American Craft Beer Week Starts Now: Where to Find Special Events
That being said, not all brews are created equal: There is a whole lot of watered-down, mass-produced crap -- it's like the fast-food version of the beer world. It's tasteless, and you'll feel ashamed as soon as you're done.
Craft beer, on the other hand, is pure pleasure. It's distinct, delicious, a celebration of all things good.
American Craft Beer Week starts today, and we have the deets on all the special brew events in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Due South Keg Night
The Boynton Beach brewers are mixing things up for Thursday night; they've created a special beer just for the folks at the Blind Monk. Starting at 4 p.m., the West Palm spot is tapping Summertime Lager and infused it with Coconut, Pineapple, and Cranberry.
Funky Buddha Beer Dinner
What happens when you mix one of South Florida's favorite breweries with one of the area's greatest (or only) Italian gastro pubs? Happy taste-buds, obviously. On Tuesday at 6 p.m. Hullabaloo is hosting Funky Buddha for a beer dinner.
Cigar City Tap Takeover
Riverside Market is going all out with the Cigar City on Tuesday night. Starting at 7 p.m., it'll be featuring a special array of brews for the five year anniversary of the the brewery and the Market. The brews include Puppy's Breath, Humidor American Sour, Homemade Apple Pie, Mixed Berry Berliner Weiss, Humidor IPA, White Oak Jai Alai, Florida Cracker, Tocobago Red, Jai Alai, and Maduro Brown. Also available will be the Secret Stash bottle collection.
Stone Brewery Feature and Cheese Pairing
Cheese goes well with everything. On Tuesday night, it's all about the sweet, sweet combo of great cheese and craft beer. From 7 to 10 p.m., the Keg on Sixth is hosting Stone Brewery for a tasting of beer and the best dairy product on the planet -- aside from ice cream, obviously.
Randall Night with Blue Point
The Brass Tap in Coral Springs is pulling out the randall again. On Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m., it's serving Blue Point Toasted Lager with whiskey oak chips.
Terrapin Tap Takeover
Tryst is going to the turtles on Wednesday. The Atlantic Ave. gastro pub is hosting a Terrapin Tap Takeover with some of the brewery's best beers. Expect to see Barrel Aged South Monks Revenge, Firkin of RecreationAle with Lime and Coconut, Moonray Chocolate Orange Weizenbock, Pineapple Express, Hopzilla, and Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Saison.
Special Bottle Release
The bottles are coming out at the Brass Tap Pembroke Pines on Wednesday. At 7 p.m., it'll be pulling out the Dogfish Head 120, followed by the Founders KBS at 8 p.m.
World of Beer - Clematis is honoring the famed New York brewery on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. And a rare case of Ommegang's Cooperstown Ale will be featured as part of the event.
An Evening with Cigar City Brewmaster Wayne Wambles
All Total Wine classroom stores (Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Wellington) are sampling Cigar City core and special release brews starting at 7 p.m. Brewmaster Wayne Wambles will broadcast live from the brewery, giving a tour as guests sample the beers.
World of Beer - Coconut Creek is honoring the famed New York brewery on Thursday night at 7 p.m. And a rare case of Ommegang's Cooperstown Ale will be featured as part of the event.
Funky Buddha Night
World of Beer - Clematis is celebrating the creations of Funky Buddha Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. It's tapping a wide selection of standards and special releases, including More Moro Blood Orange IPA, Pina Colada, No Crusts, Don't Tell Reece, and special randall infusions.
The Michiganders are on display at Laser Wolf on Thursday night. From 7 to 10 p.m., the Fort Lauderdale beer bar is serving KBS on draft as well as Bourbon Barrel Red's Rye, Curmudgeon, and more.
Wynwood Firkin Night
The 954 is meeting the 305 on Thursday night. The Brass Tap Pembroke Pines is bringing the first-ever Wynwood firkin to Broward at 7 p.m.
Beer and Food Pairing
Sometimes you need a bit of grub to soak up the gallons of brew you're pouring down your gullet. On Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market in Boca Raton is hosting a beer and food pairing. It's a $5 donation to attend.
Due South Brewing Tap Takeover
The Boynton Beach brewery is taking over the taps at Das Biergarten on Thursday night. From 6 to 10 p.m., the garden of beer will be offering 16 selections from Due South.
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