Originally Posted by passedpawn
You lucky SOB. What is your local bar?
If you haven't met Wayne yet, you're going to find that he is a very nice, quite guy who will definitely listen to what you have to say. I've drank with him a few times at local watering holes and he is a very approachable guy. There is a guy Ben that used to work at Southern Brewing in Tampa that runs their pilot brewery. He is super nice too.
Basically, you can't go wrong here. BTW, grab em some cedar spirals.
The bar I won this from is the original Brass Tap location in Wesley Chapel...
I've met Wayne only in passing, haven't had any extended conversations with him. The idea I'm bouncing around would be to take the base recipe for Puppy's Breath Porter and add some smoked malt and maple syrup, and then possibly age with maple spirals as well....