Thursday, June 9, 2011

Swamp Head gets a shout-out from Florida Trend, plus their Saison du Swamp


The business magazine Florida Trend highlighted a few Florida breweries in today's Daily Pulse, including our very own Swamp Head (with a very nice photo of cofounder Luke Kemper):

Swamp Head started when Luke Kemper returned to Gainesville from beer-crafty Colorado and wound up starting a brewery with a family friend who was a skilled home brewer. He now sells from Jacksonville to Sarasota. And there's honey — from local bees, it brags — in a few brews.

  I've been more than slack lately on sharing my beery news, but my friends and I did attend Swamp Head's special event, Saison Saturday, where they sold their first-ever bottled offering, Saison du Swamp. I bought two of the limited-release bottles and have drank one so far. It is delicious! I know I should keep the second one, but I'm afraid I'll won't be able to hold off. Dry but still fruity, with that saison funk, it was definitely easy to drink.

  Swamp Head's tasting room is nicely-sized, with a bar and three high-top tables that looked like they were made from slices of cypress knees. They're open Wednesdays-Fridays, 4-8 p.m. and have beer on draft and growlers to take home.

  On a fashion note, I also bought a t-shirt, purple v-neck with the Swamp Head logo on the back that is made of the softest, eco-friendly cotton. LOVE IT. 

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