Sybarite Pig's Cantillon Night a Labor Day Success; Next One in October

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All photos Doug Fairall
Small but impactful samples.

If you've ever seen a child's eyes light up from receiving that one true toy he's always dreamt of, you know the emotion. Those same reactions covered the faces of the slightly more than a dozen craft-beer enthusiasts who took over the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton on Labor Day to celebrate the fruits (quite literally) of hard working brewing labor with the first of two Cantillon Brewery beer events at the gastropub.

Chef Daniel Naumko put together an all-star cast of aged bottles from the highly rated sour beer manufacturer for an evening of good feelings. "I wanted to have a cool plate of food and [have beers] that people can enjoy together," he told us. "I don't like seeing [Cantillon] going for so much money per bottle at other places. People sell them for way more because they're limited in supply... That's not my style." Instead, he said, he sells his bottles when he gets them for a simple markup like he does his other beers.

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New Rule: Pumpkin and Octoberfest Beers Are A-OK After Labor Day

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Lauren Bowen

Labor Day is the great diving line between summer and the rest of the year. It's also when the fashion inclined will will ban the wearing of white until next spring. There should be another bullet to that list: don't drink pumpkin beer before Labor Day.

Wouldn't that be a great new rule?

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Florida Beer: A Selection Of Labor Day Recommendations

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Trevor Pritchard, CC
Labor Day and beer go together like malt, hops, yeast, and water.
It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

Normally every Friday on this blog, we highlight a single beer that is usually new, seasonal, or a pick of the core selection of a brewery in our fair state. So yes, it's 'a beer' from somewhere nearby.

For this holiday entry, I'd like to share a few recommendations of beers we've most likely already reviewed, but will provide an easy way for you to drink local this long weekend. After all, when there's other food preparations taking up valuable brain space, it's easier to let someone else do the heavy thinking before you crack open a cold one and fire up the grill.

See also: Florida Beer: Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale From Due South Brewing

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American German Club Names Lindsay Bierman Miss Oktoberfest 2014

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The American German Club of the Palm Beaches
Lindsay Bierman is Miss Oktoberfest 2014.
It's official: There's a new Miss Oktoberfest 2014, and the best part is her last name. The American German Club of the Palm Beaches has named Palm Beach County native (and appropriately monickered) Lindsay Bierman as the club's second Miss Oktoberfest and good will ambassador.

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Florida Beer: Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale From Due South Brewing

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Doug Fairall

It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

This week, we look at a self-described beer "curiosity" in the form of Due South Brewing Co.'s inaugural entry in its Curiosity Series, a range of beers that aims to push the Boynton Beach brewery's brewing envelope.

"For our first release in the Curiosity Series," the company stated, "we started with our Imperial Caramel Cream Ale and incorporated the flavors and aromas of Florida oranges and maple syrup for a unique flavor profile we've never tasted anywhere before."

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Colombian Craft Brewery Offers Pink Beer to Appeal to the Ladies

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All photos by Laine Doss
Think pink...beer.
Beer, traditionally, is marketed with a heavy slant toward men. Commercials and ads are generally filled with images of guys knocking back a few with friends during the game or after a long day of hearty man's work. Women usually are in the background, serving as eye candy in the spots more than the primary consumer.

Brewers are missing a big opportunity by not targeting the female population in their campaigns. A 2013 Nielsen report, "estimates that women will control two-thirds of the consumer wealth in the U.S. over the next decade and be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country's history".

So how does a brewery tap (pun intended) into the extremely lucrative female market? By making pink beer, of course. Or not.

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Corona Beer 12-Ounce Glass Bottles Recalled

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Photo by Kjetil2006 via Wikipedia Commons
Constellation Brands has issued a voluntary recall of many of its Corona Beer products.

The recall, announced August 15, comes after the company's quality control laboratory found that some bottles of Corona Extra had defects that could cause small pieces of glass to break off and fall into the beer.

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Florida Beer: Extra Ordinary Bitter From Funky Buddha Brewery

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Doug Fairall

It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida.
This week we're going to take a look at the Extra Ordinary Bitter from Oakland Park's Funky Buddha Brewery.

The English bitter is a beer style that hits close to this beer reviewer's heart: for a while, every Friday, I'd hang out all afternoon and evening at the Blue Anchor in Delray with coworkers pounding British beers by the Imperial pint.

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Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Comes To BX Beer Depot, On Tap August 14

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Allagash Brewing

Lake Worth's homebrew hangout BX Beer Depot is putting together a summertime bash to celebrate the Sierra Nevada brewing project called Beer Camp Across America on Thursday August 14th starting at 6pm.

To celebrate their new expansion brewery which opened this month in North Carolina, Sierra Nevada Brewing sent out invitations to 12 of America's craft beer kingpins to come out to Chico for a round of collaboration beers.

All 12 will be on tap at the Depot.

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New Times' Original Beerfest Is Back: Special Presale Starts Today

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Max Reed
Beerfest returns to Esplanade Park.
The New Times' Original Beerfest returns to Esplanade Park with more beer and more fun than ever.

On Saturday, October 25, from 7 to 10 p.m., Fort Lauderdale will be immersed in beer culture when about 4,500 people gather to sample more than 100 beers from the world's best local and international breweries.

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