Kramer gets stuck between subway cars for hours. George refuses to drink microbrews. "If they're so good, they'd brew more of them."—
Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) March 22, 2013
It is no secret at all that I love craft beer. When I’m out with friends, it’s not uncommon for someone to bring up craft beer, be it an new beer someone had or heard about, someone asking if I want a taste of his or her beer, or someone trying a new beer. I use the Untappd app to keep track of my beers I try and keep notes on how they are. I reference the app when I go to restaurants or the store to seek out new brews (and, the hoppier the better, FYI). So with all the craft beer in the news this week (you have noticed that, too, right?!?) I decided this week’s links would be about craft beer.
- In the Florida legislature, there are bills to allow on-site sales for craft distillers. This has a chance of not passing or might be revised. But the bill I’m really hoping gets passed is allowing 64-ounce growlers. I have a 64-ounce growler and can’t get it filled in Florida, not even just halfway. 32-ounce and 128-ounce growlers are allowed. There is something in the history books as to why 64-ounce growlers aren’t OK (you don’t see 40-ounce beers sold in Florida for this reason). This Tampa Bay Times article from last year does a good job of explaining how and why Florida’s laws are the way they are.
- All Things Considered: Craft Brews Slowly Chipping Away At Big Beer’s Dominance
- And, it’s that time of year: Beer Bracketology! I mentioned this last year, but here are two great noteworthy beer brackets: The Paste IPA challenge (my favorite style, so I’ll be watching this) and the Washington Post Beer Madness.
- And, this is the newest beer to hit South Florida that I’m interested in trying: The Rogue chocolate peanut butter banana ale. What are you drinking?