About

I’m Mike.  I’m originally from Bensalem, PA (just outside of Philadelphia) and now live in Boynton Beach, FL.  I work in tech support for a web hosting company, own a house, love my Philly sports teams and think I live a pretty good life.  Well my life got even better when a few years back my cousin in PA took me to Isaac Newton’s in Newtown, PA.  He had me try Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout and I loved it.  I didn’t know there were great beers out there.  All I knew was what commercials were put in front of me.

I came back to Florida but had no idea where to find good beer.  Luckily a Total Wine and More opened up close to my house where I just went up and down the aisle picking up interesting sounding beers.  Some I liked, some I didn’t and now some of those that I didn’t I now like.

I started reading BeerAdvocate and RateBeer and started finding places that had good beer around here.  Then from the recommendation of a co-worker I started a beer blog in June of 2008.  I barely knew anything about beer except that I wanted to learn more and that I did.

Now I have developed a little bit of a following and I have met some absolutely awesome people in the craft beer community from other bloggers, people that work at the bars and stores, people the work for the distributors to even people who work for the brewers.  And there is one thing we all have in common, we love beer.  So I am here to show you how much I love beer and to celebrate it with all those that do.  And hopefully I can open some eyes to craft beer in the meantime.

Cheers!

Beer Cellar

Here’s a list of the things I currently have in my beer “cellar.”  I say “cellar” because in Florida it’s not really possible to have one of those.  It pretty much refers to my main fridge and my mini fridge.

* Updated 2/28/11

  • 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze 2011
  • Allagash Coolship Resurgam
  • Cantillon Classic Gueuze 2010
  • Cantillon Rose De Gambrinus
  • Central Waters Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
  • Cigar City Campeador Greaves (x2)
  • Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout 2010
  • Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout 2011
  • Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout 2012
  • Cigar City Sea Bass
  • Cigar City Vuja De
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 2011
  • Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2010
  • Epic Spiral Jetty
  • Firestone Walker Parabola 2011
  • Flying Dog Gonzo 2008
  • Flying Dog Horn Dog 2008
  • Girardin Gueuze 1882 Black Label
  • Green Flash West Coast IPA (x2)
  • He’brew Jewbelation 15
  • Ithaca Le Bleu
  • Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza 2011
  • J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2005 (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)
  • Knee Deep Hoptologist DIPA
  • Lagunitas Imperial Red (x2)
  • Lindemans Cuvee Rene Gueuze
  • Mission St. 2021 Anniversary Ale
  • North Coast Old Stock 2007
  • Russian River Consecration Batch 004×3
  • Russian River Sanctification
  • Russian River Temptation Batch 004×5
  • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2010
  • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2011
  • Starr Hill Dark Star Stout
  • Stone/Nogne O/Jolly Pumpkin Special Holiday Ale
  • Stone Vertical Epic 09.09.09
  • Stone Vertical Epic 10.10.10
  • Stone Vertical Epic 11.11.11
  • Sun King Wee Mac
  • The Bruery/Cigar City Marron Acidifie
  • The Bruery Batch 50 Grand Funk Ale Road
  • The Bruery Coton
  • The Bruery Cuir
  • The Bruery Oude Tart
  • The Bruery 2 Turtle Doves
  • The Bruery 3 French Hens
  • The Lost Abbey Red Poppy
  • Three Floyds Dark Lord 2009
  • Three Floyds Dark Lord 2011
  • Thomas Hardy’s Ale 2008 (x2)
  • Voodoo Black Magick
  • Weyerbacher Rapture

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