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That One Time In Tampa

Even though I’ve proven to be trash at keeping up with the blog monthly, with the help of Untappd (KitWill if you looking for a playa) I’ve been able to track beers over the past few months. While visiting the bf (Hey Bear!) in Tampa, FL it was only right that I also visit the home of Jai Alai, Cigar City. Let’s just be honest, it was the only mandatory place on my itinerary other than finding a dog park for my fur-son and a good cigar (duh!).

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For a Friday night it wasn’t crowded at all, which was fine because we were able to chat with the bartenders and get prime seating at the bar. For the first time EVER I took the bf’s “beer advice” and ordered flights instead of pints.

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Space Pope (7.3% ABV), Margarita Gose (3.4% ABV), White Oak Jai Alai IPA (7.5% ABV), Transient Artisan Ales Foeder #2 With De Chaunac Grapes (5.5% ABV)

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Perennial Artisan Ales Sump Coffee Stout Adola 2017(10.5% ABV), Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout (11% ABV), Florida Man (9.3% ABV), Invasion Pale Ale (5% ABV)

Not pictured: Puppy’s Breath (ABV 8%)

Overall, the visit to Cigar City was a success! The taproom offers both in-house brews and few options from other breweries, the bartenders were awesome, the beer was delicious (duh again!) and most important they’re dog friendly! I’m glad I ordered flights instead of trying to power through several pints, because I definitely would have tried. I would also like to add, this is the first time I considered buying brewery merch, but instead I bought more beer to take home. Honestly, if you love beer and happen to be in Tampa you would be silly not to stop by.  Side note: I chuckled to myself thinking about how I used to be on a mad search (and may or may not have sent a some others on a goose chase around Atl) for Jai Alai, but in Tampa it’s as easy as buying water. May the people of Tampa never take their luxuries for granted.

Shout Outs and High Fives

  1. Meditation! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to step away and turn on the Breath app for a quick guided meditation. It’s lifesaver! Someone on your nerves? Meditate. Your 5 mile/8 min commute turned to 35 mins (True story)? Meditate. Watching Married at First Sight causing you real life anxiety? Meditate.
  2. Adult Swim, specifically the people responsible for the promos. The commercials are both enlightening and scary AF, but I dig it! Sidebar: If I’m lucky enough to have someone from AS read this, the streets want new episodes of Black Jesus. The streets = Me and my dog.
  3. Animals on HBO. Cross dressing pigeons, cat gangs, tripping moths, drugged lab mice in love with a clump of dirt cage liter. You just have to see it for yourself.

With all the terrible shit (sorry, I couldn’t find a better word) going on the in the world I’m skipping the “Thumbs Down” on this post.  I’ll air my grievances another day.

Cheers y’all!

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The “Pro” in Procrastination: Part 2

My peeps, what’s up! I took a couple month… heck who are we kidding… it was a year hiatus.  In the mist of this break. I lost my beer list. I have no idea what number I’m on or half the beers I’ve had in the past 8-9 mos, so I’m out here wing’n it. I found this lost post that I never published

#170 Brooklyn Brewery East India Pale Ale ( 6.9% ABV )
Lemony hops is all I have note. Thumbs up. Warning: Do not pair with Fireball Whiskey! It won’t end well.
Karaoke night with the bf courtesy of Comcast OnDemand.

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#171 Lagunita Lucky 13 Anniversary (8.80 % ABV)
Lemons, hoppy, bite, brassy. I’ll let you be the judge. Thumbs up.

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#172 Chattanooga Brewing Company Imperial Pilsner ( 5.50% ABV)
I usually stray away from pils, but this one was better than I expected. Lemony, malts, slight hops. No pic, but mid-thumbs up.

#173 Brooklyn Summer Ale (5.0% ABV)
Kinda watery. I think it was suppose to be a citrus, hoppy number, but that didn’t happen. I’m going to assume there were some issues going on. No pic. Mid-thumb down.

#174 Oscar Blue G’Knight (8.70% ABV)
All I have written for this beer is the word “Bold”. I gave it a thumb up, so I guess it was good.
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# 175 Clown Shoes Stupa Hero India Pale Ale. (8% ABV)
I planned to publish a post on IPA day. Clearly that didn’t happen. No description listed in my phone, but the pic indicates that I enjoyed it. Thumbs up!

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#176 Unita Detour Double India Pale Ale (9.5% ABV)
Ditto from previous beer. Thumbs up!
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#177 St. Bernardous Prior 8 (8% ABV)
I remember this being boozy. Possible hints of dark fruits. Not going to lie, I can’t remember the details. Thumbs up.

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#178 Bud Light Platinum (6% ABV)- No pic, same ol’ attempt from Bud to compete with craft beer. Keep trying guys! (No pic)

#179 Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat (5.30% ABV)
I only remember that it was cherry and delicious. Guest staring thumb (and fabulous accessories): A. Stone

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Shout Outs and High Fives
1. 18 days til the return of Alabama Football! (pop locking)
2. CB for gifting me with my first set of “adult glasses”. I’m growing up one day at a time.
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Thumbs Down ans WTFs
1. Myself. I recently turned 29 and have over 110 beers to drink in 357 days. Pressure is on!

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