Located about half way north to south of Florida in Melbourne is a company called Florida Beer Company.  I don't know much about the area of Florida nor do I know anything about the company itself.  The website doesn't seem to have much history on it.  There is a great little picture gallery of events to peruse.  One of these times I make it to Florida I'll have to try to pass by it and check it out a little closer.  Last night I drank their Florida Lager - compliments of my wife's Uncle Wayne from Miami (I think I did an earlier blog about cousin's in Miami... same family ;)).  Thanks Uncle Wayne for the shipment of brews.  And thank you to my Father In Law for delivering (and adding to the

The only complaint (if you can call it that) about this beer is that it is has some of the lager style qualities I'm not a huge fan of.  It definitely smells like a lager with that sort of "off" bitter smell that I can't really get to appreciate.  With that smell, I think my mind automatically starts doing that off taste of a typical lager.  But this beer fights back with something that I haven't tasted in awhile.  I'm not sure if it is the fact that it is from warm sunny bright Florida or that they really have a blend on this beers ingredients that adds a bit of refreshing almost fruity clean taste to it.  It is filtered clear and beautiful.  It is a bright yellow (with a brown tint) in the glass that gives an almost glow like the Florida sun setting of the water.  In general, I think if I was sitting at the pool in Cutler Bay, Florida this would be a perfect lunch time brew to go with some nice burgers on the grill.  If I have a few of these I may even be convinced the "cuba sandwhich" cigars my father-in-law loves to smoke from down there are even good!  I guess that makes this beer dangerous.  Haha.

Once again, thank you Uncle Wayne and Billy for the great shipment in from South Florida.  I am not sure which few you bought Uncle Wayne (so I do apologize not calling the appropriate person out).  In general, the package was happily received and I have decided to start enjoying these over the next 2 - 3 weeks.  Of course, I have a few other beers I have to get rid of first.  If you see this beer - and like Lager beers let me know what you think.  I'm curious on other people's take on it.


I am so grateful to read such wonderful post.

Michael Edleblute
09/09/2012 08:37

Why thank you for your kind words!


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