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« on: December 11, 2015, 02:55:12 PM »
The wife is heading to Florida to see her kiddo in February. I'm looking for a few suggestions for must try beers, sours would be great. She'll be in the Naples area.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2015, 03:31:11 PM »
Will post more later, but at the very least Cigar City, Funky Buddha, and Cycle.

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2015, 04:39:33 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2015, 04:54:38 PM »
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The 3 you sent me were all fantastic, so yeah +1
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2015, 05:03:58 PM »
Will post more later, but at the very least Cigar City, Funky Buddha, and Cycle.

frankly, there isn't really anything else worthwhile outside that list.  7th Sun and J Wakefield would be, but they package very little.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2015, 05:11:06 PM »
Funky Buddha is in my hometown, but I haven't had the chance to try many of their beers.

I need to make it over there next time I go to visit my mom.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2015, 07:30:25 PM »
Will post more later, but at the very least Cigar City, Funky Buddha, and Cycle.

frankly, there isn't really anything else worthwhile outside that list.  7th Sun and J Wakefield would be, but they package very little.

7venth Sun, Green Bench, Rapp, and J Wakefield would also be recommendations, but package is scarce with those.  Tampa Bay Brewing and Coppertail are also decent, IMO.

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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2015, 08:13:20 PM »
Green Bench is making some very good sours, but bottles are scarce.  They're in St. Pete if she passes through there.
Darwin is also nice and closer (Bradenton) and Motorworks is good - they make an excellent Vienna.
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2015, 09:05:03 PM »
I have heard good things about Coppertail as well from family in Tampa and did try their Fest beer back in October when down there. It was quite nice. We will be in Naples area as well next week, not too much in the city but "local" selection is decent at some locales, really have not done any bottle shopping down there in years past though
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2015, 09:14:49 PM »
I have heard good things about Coppertail as well from family in Tampa and did try their Fest beer back in October when down there. It was quite nice. We will be in Naples area as well next week, not too much in the city but "local" selection is decent at some locales, really have not done any bottle shopping down there in years past though
Coppertail has bottles of their core beers in Publix - IPA, APA, Porter and Triple.  I had a coffee IPA at the brewery a couple weeks ago that was fantastic, but I think it was not being packaged for outside sales.
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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2015, 11:22:59 PM »
Thanks guys. I'll do some googling for a store and send her with a list

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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2015, 11:44:47 PM »
Thanks guys. I'll do some googling for a store and send her with a list

Definitely get Tocobaga and Jai Alai.  The former is my favorite of theirs, the latter I'm not that much a fan but everyone else is.  Based on what I've read as to your preferences, I think you'll like them.
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2015, 12:09:28 AM »
Thanks guys. I'll do some googling for a store and send her with a list
Total Wine is probably her best bet.
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2015, 12:17:39 AM »
Thanks guys. I'll do some googling for a store and send her with a list

Definitely get Tocobaga and Jai Alai.  The former is my favorite of theirs, the latter I'm not that much a fan but everyone else is.  Based on what I've read as to your preferences, I think you'll like them.
Thanks. I looked them up. Their Grove series looks interesting too.

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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2015, 12:17:57 AM »
Thanks guys. I'll do some googling for a store and send her with a list
Total Wine is probably her best bet.
In Naples?