February 27, 2015

Wandering Beer Guy Goes to Gainesville

With so many amazing breweries all over the country, we've enlisted some help sampling them and sharing those experiences with you all. I'd like to introduce you to our Wanderling Growler Guy, Lefty McKenzie, and his band of beery men, our wayward aficionados chasing the best of beer all over the country, and beyond.
Lefty recently ventured to Gainesville (aka Hogtown), Florida in search of his favorite southern stout, Swamp Head's Midnight Oil. The planets, unfortunately, were misaligned as the new brewery was not yet open (missed be mere days). Being a local to the bogs of central Florida, our resourceful friend had no trouble discovering another fine Gainesville brewery - First Magnitude.
 
First Magnitude had a great outdoor setup with lots of room to relax.  I grabbed a flight of their Siren Blonde, Drift English Mild, 72 Pale and The Tube ESB. I ultimately took home a growler of the Drift English Mild for its subtle malt and low ABV ( it was a school night after all).
Have you tried brews from First Magnitude or Swamp Head? What was your favorite?