Bash Is a Foodie, Craft-Beer Mecca in West Broward
Though the restaurant is known across South Florida for its creative fare -- patrons frequently drive from Boca Raton and even Homestead -- it's also been at the forefront of the craft beer scene.
Several years ago, the restaurant teamed up with Brown Distributing to compile a list of interesting local and far-flung brews from small-scale producers.
Lynn and Weiberg started putting together various beer events, including beer-versus-wine tastings that pair a craft beer and a boutique wine to each dish in a quest to see which is better.
In addition to the biannual beer-versus-wine dinner, the restaurant hosts other beer events every month or two.
Since it got involved in the scene early on, Bash has maintained strong relationships with Florida breweries, including Cigar City, helping to secure limited-release beers -- it also regularly offers Funky Buddha, Due South, and Wynwood Brewery.
On May 14 at 7 p.m., Bash is hosting a Cigar City Dinner with some rare selections. For $70 to $75 per person (details are still being hashed out), the five-course dinner will feature the Oatmeal Cream Imperial Porter, Margarita Gose (a German-style brew with salt and lime), Tangerine Berliner Weisse, Double IPA, and Barley Wine.
A mead tasting will follow in June or July.
When they first met a decade ago, neither chef Weiberg nor former human resources manager Lynn thought they would ever own a restaurant together -- never mind one known as West Broward's preeminent craft beer spot -- but it's been a match made in foodie heaven.
"It was a very natural fit," says Lynn. "Sometimes you look for those pairings, and you just can't find them."
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