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And, we’re back!

So, I manage a lot of domain names (apparently not too well) and it appears that I let this one expire. Luckily, I was able to register the domain again (it had lapsed for about 45 days) which is a very close call to losing it. I’ve been quite busy with work and travel so [...]

Beer and BBQ in Tampa Bay

Well here are two things I love . . . While doing a search on Google for Eli’s BBQ in Dunedin FL, I saw this related map pop-up. Even though there are many BBQ joints left out, the author has done a fairly good job covering the bases in Pinellas and Hillsborough county. Adam

Cigar City Jai Alai – 6 packs!

This is wonderful to see. Cigar City Jai Alai IPA in 6 packs on store shelves. My wife picked this up the other night from Rollin’ Oats in Saint Petersburg. She truly loves me (and great beer too). Adam

Kegs and baby booster seats

Mini kegs and child booster seats – What do the two have in common? Well, nothing really. I just thought that this Bell’s Two Hearted Ale mini keg needed a booster seat in order to be more properly secured in its seat while on our ride home from the store (may be a good idea [...]

Old . . . Old Rasputin

So, I was cleaning out the garage this weekend and in one of the boxes I found a bottle of “Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout” tucked away in a box that was also holding an emergency supply of water jugs (my wife is paranoid about hurricane season). If I had to guess, I would say [...]

Best Accounting job in the World!

I was browsing a beer forum or site somewhere and ran across this position with Craft Brewers Alliance, Inc. Staff Accountant, Portland , OR Posted: 12/10/2008 5:17:13 PM   Job Description   Craft Brewers Alliance, Inc. representing high quality hand crafted beers with a portfolio from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Redhook Ale Brewery and Kona [...]

Surf and Turf Market – Palm Harbor

Over the weekend, a close friend of mine introduced me to Harr’s Surf & Turf Market in Palm Harbor Florida. Not only do they have a great selection of meats, prepared food/dinners, wine and cheese, but they also have an impressive selection of imports and domestic micro-brews. Check ‘em out! Harr’s Surf & Turf 3235 [...]

Quiet lately

My apologies for the lack of blogging. I’ve been quite busy with my day job and traveling a bit. Try to write a few blurbs soon. Adam

Great deal on Hopslam

With a rating of 100 on Ratebeer.com and outstanding reviews over at Beer Advocate, Bells Hopslam is certainly a nectar of the God’s. Now, I can’t give away all my secrets (and I doubt my secret will be affected too much by this post), but Rollin’ Oats in Saint Petersburg has 6 packs of Hopslam [...]

Cheap beer

Publix let me play the name game the other day after they were unable to locate the price for a variety 12 pack of Spanish Peaks beer. After standing around for 10 minutes while the bag boy went to check the price on the shelf and with the manager, they finally asked what I would [...]

Spanish Peaks Black Dog Ale Winter Cheer

During National Adopt a Dog Month, the Spanish Peaks Brewing Company encourages you to support your local humane society. I encourage you to do the same but I also think it would be a good idea to try he Spanish Peaks Black Dog’s Winter Cheer. I really enjoyed this beer but unfortunately, I have not [...]

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Rollin Oats Market & Cafe

My wife informs me that the Rollin’ Oats Market & Cafe in Saint Petersburg Florida has drastically increased their beer selection. This is great news and we are excited to have another great beer store so close to our house. Rollin Oats has now been added to my Ultimate Beer Guide Page here.

Rally’s beer and wine selection

I was on my way to class this evening and stopped into a Really station/store to fill up and grab a drink. I noticed they increased their beer and wine selection. Everything looks pretty good. What caught my eye were six packs of Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA for under $8.00! In all honesty, I [...]

Winter beers are here!

I was so excited that I had to post this. In fact, I think that I will use this post to keep a running list of what is appearing in stores as well as what I have sampled. Most will be American microbrews but on occasion, I may pick up an English Ale or two. [...]

Budweiser & Clamato

I was strolling through our local grocery store yesterday when this caught my eye: Budweiser Chelada – the brilliant new marketing idea from the folks over at Anheuser-Busch. That’s right . . . Budweiser beer, tomato juice and clam juice all mixed together in one little can. Need to comment more? The thought of doing [...]

First post

Hi all. Soon I will be sharing with the world one of my greatest passions. That is of course the quest to find the perfect brew. Stay tuned.