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!
Yazoo Brewing Company, Nashville, TN
I stopped in at Yazoo Brewing Company in Nashville, Tennessee to try their beers. The flight did not disappoint. The Hefeweizen was crisp. Pale ale was tasty. Sly Rye Porter was spicy. The Dos Perros Mexican style was new for me but I greatly enjoyed it. Hop Perfect was a solid IPA. Gerst Amber Ale – tradition – history – a legend. Stop in and try them all!
Zauber Brewing Company, Columbus, OH
I stopped in at Zauber Brewing Company in Columbus, Ohio and enjoyed their Vertigo Hefeweizen. Although this is not my go-to style, it was recommended by the bartender and I really enjoyed their beer. I definitely get the spice flavors – clove, etc – in the beer. I stopped with one so vertigo was no problem for me 😉
Pedal Haus Brewery, Phoenix, AZ
I stopped in at Pedal Haus Brewery in Phoenix, Arizona for one last beer before heading back to bed. I decided to try the Bavarian Hefeweizen based on the bartender’s recommendation. He said it was the freshest beer on tap. It was a great example of this style. Crisp and refreshing. It’s not my favorite style. But I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Ale Asylum, Madison, WI
I stopped in at Ale Asylum in both Madison and Milwaukee. The Thai Peanut Salad was great and the Curry Chicken Sandwich was also great. Madtown Nutbrown was malty and sweet. Radler was a tasty mix of Hefeweizen and grapefruit juice. The food and drink was superb and I highly recommend both.
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte, NC
I stopped in at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina. The atmosphere is German bierhall and biergarten. It’s a great place. I tried a flight of beers. The Fat Boy Baltic Porter was just as I had hoped. Smooth, malty, caramelly. The Copper Amber Ale is a great mix of malty smoothness and a little bite. I was pleasantly surprised with the Hornet’s Nest Hefeweizen. This was crisp and enjoyable. Finally, the Radler, a mix of Captain Jack Pilsner and Sprite (lemon soda) reminded me of the Radler I had in Munich decades ago. Delicious!