American Craft Beer Week Starts Now: Where to Find Special Events
Trailer Trash Can Bash
The Original Fat Cats is starting early on Friday. At 4 p.m., it's hosting a trailer trash themed event (yes, wear your redneck best) with a wide array of national brews by the can. Rare drafts, like Funky Buddha Blueberry Cobbler, Founders Curmudgeon, Red and White from Dogfish Head, and Cigar City White Oak Jai Alai, will also be featured for the event. The event includes live music, craft brew swag, and, obviously, boatloads of beer.
On Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., The Brass Tap Pembroke Pines is featuring the beers from Avery. Selections include New World Porter, Maharajah Imperial IPA, Samael's Old Aged Ale, and Avery IPA.
The Grand Rapids brewery is taking over the Vega Lounge on Friday night. From 7 to 10 p.m., a number of Founders brews will be on tap, including KBS.
World of Beer - Wellington 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.
Brews & BBQ Fest
Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the American German Club are hosting a craft beer and chicken and rib cook-off, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Quantum House. Several brewery reps will be onsite while teams compete against each other for judges' approval. The club will be selling food, as well. The cost to attend is $8 for ages 13 and up. Kids are free. Call 561-967-6464.
American Craft Beer Pub Crawl
Taking place from 1 to 5:30 p.m., the Shops of Pembroke Gardens is hosting a crawl. Several locations in the center are offering discounts and complimentary four ounce pours of crafts for $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Guests will receive a pint glass, coozie, and raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes, including a Magic Hat bike.
Tap 42 is hosting the Georgia brewery on Saturday, with a selection of brews starting at 7 p.m.
Night of 1,000 IBUs
Riverside Market is honoring the hoppiest brews in the US on Saturday night. Starting at 7 p.m., it's offering Dogfish Head 120, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Barley Wine, the Illinois IPA ,and Ogden on draft.
Das Biergarten Disc Golf Tournament
Get active while drinking on Sunday. Benefitting the Club of Palm Beach Disc Golf, the tournament includes one round of disc golf, a mulligan, CTP Challenge, Putting Challenge, shirt, disc, lunch and of course, three American Craft Beers. Check-in is at 9 a.m. It takes place at PGA National Disc Golf Course (North Lake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens). The cost to attend is $35 for non-members, $30 for members.
Om Brew Yoga
Achieve inner peace before drinking beer this Sunday at Funky Buddha Brewery. Shelah Davis is hosting an hour-long yoga session at 11:30 a.m. (Registration is at 11 a.m.). For $15 gets you a spot in the class followed by a pint of whatever brew you want.
ACBW Pig Roast
The Sybarite Pig is going full-on luau (sort of) on Sunday afternoon. Starting at noon, the Boca Raton spot is featuring 100 percent Florida Brewed Drafts from Cigar City, Due South, Wynwood, Tequesta, and Funky Buddha, and East Coast Vs West Coast Craft Beer Buckets. The all-day event includes reggae music and a roasting pig, of course.
Game of Thrones Beer Dinner
End your week as you usually do, with some Game of Thrones. On Sunday at 7 p.m., Biergarten in Boca Raton is hosting a Ommegang dinner to showcase Game of Thrones Fire and Blood ale and other special brews. It's $50 for a five-course meal. Visit eventbrite.com/e/game-of-thrones-beer-dinner-tickets.
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