Coconut Nonsense by Late Start Brewing

I’ve been onto Late Start Brewing for a while now. These guys are really doing special things with their stouts in downtown Tampa. This was another Tampa Bay Beer Week release, I believe. I picked it up on the final weekend after having such a good experience trying Nonsense with Pecan, Vanilla and Cinnamon. So, […]

Caffè Americano by Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City is known for big, bold stouts, and this beer is no exception. I’ve had this on draft, but I wanted to get a bottle and see who they compare. Really, I just wanted a bottle of this so I could drink it, but hey, who’s counting? A friend of mine recently said people […]

Coffee Porter by 81 Bay Brewing

The next beer in my series of “Shelfies” is the Coffee Porter from 81 Bay Brewing. Amazingly, this particular beer was canned on 02/04/2019, so it’s relatively fresh. I bought it shortly after that from Total Wine (surprise!) and about a month later I’m opening. I’ve never had this beer, even at the brewery, so […]

Multilayered by Angry Chair Brewing

I love sweet stouts. But can a stout be too sweet? Is it even beer at that point? The allure of craft beer was originally flavor, the bitterness, the hops. It was something different than the same ole same ole from the big macro breweries like Budweiser. I remember drinking a Newcastle and thinking I […]

Hunahpu’s (2018) by Cigar City Brewing

I’ll have to admit the first couple times I had Hunahpu’s I didn’t care for it. But tastes change and palates mature. Perhaps it was because the biggest pour I had originally was a 5 oz taster. At any rate, and for some reason, Cigar City is now doing 8 oz pours so I’m revisiting […]