What beer did you find at Whole Foods?
Pretty much like you guys said. Two sixers, Maduro Brown Ale and an IPA. I bought the brown ale. Over in the big bottle section, they had four: Sea Bass dark-bodied (?) farmhouse ale, something big with rye in it called Improvisation, something with guava in it, and an empty spot where the Marshall Zhukov Imperial Stout belonged. After cursing my luck, I bought the Sea Bass. I didn't really look at the other two closely.
Drinking the Maduro Brown Ale right now. Sort of an aggressive English brown ale, with lots of chocolate flavor. Some graininess. Almost a porter, but brown ale is probably right. Quite tasty. Nice and fresh. Oh, look, it's gone already. I'll try the Sea Bass tonight with dinner (fish cakes made from the leftover grouper).
There were a couple other Florida beers there, including that random Orange Blossom Pilsner and some other "Caribbean-style Pilsner", I think from Hurricane Ridge(?). I didn't get either, but at least they had some local things. The CCB beers all had these orange "local" tags on the shelves.
WF had a big selection of domestic and import beer, much better than I had seen in previous years. Lots of things I would have bought if I wasn't going for the local angle. A ton of miles on domestic beers (Bells from MI, stuff from Maine, PNW, and San Diego). Wanted to see more local stuff, but at least they had something.
I appreciate the help.