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Casselberry’s Bowigens Beer Company does one thing, and does it very well 

Essay question: “Do one thing, and do it very, very well,” said some sage individual, before buying a four-beer flight from Bowigens Beer Company and disavowing everything they believed in. Bowigens’ blocky, wood-burned taps pour robust triple IPAs and silky milk stouts alike. Strings of Edison bulbs dangle from the taproom ceiling, warming this cozy, hop-box brewpub with the loosey-goosey glow of a good barleywine.

Short answer/multiple choice:

After work or after hours? After work. The 9-to-drive never felt sweeter with Bowigens to look forward to.

Beer/wine or liquor too?Craft brews, ciders and meads pour from drafts and bottles alike.

Check all that apply:
☐ fancy cocktails
☐ make 'em strong and keep 'em coming
☐ wine list (5 choices or more)
☒ craft beer
☐ beer: the usual suspects
☒ wide selection of bottles/cans (more than 15)
☐ wide selection on tap (more than 15)

Food served? Y ☐ N ☒

Smoking allowed inside? <Y ☐ N ☒

Outside drinking? Y ☐ N ☒

Dog-friendly? Y ☐ N ☒

Bag hooks? Y ☒ N ☐

TVs? Y ☒ N ☐

What's on? A dynamic duo of sportsball and the TBS Seinfeld Infinity Loop.

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? Not bad at all.

DJs? Y ☐ N ☒
Live music Y ☐ N ☒

Loud music or background music?Your basic mid-aughts pop-punk playlist

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
☐ video
☐ pool
☐ darts
☒ other: A tidy cupboard of board and card games. Come for the bombastic Battleship/Punderdome, stay for the sloptastic Cards Against Humanity.

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