Eat, Drink, and Be Merry During American Craft Beer Week in South Florida

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Great news, everyone! It's American Craft Beer Week!

What's American Craft Beer Week? It's a nationwide celebration of all things craft beer, running from May 16 to 22. And it's going on right now at restaurants and bars all across South Florida.

Getting involved is simple: Just pony up to any one of the following events happening now through Sunday. Most of them are free to go to, with your only price of admission being the beer you drink, which is often on discount throughout the week. All of them should be a rockin' great time.

We've posted a short description of the ACBW events after the jump. For full information, visit the ACBW in South Florida Facebook page, hosted by Fresh Beer Inc. (the guys and gals responsible for getting great craft beer into your hands in South Florida).

Monday, May 16
-Night of 1000 IBUs at Cervezas in South Miami. A night dedicated to the celebration of the hop! 
-Avery Brewery Night at World of Beer in Coconut Creek 
-American Craft Beer Tasting at Blind Monk 
-California and Colorado tap takeover at The DRB 
-Craft Beer and Food Pairing at Blind Monk

Tuesday, May 17
-North vs South Beer Pairing at Lou's Beer Garden - $35 for a four-course pairing, RSVP to ann@thenewhotelmiami.com. 7p.m.
-Sea Dog Pint Night at Burger n Beer Joint Brickell - Free, samples and giveaways. 9 p.m.
-Beer Trivia Night at Abraxas in South Beach - 9 p.m., free
-Shipyard Pint Night at World of Beer West Palm Beach - Special selections from Shipyard, plus giveaways. 7 p.m.
-ABCW Taco Tuesday and Sampling at Swamp Grass Willys - $10 for 8 beer samplings + tacos! 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May18
-Burger and Beer Dinner at the Filling Station in Downtown Miami hosted by the Burger Beast and South Florida Beer Blog - 4 courses, $35. RSVP in advance.
-Holy Mackerel Pint Night at J-Bar Plantation - Buy your first pint, keep the glass! 8 p.m., free.

Thursday, May 19
-"Ales on the Ave" inaugural Delray Beach Craft Beer Pub Crawl stopping at Tryst, the Office, Paddy McGee's, Cut 432, and Coffee District - Discounts at participating restaurants with wristband. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at Tryst. Free.
-Beerfest at Paragon Movie Theater in Coconut Grove - Free viewing and discounts on American Craft Beer at the Backlot Bar, 7:30 p.m.
-Shipyard Raffle Night at Coffee District - Free raffle for cool schwag! 7 p.m.

Friday, May 20
-BX Beer Depot Tiki Bar 2nd Anniversary Party - Live music, smoky BBQ, and special kegs all night! 7 p.m., free.
-Florida Beer and Bites Pairing at Stage 84 in Davie - 4 oz. beer and food flights featuring 4 beers for $9.99! Pints cost $4 too. 8 p.m., free entry.
-UM Wet Lab All American Craft BBQ - $6.50 for a craft beer, burger, and chips! 5 p.m., free entry.
-BIG BEER tasting at Hollywood Vine - Featuring Victory V-12 and more! 7 p.m., free.
-Samplings at Total Wine Boca, North Miami and PGA - Call for details.
 
Saturday, May 21
-Victory Brewing Night at the Lodge in Boca Raton - Victory on draft, keep the first glass! 8 p.m., free.
-Blue Point Brewing Night at Coffee District - Limited releases on draft and free schwag! 6 p.m., free.
-Samplings at Total Wine Boca, North Miami and PGA - Call for details.

Sunday, May 22
-Stone Brewery Beer Brunch at Smoke'T in Coral Gables - Four-course brunch and beer pairing starts at 10:30, $35 in advance, $45 at the door. 
-Beer Wars at Paragon Movie Theater in Coconut Grove - Free viewing and discounts on American Craft Beer at the Backlot Bar, 7:30 p.m.

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