Last couple of days have been really crazy. Work, packing and getting little things done have taken up most of my time.
The JonJam beers are kegged and priming as we speak. There are really two different beers there. My brew-buddy Tony and I used two different types of yeasts, which gave each batch a different taste. We used some yeast from McGuire's and we used an English yeast named Nottingham. In my opinion, the McGuire's yeast gave of more of a dry finish. But that's my opinion. The Nottingham seemed a tad bit more of a sweeter flavor. There is a spice flavor in both, but that is due to the hops that were used.
Next on the menu, California! This is the trip Amy and I have spent the last year planning. We have a full schedule of breweries, wineries and golf lined up, so don't be angry if I only post every now and again. Usually, I will post regularly when I'm on vacation, but we have a full schedule.
Here is a little shot Amy took when we made it into the wine country. When we got into the area, we stopped at a little Brewery named Lagunita's. We Planned on just having a beer and some dinner before we retired for the night and we did just that. After all the traveling, we are beat and looking for some rest.
But Lagunita's was on our way to the hotel and is a great brewery. We get a ton of stuff in Panama City and there wasn't much that I hadn't had before. The tap room itself is very impressive. There were a number of folks there hanging out and more eating dinner. I liked it. I think Panama City Beach could use a place just like it.
There is an inside area and an outside area where live music is a common thing. Not to mention the brewery is right next door, so the selection is great.
The first beer for me was the Wilco Tango Foxtrot Cask Ale. We get this beer in Panama City Beach, but this was different. It was the raw/real thing that had been conditioned in casks for several months and it tasted as creamy as the picture looks. If you are not familiar with cask conditioned ale yet, get familiar. It rocks!
The food menu here was very simple. There was an appetizer section and a sandwich section, but Amy and I both agreed that they have great food. Paired with the right beer, any one of their sandwiches is a great meal.
But as for the title, Amy and I are in California. It is a different place. We figured that out very fast. This is the first stop on out trip and we are already amazed at the people...
I mean...come on...do you really need a homemade sign to tell people this? It is funny and all, but weird. You can't see it in the picture, but someone wrote under the last letters of the sign the initials for Wilco Tango Foxtrot with a question mark.
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