My Craft Beer Week With Visits to Central Florida Breweries and More

A fun festive week going into December. There are signs of the holiday season everywhere, sans the cold weather!
I was out at Crooked Can Brewing Company to enjoy a quick High Stepper IPA. Plant Street Market looked so lovely decked out in lights and wreaths. The brewery is located in such a cool space. Beers on the patio are such a delight.

Crooked Can Brewing company
All decked out for the holidays

The weather has been a bit too warm for me. Some people like my husband love it. Not this lady. Though it does make it nice to enjoy drinks outside. 

Winter Park started off their holiday activities Thursday night. Bryan and I took the kids to BurgerFi for dinner. I was a happy lady enjoying some Swamphead Big Nose IPA. This helped deal with the crowds that evening. I think everyone from Winter Park was on Park Ave
craft beer at burger fi.
Swamphead Big Nose IPA

Friday afternoon one of my besties and I went for drinks and a bite in Audubon Park. We stopped at Bikes, Beans Bordeaux for some delicious Bisque and a Central 28 Up River Pale Ale. This little cafe has some great bites and a decent craft beer menu. Their Mushroom Brie Bisque is amazing!
Soup & beer at bikes, beans bordeaux
Bisque & beer

Saturday was a great night. It involved beer and friends and that is always fun. Bryan and I started out at The Ravenous Pig, but we went to the bar for Happy Hour and this is still kinda Cask & Larder? I don't know, all I know is they still have Cask & Larder beers and a Happy Hour and you can still see the brewery. The food is Ravenous Pig and the dining room has changed. The only big difference in the bar area is two more televisions showing sports.
craft beer at Cask & Larder
Cask & Larder 5 Points IPA

After Happy Hour our group headed over to the Bear & Peacock to try some of Central Florida's newest brews. The tasting room has been open for about a couple of months, but they just got their beers on tap. I went with a session IPA since I knew it was going to be a long night. Bryan went with a Belgian Golden. After I tried his beer I wish I had gone with the higher ABV. My beer was fine, but I loved his beer. He got the last pour. I'll have to keep my eye out for when Mischief gets tapped again👍

I've got to get back and try some more of their beers. So happy they have a handful of them on tap now.

From there we made our way from Winter Park to Ivanhoe Village. Our group kept gaining people along the way. It was so much fun to run into friends and continue the party over at the Imperial Wine Bar and Beer Garden. 

I always enjoy drinking in this unique bar. Our timing worked out great. Eugene Snowden was performing that night. Always entertaining watching him perform. We got some beers and light bites (their Imperial Sliders are delish!) and sat back and enjoyed the show.

Our last drinking spot for the night was at The Thirsty Topher. We ran into another group of our friends here. There was a pub crawl going on so people were out and about in the Mills50 neighborhood.

I was a happy lady, I finally got to enjoy some of this year's Death By Coconut. I'm a huge fan of coconut beers and this one doesn't disappoint💓 I think I'll have to take a trip up to Longmont and finally visit Oskar Blues Brewery when I go back to Denver for the holidays.

BTW if you're looking for some late night eats in the Mills50 area Lazy Moon Pizza is open til 2:30 am 🍕 I can't believe I was out for over 8 hours. The pizza was just what I needed.
Oskar Blues Death by coconut at the Thirsty Topher
Death by coconut

Sunday was a big chill and detox day. Finished putting up Christmas decorations and wrapped up my Holiday Beer Exchange. Six of us got a holiday/seasonal beer to share with others. We each got to enjoy a mixed holiday pack of beer goodies. I'm going to make this an annual tradition. Much more fun than a cookie exchange! 🎄

I hope you are enjoying some of the fun events going on this holiday season. I can't keep up with all the events! It was nice to have so many fun things going on so close to home. 

Till next week....

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