Beer Bloggers Conference: Recap from Milwaukee #BBC17

Jeremy Freeze, Gourmet Everyday Photographer & Contributor When Milwaukee was announced as the location for the Beer Bloggers Conference 2017 at the close of the 2016 conference, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Tampa had been our first Beer Bloggers Conference experience, and being from the area, we already knew the beer scene there….

3 Daughters Cider Cocktails: Florida Cider Caipirinha

In Florida, everyone will tell you that “it’s not the heat; it’s the humidity,” and that may very well be true.  However, regardless of heat or humidity, summer is prime time for cocktails…cool, crisp, refreshing cocktails! I’ve often said that I eat and drink my way around the world, and through my travels, I’ve come…

Sunset Wine-tini with CK Mondavi Wine (recipe)

This summer has been all about adventures. From Guinness in Dublin to Watermelon Punch in St. Pete and Mango Cocktails in St. Augustine, no summer would be complete without a trip to the beaches of Southwest Florida. The sunsets over the Gulf are epic and the inspiration for an unforgettable wine cocktail. 1 bottle CK…

#BerryDelish Cocktails: Marriage Made in Heaven Craft Cocktail

When we hear “cocktail,” most people think liquor and some type of mixer, and sadly, no one ever thinks of beer as a first ingredient in a phenomenal cocktail. However, that’s the furthest thing from the truth. With the growing popularity of craft beer, creatively mixing beer cocktails is becoming more and more mainstream, and…

Cigar City Brewing Heads to North Carolina

TAMPA, FL & ASHEVILLE, NC – Cigar City Brewing is proud to announce the addition of North Carolina to the brewery’s distribution network. This is the second new state to receive deliveries of Cigar City Brewing’s award-winning beer in over four years. CCB will be partnering with numerous distribution partners to cover the state including…

Best Beer Finds at Hunahpu’s Day 2017

March 8, 2014, is a date that will live in craft beer infamy as the day that Hunahpu’s Day nearly died.  In only its fourth year, the 2014 Hunahpu’s Day was supposed to be one of the “best” rare and exotic beer fests, not only in Florida, but in the world.  After growing from a relatively…

Fire and Oak Grill…Jersey City

At the most inopportune time, I’ve gone out of town for what could be a life changing opportunity (more on that later), and as usual, I set out from my hotel, on foot, to find a Taphaus that should have been, according to Google maps, an 11 minute walk. However, I’m a Florida girl and…

Innovation & Celebration: Cigar City & Perrin Brewing Collaboration

Cigar City Brewing’s Jai Alai Produced in Comstock in Celebration of Collaborative Partnership Partnership, innovation and celebration are all terms that come to mind when discussing the latest collaboration between Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing and Comstock’s Perrin Brewing Company, a Michigan brewed Jai Alai IPA. Born out of the desire to celebrate this partnership, this…

Cigar City Brewing Releases 2017 Distribution Calendar

Cigar City Brewing has released its 2017 Distribution Portfolio filled with CCB fan favorites and exciting new additions, and we couldn’t be happier! The calendar includes: Cores, a Nitro Series, and Special Releases, beginning in January with the Nitro Series release of El Coco Coconut Flan Ale (YES, PLEASE!!!) and the Special Series release of White Oak…

Santa’s Evil Bloody Mary

In honor of National Bloody Mary Day and the end of winter break, I’ve decided to share the most evilicious Bloody Mary recipe I’ve ever created.  Using Bloody Mary mix from our friends at Stirrings and my love of spicy ingredients, I’ve made a Bloody Mary that is anything but mild and everything but tame….

Celebrating with Holidays Cape Cod Cranberry Sangria 

Since I’ve been of legal drinking age, I’ve loved sangria…Red sangria, white sangria, fruity sangria, dry sangria. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever had a sangria that I didn’t love. So, when it came time to create a beverage using Cape Cod Select Frozen Cranberries, making a sangria was the natural choice.  1 (750ml)…