More like a day we truly can call ours. But the title should stay true to the lyrics of the song (look it up kids).
It’s January in Central Florida. We’re having mild sunny days. This is why winter has such awesome events as the Central Florida Highland Games and the upcoming Orlando Wetlands Festival at this time of year. But, people are not the only ones flocking to the area to get warm. There is a spring about 45 minutes north of us where manatees congregate to bask in the warm waters. So, Mrs. UsedHair and I made the drive up to Blue Spring State Park to watch the manatees and rent a canoe. The trip was great and Mrs. UsedHair got some fantastic pictures.
Now, I don’t drive 45 minutes away without first checking to see if there is a brewery in the area. So once we were done having legitimate fun and I saw that the day was still young, I broached the topic that if we ventured another 10 minutes north of the park we could hit a new brewery. I know, and fear, in my heart of hearts that someday I will push too far and Mrs. UsedHair will say she’s tired of always going to new breweries. Today was not that day. She was just as up for a beer as I was. So, we headed up to Persimmon Hollow Brewing in Deland, FL.
What a fantastic place. They are dog friendly, have a great slogan (Drink sensibly, but get weird), and have put a lot of creativity into their decor. They even have urinals made out of old kegs. Phenomenal!
They even had interesting meat snacks on a cool rack that they give to you in a tasting glass.
All this is well and good. But, at the end of the day it’s all about the bottles. I’m OK with growlers, but I would always rather have regular bottles. Fortunately, they had three good looking beers in bomber-style bottles for $10 each. Not a bad price at all. Talk about a great day.