Tried this lager at the reception following Michael Feldman's Whad 'Ya Know at the Florida Theater Saturday. It was great with a sandwich and some pasta salad. And it's brewed right here in good ol' Jacksonville.
The bottle is cool, with a large shark fin featured prominently, and the lager tasted cold and crisp going down. It is bottled by the Margaritaville Brewing Company. It is featured in Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville and Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurants.
So I was a bit chagrinned to read Robb Zerr's review of Landshark Lager in The United Nations of Beer. Not only did he not particularly like the lager, which he picked up at a Wal-Mart, he divulged that his detective work uncovered the fact that it is actually brewed by Anheuser-Busch. I have no strong feeling about that, aside from a bit of disappointment. But he tells us they go to great pains to hide the fact. Indeed, I closely inspected the bottle yesterday, and must admit that from the information on the bottle, it appeard to be a small independent brewery in good ole Jax.
Ah well. I've had greater disappointments.