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Spending a week in Florida... what to drink?

Postby Baulz » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:33 am

I'm off to spend a week with the Costanza's at Del Boca Vista Phase 3 enjoying 4pm early bird specials...

A week with my parents in Cape Coral, I need some beer to get through this. My Dad has been kind enough to offer to have the fridge stocked for my arrival, like a have some kind of reputation. I'm a big fan of hoppy pales and IPAs, and have been browsing the totalwine.com website for what to request. Any suggestions? I want to try some to compare to clone recipes I've brewed, or plan to brew this year. Looks like hot weather so far so some wheats would be good too.

Sierra Nevada Pale
Sierra Nevada Topedo IPA
New Belgium Ranger
Bell's Two Hearted IPA
Stone IPA
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Postby liamt07 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:19 pm

Cigar City anything and everything. Fresh Jai Alai is hella delish.
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Postby MatttthewGeorge » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:32 pm

If you like saisons & Belgian styles, pick up some different things from St. Somewhere: http://www.saintsomewherebrewing.com/
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:03 pm

Florida, much like Western New York, has also seen huge improvements to their distribution map recently. You can find the likes of: Bruery, Prairie, Bell's, Founders, and New Belgium among others.
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Postby Belgian » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:41 pm

If you see Anchor Porter, I would drink the hell out of that. Also Guinness Foreign Extra Stout.
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Postby kafercrazy » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:47 am

liamt07 wrote:Fresh Jai Alai is hella delish.



This.

I wish I bought more when I was down there last...
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Postby grub » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:49 am

kafercrazy wrote:I wish I bought more when I was down there last...


my inlaws spend a month in FL every year. I keep trying to convince them to bring me back a keg of jai alai, but so far no luck...
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Postby spinrsx » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:24 pm

I drank these (among others) on my trip to Florida in January, all from total wine

Cigar City Maduro Brown
Cigar City Invasion
Cigar City Jose Marti
Cigar City Tocobaga
Cigar City Cracker
Cigar City White Oak Jai
Cigar City Hotter Than Helles
SweetWater IPA
Sweetwater Lowryeder
Sweetwater Festive Ale
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale
Terrapin Moo Hoo Choc. Milk Stout
Terrapin Wake N Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Bell's Porter
Bell's Oberon Ale
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout
Bell's Third Coast
Victory Headwaters Pale Ale
Victory Yakima Glory Ale
Avery India Pale Ale
Mad River Steelhead Double IPA
Mad River Serious Madness Black Ale
Great Divide Hibernation Ale
Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Heavy Seas Black Cannon IPA
Avery Old Jubilation Ale
Lagunitas Sucks
Lagunitas Brown Shugga'

Cigar City beers are available somewhat close by in Syracuse now as well. Sweetwater and terrapin are not available in New York as far as I know
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Postby A » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:19 pm

They are available in Syracuse but not Buffalo?
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:24 pm

spinrsx wrote:Cigar City White Oak Jai
This is one of my absolute favourite beers.
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Postby kafercrazy » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:35 pm

btw, this should probably be in the Local Beer Guides thread.
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Postby Kish84 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:23 am

A wrote:They are available in Syracuse but not Buffalo?

New York is weird like that. It seems Western New York (Buffalo/Niagara), Upstate (Rochester/Syracuse), and New York City all have different stuff available. New York City just started carrying Bell's. Upstate had AleSmith a few months before WNY.
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Postby Baulz » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:32 am

Thanks for all the tips, it should be a tasty week. I'm now trying to plan a trip now to the Cigar City brewery.
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Postby icemachine » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:38 am

Baulz wrote:Thanks for all the tips, it should be a tasty week. I'm now trying to plan a trip now to the Cigar City brewery.


Definitely worth it, their tap room is great, and it's right around the corner from a well stocked Total Wine
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Postby Baulz » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:31 am

liamt07 wrote:Cigar City anything and everything. Fresh Jai Alai is hella delish.


Jai Alai was breathtaking. Making plans to brew a clone shortly. We went out for dinner one night and it was in the domestic beer list, $3.75! I thought it was funny as Blue Moon was on the more expensive imported list. I also tried their Invasion Pale and Hopped on the High Seas Citra IPA was fantastic.

Shopping at Total Wine was an amazing experince, it was hard to hold back. I drank as much as possible for 7 days, the last day was tough trying to finish them all off ;)

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