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Friday, August 26, 2016

Fall for a Florida Beerfest!

[Ed. Note, 9/3/2016: I've added a few events to this article since it was published on 8/26/2016 ... enjoy] 
With Labor Day just around the corner and a three-day holiday weekend ahead, Summer starts to give way to Fall. That means lots of things: school is back in session, football season takes hold, the oompah of Oktoberfest celebrations abound, and, of course, more beerfests and beer events fill the calendar as the heat starts to take a dip. Although, here in Florida, sometimes the Summer and Fall blend together seamlessly -- love 'em or hate 'em, even those harbingers of Autumn, pumpkin beers, have been on the shelves for a while. In between tailgating and fantasy league, be sure to hop over to a beerfest or beer event around Florida! Check out the BeerSPHERE Page and Tap This Calendar on this website for events, as they are constantly updated. Here are a few early Fall events to satisfy your thirst for all things hops (while having some fun, too!).


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Blues, Brews & BBQ: Singin' the Brews at Florida Theatre, Jacksonville

[Ed. Note: 8/22/2016: Late addition to the BBQ lineup: Bow Leg'z BBQ]

If you've ever attended a concert or show at the Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville, you'll likely agree that every seat in the house is a good one and the acoustics enhance your experience at the historic ornate venue. After all, the theatre has been a leading entertainment center since 1927, and it's seen its share of different musical genres and entertainers over the years. As host of over 200 entertainment events annually, the Florida Theatre is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Star-Gazing With a Mermaid: First Magnitude Brewing Springs to Second Anniversary

[Ed. note 8/21/2016: The Second Anniversary Party was an awesome event. Huge crowds attended all day long, and the tap list was phenomenal! Check out my photos on social media and in the Photos tab on this website. Congrats to the crew!]

It seems like ... well ... just last year about this time, I wrote about First Magnitude Brewing Company's first anniversary bash in Gainesville: an all-day party with special tappings, music, and a whole bunch of enthusiastic beer fans inside the tap room and outside in the beer garden. It's now a year later, and First Magnitude Brewing celebrates its Two-Year Anniversary on Saturday, August 20. What can you expect? How about an all-day party with special tappings, music, and a whole bunch of enthusiastic beer fans! So, let's get ready to do this again ......


Thursday, August 11, 2016

You Know Where to Find 'Em: Ten 10 Brewing, Orlando

Taking flight at Ten10 Brewing Company, Orlando
Usually when I find myself in or around Orlando, it's on I-4 during a roadtrip to Tampa. A couple of weeks ago, however, with Stadium rock concert tickets in hand, I made some time to do a bit more in Orlando -- translation: brewery visits!  One brewery that had been on my "list" for a while was Ten10 Brewing Company







Saturday, August 6, 2016

Two Breweries, One Roof: Broken Cauldron Tap Room & Brewery, Orlando

Two breweries in one at
Broken Cauldron Brewery & Tap Room
On West Church Street in Orlando, only a few blocks away from the Camping World Stadium (formerly known as the Orlando Citrus Bowl), sits a unique brewery. Actually, there are two breweries under this roof which once housed a car storage garage and a diesel engine warehouse. 

After navigating their way through leases, investors and permitting as individual breweries, Charles Frizzell of Broken Strings Brewery and Jeanna Malines of Black Cauldron Brewing joined together and combined their upstart breweries in one location. Following preliminary building plans and working through local ordinances, the duo began construction in January of this year. Once the Certificate of Occupancy issued, they opened the tap room in June, as the federal Brewer's Notice had already been approved. And, what do you call such a place? Take part of each name, and create the Broken Cauldron!


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

What Kind of IPA Are You, Anyway? Say Cheers to IPA Day!

American. West Coast, East Coast, Midwest. English. 

Cascade, Centennial, Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe. 

Citrus, Piney, Floral, Fruity, Tropical. 

Double, Imperial, Session, Black, Red, or just "plain" ol'. 

From Palate Wrecker to Heady Topper to Sculpin. 

Pliny the Elder to Florida Man.

Talk about some of our favorite things. We could be talking about a certain holiday in December, or we could be talking about ... Yeah, you guessed it: we're talkin' IPA!