Medal Winner in the Hydromel category (less than 10% alcohol) at the 2003 International Mead Festival! Made with the addition of Apricot puree for a dryer, tart, more traditional tasting mead.

Just tapped: Strawberry Harvest Lager – Abita Brewing Co.

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Just tapped: Strawberry Harvest Lager – Abita Brewing Co. 4.2% ABVstraw lager

Brewer’s Notes:
Strawberry Harvest Lager is a wheat beer made with real Louisiana strawberries, picked late in the season when they’re at their sweetest. This brew has earned quite a reputation in a short time, causing the brewery to up their production year after year. When this brew is found, emails and phone calls fly to friends informing them of the store’s location. Strawberry Harvest is a crisp, light lager with just a hint of strawberry sweetness.

Back on tap: Bell’s Oberon Pale Wheat Ale – Bell’s Brewery, Inc.

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Back on tap: Bell’s Oberon Pale Wheat Ale – Bell’s Brewery, Inc. 5.8 ABVoberon

Brewer’s Notes:
Bell’s Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.

Back on tap: Invasion Pale Ale – Cigar City Brewing

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Back on tap: Invasion Pale Ale – Cigar City Brewing 5% ABVinvasion

Brewer’s Notes:
The people of Tampa Bay have fallen prey to Pirate invasion every year for well over 100 years. After more than a century of failing to repel these seafaring raiders in their anachronistic wooden ships, despite access to modern sea, land and air arsenals that ostensibly should make short work of wind powered vessels equipped with naught but cast iron cannons and raging scurvy, it occurred to the folks of Cigar City Brewing that if you can’t beat them start saying Arrrr Matey! And so we have brewed Invasion Pale Ale, a citrusy and tropical session beer brewed for those long days of marauding, pillaging and pirating. Cheers!

Back on Tap: J’ville Lager – Engine 15 Brewing Co

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Back on Tap: J’ville Lager – Engine 15 Brewing Company 5% ABVjville
Brewer’s Notes:
Jacksonville’s own lite American Lager made by the fine and funky crew at Engine 15 Brewing Co!

Just tapped: Terrapin Liquid Bliss Peanut Butter Porter – Terrapin Beer Co

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Just tapped: Terrapin Liquid Bliss Peanut Butter Porter – Terrapin Beer Company 6.10% ABVliq bliss

Brewer’s Notes:
We always love a good experimental brew here at Terrapin, but the salty-sweet combo of peanuts and chocolate has us all salivating a little more than usual. This brew, while smooth and mellow, still manages to challenge your tastebuds. The porter base is dark and smooth, with enough backbone to support the richer chocolate and peanut butter additions. It’s even dry “peanuted” with brewery-boiled green peanuts! Here’s to the candy-loving kid in all of us!

Just tapped: Surly Brewing / Lervig Brewing Collab 1349 Black Ale – Surly Brewing Co.

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1349 surlyJust tapped: Surly Brewing / Lervig Brewing Collab 1349 Black Ale – Surly Brewing Company 13.49% ABV

Brewer’s Notes:
1349 Black Ale and Pale Ale were brewed in collaboration with a Norwegian brewery Lervig Aktiebryggeri and the Norwegian black metal band 1349.

In 2010, 1349 toured the U.S. and some of the Surly crew saw the Minneapolis show. Surly-logoConversations following that show led to a collaboration beer, but it took nearly two years to find the Norwegian brewery partner, Lervig, that is based in Stavanger on the Southwest coast of Norway. Once the brewery was found, both a Black Ale and a Pale Ale were collaboratively brewed.

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Just tapped: Caroline Farmhouse Ale – Saint Somewhere Brewing Co

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Just tapped: Caroline Farmhouse Ale – Saint Somewhere Brewing Company 6.5% ABVCaroline St Somewhere

Brewer’s Notes:
“A farmhouse ale aged on whole bean coffee. Light in color with a touch of coffee in the aroma and taste. Our house yeast along with open fermentation and resident ‘Free Range Tarpon Springs Brettanomyces‘ add to the complexity of this ale. Brewed using 100% Belgian malt and whole cone noble hops.”

Just tapped: “Bourbon Brown Betty” Bourbon Apple Lager with Cinnamon – Fort Collins Brewery

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Just tapped: “Bourbon Brown Betty” Bourbon Apple Lager with Cinnamon – Fort Collins Brewery brown betty6% ABV

Brewer’s Notes:
Fresh picked apples and top shelf bourbon combine to create this delicious lager. The sweet cinnamon balances out the tartness of the apple while the bourbon flavor sneaks in to round out the creative brew. Bourbon Brown Betty has the delicious aroma of apple pie while containing just enough bourbon to end your sip with a kick.

Just tapped: Evil Twin Even More Jesus Imperial Stout – Evil Twin Brewing

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Just tapped: Evil Twin Even More Jesus Imperial Stout – Evil Twin Brewing 12% ABVeven more jesus

Brewer’s Notes:
Few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all – it must taste rare!