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Gentlemen’s Club Old Fashioned-Style Ale is flavored with oranges and cherries.widmerbrothers.com

Drink of the week: Gentlemen's Club Old Fashioned-Style Ale beer

It had the makings of a slam-dunk beer release: a collaboration between Oregon's Widmer Brothers and our very own Cigar City. Three wood-aged variations of a classic cocktail-inspired strong ale, at the height of the classic cocktail craze. Conceptually interesting, with beautifully designed label art. Well-organiz …

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  1. Bar review: Dunedin's Wine and Brew cozies up to House of Beer

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    If it didn't open at 7 p.m., you might think that Dunedin's Wine & Brew was a community coffee shop. It's small and cozy, decorated with the work of local artists, and it hosts a freestyle hip-hop night every week. Many of the bar orders are for tea and coffee, but the rest are mentioned right in the name of the …

    Dunedin Wine & Brew, adjacent to House of Beer, offers eight wines on tap.
  2. Beer forecast: cloudy with the taste of Julius and Northeast IPAS

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    IPA trends are a funny thing. A decade ago, the most respected IPAs in the domestic beer scene were aggressive, no-holds-barred affairs, characterized by heavy bitterness with thick, earthy pine and resin flavors followed by a bone-dry finish.

  3. Bar Rescue: Tarpon Springs' Bridge Lounge gets the Taffer touch

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    It should come as no surprise that I'm addicted to Bar Rescue, a reality TV show on Spike that features Jon Taffer, a veteran food and beverage industry consultant instantly recognizable for his loud on-screen tantrums and tough-love persona.

    The Bridge Lounge, a locals joint in Tarpon Springs, was visited by Jon Taffer for an episode of Bar Rescue.
  4. Drink of the Week: Yuengling IPL beer

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    Yuengling is in a strange spot. On the East Coast, the historic brand is often regarded as a macro brew, in the same company as the Buds and Millers of the beer world. But it's smaller than many realize, shipping fewer than 6 million barrels of beer a year, making it not a small macro beer operation, but rather the …

    Yuengling IPL beer is a seasonal offering.
  5. Coconut ale, coconut porter, yup, it's the year for coconut beer

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    Although brewing with coconut goes back many years, 2013 was the year that really got the ball rolling. That's the year of the fabled 2013 Goose Island Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout, an imperial stout so loaded with coconut that you could actually see small, white flakes in it.


Can you spy the famous Skipper's Smokehouse collectibles?

See if you can find the collectibles listed below behind the bar at the famous Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. Use your scroll wheel or double-click to zoom into the picture. Click and drag to move the picture around. Once you find a collectible, click to see a larger version.

Here's what you need to find:

Buddy Guy portrait  |  Signature Drink  |  An Ode to Hippies  |  Pachinko  |  Man v. Food Photo  |  Pyramid-shaped "Blues Trophy"  |  A gift from their gator meat supplier


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