Osborne Christmas Lights and Florida Beer

This past Saturday, Hoppygirl and I made a trip to Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando. The purpose of our trip was to see the Osborne Christmas Lights. The  official name is Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, but I’ve never heard anyone call them that. While the lights were amazing (and truly a spectacle) I …

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What is Missing at Brewery Tasting Rooms ?

This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit several breweries in the Tampa/St. Pete area of Florida.  Correction, it was actually the tasting rooms of these breweries that I visited. And the beer was pretty damn good.  Each tasting room had their beers listed either on a chalkboard, or on one of the electronic …

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And this years name is……….Mountain Abbey Ale

Winter is coming. Winter beers that is. The beer shelves are filling up with winter seasonals. Which just happen to be some of my favorites. Of course spring, summer, and fall seasonals are some of my favorites as well. I guess I’m just a man for all seasons. So last night I grabbed a six …

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Are You Confused by the Similarity ?

  A lawsuit filed May 16 in U.S. District Court by Magic Hat Brewing charged that West Sixth Brewing Company began selling beer, ale and brewpub services in 2012 using color, trademarks and designs “that closely resemble and are confusingly similar” to the designs used by Magic Hat for several years. Magic Hat asks for …

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Beerliving’s Election Voting Guide

I love the fall. Cooler weather. Great Beers. Fun Oktoberfests (like Oktoberfest Tampa ). But I hate the election campaign process. Everyday the mailbox is stuffed with flyers from candidates.  Yesterday there were 14 of them. And the automated phone calls are really starting to get on my nerves. Last night I was enjoying a …

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Make Plans Now for Oktoberfest Tampa!

  I love this time of year. Not just the change in weather (which hasn’t really happened in Florida yet), but for the multitude of Oktoberfestesque festivals. We’ve already been to a couple of smaller events over the last  few weekends, but I’m really looking forward to the weekend of October 12-14 in Tampa.   Over …

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