September 5, 2013 | Posted in:Around Town, Craft Beers, Happy Hours

Warning, if you are one of those people that melts at the mere thought of a cute puppy, you should turn away. Now. Enjoy this lovely picture of very tasty beer enjoyed at The Gnarly Barley.

Anderson Valley's Fall Hornin' Pumpkin (center) and Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

Craft brews on tap, $1 off for happy hour. Anderson Valley’s Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin (center) and Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier (right) were included.

Otherwise, get ready for some happy fun puppy time! I enjoyed an evening at The Gnarly Barley when the local rescue group Pitiful Pups were on site promoting their group and showing off their latest rescued litter of adoptable puppies. Goodness, look at these sweet faces and bellies.

Hello Puppy! This sweetie is available for adoption through Pitiful Pups.

Hello Puppy! This sweetie is available for adoption through Pitiful Pups.

Let’s first say a big thanks to Pitiful Pups for doing good work in the Central Florida community. If you are ever inclined, look them up online or follow them on Facebook if you can adopt a pup or dog. If a dog isn’t in your picture right now, please attend one of their events and if you have the means, they are always in need of supplies.

Sweet Puppy Belly!! All tuckered ut from lovies, available for adoption through Pitiful Pups.

Sweet Puppy Belly!! All tuckered out from lovies, she available for adoption through Pitiful Pups.

And there were some loving dogs there in need of forever homes. This dog needs a couch to snuggle on!

And there were some loving dogs there in need of forever homes. This dog needs a couch to snuggle on!

Then, a big thanks to Gnarley Barley for giving back to the community, which they do in many ways. And for a nice craft beer selection and delicious food, which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Ever changing list of craft beers available.

Ever changing list of craft beers on tap.

Ordered them all, delicious!

^ Ordered them all ^ and they were delicious!

After ordering our craft beers, we settled in for dinner. We happened to be in on Taco Tuesday, which meant that the tacos were $2 each for the Chipotle brisket, shredded chicken and the veggie-friendly black bean. Hubby ordered them all and proclaimed the brisket to be very tender and flavorful said the veggie with black beans was outstanding.  (I snuck a bite, it was!)

Taco Tuesday meant tacos were down to #2 each, hubby loved the brisket and the veggie. Tiger sauce brought some extra zip!

Taco Tuesday meant tacos were down to $2 each, hubby loved the Chipotle brisket and the Black bean. A side of the special Tiger sauce brought some extra zip!

I opted for the build your own grilled cheese, which allowed me to choose from every cheese known to man. (OK, only 7 cheeses – which is a lot of cheese if you pile it all on there…which you can do!) I went with provolone, Monterrey jack, cheddar and swiss. Yum! The Tomato Florentine soup is made on site and is an amped up, flavor filled, tomato-zingy soup with small pasta shells and spinach. Perfect when paired with the gooey grilled cheese.

Build your own grilled cheese, with a side of their homemade tomato Florentine soup. SO good.

Build your own grilled cheese, with a side of their homemade Tomato Florentine soup. SO good.

And in case you didn’t get enough…

That is one sweet, puppy. Available through Pitiful Pups.

That is one sweet puppy. Available through Pitiful Pups.

The Gnarly Barley
7431 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 854-4999

Hours:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 11am – 12am
Wednesday: 11am – 12am
Thursday: 11am – 12am
Friday: 11am – 2am
Saturday: 12pm – 2am
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm
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I enjoy writing about and participating in the food, wine and culinary scene in Central FL in my off hours. I started Orlando Uncorked, a local non profit wine education group, to promote the approachability of wine and donated our event proceeds to local area charities. The popular wine tasting events grew into structured wine classes and finally, food and wine writing for Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine and The Seminole Chronicle. Thanks for stopping by and if you'd like to join in on my fun, follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Untappd, Drync & Vivino @WineChix . Cheers!

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