If you missed him the day before, Matt from Shipyard will be sampling out his brews from 4-6pm at Total Wine and More
(1906 Cordova Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
). A great opportunity to get a taste and pick up a 6-er, 12-er, case or keg!
Stop by for the FJB (Friends of Jupiter Beach) Food & Wine Festival in honor of Jack Melleby. The 2011 event will be held RAIN or SHINE from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Jupiter Riverwalk Events Plaza beneath the Indiantown Road Bridge (6285 Riverwalk Lane Jupiter, FL 33458)... a covered, outdoor venue close to the beach and directly on the Intracoastal Waterway. It's a family-friendly event and children are warmly welcomed. Monk in the Trunk will be out serving up some of that delicious, local, organic Belgian-style amber ale and the folks from World of Beer will be serving up some other Fresh Beers for your enjoyment.
They'll bring together fans of great food, libations and music, four-legged family members, the ocean, the beach, and conservation. It's a blockbuster event with dozens of restaurants.
Local Beer and Spirits Sampling at Total Wine
(5050 Town Center Circle Boca Raton, FL 33486
) from 2-4:30pm. Come join Brian, The Newest Beer Ninja, and Blake, His Sensei, where they'll be serving up tastes of Monk in the Trunk, Cigar City Brews, Native Brewing Beers, Siesta Key Rums, Palm Ridge Reserve Micro-distilled Florida Whiskey and more!
For those in the keys, Marathon will be hosting the Battle in the Bay Dragonboat Festival at Sombrero Beach from 9am-2pm. Race organizers are proud to facilitate a community spirit by including local non-profit organizations in the fundraising possibilities through Battle In The Bay. Beverage sale proceeds benefit Reef Relief, a global nonprofit membership organization dedicated to preserving and protecting living coral reef ecosystems and to make things better they will be participating in some CANDEMONIUM by selling Oskar Blues Beers at the event. Every dragon boat team is encouraged to gather pledges for a charity of their choice with a grand prize awarded for the highest amount of money raised by an individual. A great event for spectators and participants... so come on out, grab a Dale's Pale Ale or Mama's Yella Pils and enjoy the races! For more info visit their website.
Mark it down on your calendars, We have a handful of great events planned and are excited for a week devoted to what we love...AMERICAN CRAFT BEER! To get you pumped we have the following events scheduled so get ready!
May 16th - 19th
American Craft Beer Week specials at Grease Burger Bar (213 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401) 2 for 1 on select breweries Monday through Thursday.
Monday - Highland Brewery - Gaelic ale, Oatmeal Porter, and Cold Mountain
Tuesday - Avery beers - IPA (new on draft), White Rascal, and Karma
Wednesday - Stone Brewing - Levitation, Pale Ale, IPA, and Arrogant Bastard
Thursday - Oskar Blues - Dale's Pale Ale, Mama's Yella Pils, G'Knight, and Old Chub
Stop in for some amazing American Craft Beers and some delicious burgers all week... you have to love a happy hour that doesn't end!
To Celebrate the Week, Laser Wolf
(901 Progresso drive suite 101 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
) will be featuring a local brewery every night of the week - Native, Inlet, Tequesta, and Cigar City to start. Then finishing up the week with a Victory night on Saturday with all the Downington favorites plus Braumeister Saaz on draft! Glass giveaways and good times to be had!
To Kick off the week, Blind Monk
(10 Evernia Street #107West Palm Beach, FL 33401
) will be hosting a beer tasting with our own Kenny St. Cyr. It will consist of 6 beers from all over the country. There will be unique or limited release beers from breweries like Dogfish Head, Rogue, The Bruery, Oskar Blue's and some local favorites. As always the beers will be paired with select cheeses and meats. Space is limited so please reserve your spot. Starts at 7pm and is only $20. Contact the Blind Monk at 561-833-3605 or Reese@theblindmonk.com
to reserve your spot!
Night of 1000 IBUs at Cervezas (5835 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33143) to kick off a week of American Craft beer. Starting at 7pm come in for 6 different beers on draft brewed to let the Hops be the star of the show. PLUS we'll have 2 RANDALLS serving up Avery IPA poured through two different types of hops (Centenniel and Warrior), a great experiment to show you what the variety of hops really brings to a beer. They'll have these two Avery IPAs, Dogfish Head Hellhound, Avery Maharaja, Stone IPA, and Southern Tier 2XIPA all on draft. You'll be able to get both pints of Avery as a packaged deal for $10 or a flight of both Avery IPAs, Stone IPA and Maharaja for $12. Hellhound only available by the glass and they'll have a deal of $1 off any bottle IPAs and $2 off large bottle IPAs... get your enamel ready for all of those Alpha Acids!
Come Kickoff the week at World of Beer
(4437 Lyons Road Coconut Creek, FL 33073
) who will be hosting an Avery Brewing Night. All their new cans will be available plus a delicious lineup on draft including White Rascal, Avery IPA, Samael's Ale (and in bottles), Maharaja IPA and Collaboration Not Litigation! Its a no joke night of great beer that would make Adam Avery proud, so stop on by from 6:30-8:30pm as we start ACBW off right!
California and Colorado Tap Takeover at The DRB
(255 N.E. 14th Street Miami, FL 33132
)... To pay homage to some of the most innovative craft beer states, The DRB is filling their taps up with brews from both states including Left Hand Milk Stout, Oskar Blues G'knight, Boulder Hazed and Infused, Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and the cherry on top is a keg of Collaboration Not Litigation brewed by Avery and Russian River TOGETHER. $25 all you can drink of these draft beers (plus an order of chicken wings) from 6pm-10pm (Yea you read that right). They are starting the week off with a bang!
Beer Trivia Night at Abraxas
(407 Meridian Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
) in honor of American Craft Beer Week. A night of beer trivia starting at 9pm. (it'll fill up pretty quick so you might want to get there by 8:45pm) with a special tapping of Avery's and Russian River's Collaboration Not Litigation Ale. C
ome on out to see how much you really know about beer.
Taco Tuesday for American Craft Beer Week at Swamp Grass Willy's
(9910 Highway A1a Alt # 711 Palm Beach Gdns, FL 33410
). Come by for a tasting of 8 beers and tacos for only $10. Starts at 6pm. 1st 20 people receive a free Oskar Blues Koozie. The American Beers you'll have a chance to drink are:
Left Hand Good Juju
Magic Hat Wacko
Oskar Blues Mama's Lil Yella Pils
Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale
Blue Point Hoptical Illusion IPA
Summit Horizon Red ale
Dogfish Head Aprihop
Stone Pale Ale
Whats better than Tacos and beer? Good question...
For the week, BX Beer Depot (2964 2nd Avenue North Lake Worth, FL 33461) will be featuring their favorite breweries one for each day. Expect to see special beer prices, and awesome swag give-aways! On Tuesday, they'll be featuring G'knight Imperial Red Ale on Tap in honor of their love for Oskar Blues Brewery.
Shipyard Pint Night at World of Beer
(101 N Clematis St West Palm Beach, FL 33401)
from 7-9pm! Order your first draft of Shipyard and keep the glass (while supplies last). They'll have some goodies available in honor of the week including Double Thumper, XXXX IPA, Imperial Porter and some other year round Shipyard offerings.
The 5-Part Summer Beer Pairing series at Lou's Beer Garden
(7337 Harding Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33141
) kicks off with their first beer pairing of the season in celebration of American Craft Beer Week. They will match Craft beers from Northern Breweries against Southern Breweries and ask the audience to rate the best one. They'll be serving 4 courses of North vs. South each with a paired appetizer from Lou's kitchen. Josh Brent of Fresh Beer will be the master of ceremonies for the evening.
The line up is as follows
Shipyard - Summer Ale VS Red Brick- Summer paired with a Summer Salad
Victory - Helios Saison VS St. Somewhere - Saison Athene paired with Medallions of Sea Scallops
Flying Dog - Doggie Style Pale Ale VS Terrapin - Rye Pale Ale Paired with Bitchin' Mini Crabcakes
Avery - Ellie's Brown Ale VS Cigar City - Maduro Brown Ale Paired with Chocolate Mousse
Event starts at 7pm, $35.00, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Plus there will be Full Moon entertainment plus a Full Moon Fire Dance by Feiruz.
Sea Dog Pint Night at Beer N Burger Joint (900 S Miami Ave Ste 130 Miami, FL 33130). Stop in from 9-11pm, where Ross will be pouring some samples of Sea Dog and Shipyard Beers. And of course it wouldn't be a pint night without a glass giveaway, so buy your first Sea Dog Pint and keep the glass! While supplies last of course... So come on, grab a burger, hang out with Ross and drink some Maine Brewed Beers. It may be pretty far North but its still AMERICA!
Since it is both American Craft Beer Week and National Hamburger Month South Florida Beer Blog has teamed up with the Burger Beast for a Burger and Beer dinner at The Filling Station
(95 Southeast 2nd Street Miami, FL 33131
1st Course: Monk and Cheese Soup
our homemade cheddar cheese soup prepared with Monk in the Trunk and served with a sampling of it as well
2nd Course: Jerk Pork Taco paired with Bluepoint RastafaRye Ale
3rd Course: Blues Music Legend Robert Johnson's Mississippi Burger (ther great juicy burger topped with bleu cheese, peppered bacon and grilled onions) paired with Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale.
4th Course: Bread Pudding with a Jah*va Caramel Sauce paired with a serving of Southern Tier Jah*va Imperial Coffee Stout
$35 per person
$30 for Mug Club Members
RSVP quickly there is limited seating
Pint Night and Poker at J-Bar
(8283 West Broward Boulevard Plantation, FL 33324
) in Plantation! Buy your first pint of Holy Mackerel between 8-11pm and keep the glass! (while supplies last)
Ales on the Avenue or if you want us to be a little clearer we have Delray Beach American Craft Beer Week Pub Crawl. It obviously doesn't have as good of a ring to it as the first one... but either way get ready for a great time.The crawl will begin at Tryst then continue on to The Office, Paddy McGee's, and Cut 432. The 'after-party' will be at Coffee District. Each stop will feature a different craft brewery and will be offering at least two beers at a special price. Participants are asked to come to Tryst for registration between 5:30pm and 6:30pm where they will receive a wristband which will indicate they are part of the group.
Tryst - Oskar Blues ($3.50 Dale's Pale Ale, Mama's Little Yella Pils, Old Chub)
The Office - Stone ($4 Arrogant Bastard & Pale Ale)
Paddy McGee's - Victory ($4 Golden Monkey & Hop Devil)
Cut 432 - Avery (White Rascal & Collaboration Not Litigation Ale)
Coffee District - Shipyard (Double Thumper & Imperial Porter)
It looks to be a great time for Craft Beer lovers so come on out!
Shipyard Raffle Night at Coffee District
(325 Northeast 2nd Avenue # 104 Delray Beach, FL 33444
) from 7-9pm. Buy a Shipyard or Sea Dog draft beer and get a raffle ticket to win some American Craft Beer Week Shwag... They'll have some special Shipyard Brews including XXXX IPA, Double Thumper and Imperial Porter all on draft!
Free viewing of BEER FEST at Paragon Theater's Backlot Bar
(3015 Grand Ave # 322 Coconut Grove, FL 33133
) at 7:30pm. Stop in to view one of the best beer movies ever for FREE on the big screen with special prices on appetizers and of course AMERICAN CRAFT BEERS! Come watch the movie with other beer lovers... "Do it for landfill!"
BIG BEER Tasting at Hollywood Vine
(2035 Harrison Street Hollywood, FL 33020
) in honor of ACBW. They'll be featuring Victory V-12, Rogue Double Mocha Porter, Avery the Reverend, and Cigar City Guava Grove. A great opportunity to sample and enjoy the great selection of craft beers Hollywood Vine has to offer! Stop in from 7-9pm for a taste... while they last.
In honor of ACBW the folks over at The UM Wet Lab
(4600 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, FL 33149
) (One of the best kept secrets of Craft Beer in South Florida) will be having an All American Craft BBQ! For only $6.50 you get just about ANY American Craft Beer (with the exception of Victory Golden Monkey) and a burger and chips. The party goes from 5pm - ?... It's a beautiful view, great beer and good company... so come on out!
Stop in to celebrate the week and The BX Beer Depot
(2964 2nd Avenue North Lake Worth, FL 33461
) Tiki Bar's 2nd Anniversary Party, for those of you who haven't seen the Bx Beer Depot's Brewhaven Tiki Bar, they have a covered Tiki and live Bluegrass Music to accompany their excellent selection of draft beer and craft bottles. They'll be featuring two breweries on this night, as well as serving smoked BBQ. From 7pm-Midnight stop in for some music and brews. Featured kegs are Avery Maharaja and Tequesta Brewing Co.'s Special Mystery Kegs.
Night of beer and bites tastings with an array of mixes to make it a beer lovers treat at Stage 84 (9118 West State Road 84 Davie, FL 33324) starting at 8pm. Try one or try them ALL!
4 (4oz) glass of beer with a small portion of pairings for $9.99
1. Holy Mackerel Golden ale w/ cheddar cheese & ham
2. Holy Mackerel Panic attack w/ chinese popstickers
3. The Eleven Brown Ale w/ bbq chicken wings
4. Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale w/ chocolate macaroons
Specialty beer for those who attend event for $4.00
Stop on by for a delicious lineup of bites and craft beers.
May 20th and 21st
For American Craft Beer Week we will be out at Total Wine
in three locations (5050 Town Center Circle Boca Raton, FL 33486
) (11221 Legacy Avenue Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
) (14750 Biscayne Boulevard North Miami, FL 33181
) from 3-7pm on Friday and 3-5pm on Saturday. We will be sampling out a variety of different American Craft Beers from some of your favorite breweries like Victory, Stone, Blue Point, Shipyard, Magic Hat, Red Brick, Avery, Shiner and the list goes on... Why not stop by as you stock up for the weekend and get a taste of a variety of brews?
Victory Beer Night at The Lodge
(200 South Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33432
). They'll have Helios, Braumeister Saaz Pils and Hop Devil ALL ON DRAFT. Plus if you buy your first pint, you get to keep the glass! (while supplies last). Starting at 8pm, come on out for some delicious limited draft brews.
Coconut Groove has been created as a celebratory festival to bring together musicians, artists and vendors from around their hometown of Jupiter, Florida that have something in common, giving to the community. From face-painting and shell necklaces to healthy style burritos and homegrown beer, Coconut Groove will be sure to inspire everyone coming to join in on the festivities at Carlin Park on May 21. They'll have Monk in the Trunk available for your enjoyment. $10 entrance fee and all proceeds from the Coconut Groove Festival go towards the restoration of the Pineapple Packing House at Dubois Park. So come on out for a great event for a great cause. For more info visit their website.
Blue Point Brewing Night at Coffee District
(325 Northeast 2nd Avenue # 104 Delray Beach, FL 33444
). Starting at 6pm, they'll be pouring all of the year round Blue Point Beers on draft PLUS some limited releases including their Imperial Sour Cherry Stout and No Apologies Imperial IPA both on DRAFT! Zach will be there to walk you through the lineup... you never know what type of Blue Point schwag might be available too...
Stone Brewing BRUNCH at Smoke T
(1450 South Dixie Highway Coral Gables, FL 33146
)... That's right you read that correctly. We will be pairing up some AMAZING dishes with Stone beers because nothing is better than beer early on a Sunday to help cure any pains from the night before. The menu is the following:
1st course: Ruination IPA Bloody Mary paired with a french toast bite; thick cut challah bread topped with berries, frosted almonds with a maple glaze
2nd course: Levitation Ale paired with eggs benedict; homemade biscuit, sausage patty, and poached egg topped with a chipotle hollandaise sauce
3rd course: Sublimely Self-Righteous paired with chicken mole and a side of scrambled eggs
4th course: Stone Smoked Porter poured through the Randall (filled with Bacon) creating Bacon-infused Smoked Porter paired with bacon pancake with chocolate-smoked porter-maple butter, topped with a piece of pork belly
Starts at brunch time... 10:30am. Early reservations will be $35 and $45 at the door (plus tax and tip).
To close a week of amazing American craft beer, food and events Paragon Theater (3015 Grand Ave # 322 Coconut Grove, FL 33133) will be showing The Beer Wars Documentary in their Backlot Bar on the BIG SCREEN at 7:30pm. They've got specials on craft beer, appetizers and some comfy big leather chairs... I can't think of a better way to wind down your week of American Craft Beer than enjoying a movie dedicated to it in a setting like this and for FREE!
Tucci's Fire and Coal (50 Northeast 1st AvenueBoca Raton, FL 33432) beer dinner has been postponed due to the construction on the street, the street should reopen in the beginning of June. Feel free to stop by for a pie and a pint from their expanded craft beer selection in the meantime.