Since I have some sort of “Internet presence”, I kinda felt obligated to do an April Fooly thingy. I do it every year, and this one was actually pretty easy to do. The little lady and I did find a house for sale down there (right next to the lighthouse), and we briefly considered buying it and moving down there. She would love to live that close to a lighthouse and all that, but I'm sure we'd get bored pretty quickly. I really, really, really like living in
Sure, I miss a lot of stuff about Florida
and all that but I don't see myself moving back there. It's close enough to visit any time I want.
More people than I thought fell for our prank, so thanks for playing along. But now I'm gonna be serious...
And talk about beer.
I picked up quite a bit of local stuff when we were down in
and I've really been enjoying it. The
first is one I discovered when I went to Jacksonville
back in November, and it's still one of my favorites.
The Intuition I-10 IPA is pretty choice. I dig it and I'm gonna make sure I pick some up every time I go down that way. Right now I have enough to last me for a few days so I guess I should start planning a return trip soon.
Next up is another one I found (and bought) the last time I was in
The Mad Manatee IPA from Bold City Brewery is another one I found in Jacksonville, so while we were in the area I picked some up. It's not as bitter as the I-10, but it's a good, solid IPA. If I lived in
Florida, it would probably be my “lay on the
beach and get wasted all summer” beer. I dig it.
The next beer is from a brewery that has been recommended many times by friends that either live in the area or visit frequently. I decided to give it a shot.
Humidor Series IPA from Cigar City Brewery was definitely different (and expensive too.) Bitter up front, and it had a hint of cedar. Decent alcohol content, but I can't see drinking too many of these. Maybe one every once in a while. I liked it, but I'm okay not getting it again next time I go down that way.
Lastly, I found another “sit on the beach all day and drink it” beer.
The Devil's Triangle IPA from Florida Beer Company is a pretty smooth IPA. Plenty hoppy and bitter, but it goes down way too easy. The brewery is not far from where I grew up, but they didn't have all this fancy beer when I lived down there. This is one that I brought home and thought, “You know, I should've bought more than this.” I can't wait to get back down there to pick up some more.
Are you drinking yet? Me neither. I'm supposed to be getting ready for a bike race this weekend.
I guess we'll get into that tomorrow.