Thursday, December 29, 2011

A few randoms...

Still not much going on in town... the good beer bars in town are still picking up some new brews though, so check them out.

I certainly hope you have a HOPPY New Year! (get it?)

Let's see... what's new... caught back up with Golden Horn again and you should see my interview with them pop up sometime after the new year. I'm glad, too, because I'm in need of a nice article that's not just news.

I had a couple of random occurrences as of late that relate to this blog, so... here goes.

The first happened at the Publix in the Lake Ella Plaza. Brew day was upon me so I stopped by there in the morning to get some water and bags of ice. The cashier kindly inquired "what I was having" and I explained that I was going to be brewing. Here comes the weird part. He asked me if it was for the brewing that was going to be going on around 6th Avenue. I told him no and kindly left, but it really got me thinking.

1) How does he know about that? Is he into beer? Random.
2) Did he think I was going on a commercial venture with 10 gallons of water and two bags of ice?

Oh well, I suppose I just have to let it go, but it was pretty random.

Also, I stopped by Homebrew Den later for an ingredient I forgot and... and... you're not going to believe this. I SHIT YOU NOT - they told me what beer they think is up next for Momo's:


A red ale. Well, it could be worse, I suppose. I asked when it would be ready and of course they had no idea! [:31] (okay, nobody's going to get that 31 thing).

Well if any of you ever hit up Momo's and they have a new beer on tap - please let me know!

So that's all for now folks!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Beery Christmas!

In lieu of any upcoming events, enjoy this generic image I found using a Google image search!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

I hope you enjoy lots of good beers for whatever you may be celebrating in the next few days and weeks!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

New Beer at Momo's

Man, this town ceases to exist during Winter break... no special beer events for us geeks.

Luckily, Momo's came out with a new beer.

I found out because they put out a press release, a television commercial, sent me an e-mail, posted it on Facebook, and wrote a nice article for their news page.

Just kidding.

They didn't do anything - as always.

I did get this hilarious e-mail from Darren (darn1207 on RateBeer):

From: Darren
To: Daniel
Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:15 PM

Subject: I'm winning yo.


(click for larger image)

For those of you out of the loop, myself and Kevin (PorterPounder) are the Mack Daddies of Tallahassee when it comes to rating brewpub beers. We've rated every one... until now. And you know what, Darren? Mark (Aurelius) rated it right after you, so GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE! WINKING EMOTICON!

I'll get it soon enough. In the meantime, let's talk Momo's.

They've gone out on a limb here, folks. A cream ale. Ironically, all of the college kids are out of town... what's the deal? This is the best local beer idea since Cerveza Lima. In the meantime, I'll buy this for the same price as two pints of Momo's version:

Just kidding... a little.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cask at Ferm tonight!

Tonight Fermentation will be tapping a cask of Swamp Head Big Nose when they open at 5pm. From their blog:

"We’ll be tapping a cask of Swamphead Big Nose IPA today at 5pm. This beer has been oaked and dry-hopped and should be pretty tasty. Limited quantity (you know…one cask worth), plus it’s local which is a plus (see what I did there?)."

Sadly I can't make it - but get there if you can!

The blog says they still have some of the haus bier left as well - get it while you can!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Proof's Brewing Equipment Arrives!

Today on Facebook, the GM posted a couple of pictures of Proof's brewing equipment being delivered!

No word on precisely when things will get going, but it should be early next year. Get excited!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Brew at Momo's

Momo's has tapped their Blackjack Stout, which I am currently enjoying. Not too shabby!

Friday, December 2, 2011


I was lucky enough to be featured in my wife's craft blog wearing one of her famous infinity scarves! Check it out! I post this not only as a plea for orders ($15 - $20 apiece, depending on fabric), but because it is a funny picture and my role is relatable to this blog, after all!


Click here for the whole article! It's awesome!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Beer People are Good People

Though I already knew it before, this blog has made me realize something once again.

Beer people are good people.

Granted I gave fair warning, but I have said some pretty negative things on this blog. Luckily for me, this has turned into positive things. This is why I love beer people.

Let's talk Golden Horn Brewing Company for a minute. Since my original post about them, their beers have gotten better and better and I have gotten to know one of the brewers more and more. Now, I'm not going to say we're best pals and we go skipping down Beer Avenue on a weekly basis... but we're friendly. He tells me about the upcoming beers online and in person and we're even working on setting up an interview with the brew team for my blog... and possibly even a GHBC/TBC collaborative brew... now that's crazy.

Let's recap. Step one: Write long, boring blog entry about a botched release and a couple of... uninspired brews. Step two: Strike up a conversation with a brewer. Step three: Interview and a collab brew?

Only beer people could make that jump.

Fast forward several months to my "State of the Union" post. Towards the end I mention Pensacola Brewing Company and how their beers are awful and the brewers are, to quote myself, "giant d-bags." Luckily for me, a co-worker went to Pensacola Bay's Facebook page, told them about my blog, and asked what the word was on their potential move to Tallahassee. Wait a minute. Luckily? Drawing their attention to my blog entry that calls their beers "awful" and calls their employees "giant d-bags?"

Yes, luckily.

I got a very kind e-mail from one of their owner/brewers asking if we had ever met and if I had ever been to Pensacola because he'd love to meet me and try to sway my opinion. A few emails later and I discovered this particular owner/brewer has never been to Tallahassee for a beer function and he personally invited me to come visit the brewery and sample beers with him next time I'm in Pensacola.

See... luckily! You have just got to love beer people. It's how we roll.

Beer people are good people. Don't forget it!

By the way, Pensacola Bay responded on their Facebook page that the move to Tallahassee probably wouldn't happen.

I could go on with many experiences involving RateBeer, traveling, trading, festivals, releases, relatives, negative stereotypes, and more, but I'll save those for another time.

Until then...

(also, do yourself a favor and watch this)