2019.10.05_Calusa Brewing
Calusa Brewing
Sarasota (Bee Ridge), Florida.
5 October 2019.

▶ A diamond in the rough: a brewery and taproom in an industrial park. Recommended to me by 'craft' beer professionals on Facebook. Sometimes, the interwebs do deliver on their promise.

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King's Creatures​ (left)
"English Export Stout​"
6.9% alcohol
☞ "Deeply roasty, with a hypnotic darkness and scary drinkability. Monsters covet and hoard the British malt notes of espresso, & light toffee."
☞ Me: Lovely British Maris Otter malt for base; firm, not sapid treacle from dark malts; alcoholic slap at end dries the finish.

Calusa Ringstrasse (right)​
"Vienna-style Lager"​
5.5% alcohol
☞ "A brilliant clarity of autumnal copper reveals the toasted, full character of the finest continental malt and crisp finish of noble hops.
☞ Me: Not "brilliantly" clear, but a well-executed lager nonetheless, expressing lightly toasted crackers, an elegant (not fruity) sweet middle, and, indeed, a crisp finish.

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