Beer of the Week(end)
Recently MtnMama and I took a quick trip to Florida and discovered the beautiful deliciousness of southern beer. Specifically the Mad Manatee from Bold City Brewery in Jacksonville, Fla.
For background the Manatee or Sea Cow is a marine mammal that can grow 13' long and weigh over 1300 pounds! Growing up I would run into them constantly in the waterways around Jacksonville but had long since forgotten about these awesome creatures. And to imagine a mad manatee was a thing of great concern.
Back to the beer, the Mad Manatee is an outstanding 6.5% ABV IPA that has a bold hop profile and a smooth sweet body. Cracking the can I could instantly tell it is an amazing beer. And once I had the first sip I was sold! Seriously this has a great citrus kick, delicious hop flavor, and a mild sweet malt, I wish it was out here in CO!!! The beer has a great head and is flavorful and intricate from sip to finish, in fact, the lingering hints of grapefruit make me want more!
There is no doubt that Colorado has some great beers. We have a ton of breweries with more being opened consistently and each produces some amazing brews, but let us not forget about the rest of this great country! So I encourage you all to diversify, take a trip to taste the local beers and if you have a traveling buddy ask them to score you a few. Bold City Brewery has opened my eyes to what else is out there!