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About Brian

I like beer.

Septembeerfest will include one of my homebrews

On Saturday, September 28, one of my beers will be on tap at Septembeerfest at Southern Brewing and Winemaking. There will be 20 homebrews on tap representing five area homebrew clubs. Fest-goers will vote for their favorite and award the … Continue reading

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We’re Halfway There

I think we could all agree, every week should be beer week. So, an entire year between Beer Weeks is simply too long. The good folks that coordinate the annual Tampa Bay Beer Week in March came up with a … Continue reading

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Monday Night Brewing Tasting

Monday Night Brewing out of Atlanta, GA is about to celebrate its one-year anniversary. They were kind enough to send me a few samples of their beer to try. Kick off your wingtips, loosen your tie and sit back with … Continue reading

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There’s a Big Storm Brewing in Odessa

I thought long and hard about the title for this post, and I couldn’t resist the pun. I hope you’ll forgive me. Puns aside, there really is a Big Storm Brewery in Odessa, and they really are brewing up a … Continue reading

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New Belgium Will Hit Florida on July 29

New Belgium, the third largest craft brewery in the United States, is coming to Florida. On July 29, they will hit the shelves running in a state-wide launch featuring their core beers: Fat Tire, Sunshine Wheat, Tripel, Ranger IPA and … Continue reading

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Shakoolie – Your Shower Beer Companion

Moments of genius often come at times when you least expect it, like in the shower. In the case of the Shakoolie, it’s a moment of genius about being in the shower… with a beer. Say you’ve had a long … Continue reading

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ConvergeFL Homebrew Workshop – Wednesday, September 11 in Jacksonville

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be conducting a half-day homebrewing workshop at the ConvergeFL¬†2013 conference in Jacksonville on Wednesday, September 11. Registration for the conference is now open. If you would like to come to the workshop, it’s an … Continue reading

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Sour Fest at the Cajun Cafe Brings in da Funk

The Saturday after Andrea, the Great Tropical Storm of 2013, made her way over Florida, I boarded my trusty boat, the S-10 known to some as Black Sunshine, for the longest voyage¬†in its 17-year existence to take me from Greenville … Continue reading

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Camp Kemo 2013

It’s Camp Kemo week! I had the honor of serving as a counselor at Camp Kemo, a week-long summer camp for children ages 5-18 that either have or have had cancer, for 10 years from 2001-2011. It’s held at the … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Greenville: The Definitive Guide to the Greenville Beer Scene

“You growns up and you growns up and you growns up!” — Trent, Swingers In May 2008, I quit my job in Charleston. Nicole was one year into running Big Gnome. With the world at our finger tips we thought, … Continue reading

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