Monday, December 28, 2009

Flying Dog's Raging Bitch Now Available.

This year marks Flying Dog Breweries 20th year in business and to celebrate that accomplishment they are releasing their newest beer, Raging Bitch. This beer is a rare breed being a Belgian IPA. It has all the bite of an American IPA but brewed with a Belgian yeast to give it a unique Belgian taste.

You can check out it out at the following locations in South Florida:

On Draft:
The Lodge - Boca Raton
Stage 84 - Davie
Rhythm - Boca
Fat Cats- Ft. Lauderdale
Coffee District - Delray
Brother Tuckers - Pompano

In Bottles:
Abraxas Lounge - Miami Beach
Bayside Market - Fort Lauderdale
Big Game Liquors - Miami
BX Beer Depot - Lake Worth
Corner Cafe and Brewery - Tequesta
Dolce Vita - Lake Worth
DRB - Miami
Fat Cats - Ft. Lauderdale
Havana Hideout - Lake Worth
Stop and Shop - Ponce, Coral Gables
Swamp Grass - PBG
The Food Shack - Jupiter
Tio's Liquors - Miami
Total Wine - Ft. Lauderdale, PGA, Pembroke Pines, Aventura
Tryst - Delray
Whole Foods - Wellington

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

So the post have been lacking this week as I finished up some last minute Christmas stuff. I hope everyone takes sometime over the next few days to enjoy a nice relaxing, joyous time with your family and friends. Share some good beer with all. Have a very Merry Christmas. See you back next week.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Weekend Events

Lots of stuff going on this weekend. Last weekend to get out of the house before the holiday craziness starts.


Abraxas, South Beach- Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head collaboration Life & Limb will be available for a free sampling, while supplies last. This will probably be your only chance to try this rare beer as all the bottles in South Florida are already sold out. They will also have Dogfish Head rarities Olde School Barleywine and World Wide Stout on tap for your enjoyment. Not to be missed.

407 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL

Cervezas, South Miami- This brand new beer bar in South Miami is celebrating it's grand opening tonight and tomorrow. The bar boasts to having 200 bottled beers available and for the next two night they will only run you $3. This would be a good chance to check it out.


5835 Sunset Dr.

South Miami, FL


Total Wine, North Miami- Join Shipyard's Amy Marcoux for a tasting of their winter beer Prelude that is only available for a short time. This is a great beer and this is your chance to try it for free. What else you got going on a Saturday afternoon?

Total Wine
14750 Biscayne Blvd.

North Miami, FL

The Lodge, Boca Raton- It seems that the holiday spirit is lacking a bit this year but not at The Lodge. They are hosting their Christmas Ugly Sweater Party on Saturday from 7:00pm-2:00am. Pull out your ugliest sweater from the closet and get in on a chance to win a prize for having the ugliest one in the place. Draft and food specials all night too.

The Lodge
200 S. Federal Highway

Boca Raton, FL

Urbanite Bistro, Miami- Urbanite is hosting it's monthly beer dinner. A six course meal paired with a different beer for each course for only $40 plus tax and tip. Seats are limited so be sure to call and make a reservation. The last one was a big hit so this one is sure to sell out.

Course I
Holy Mackerel w / Wild Mushroom & White Truffle Risotto

Course II
Santa’s Private Reserve, Rogue Brewer
Duck Confit on Brioche Crostini with Balsamic-Strawberry Gastrique

Course III
Penn Pilsner, Penn Brewing Company
Red Deer & Pork Sausage with White Bean Cassoulet

Course IV
Horn Dog Barley-Wine
Magret Duck with wilted Baby Spinach & Duck Lardon

Course V
Stone Brewery Smoked Porter
Individual Beef Wellington with Grenache-Shallot Reduction

Virgin Islands Mango Pale Ale
Asian Pear Cobbler

Urbanite Bistro
62 NE 14th St.

Miami, FL

What Beer To Drink?

Saw this posted today on the great Eating On The Road blog. This flowchart is rather funny and truthful. Make sure to head on over to Eating On The Road and check out their other informative and funny posts.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dogfish Head takes over South Florida

One of Delaware's biggest exports these days comes from the little brewery that could, Dogfish Head. Not only have they been at the forefront of the craft beer movement they have also been involved in making some of the most ancient beer recipes known to man. You'll be able to try some of these ancient ales and also one of their newest over the next few days.

Tonight(Thursday, Dec. 17th) Pacific Time and Dogfish Head will be host an Ancient Ales Beer Dinner. This once in a lifetime event features a five course meal paired up with DFH's ancient ales. These are beers that recipes have been around for thousands of years. You'll get a chance to taste them with an amazing selection of food tonight. You can read all about it here.

Thursday, December 17th
Pacific Time
35 NE 40th St.
Miami, FL
Then Friday you'll have a chance to try Dogfish Head's collaboration with Sierra Nevada, Life & Limb. Sierra Nevada rep Andrew Bradley will bring a few of the remaining bottles of the rare beer to Abraxas to try free samples of. There were only a few cases of the beer in South Florida and from what I can tell they have all be scooped up already. This could be your only chance to try this great beer. Abraxas will not only have Life & Limb for you to try but will also have Dogfish Head's World Wide Stout and Olde School Barleywine on tap. Not only are these beers rare in bottle but extremely rare on tap. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to try these rare beers. The fun starts at 9pm.

Friday, December 18th

407 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL
If you are unable to make it to either of these events and still want to get in on some rare Dogfish Head beers I suggest you head out to your local beer store and pick up a bottle of their Squall IPA. This is an collaboration with clothing company Rogues Gallery. The beer is based off DFH's 90min IPA but with a lot more hops. Be sure to get it while you can. You can see more about it in the video below.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Review: The Democratic Republic Of Beer (The DRB)

I've lived in the downtown/Midtown Miami area for about three years now and one of the major things that it has been lacking is a neighborhood bar. A place that, if needed, I could walk home from. That need has finally been met by the newly opened Democratic Republic of Beer or The DRB for short.

The DRB opened about two months ago to a whirlwind of welcome. I had heard about this bar with 400 beers coming a few months before it opened but thought it was too good to be true. I'm glad my skepticism was proven wrong.

I went on the opening Friday and it was a mad house (I guess I wasn't the only one looking for a bar to call my own in the area). The bar was a bit under-stocked and under-staffed that first weekend but I was going to give them the benefit of the doubt that things would get better. I'm glad I did because things turned around nicely.

Since I have gone back they have had every beer I have asked for. And with 400 beers available that is quite a feat. They actually cared that the beer wasn't cold when I ordered one they had just put in the cooler and offered me a different beer and actually knew which of the beers they had were similar in style. They have even done a good job at trying to provide, as close as possible, the proper glassware for each beer as well.

The DRB also has a very cool program called the passport program. You fill out an application when you come in and are entered into the program. Then every time you come in after you can pick a different beer from either a different country or from the same country and you'll earn badges that will eventually end up getting you some sort of prizes - a great reason to keep coming back and trying different beers.

The DRB also has a full menu and, having just started opening for lunch, I stopped by to eat one day. I decided to try the beef sliders. These are one of the best sliders I have ever had. The patties are hand made with a nice bit of spice to them and served on fresh baked rolls. Excellent. I wish I could tell you how the rest of the food is but the sliders are so good I have ordered them every time I've been there since. Friends have had the chicken sliders and said they were also very good. My friend who had them said they were pretty spicy and she likes things really spicy so you may want to avoid those if you don't like spicy food. Everything else that I've seen come past me from the kitchen all looks delicious.

The newly opened upstairs balcony

The ambiance is also one of the key features. The design of The DRB is quite modern without it being overly so and noticeable. The lighting is that perfect level between being too dark to read the menu and too bright that you think you are in a classroom. The TVs behind the bar don't give the place a sports bar feel either but you can still watch sports on the TV if you want. The music that they play is a nice mix between mellow lounge music and good upbeat hits. The newly opened upstairs balcony also gives the place a little more room on those crowded Friday nights.

The DRB has done what few bars have been able to do by treading into being many different things and still doing it well. It's that local modern/sports bar with yummy, classy food and a superb beer selection. They've also thrown in a couple of macro brews for the few that will come and just want a Bud Light. I recommend you come and check it out. It could quite possibly be your new neighborhood bar as well.

Democratic Republic of Beer (The DRB)
255 NE 14th St.
Miami, FL 33132
Open: 7 days a week 11:00am-5:00am

Friday, December 11, 2009

Weekend Events

Looking for a little something to do this weekend? Need to unwind a little away from the mall Xmas shopping and before you have to spend days with family you try all year not to see. Well, you are in luck. Lots of great events going on tonight and Sunday to relax before the chaos starts again.

LUCKY LIQUORS, South Miami- Lucky Liquors will be hosting Santa's Beer Tasting tonight from 8:00pm-10:00pm. For only $12 you get a sampling of loads of different beers(see graphic above). With that $12 you will also get a $5 credit towards anything in the store. They will also have food and giveaways. Looks like a good cheap way to start the night.

Lucky Liquors
7807 SW 40th St.
Miami, FL

8OZ. BURGER BAR, South Beach- 8oz. will be hosting what they are calling "The Best Damn Beer Tasting on The Beach" tonight from 7:00pm-9:00pm. For only $20 you'll get to sample over 30 different beers from the like of Avery, Boulder, Dogfish, Flying Dog, Rogue, Stone, & Victory, including seasonal and limited release items. You'll also be treated to some chef's choice appetizers with your beer. Great way to start out the weekend.

8oz. Burger Bar
1080 Alton Rd.,

Miami Beach, FL

THE LODGE, Boca Raton- Are you a fan of Shipyard and/or Victory beers? Well, you should make your way over to The Lodge tonight. They will have specials on all Victory and Shipyard beers for the evening. Some raffles are planned to so who knows what you might walk out of there with tonight. The fun starts at 8:00pm.

The Lodge
200 S. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL

ABRAXAS, South Beach- "Relax Have a Beer" Happy Hour is from 5pm to 10pm tonight. List of 2x1 beers include Full Sail Pale Ale, Golden Pheasant, Rogue American Amber, Redhook ESB, Seadog Blueberry Wheat, OB Dale's Pale Ale, Boulder Mojo IPA, Boulder Hazed and Infused, Woodchuck Amber Cider, Hacker-Pschorr Munich and more! plus 2x1 house wines.

407 Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

SEMINOLE COCONUT CREEK CASINO- Don't feel like cooking a Sunday meal? Seminole Coconut Creek Casino is host a beer dinner Sunday night from 6:00pm- 9:00pm. I'm not sure what the price is but the menu looks pretty good.

Welcome Beer
Native Lager

Sumac Dredged Bay Scallop
Honey Apple-Fennel Slaw
paired with Victory Prima Pilsner

First Course
Yellowtail Snapper & Sunchoke Carpaccio
Yuzu Juice-Manini Olive Oil
paired Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Second Course
Roasted Pear & Blue Cheese Ravioli
Toasted Walnut Ragu’
paired with Monk in the Trunk Amber Ale

Main Entrée
Re-Harvested Sheppard’s Pie
Slow Roasted Colorado Spring Rack of Lamb
Yukon Potato Round
Johnny Cake Crisp - Green Pea Puree
paired with Left Hand Brewin Company Warrior IPA

Self Constructed Blueberry Genoise
Left Hand Brewing Company Milk Stout Crème Anglaise
paired with Left Hand Brewing Company Milk Stout –Seadog Blue Paw Wheat Ale (Blended)

Keep your calendar open next week cause lots of great events going on. Dogfish Head Ancient Ales Dinner at Pacific Time, Life & Limb tasting at Abraxas, Ugly Sweater Party at The Lodge and lots more.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dogfish Head Ancient Ales Dinner

Christmas has come early to South Florida. On December 17th the mighty Dogfish Head Brewery will be teaming up with world renowned chef and restaurateur Jonathan Eismann at his Pacific Time restaurant for a collaboration that is nothing short of extraordinary. The menu has me drooling on my keyboard now. For the price of this event you not only get a five course meal paired with five amazing beers but you will also walk away with your own Dogfish Head glass and storybook. And not only will your hunger for food and drink be satisfied but your thirst for knowledge as well with an audio visual presentation from the Dogfish Head rep that evening. This is a once in a lifetime event that you do not want to miss. This is the perfect early Christmas gift that any beer lover will be doing backflips over.

Here is all the info for the event as well as some videos about each of beer that you will be trying that evening. You can even read a great in depth article on how these beers were actually made by clicking here.


First course: Pangaea with salt crusted Calamari with lemon sweet chili

Second course: Midas Touch with coriander seared Grouper with curried bananas

Third course: Sahtea with Duck with confit mu shu and pomegranate

Fourth course: Theobroma with indochine Beef with shiitake sauce

Fifth course: Chateau Jiahu with sautern jello with drunken grapes

Thursday, December 17th


Tickets are limited and are $75 in advance and $85 at the door. (you would pay this for the beer alone in stores)

Pacific Time

35 N.E. 40th St.

In the Design District

Miami, FL

To book reservations call (305) 722-7369.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Post-Thanksgiving Beer Tasting

The lineup

So, the beer closet was starting to overflow and I didn't want all this good beer to go to waste. I got together some of my friends that appreciate good beer and had them come over for a post Thanksgiving beer tasting. I pulled the candidates out of the closet and put together a little score card for everyone to keep track of what they liked and disliked. The tasters for the evening where my friends Eddy, Matt, George and Jason. George was running a bit late(nothing new) so we decided to try out a Southampton Double White Ale. Everyone enjoyed it. Wasn't much more than a white ale so not too sure what the double is about. A little more alcohol but without much more alcohol taste.

Matt and George discussing the beers

Finally, George arrived and we got started on the actual tasting. Started things off light and herby with Bison's Organic Honey Basil. This was pretty different for everyone since most aren't used to having basil in their beer. No one was entirely turned off by it and everyone could see really enjoying it with some pasta. We followed it up a winner from Sam Adams Longshot Series, Cranberry Wit. This didn't have quite the cranberry taste that we were all expecting. Not a bad beer but not one I would be searching out again either. River Horse's Double Wit followed up the cranberry wit. People were torn on this one. Some of us enjoyed it more than the Southampton Double and some less. It didn't have quite the aroma of the Southampton but I thought the overall taste was better and more like a wheat beer.

Jason and Eddy

It was now time to leave the wheat beers and started it out with French Broad's Gateway Kolsch. This one did not go over well with anyone. I'm going to say that the beer was probably past it's prime which didn't help. This one got the lowest score of the night from everyone. With kolschs they are either amazing or horrible. I don't think I've ever had one I was really indifferent about. This unfortunately landed on the horrible side. New Belgium's Fat Tire, which followed, made up for it. This one got rave reviews from everyone. Although not the most interesting beer of the night everyone agreed this would be a great session beer. A good balanced beer. Not too heavy, not too light.

The starters

This is where things started to get into the funky side. We cracked open a bottle of De Proef Signature Les Deux Brasseurs Ale. T his belgian strong ale is a collaboration between De Proef and Allagash breweries. I was pleasantly surprised to see that everyone really appreciated this beer. Through the funkiness of it you could pull out the apricot and citrus aromas. Eddy's quote of the night, "It smells like ass, but in a good way." Take that for what it's worth.

We brought things back down a little with a Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale. You can see my original review here. This one I think was a little past it's prime as well. Still not bad and got good ratings from everyone. Still would love to see this available all the time. We kicked up the hops a little more with Rogue's Yellow Snow IPA. This was another one that got rave reviews. Starts with a nice bitter bite and smooths out with some maltiness in the finish. From there we kicked it up another notch with Victory's Hop Wallop. This one had more of a piney aroma than the Yellow Snow. Less of a piney taste than smell. Bit of citrus comes out in it.

Headed over to the maltier side of things and to some bigger beers with Harpoon's Leviathan Series Quad. This was the winner for the night. Sweet and fruity with more of an alcohol taste then most of the other beers. Raisin, figs and dates shown through and everyone was made a fan. Moved along to the always interesting Allagash Four. Four malts, four hops, four sugars, four yeasts and fermented four times. Everyone enjoyed the layering that came out in this beer.

Special Guest

As we were getting to the end we tried out some beers that people won't be having again. We started it off with the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head collaboration Life and Limb. There is a lot of hype around this beer and I was very excited to try this beer. The use of ingredients from each breweries family farms were used to make the beer I thought was a great idea. Maple syrup from Dogfish and barley from Sierra. The end product unfortunately left me feeling a little flat. Not that it was a bad beer just didn't quite live up to the hype. Nothing really stood out in the beer. The syrup part was very evident while the rest seemed to be covered by it. We moved on to another rare beer collaboration with the Stone/Maui/Ken Schmidt Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter. This one poured very dark. The coffee aroma was very evident. Tasted strong of coffee with some roasted nut and some coconut faintly in the finish. People were divided on this one. We moved on to Brooklyn's Black Chocolate Stout. This was like a melted dark chocolate bar. I quite enjoyed this one. We finished the tasting off with Mikkeller's Beer Geek Breakfast. This oatmeal stout isn't kidding with it's name. The oatmeal and coffee are very prevalent. Not as thick as other stouts.

Overall, everyone had a great time. Always fun to hang with good friends and enjoy some good beers. Look out for a Christmas/Winter beer tasting coming soon.

You can see the full list of beers and which ones are available in South Florida as well as what everyone's top five beers of the night were below.

Bison Organic Honey Basil (available in South Florida)
Sam Adam's Longshot Cranberry Wit (available in South Florida)
River Horse Double Wit
French Broad Gateway Kolsch
New Belgium Fat Tire (available soon in South Florida)
De Proef Signature Les Deux Brasseurs Ale w/Allagash (available in South Florida)
Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale
Rogue Yellow Snow IPA (available in South Florida)
Victory Hop Wallop (available in South Florida)
Harpoon Leviathan Quad
Allagash Four (available in South Florida)
Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb (available in South Florida)
Stone/Maui/Ken Schmidt Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (available in South Florida)
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast (available in South Florida)

  1. Harpoon Leviathan Quad
  2. Allagash Four
  3. Rogue Yellow Snow IPA
  4. New Belgium Fat Tire
  5. Victory Hop Wallop
  1. Harpoon Leviathan Quad
  2. Rogue Yellow Snow IPA
  3. Victory Hop Wallop
  4. Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb
  5. Allagash Four
  1. Allagash Four
  2. Harpoon Leviathan Quad
  3. De Proef Signature Les Deux Brasseurs Ale w/Allagash
  4. Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb
  5. Victory Hop Wallop
  1. De Proef Signature Les Deux Brasseurs Ale w/Allagash
  2. Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb
  3. Allagash Four
  4. Harpoon Leviathan Quad
  5. Victory Hop Wallop
  1. Harpoon Leviathan Quad
  2. Allagash Four
  3. River Horse Double Wit
  4. Victory Hop Wallop
  5. Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb

Friday, December 4, 2009

World's First Space Beer Goes On Sale

I'm not sure if it's the world or universe's first space beer but it has become a reality. Japanese beer giants Sapporo have unveiled what they are calling "Sapporo Space Barley" will be going on sale. Only a lucky few will be able to purchase the very limited edition beer. This will surely make it one of the most sought after beers. Here is what the press release has to say about the beer.

"Sapporo Breweries Ltd. is launching sales of the world's first beer produced using malt made 100% from "space barley," the progenies of spaceflight barley seeds, This limited offer is exclusive to the Internet and proceeds will go to charity. Applications to purchase the beer, which is dubbed "SAPPORO Space Barley," can be made from December 3 (Thu), 2009 on the dedicated web page set up on our company's website. Two hundred and fifty successful customers will be selected from among the applicants by lottery.

The "space barley" used to make this beer is the fourth generation descendant of the Haruna Nijo malting barley that was developed by Sapporo Breweries and kept in space for five months during 2006 as part of our collaborative research with the Russian Academy of Sciences and Okayama University with the purpose of achieving self-sufficiency in food in the space environment. Since Sapporo Breweries was founded, we have continued to create excellent varieties for raw materials, and we are the only company in the world that operates breeding/research organizations for both barley and hops. This, the world's first sale of this "space beer," is the result of our extended nurturing/development of the required technologies.

We have hosted a range of promotional events that capitalize on "space barley" since 2008 in an effort to foster children's interest in space and science. We also want SAPPORO Space Barley to contribute to the promotion of science education for children and the development of space science research in Japan and Russia by donating all of the proceeds to Okayama University.

It is our hope that our customers will feel able to sit back, relax, and enjoy SAPPORO Space Barley, letting their minds drift through the infinities of space and into dreams of the future.

1. Product name:
SAPPORO Space Barley

2. Raw materials:
Malt, hops

3. Featured contents:
Beer brewed using malt made 100% from "space barley" (fourth generation) Roasted malt was used to bring out a slightly dark color that evokes an image of cosmic space. The beer features a mellow fragrance with a distinctive taste of roasted barley.

4. Volume/number of bottles:
330 ml in a one-way bottle; Bottles are packed in a special box (one box contains six bottles).

5. Package design:
Stars studded against a gradated dark navy background representing cosmic space, with a large star, our corporate symbol, placed at the center. The product name is displayed in the shape of a shooting star, exuding refined taste.

6. Quantity:
Limited to 250 boxes (Purchase limited to one box per person)

7. Price:
10,000 yen per box (including shipping and tax)(ed. about $115 US)
* This beer will be sold for charity, to contribute to the promotion of science education for children and the development of space science research in Japan and Russia, through donation of all proceeds to Okayama University.

8. How to request purchase:
Applications for the lottery to buy the beer are accepted on the dedicated web page set up on our company's website.

(you may want to learn Japanese before clicking the link)

Purchase will be limited to applicants living in Japan and aged 20 or older.

9. Schedule

Applications accepted:

From December 3(Thu) through 24(Thu), 2009

Lottery results/start of purchase:

January 7 (Thu), 2010

Deadline for purchase:

January 15 (Fri), 2010

Delivery of beer:

Around January 28 (Thu), 2010


History of "space barley"

April 2006

Haruna Nijo malting barley developed by Sapporo Breweries through collaborative research with Okayama University and the Russian Academy of Sciences was kept aboard the Zvezda Service Module, a component of the International Space Station (ISS), for five months (first-generation "space barley").

April 2007

Seeded the first-generation "space barley".
November 2007 Harvested the second-generation "space barley"; seeded the second-generation "space barley".

May 2008

Harvested the third-generation "space barley".

October 2008

Trial brewing of the world's first beer made from the third-generation "space barley".

November 2008

Seeded the third-generation "space barley".

January 2009

Tasting events held at breweries nationwide for beer made from the third-generation "space barley".

May 2009

Harvested the fourth-generation "space barley".

August 2009

Hop seeds from Furano, Hokkaido launched into space.

September 2009

Tasting events held at five breweries nationwide for barley tea made from "space barley".

November 2009

Seeded the fourth-generation "space barley".

December 2009

Applications accepted to buy SAPPORO Space Barley-the beer brewed from the fourth-generation "space barley".

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Big S Beer Fest

The 14th Annual Beer Fest returns to Huizenga Park in Ft. Lauderdale tomorrow Friday, December 4th. Formerly known as the City Link Beer Fest it has been rechristened the Big S Beer Fest. Tickets are still available at the gate for $25 or $40 for VIP tickets. The VIP tickets give you access to a private VIP area with a full bar and food. The gates open at 6:00pm and goes until 11:00pm. The beer line up looks descent with the likes of Flying Dog, Sierra Nevada, Victory, Holy Mackerel, Starr Hill, Gordan Biersch, Left Hand, Shipyard, Brooklyn, Warsteiner, Oskar Blues, Abita, Magic Hat and a bunch of others making an appearance.

Check out Adam Fine from Fresh Beer talking about some of the beers they will have at the fest.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Win a Pop Up Pub

Victoria Bitter beer from Australia is giving away on of the coolest gifts I've ever seen a beer company give away, the world's first portable Pop Up Pub. It's made out of a wood countertop, canvas sunshade and VB sign. It also comes with two carrying cases, a full bar kit with metal carrying case, stainless steel Coleman Eski cooler and an 11" LCD flatscreen TV. They will be giving one away for the next 75 days. If you want to enter the contest you just have to build your own pop up pub out of items in your backyard and enter it on VB's Facebook page.

Oh, one last thing, you also have to be over 18 years old and a resident of Australia. Buggers.