I stopped in at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antonio, Texas to taste their beers. I tried a flight and each was very good. The Dark Sky Dark Lager was rich and malty, the Straight Outta Hopton Imperial IPA was strong and smooth, the 2 Coast IPL – India Pale Lager was hoppy and citrusy just the way I like it, and I think my favorite was the Heyyyy Joe Coffee IPA. I’ve never had a coffee IPA before and this was a treat. Notes of both coffee flavor and hops. Typically coffee is brewed in stouts and porters. This really switched it up for me and was delicious. Hope to stop back for one more before leaving San Antonio. I’d encourage anyone to stop in for this beer alone. The other beers were delicious as well. I did not have a chance to try their food but the menu looked awesome as well.
I stopped in at Twin Peaks Restaurant and Brewery in San Antonio, Texas for a quick bite and a beer. On the server’s recommendation I tried the Dirty Blonde American White Ale. Twin Peaks boasts of the temperature they serve their beer. Very cold. I have often heard serving beer very cold disguises the taste. Well, although I’ve never said anything bad about a beer to date on my blog, let me just say this beer was not my favorite. I did not finish it. It was very cold and refreshing to some extent, though. The quesadilla I ordered was good.
I stopped in at Bold City Brewery in Jacksonville, Florida and enjoyed a pumpkin ale. Just right on the pumpkin flavor. This also marked the eighth and final stop on the Jacksonville Ale Trail – #jaxaletrail. So I then headed to the Jacksonville Visitors Center and claimed my koozie and t-shirt.
I stopped in at Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville, Florida and enjoyed Tall, Dark + Cherry. I was hoping for more cherry flavor, but it did deliver as a chocolate stout with hint of cherry. Of course, you wouldn’t want the cherry to be overpowering any way.
I’ll also mention that several years ago while on business in Jacksonville I had the opportunity to stop by and was given a private tour by the owner which was totally cool.
I stopped in at Veterans United Craft Brewery in Jacksonville, Florida and enjoyed the Buzzin’ Bee Honey Rye Wheat, a tasty, slightly sweet, slightly malty, slightly bready, slightly spicy easy-to-drink beer. Tasty!