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Oblivion Taproom heats up for April 20th, welcomes, and farewells

April 20, 2013
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Oblivion Taproom heats up for April 20th, welcomes, and farewells

420 – The Passing of the Torch Oblivion Taproom  (407) 802 4800 5101 E. Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32803 April 20th — 4:20 PM to close Call it serendipitous or melancholic, but the Oblivion Taproom family has double the reason to throw a thunderous party today. In addition to the non-oblique-or-euphemistic, solely ecological focus...
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Extraordinary machine: mobile draft system pumps up Orlando homebrew club

March 27, 2013
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Extraordinary machine: mobile draft system pumps up Orlando homebrew club

At forty-eight years old, Rossi’s Pizza and Pasta has collected quite an enchanting clutter in the taproom where Central Florida Homebrewers (CFHB) meet every month. More than the patchwork of signs from breweries across the country, the framed 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl memorabilia, or even the scatter-work paneled walls themselves, the Smoketeer...
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Senate 64-ounce beer growler bill edges closer to law

March 22, 2013
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Senate 64-ounce beer growler bill edges closer to law

  Last week, as part of our Beer Issue coverage spanning all things fizzy, fantastic, and served in a stein, we filled you in on (surprise) a wonky, archaic piece of Florida legislation, this one prohibiting breweries from packaging their beer in 64-ounce resealable jugs, or growlers. Some proponents of the 64-ounce ban claim it serves as...
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Redlight Red Light cracks Draft Magazine’s 100 Best Beer Bars list

January 14, 2013
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Redlight Red Light cracks Draft Magazine’s 100 Best Beer Bars list

Redlight Red Light Beer Parlour 2810 Corrine Drive Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 893-9382 5pm-2am Daily Only two weeks into the new year, Orlando’s much-lauded and cornucopia-est craft beer spot has to clear room for another placard, this time landing on Draft Magazine’s 2013 list of prima American beer bars. Draft has this to say...
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About (the) Last Night

January 11, 2013
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About (the) Last Night

Disclaimer: If you are reading this account, the Mayan Apocalypse of 2012 did not occur. I have to assume some responsibility here: I obviously didn’t shame myself enough to merit obliteration via rogue space object/demagnetizing polar catastrophe/irascible Mayan sun god. Of course, any of you future people, complacent in your flying automobiles and palatial...
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Jaguars pass on Tebow, per ESPN report

January 11, 2013
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Jaguars pass on Tebow, per ESPN report

Good news for Gator faithful and Tebow proselytes everywhere: the onerous task of shouldering the Jacksonville Jaguar fandom mantel (sorry, Jax fans) is not in your future, after all. Bad news: Tim Tebow’s NFL career has snagged again. According to an ESPN.com report released today, the Jaguars’ new general manager David Caldwell didn’t waste...
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Surging Gators tackle upstart Louisville in the Sugar Bowl

January 2, 2013
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Surging Gators tackle upstart Louisville in the Sugar Bowl

  January 2nd 8:30 P.M. ESPN Gator Nation has to love how sweet it is. It’s first twelve win season since their 2009 stint in New Orleans where they trounced the Cincinnati Bearcats 51-24, just within grasp. Or, at least they should. The psychological and emotional landscape of the Swamp has lilted since that...
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Knights face Cardinals, put bow on 2012 season

December 21, 2012
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Knights face Cardinals, put bow on 2012 season

Beef O’ Brady’s Bowl at Tropicana Field UCF Knights vs. Ball State Cardinals 7:30 P.M. on ESPN After a turbulent 5-7 season, one which witnessed myriad sure victories dissolve in games’ waning moments, UCF Head Football Coach George O’Leary beseeched one thing of his team in 2012: to “finish.” Now, quarterback Blake Bortles and...
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Rock Out With Your Clock Out: Mayan Apocalypse Parties Across Orlando

December 20, 2012
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Rock Out With Your Clock Out: Mayan Apocalypse Parties Across Orlando

On December 21st, if certain doomsday prognosticators are to be believed, the friendly neighborhood Mayan Apocalypse is coming to explode your face off. Or not — either way, like Saint Patricks Day with more hellfire, a fantastic excuse for excess is nigh. Thankfully, some local bars and restaurants have bolted down the furniture, boarded...
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O’Leary Talks Senior Leadership, Bowl Ban, Team Depth at Media Day

August 4, 2012
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O’Leary Talks Senior Leadership, Bowl Ban, Team Depth at Media Day

Embossed on the cover of each 2012 UCF Football Yearbook is one word which rings loudly in Coach George O’Leary’s ear. It reads, “Finish.” Something his Knights had trouble with last season. A stepping stone to propel this team to the next level. “When you look at games, six games by seven points...
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