First, a shout-out and thank you to Tom Reagin for picking up some Cigar City Madura Brown Ale (5.5% ABV and 25 IBU). This was a really nice brown ale and a great selection to start the weekend festivities once we made it to Naples. Madura is very easy to drink and would probably go well with a nice cigar like it is named after. The next day, after a jet boat ride and lunch, we made our way to Total Wine and I picked up a nice selection of brew to sample over the weekend.
Coronado – Islander IPA (7%ABV) – American IPA
Cigar City – Jai Alai – (7.5% ABV and 70 IBU)) – American IPA
Bell’s – Oberon Ale (5.8% ABV) – American Pale Wheat Ale
Smuttynose – (FinestKind) IPA (6.9% ABV) – American IPA
Ballast Point – Victory at Sea (10% ABV and IBU) – Imperial / Double Porter
Terrapin – Hopsecutioner (7.3% ABV and 78 IBU) – American IPA
Great Divide – Yeti – (9.5% ABV and 75 IBU) – Imperial Stout
Unibroue – La Fin Monde (9.5% ABV and 19 IBU) – Triple-style Golden Ale
Stone – Arrogant Bastard (7.2% ABV) and Classified IBU) – American Strong Ale
Also sampled at some of the restaurants we dined at are as follows:
Harpoon IPA – (5.9% ABV and 42 IBU) – American IPA
Dogfish Head – 90 Minute IPA (9% ABV and 90 IBU) – Imperial / Double IPA
Boston Beer – Sam Adams Alpine Spring (5.5% ABV and 19 IBU) – Kellerbier /Zwickelbier
The favorites of the weekend were the Ballast Point - Victory at Sea and everyone thought this was a really good beer and it is just a fantastic Imperial Porter. Another favorite of mine was the Cigar City Jai Alai IPA and I would highly recommend trying more beers from Cigar City. I would be nice if they distributed here in Colorado, maybe in the not-to-distant future, this will come to fruition. Until that occurs, I will just purchase more from Cigar City when I travel to Florida.