Last night I ventured across the county to the World of Beer store in Viera, FL. The store has 50 rotating drafts and 400 bottles of beer from around the world. It really is a world of beer in there. Below is the link to their website. The only website I can find is for the store in Tampa, FL. The store in Viera is really new and I can't find their website.
I started with a nice Rogue Mocha Porter draft, because it was cold out and I wanted to warm up my tummy a bit. The Rogue Mocha Porter would be fantastic on a cold winter day. It was like 50 some degrees in FL and that is about as winter as we get. Rogue beer started out in Oregon and I REALLY REALLY want to visit the brewery sometime.
Next, I saw they had Kwak beer brewed in Buggenhout, Belgium. It is named after an 18th century innkeeper and brewer, Pauwel Kwak. Normally a Kwak beer comes in its own distinctive glass that resembles a "yard of ale" which is held upright in a wooden stand. The world of beer did disappoint me a bit because my beer didn't come in this glass. :( When I was in brussels it did come in this cool glass wooden stand thing. But it was very good and had 8% some alcohol. (Can't complain really.)
All of this did remind me of my day in Brussels drinking lots of great beer, eating waffles, buying expensive chocolate. This was after a day spent at the UN. So some educational things did get accomplished as well. Here are some pictures from that lovely day.
Everyone please go out and try a great beer sometime this week. It'll boost your spirits for sure.