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Tag: Florida

065: New Belgium Sunshine Wheat

I want to start this off with a disclosure and then an anecdote and finally my thoughts on New Belgium’s Sunshine Wheat.

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First the disclosure, I have always wanted to write about beer. As a guy who was a college student as the craft beer revolution finally began to edge its way into Florida I had the distinct pleasure of softly exploring the world of beer. I started at the bottom with those classic standbys of Budweiser, Miller, and all their lighter varieties. Luckily we then progressed into slightly more interesting if not necessarily inventive options such as Yuengling, Guiness, Blue Moon, and Woodchuck. I have no illusions that these are not what are now considered craft beers, but at the time they were leaps and bounds better than what we were routinely guzzling at parties. It was only towards the end of my career at FSU (approximately 2009) that we started to get access to the better stuff. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Sweetwater Blue and 420, New Belgium Fat Tire were among the first. However, shortly after this initial renaissance I shipped off to Korea which to be fair may have some of the worst beer in the world. A year later when I returned the craft beer renaissance had hit Florida like a tidal wave and I dove right in. Two and half years and close to 300 different beers later I surfaced with a new outlook on beer, one of moderation. A view point where I can enjoy the slamming hops of a Cigar City Jai Alai, pick out the intricacies of a Left Hand Fade To Black Vol. 4, and savor the cool, malty crispness of a Miller High Life.

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061: ECHOES 073113

If you’re not caught up on Breaking Bad don’t watch this. Otherwise: hilarious.

  • I’m from the Gunshine State (Florida) home of the weird and land of the 365 BBQ, but this man takes the cake.
  • And if you’re going to be doing some extreme grilling, why not put a personal touch on it with a customizable brand?
  • Finally, if you’re going to all that trouble you might as well invite a few friends over. Make sure you do it right.
  • Tired of BBQ talk? Need something more serious for your world weary head? Check out this (kinda) longread from Gear Patrol about the 10,000 Year Clock.

 

046: Tuesday’s Breakdown for 02.26.13

Are you sad? Unhappy with the way your day is going? Depressed about the Sequester? WELL THEN YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE! We proudly present, How Many Beards Tuesday Breakdown: Turn The Frown Upside Down Edition.

READ: My Favorite Game, Man Or Woman?

In what’s becoming a tradition, we bring you another lovely story from Florida. And this time it involves my 3 favorite things, Four Loko, synthetic drugs, and CVS! Also, look at the mug shot and tell me you didn’t pause for a moment to consider that person’s gender.

LOOK: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Really there’s not much I can say about this. In fact, I’m just going to post it right here. OMG. HAHAHAHAHAHA. It just keeps getting better. I can’t stop. Credit to Joe for this one.

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WATCH: Further Evidence That Taylor Swift Is A Bad Girlfriend.

In case you haven’t already seen this. Or just need to watch it again. Taylor Swift/Screaming Goat Remix.

043: Tuesday Breakdown for 02.19.13

Same Shit Different Tuesday.

WATCH: Having A Bad Day?

It can’t be worse than this guy. He body slammed a fairly large cactus while wearing only shorts, boxing gloves, and a head wrap. And my god this spines are huge.

LOOK: Something Nice For The Eyes.

Ok, so you just watched a man leap into a cactus. Now take it down a notch and look at something beautiful. Maybe these paintings by Jeremy Miranda will do the trick?

READ: Florida Man Arrested For Spanking A Horse.

Granted it was a police horse. Hooray for Gainesville!

READ: The Kraken Awakes.

An incredible in-depth read about the history and future of The Giant Squid. Mildly terrifying, heavily informative.

WATCH: Between Two Ferns, Oscar Edition.

Zach Galifianakis has blessed us with two new episodes of his groundbreaking interview series Between Two Ferns just in time for the Oscars. Presented in two parts, he gets Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Bradley Cooper, and Anne Hathaway just to name a few.

READ: Japanese Confirm Existence Of Flying Squid.

In more terrifying squid related news, a team of Japanese scientists have confirmed the existence of squid that fly up to 100 ft out of the water at speeds exceeding that of Usain Bolt’s fastest speed. So, flying carnivorous squid that you cannot outrun. Sweet dreams.

Until next time.

040: Friday Jams | T-Pain – Take Your Shirt Off

In honor of the fact that I’m going to a very fancy party for work tomorrow night, I thought I’d share one of my favorite party songs. Also, this is for all my Tallahassee people. And my Korea people.

031: Tuesday Breakdown for 01.29.13

God damn this Black Night, er Tuesday, and all its foul temptation.

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READ: Carnival Worker Invades Florida Home, Masturbates, Defecates, Eats Vacuum Garbage.

Really, the headline says it. The article is definitely worth a read, especially for the recap at the end.

PLAY: Rocket Island.

I discovered this clever little game on the Play store last night and have gotten quite a bit of enjoyment out of it. It’s a clever take on Swipe and Match games, but the games do not run on endlessly and the game is not wickedly addicting which is honestly a good thing. I find myself popping in for a quick game here and there, but still effortlessly being able to turn it off after a few rounds. Also, it’s free!

WATCH: Silver Linings Playbook.

Seriously kids, if you haven’t seen this get on it. It was great and deserves all the critical acclaim it has been receiving. It’s like a much better version of Garden State: two people having suffered serious emotional trauma find reconciliation and healing through a relationship with one another. Go see it.

DRINK: Root: 1 Carmenere

I recently picked this up after reading a glowing recommendation over on Bottoms Up Darling. If you’re looking for a great, affordable bottle of red I can’t recommend this higher than many other wines. I put it right up there with Gnarly Head’s Zinfandel. Check out the review and then head out, drop the $10 and try it out.

026: Friday Jams: Manchester Orchestra – Pensacola

Happy Friday ya weirdos. Have a great weekend!

016: Moat Water

Moat Water for SPoT x CCB: 5/5

After celebrating my birthday last weekend with a long beer filled Saturday I decided to dial back and just dip into a few quality brews this weekend. While perusing the shelf at one of my local sources I stumbled across something I had only heard briefly mentioned on Twitter a few times. A wonderful collaboration between two Tampa Bay Area institutions: Skate Park Of Tampa (SPoT) and Cigar City Brewing (CCB). The two collaborated to make a one time limited edition release in celebration of SPoT’s 20 year anniversary.

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