J Wakefiled Brewing, Miami, FL

I stopped in and tried two beers at J Wakefield Brewing in Miami, FL.  El Jefe is a coconut flavored hefeweizen.  Not my favorite style – it’s me – it’s mot the beer – BUT – you had me at coconut.  And, am I ever glad i tried this beer.  It’s really tasty and refreshing.  I love the hint of coconut.  I also tried Pecans are Forever which is a barrel aged imperial pecan stout.  This is delicious and really strong.  You can feel it.  Great beers!

Zydeco Brew Werks, Tampa, FL

Let’s get real, I stopped in at Zydeco Brew Werks, in Tampa, Florida and did not review the picture I took of my beer until later and sadly it’s blurry.  But maybe a blurry picture is better than no picture at all.  So, the bartender helped me with a dinner order turning the buffalo shrimp po boy into a salad which was delicious and he allowed me to taste a few beers and I decided rather than get an IPA with flavor fighting the buffalo I’d go with the pilsner – love the name – All I Wanted Was A Pilsner – to complement the spicy food.  Perfect dinner.

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Calusa Brewing, Sarasota, FL

I stopped in at Calusa Brewing in Sarasota, Florida to sample their beer.  They had a great number of IPAs, making it difficult to pick just one.  However, after looking at the options I selected Mosaic Shake Double IPA with blueberries, vanilla and lactose.  I was NOT disappointed.  This is a strong beer with great hop bitterness which is tempered slightly with the blueberries.  My friend tried several other of the beers, some of which I tasted.  Great beers and a great place to stop.