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Monday, February 21, 2011

Cocoa Beach - Pale Ale

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Cocoa Beach Pale Ale
Cocoa Beach Brewing Company
150 N. Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL USA
Est. 20??

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.6 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 22.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Golden amber color.
Mild hops and some hints of sweet caramel malts.

Clean and fresh tasting, good balance of hops and malts.

Moderate amount of carbonation.
Good head retention. Very light delicate lacing doewn the glass.
Light to medium body. A mild but not watery ale.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy 

Having first tried this beer at the brewery in Cocoa Beach last November, I was reacquainted with it again this week.  It was elusive to find during that trip in the bomber bottle shown above.  Fortunately my source on the east coast area was able to do so. Such a good daughter! On to the brew...

During the visit to the brewery, I met Chris McCall, president and owner of the brewery/pub. It's a quaint little cottage directly across the boulevard from oh-so famous Cocoa Beach, one of Florida's little treasures.  Chris took the time to explain his brewing philosophy and also about the local selections vs. the demands everyone makes on his beers. This is a very small brewery set inside a converted beach side house.

The pale ale on draught that day was not up to his specifications, (a "rescued" batch) - we'll leave it at that.  I thought it was still pretty good, but due to the opening of a new pub in the area, the bomber bottles were all sold out.  I was able to secure this one and happily it tastes even better than the "rescued" batch that was on tap at the bar that day.

All in all, it is a good working pale ale. I've had some better and many far, far worse than this. But at face value, I think you'll like it, that is, if you're down this way, say maybe for spring break? Who knows.  Now their Oatmeal Stout....well, let's say that is a review for another day! Very nice. Do pay them a visit if on the east coast of Florida and check out their cool tiki god logos.

Heck, you've got nothing else to do while here.  It's not like you're coming here to shovel the sunshine.

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