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Spirits: Cheers!

Spirits: Cheers!

Bully Brewing offers dog treats made from Leesburg brewery’s grains for your pooch and tasty craft beers for their humans.  Beer and dog lovers, Bully Brewing is for you.  Leesburg’s newest family owned and operated microbrewery is a fun, dog-friendly…
Spirits: A toast to creativity

Spirits: A toast to creativity

Chop House serves drinks with a shots of innovation. Photos: Nicole Hamel Everything can be improved by adding bacon.  Double cheeseburger? Add bacon. Scrambled eggs? Add pieces of bacon. A hurricane is about to ravage Florida? Add lots of bacon. …
Spirits: Mastery of Muscadines

Spirits: Mastery of Muscadines

Lakeridge offers 1,600+ reasons to visit Florida’s largest premier winery.     Photos: Nicole Hamel Jeanne Burgess’ eyes light up when she talks about wine, and her words clearly indicate she knows her stuff. That’s no surprise considering she has…
Spirits: Creating a buzz

Spirits: Creating a buzz

Jose Villafana, Jr. taps into the increasingly popular craft beer scene. Photos: Nicole Hamel Pam Gordon remembers the first time she saw the dark brown liquid cascading into a glass with milky white bubbles rising to the top. She brought…
Spirits: Taking the town by storm

Spirits: Taking the town by storm

Restaurateur adds brewery, more nightlife on tap for downtown Leesburg. Photos: Douglas Tyler The owner of Pint Sized Pub, Main Street Cantina, Brick and Barrel, and the former 24 Tap Room is again bringing events and nightlife to the City…
Spirits: Not for the weak of heart (or liver)

Spirits: Not for the weak of heart (or liver)

The strong drinks and countless options at Crafted Concoctions in Tavares will have you coming back for more.  Photos/Videos: Nicole Hamel Craig Williamson and Rebecca Doherty, owners of BTW (Burgers, Tacos, Waffles) in Tavares, decided to branch out, about three…
Spirits: Cold and Bold

Spirits: Cold and Bold

Mystic Ice Cream constructs alcohol-infused creamy concoctions while building relationships.  Photos: Nicole Hamel It’s hot. It’s August, the infamous dog days of summer. A time of the year when a scoop or two of cold, creamy, made-from-scratch delicious ice cream…
Spirits: Sweet Spot

Spirits: Sweet Spot

Fruity flights and Milkshake IPAs make Suncreek Brewery a nice night out for beer and dessert-lovers alike. Photos: Nicole Hamel Bill Downs first started buying simple craft beer kits in college, and about five years later began using all types…
Spirits: Uncorking a wine culture

Spirits: Uncorking a wine culture

Two Old Hags creates quite a buzz in Leesburg. Photos: Nicole Hamel There’s no telling where wine connoisseurs might find their next favorite wine.  Maybe during a visit to a popular wine region like Napa Valley in California. Maybe at…
Spirits: Sunny days for beer lovers

Spirits: Sunny days for beer lovers

Tap into a variety of craft brews at a bright new spot, the Sunny Pint in Wildwood. For most people, the phrase “dream job” is an oxymoron. For beer lovers, however, you can’t beat Sue Sidoti’s job. As a beer connoisseur…
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