Archive | April, 2015

Southern Tier Creme Brulee

27 Apr

IMG_5507For those who enjoy creme brulee, this beer will not disappoint. I mean, it’s not the same as eating creme brulee, but the flavor is very reminiscent. I love stouts for their rich, creamy flavor, but can’t always drink many in one sitting. This is stout fits that category perfectly because of it’s very bitter finish. It has a bittersweet bite and tastes best at room temperature. The Southern Tier Blackwater Series Creme Brulee label says it’s brewed with vanilla beans. At 9.5% ABV this 22 oz. beer was $8 at the Craft Beer Cellar. This was a perfect desert for sipping. I feel like it would taste wonderful poured over vanilla ice cream.

Brew Hub

26 Apr

I recently had the opportunity to tour the Brew Hub in Lakeland , and it was awesome. For a beer geek like myself it was super interesting to check out the facility, but for those who are more into the taste they will be equally as pleased.IMG_5479 It’s like a mall for beer. On tap they have several different breweries products so not only do you have a variety of types of beers, you also have a variety of brands of beers. It’s better than a bar because your beer is freshly brewed, not just freshly tapped. They even have a small menu provided from local food truck Red Door, which serves delicious beer cheese mac n cheese. They also sell cans, bottles and growlers on site. After trying a flight of four beers I ended up taking home a growler of Orange Blossom Pilsner.IMG_5505 This place is worth checking out and will soon become a nationwide business in no time. I will definitely be returning soon.

Recanati Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

4 Apr

IMG_5445We opened the other bottle of Israeli wine from my birthday for our Passover dinner since it is kosher wine from Galilee. This Recanati 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon was $15.99 from Total Wine at 14.5% ABV. It says on the label it’s aged in French oak barrels for five months and it adds a nice smoky flavor to this bold wine. It’s full of flavor, dry, but not with a harsh tannin after taste. The scent of blackberries and plumb add a nice touch. This is definitely one of my favorite Cabs yet. IMG_5443