Florida's big year at the Great American Beer Festival, with seven Sunshine State brews medaling in the largest competition in the U.S., nearly double the second-best year of 2014, which saw four medals, one from the pro-am competition.
Like many people, I treat holiday shopping as a terrifying last-minute ordeal — a scramble to fill out gift lists with a number of items that, despite a complete lack of planning, will somehow seem thoughtful.
Winter beers are always worth looking forward to, since there's nothing nicer during the holidays than drinking a festive spiced beer with friends and family. The ever-changing selection of beers brewed for the season means that you'll always have something new to try. Here are six to try this winter, as well as a bonus …
You've dusted off Grandma's good crystal for the Thanksgiving table. Or you've pulled out all your mismatched stems to have enough for every place.
Now what to pour?
In July 1746, John MacKinnon helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape from the Isle of Skye in Scotland. In thanks, the prince gave MacKinnon the secret recipe to his personal liqueur, later known as Drambuie. An aged Scottish malt whiskey blended with heather honey and herbs — anise? …
See if you can find the collectibles listed below behind the bar at the famous Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. Use your scroll wheel or double-click to zoom into the picture. Click and drag to move the picture around. Once you find a collectible, click to see a larger version.
Here's what you need to find:
Buddy Guy portrait | Signature Drink | An Ode to Hippies | Pachinko | Man v. Food Photo | Pyramid-shaped "Blues Trophy" | A gift from their gator meat supplier
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