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Laughing Dog Beer Dinner

Last night, in the stock room of Total Wine at the St. John’s Town Center, a group of beer lovers gathered to taste Laughing Dog brews and Bahama Breeze food. Everyone left with a smile and a full belly.

The November event — A Crew Members Best Friend is Beer — of the Springfield Brew Crew was a huge success raising over $400 for the Jacksonville Humane Society.

The brain child of Crew member and owner, Steve Rushe, the event celebrated the entry of Laughing Dog beers into the Jacksonville market. The night went off without a hitch and the food pairings from Bahama Breeze were delicious! A HUGE thank you to Steve and his crew of servers for a wonderful event.

Now, let’s talk beer. The beers samples last night were:

Laughing Dog CSB — A solid English style ale with notes of butterscotch and malts. Very enjoyable and easy drinking (I liked it so mush I bought a bottle).

Alpha Dog Imperial IPA — As you would expect from an IPA, this one has a fresh piney nose with solid citrus notes. The flavor is again piney and citrus and a sweet finish.

Devil Dog IPA — More citrusy and malty. Drank easily with caramel malts which opened up as I drank more.

Dogzilla Black IPA — Another great IPA, this one nearly black in color and well balanced. I found it the easiest of the IPAs to drink.

The Dogfather Imperial Stout — Thick and delicious this beer was perfectly paired with a chocolate brownie, mouse dessert. The chocolate notes and subtle bitterness of the beer played accross my tongue like a wonderful dream. Another bottle I purchased at the event.

Again, thank you to Steve and the gang at Total Wine. You put on one really great party and I look forward to more great events!


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Save Cigar City Brewery Tap Room

The Tap Room at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa is under attack! The Tampa City Counsel wants to close it. Steve Rushe from our friends at the Beer Junto blog has organized a petition signing at Total Wine in the St. John’s Town Center to help save this mecca for beer lovers.

Stop by Total Wine today and sample Cigar City beers with Carolyn from Florida Micro Distributors and sign the petetion.

Save the Tap Room!

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Posted by on November 13, 2010 in Beer, Beer Styles, Craft Beer Brewery


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Beer Junto Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Beer-lovers from around the Jacksonville area converged on Engine 15 in Jacksonville Beach Saturday night to hoist a pint and congratulate owner Steve Rushe. The beer flowed and the good times rolled as folks kept pouring in to celebrate the milestone set by one of Jacksonville’s best beer blogs.

The Springfield Brew Crew raises a glass and adds their congratulations to Steve. Not only is this a milestone for you and your site, it is an indication that Jacksonville is truly entering the Craft Beer scene.


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Posted by on October 25, 2010 in Beer, Beer Tasting, Relaxing


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