Thursday, December 30, 2010

Review: Samuel Adams/Weihenstephan's Infinium

New Year's Eve is tomorrow so I wanted to quickly write down my thoughts on Infinium. After my last post I talked to a few of you and there have been some mixed reviews. Obviously, I was excited to try this beer and the fact that a limited beer had made it into public discussion intrigued be further. Perhaps we can blame a little bit on all the hype but my taste buds aren't easily fooled - it was pretty underwhelming. Right away when looking at the bottle I noticed it didn't have quite the bubbles I expected from a beer described for its effervescence and the mouth feel confirmed it. It is darker than other champagne beers that I've had and has a great smell. The beer taste was closer to a Triple with more dark fruit and roasted malts than other beers of this type. It does, however, have the doughy aspect that's typical in champagne beers. Don't get me wrong, overall it was not a bad beer. It's tasty so you should try a bottle while it's available, however, if you're looking for celebratory beer I would recommend some others instead. Go for Deus or if you can find it and can afford it, Scaldis Prestige. Deus can be found at Total Wine.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Samuel Adams Infinium

While watching the Today Show this morning, Hoda and Kathie Lee showcased Samuel Adams' Infinium Ale as a suggested replacement to champagne for beer lovers. This beer has many of the characteristics of champagne. It has a pale golden color, sparkling fine bubbles, and from the look of the bottle you'll notice its champagne-like shape and the foil around the bottles' cork. I've been meaning to try it and now with this reminder, I will do so this weekend to send you guys a quick review before your Christmas and New Years celebrations. In the meantime, here's where you can find it now -

All Whole Food stores should have it by now. One of our readers confirmed via twitter that it is most definitely available in their South Beach store. We've also spotted it at the Stop n Shop on 5885 Ponce de Leon and at Total Wine. It should run you $20.

It's available on limited holiday release 2010 so make sure to get it in time. I've heard great things about this beer already and it's no surprise considering it was made with such love. The Boston Beer Company worked for two years with the world's oldest continuously running brewery, Germany's Weihenstephan, to create this unique new beer style. I'll leave you with some stats, review coming soon -

Original Gravity: 20.5° Plato
Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 10.3%ABV - 8.1%ABW
Calories/12 oz.: 257
Malt Varieties: Custom blend of two-row malted barley, malted spring white wheat, and malted oats
Hop Varieties: Hallertau Mittlefrueh, Spalt Spalter, Tettnang Tettnanger and Hersbrucker Noble Hops
Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams ale yeast, Belgian yeast
First Brewed: 2010

For those of you that have tried it please share your comments here.  We'd love to hear what you think about this great alternative to bubbly. I know that my wife cannot wait. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Stone Brewing Week

Starting tonight is the first of week long events centered around the fine beers of Stone Brewing.  I'm being lazy on this one and just copying the events from the Fresh Beer newsletter.  There are some great events going on and some rare beers.  I would urge you to at least make one of these events.

December 10th
Pint Night at Abraxas (407 Meridian Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139). Stop by for a pint of Stone's Vertical Epic 10.10.10. on draft... plus specials on all other Stone bottled beer. Not to mention that you get to keep the glass when you buy your first pint, from 8pm until close. Bethany "My next tat is a gargoyle" Sherwin will be there to share a beer with you and graciously answer any questions you may have.

December 11th
Everyone Must Get Stone(ed) at BX Beer Depot (2964 2nd ave N. Lake worth, FL 33461) from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Join Bethany from Stone Brewing as she leads us in a class on the great Beers of Stone. Brewing process, ingredient selection, and many more interesting facts about the beers of Stone will be shared by this great brewery that caters to homebrewers and beer lovers alike.

Included in this event is a Commemorative Stone Brewing Snifter, and a tasting of the following beers:

Vertical Epic 10-10-10
Ruination IPA
Smoked Porter
Lucky Bastartd Ale
Imperial Russian Stout
Depending on turnout, the Bx may break out a surprise beer!After the class, a 20% discount on all Stone Brewing Draft Pours will be available to guest as well. Guest will be welcome to stick around at our Beerhaven Tiki for music and great beer afterward!

Cost is $25.00 in advance and $30.00 on the day of the event.
Please call (561)965-9494 to make your reservation today!

December 13th
Bastard Night at World of Beer (4401 Lyons Road Coconut Creek, FL 33073) from 7-9pm. Stop by where Bethany will be handing out arrogance as they will have a keg of Lucky Bastard, Double Bastard, Oaked Bastard and Arrogant Bastard all on some other stone beers available on draft and a bunch in the bottles. Your not worthy.

December 14th
Bethany from Stone Brewing will be stopping by Gratify Gastro Pub (125 Datura St West Palm Beach, FL 33401) to host a Stone beer dinner on December 14th starting at 7pm. Call 561 833-5300 to make reservations. For $50 dollars the delicious lineup will include:

Course 1:
Roasted Beet Salad with Candied Walnuts, Goat Cheese and Pear
Paired with Stone Pale Ale

Course 2:
Curry Mussels
Paired with Stone IPA

Course 3:
BBQ Porter Braised Short Rib with Buttermilk Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Paired with Stone Smoked Porter

Course 4:
Pine nut Salmon with Spinach and a Warm Bacon Glaze
Paired with Arrogant Bastard Ale

Flourless Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Stout Whipped Cream
Paired with Stone Imperial Russian Stout

December 15th
Stone Pint Night at Coffee District (325 NE 2nd Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444) They will have Sublimely Self-Righteous, Vertical Epic 10.10.10. and some other Stone brews on draft. Bethany will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have about this West Coast brewery. Buy your first pint of Stone and keep the pint glass as a memento.

December 16th
In honor of Stone Week, Lauren "Go ahead and try and spell my last name without looking" Cifizzari will be serving up some samples of Arrogant Bastard Ale and Stone Smoked Porter (plus some others) at Milam's (2969 McDonald Street FL 33133) from 6-8pm.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ethiopian Beer Night At The D.R.B.

Today, December 8th, The D.R.B. will be starting a new around the world program to focus on a different country every month or so(details are still being confirmed).  The are trying to turn people on to beers from countries other then the usual beers people know from Germany, Belgium, UK and the US.  They will be starting the trek in Ethiopia where they will have specials on beers from there (Bedele and St. George).  You will also find some native Ethiopian food items you can pair with the beers as well.  The trek would not be complete without some music from the country being played as well.  Stop by and check out what is sure to be a new experience for some.

Wednesday, December 8th
The D.R.B.
255 NE 14th St.
Miami, FL

Friday, December 3, 2010

Brooklyn Blast! Now On Tap At The Abbey

This week in Miami is Art Basel.  It is one of the biggest art fairs in the world. With all of the works of art heading to Miami The Abbey decided to bring their own work of art in for a special treat.  The Abbey has two of the only kegs of Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster's Reserve Blast! Double IPA in Florida.  This beer is usually only served at Brooklyn's own taproom.  The first keg was tapped last night and is sure not to last long.  Here is some more info on the beer. 

"Here in Brooklyn, we're half-way between the hop country of
Yakima Valley, Washington and the hop country of Kent in
England. So we use the bright citrusy American hops to bring
the noise and the earthy English hops to build the foundation of
a hop monster brandishing five pounds of hops per barrel with
considerable finesse. The varieties are half American, half English:
Ahtanum, Simcoe, Willamette, Centennial, Palisade, East
Kent Golding, Northdown, Challenger, and Fuggle. Maris Otter
and German Pilsner malts bring solidity, balance and beautiful
flavors to a golden beer that's ludicrously hoppy, strangely quaffable
and oddly compelling. You won't even know what hit you."

The Abbey
1115 16th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Monday, November 29, 2010

Discovery Moves Brew Masters To Monday

After only two weeks Discovery has decided to move the new Brew Masters from Sunday nights at 10pm to Monday nights at 10pm starting tonight.  Not sure what prompted the move but be sure to tune in and keep supporting the first show to focus solely on craft beer.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Brew Masters Premier Watch Parties

This Sunday is the day a lot of craft beer drinkers have been waiting for, the day that craft beer gets it's own television show.  Sure, there have been glimpses of Stone beers on Top Chef and Weeds,  Monk In The Trunk on Dexter, and Shiner and Abita on True Blood but it has never been front and center like Brew Masters.

If you don't know by now Brew Masters follows Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione around the world finding the world's most interesting ingredients for it's beers.  The premier episode follows Sam on his quest to brew a beer in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew album.  The show starts at 10pm on the Discovery Channel but get the party started early with one of the many watch parties going on around South Florida that night.

Funky Buddha Lounge and Brewery (2621 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL) – Funky Buddha will be the only spot in South Florida with Bitches Brew on tap.  They will also have 90 Minute IPA and Olde School Barleywine on tap.  You'll also be able to find bottles of 60 Minute IPA, Raison D’etre, Indian Brown Ale, Sah’tea, Theobroma and Midas Touch for you to take down while enjoying the show..

8oz. Burger Bar (1080 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, Florida 33139)- 8oz will be hosting a Dogfish Head Sunday.  That means $5 Bottles of Indian Brown Ale, Raison D’etre, 60 Minute IPA and $5 Drafts of Palo Santo(yes, a 12% for only $5), Chicory Stout and 90 Minute IPA ALL DAY!!!. They also will have bottles of Bitches Brew to buy while you watch the show.

Cerveza’s (5835 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33143) From 9-11pm, Cereveza's will be offering some serious specials on Dogfish Head including $2 off Pangaea draft, $2 off bottles of 90-Minute IPA, 60-Minute IPA, Indian Brown Ale and Theobroma! And of course they will be broadcasting the premier for your enjoyment.

Abraxas (407 Meridian Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139) Will be showing Brew Masters live and offering deals on their Dogfish products.

The Falls Ale House (13603 South Dixie Highway Miami, FL 33176) and The Joint (9559 S Dixie Hwy Miami, FL 33156) will be dedicating two TV's for the premiere. No sound, but captions will be on. If you are in the area you can have some Dogfish Head beer and grab a front row seat at the bar.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sierra Nevada Celebrates 30 Years

This week will mark the 30th anniversary of one of America's original craft brewers, Sierra Nevada.  Sierra Nevada has been putting out amazing beers for years and this year to mark the anniversary Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada, got together with some other luminaries in the craft beer movement and brewed four special beers.  Now with the anniversary year coming to an end Abraxas will be throwing a big blowout for the occasion.  Starting this Friday at 8:00pm and running through the weekend Diego, owner of Abraxas, has pulled out all the stops.  They will be tapping kegs of 30th Ann. Series Barleywine (Jack & Ken's Ale) and Brewers Reserve Oak Aged Ale (a blend of oak-aged Bigfoot, Celebration Ale and Pale Ale... generously dry hopped), Estate Homegrown Ale, Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale, Celebration Ale and Bigfoot 2010 kegs!!!  All of these great beers along with all other Sierra bottles will be on special all weekend long.

Friday, November 19th- Sunday, November 21st
Abraxas Lounge
407 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Brooklyn Brewery Event At World Of Beer Tonight

Tonight, from 7-9pm, World Of Beer in Coconut Creek will be hosting a very special offering from Brooklyn Brewery.  It will have quite a selection of it's beers on tap.  Some of the usual Brooklyn beers as well as the very special and limited Brewmasters Reserve: Cuvee Noir.  Here is some info about the beer:
“They said the Belgian yeast was too spicy. Too…unpredictable. But he didn’t care. Didn’t care that black ales with German, British and American malts didn’t normally go out with Belgians. The Brewmaster threw caution to the wind and went ahead and joined them anyway. The result is Brooklyn Cuvée Noire.”

Tap list:
Brooklyn Lager
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Brooklyn IPA
Brooklyn Winter Ale
Brewmaster's Reserve Series: Brooklyn Cuvée Noir

Wednesday, November 10th 7-9pm
World Of Beer
4437 Lyons Road
Ste E-101

Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Dogfish Head Olde School Keg Tapped At The Abbey

The Abbey has pulled out another great keg this weekend.  They have just tapped a slim keg of Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine.  This is a great one and very limited on tap.  This will go fast so if you can I would head over to The Abbey tonight.  This is the only keg of it on South Beach so get it quick.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Brickell Pub Crawl Tomorrow

The people over at What Miami have put together the first Brickell Pub Crawl. This is looks to be quite a deal with a bunch of the local "pubs" giving some nice discounts.  Here is the schedule:

5:30pm - 6:30pm: Gordon Biersch (1201 Brickell Ave) - $3 Marzen pints ("Silver Medal" at Great American Beer Festival) and $3 seasoned fries.

6:35pm - 7:30pm: Brickell Irish Pub (1451 S. Miami Ave) - 2 for 1 on all drinks! This includes beers and alcohol.

7:40pm - 8:45pm: Burger & Beer Joint (900 S. Miami Ave, Ste 130) - $4 draft beers (excludes Chimay) and $5 Jameson shots.

9:00pm - Late Night: Waxy's Irish Pub on the River (690 SW 1st Court) - $4 pints of Guinness and Smithwick's and $6 Margarita flatbread (pizza).

8oz Burger Bar Starts Beer Club

click on the picture to check out the full list of beers.

Now is the time to become a founding member of 8oz Burger Bar's Burger N Beer Club.  8oz has taken the frequent buyer concept and expanded it a bit.  They will be breaking their beer menu up into sections and once you get through one of those sections you get a prize.  Drink all of the draft beers and you get a t shirt and a free beer.  Drink all of the Craft Bombers and Imports and you get a  $25 gift certificate and a free beer.  Drink all of the Craft 12oz Bottles and you'll receive another $25 gift certificate and a free beer.

Once you have completed all of those sections you will then be a member of the Burger N Beer Club which gives you even more goodies.  You will receive a monogrammed stein used only by you.  You'll also receive 20% off all beer, monthly food discounts, invitations to private beer tastings and a bunch of other stuff they haven't thought up yet.  To get started you'll just have to go to 8oz Burger Bar and ask the bartender for the application, posted above, to fill out and get started drinking.  They will keep the application on file so whenever you come in after just tell them your name and they will keep checking beers of the list.

8oz Burger Bar
1080 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, FL

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Brew Masters Premiers Nov. 21st

The new Discovery series, Brew Masters, will be hitting your television on Sunday, November 21st at 10pm.  This is the show that follows around Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head as he searches the globe looking for new and exciting ingredients to add to his beers.  You can check out the first commericial from the show by clicking here

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Brooklyn Brewery's Detonation Ale Now Available At The Abbey

Sorry I got to posting this a little late but over the last two days I've work 15 hours at my job followed by getting 2 1/2 hours of sleep before having to get up at 3:30am to get to the American Heart Association Heartwalk to help volunteer for the day.  So after a nap I am finally getting around to posting.  The Abbey, in South Beach, received only two kegs of Brooklyn Brewery's Detonation Ale.  This a very limited beer from Brooklyn's Brewmaster Series.  Ringing in at a 9.2% ABV, this is Double IPA is packing a nice punch.  Here is more info on the beer.

“For about eight years now, we’ve brewed a Brooklyn-style hop monster called BLAST! It’s a robust IPA using both British and Pacific Northwest hops. We haven’t had enough space to brew much of it, but we hear that people really enjoy BLAST! when it shows up. And it’s one of our favorite beers here at the brewery. Well, now we’d like more of you to see our hoppier side. Meet BLAST!’s big brother, Brooklyn Detonation Ale.

It’s a copper-colored pale ale with British malt character, American hop ebullience, Brooklyn attitude and disturbing drinkability. British caramel malts lend richness and depth, while a blend of American hops give the beer a minerally backbone and explosive aromatics (with a special guest appearance by our pal East Kent Golding as ‘The English Aristocrat’).

Brooklyn Detonation Ale is mighty tasty. It probably even gives you fresher breath and whiter teeth, but we can’t prove that part. Nor can we support the claim that it concentrates the mind on life’s better aspects. However, we can guarantee that it’s terrific with pork tacos, Thai food, Indian dishes, burgers, and sharp cheeses. So have yourself some Brooklyn Detonation Ale – after all, isn’t it about time you blew up?”

These two kegs are going to go fast so get down to The Abbey before you miss out.

The Abbey
1115 16th St.
Miami Beach, FL

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Review: Samuel Adam's Latitude 48 IPA

I must admit it's been a while since I was actually intrigued by a new beer from Sam Adams.  I actually was kind of surprised it took Sam Adams this long to make an IPA.  The Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA is the IPA that Sam Adams has finally released to the world.  This was worth the wait. Latitude 48 is a good transition IPA for people who are new to the style.  It is hoppy while not being overly so with a malty base to cut the bitterness.  If IPAs are your bag I would say this one is at least worth a try.  For sure not the most groundbreaking beer but a good submission into the IPA category.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

8oz Burger Bar Starts Monthly Beer Tasting

If you missed out on the beer tasting held last month at 8oz Burger Bar then you, well...missed out.  If you were there then you know how much fun it was and with such a great response 8oz has decided to make the beer tasting a monthly event.  Starting this Friday, October 22nd, Chris Montelius will be bringing you an assortment of 50+ beers to sample from along with chef selected appetizers for only $20.  Chris is getting the first tasting started with some very rare and limited beers like Left Hand Oxymoron, Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green, and many others from Wells, Timmermans, Breckenridge, Oskar Blues, Dogfish, Flying Dog, Shiner, Rogue, Avery, and more.  The tasting runs from 7:00pm-9:00pm so be make sure to get there early. 

Friday, October 22nd, 7:00pm-9:00pm
8oz Burger Bar
1080 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cigar CIty Makes Appearances In South Florida

Cigar City is a brewery that has been making great waves in the beer world these days.  They are showing people outside of Florida what the beer community down here is capable of.  Now you will have a chance to meet the men themselves as they make two appearances in South Florida this week.

Tonight, Thursday, October 7th, Joey Redner, founder and owner of Cigar City will be heading over to The Coffee District in Delray Beach and tapping some rare beers.  They will have kegs of Puppy's Breath Porter, Tocobaga Red, Jai Alai IPA, Maduro Brown, and Seabass.  Seabass is a wild/sour ale that they brewed in collaboration with St. Somewhere Brewery and will only be available tonight at Coffee District.  This the first time and maybe the only time you see some of these beers.  Bottles of various other Cigar City beers will also be available.

Then Friday night Joey Redner will be heading over to Abraxas in South Beach for another epic lineup.  On draft they will have Puppy's Breath Porter, Tocobaga Red, Jai Alai IPA, and White Oak IPA.  The White Oak IPA is the Jai Alai IPA aged in white oak barrels and will only be available at Abraxas that night.

Two great nights of beer in South Florida that you don't want to miss out on.

Thursday, October 7th 6:30-10:00pm
Coffee District
325 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL

Friday, October 8th 8:00-12:00pm
407 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Funky Buddha Brewery Grand Opening

The new Funky Buddha in Boca Raton has been open for a few months now.  As anyone that has been there will know is that attached to the lounge is full scale brew pub that will be producing a whole array of different beers.  With only a 40 gallon all grain brewing system this will help them to be able to stretch outside of the safe zone that most brewpubs have to stay in with larger operations.  They brewery will open with 10 beers on tap.  The beers included will be Hop Gun IPA, the Floridian, a hefeweizen made with Florida orange peels, honey, and vanilla, a dark ale called Piiti Porter, brewed with milk sugars. There will also be another version of the porter with espresso. Double rye IPA, light ale, and a big imperial amber ale will also be available.  The beers will only be $4-$5. The festivities kick off Saturday at 7pm.

Saturday, September 24th 7pm
The Funky Buddha Brewery and Lounge
2621 N. Federal Hwy., 
Boca Raton, FL

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Great American Beer Fest Winners Available In South Florida

This past weekend was the Great American Beer Festival held every year in Denver, CO.  GABF is like mecca for beer enthusiasts.  With over 49,000 attendees, 455 breweries, and over 2,200 different beers to try you can see why.  I was unable to attend but you can check what my buddy over at thought of the festivities.

The GABF is more than just a showcase for breweries it is also a competition.  3,594 beers were entered into the competition in 79 different categories so coming out with a medal is quite a feat.  Most of the winners this year called the west coast their home but luckily we have a few winning beer that you can try and judge for yourself if they are medal winning beers.

Large Brewery Of The Year- Blue Moon Brewing Company
American Style Wheat Beer With Yeast- Bronze- Hefeweizen- Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.
Classic English Style Pale Ale- Silver- Summit Extra Pale Ale- Summit Brewing Co.
Field Beer- Bronze- Imperial Pumpkin Ale- Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
English Style India Pale Ale- Bronze- Samuel Adams Latitude 48
Specialty Beer- Gold- Belipago- Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Specialty Beer- Bronze- Hazelnut Brown Nectar- Rogue Ales
Specialty Honey Beer- Gold- Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat Ale
Specialty Honey Beer- Bronze- Samuel Adams Honey Porter
Other Strong Beer- Gold- Sierra 30 Jack And Ken Ale- Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Experimental Beer- Silver- Estate Homegrown Ale- Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Ordinary Or Special Bitters- Bronze- Drop Top- Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.
Wood And Barrel Aged Beer- Silver- Humidor India Pale Ale- Cigar City Brewing
Wood And Barrel Aged Strong Beer- Silver- He'brew Ripa On Rye- Schmaltz Brewing Co.
American Style India Black Ale- Bronze- Sublimely Self Righteous- Stone Brewing Co.
South German Style Hefeweizen- Gold- Heifer In Wheat- Stoudt Brewing Co.
Belgian Style Witbier- Bronze- Allagash White- Allagash Brewing Co.
French And Belgian Style Saison- Silver- Colette- Great Divide Brewing Co.
Belgian And French Style Ales- Gold- Allagash Blonde- Allagash Brewing Co.
Munich Style Helles- Silver- Longboard Island Lager- Kona Brewing Co.
Belgian Style Abbey Ale- Bronze- Three Philosophers- Brewery Ommegang
Belgian Style Strong Specialty Ale- Silver- Brother David's Double- Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
American Style Lager Or Light Lager- Gold- Miller Lite- Miller Brewing Co.
American Style Lager Or Light Lager- Silver- Old Milwaukee- Pabst Brewing Co.
American Style Lager Or Light Lager- Bronze- Miller Genuine Draft- Miller Brewing Co.
American Style Specialty Lager or Cream Ale- Gold- Hamm's- Miller Brewing Co.
American Style Specialty Lager or Cream Ale- Silver- Rainier- Pabst Brewing Co.
American Style Specialty Lager or Cream Ale- Bronze- Old Style- Pabst Brewing Co.
Vienna Style Lager- Bronze- Heavy Seas Marzen- Clipper City Brewing Co.
Foreign Style Stout- Gold- Fade To Black- Left Hand Brewing Co.
American Style Stout- Bronze- Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout- Rogue Ales
American Style Dark Lager- Gold- Michelob Amber Bock
Golden Or Blonde Ale- Bronze- Heavy Seas Gold Ale- Clipper City Brewing Co.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

8oz Burger Bar Free Beer Sampling

Yes, that really does say FREE BEER.  In Miami free beer is not the easiest thing to find but on Friday night from 7:30-10:00pm you'll be able to find it at 8oz Burger Bar.  8oz will be holding their Best Micro Brew contest and you can be the judge.  You'll get samples of Shipyard Pumpkinhead, Magic Hat #9, Brooklyn Lager and Shock Top(not really a microbrew but whatever it's free) and you will be able to vote on which of these win the Best Micro Brew contest. 

If these four samples aren't enough for you'll also be able to take part in a 40+ beer sampling and chef's choice appetizers for $20.  So have some free beer, pay for a big sampling of great beers, and have a bit to eat and get your Friday night started off right.

Dogfish Head Bitches Brew ON TAP

This Friday, Abraxas will be holding the 40th Anniversary Party for Miles Davis' ground breaking jazz album Bitches Brew.  Bitches Brew will be played all night long and to make the anniversary party even more special is the beer that Dogfish Head brewed in honor of this great album.  Abraxas has one of only two kegs of the beer available of the beer in South Florida.  The beer is described as "a bold, dark beer that's a fusion of three threads imperial stout and one thread honey beer with gesho root".  This is one time only brew and your only chance to ever try it on tap.  Abraxas will also have Dogfish Head Punkin on tap with all other Dogfish bottles on special all weekend long.      You really do not want to miss a chance to try this beer.

Friday, September 24th- Sunday, September 26th
407 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Yard House At Gulfstream Opens Sunday

The love of craft beer in South Florida is spreading and nothing proves that more than another monstrous Yard House opening in Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach on Sunday.  With 130 taps of beer flowing you will be sure to find a new favorite beer in no time.  Located across from Prime Bar, another craft beer tap house, it will be interesting to see how two beer bars do so close to each other.

Yard House
501 S Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, FL

Monday, September 20, 2010

Town Kitchen & Bar Beer Dinner

Town Kitchen & Bar in South Miami has been putting out some great food for a few years now and now also has one of the best beer lists as well.  To show off the great beer list and food they will be holding a beer dinner tomorrow, Tuesday, September 21st from 7-9pm.  The five course dinner will run you $50 per person.  Check out the menu and call to reserve yourself a spot.


Course 1: Eggs and potatoes- potato crisps, potato foam, Serrano ham, fried egg, demi glace, truffle oil paired with Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre

Course 2: Ahi poke- ahi tuna, wontons, cucumber spicy Asian dressing paired with Oskar Blues Gordon,

Course 3: Duck nachos- duck confit, white corn tortillas, sour cream, avocado, and pepper jack cheese paired with Cigar City Jai Alai

Course 4: Baby Backs- beer braised baby backs, white corn bacon grits, pickled red onions paired with Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

Course 5: Torijja- caramelized brioche, coffee ice cream, plum compote paired with Southern Tier Crème Brulee

Call 305-740-8118 and ask for Leo to RSVP.

Tuesday, September 21st 7-9pm
Town Kitchen & Bar
7301 Southwest 57th Court
South Miami, FL 33143-5375
(305) 740-8118

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Barracuda Big Beer Tasting

This Thursday I will be filling in for Chris Montelius for the biweekly beer tasting at Coconut Grove's Barracuda Raw Bar & Grill.  $20 will get you a sampling of 50+ beers and wings.  It will run from 7:00pm-9:00pm so be sure to get there early to not miss out on any of the great beers we will be having.  If we get over 15 people at this weeks beer tasting I will bring something extra special that you will not want to miss out on.  Hope to see you there.

Thursday, September 16th 7-9pm
3035 Fuller St, 
Miami, FL 33133  
(305) 448-1144

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Beer Snob Pub Crawl II

After the great success of the last Beer Snob Pub Crawl earlier in the year I have been asked constantly when the next one was going to be.  Well, here it is.  This Saturday you can meet up with other like minded beer lovers and bikers for what is sure to be another memorable event.  Here is what Rydel and the good folks over at The Miami Bike Scene have to say about the event.

"Back by popular demand, this time around in celebration of Oktoberfest! The bicycle pub crawl will be very similar to the one held earlier this year, the only significant difference is that we will not be riding to S. Miami and shall remain in downtown instead.

We'll be starting off at Zeke's at 4pm where all beers are just $4! We'll then make a stop at The Abbey, The Filling Station, and finally The DRB. The pub crawl conveniently ends near the Adrienne Arsht Center Station Metromover Station in Downtown Miami for those who wish to take the train back home vs riding. 

Remember to bring a bicycle lock. A light is also recommended since it'll be dusk by the time we leave the last bar. The pub crawl should be over by 8:30pm. Cyclists ride at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own safety!

Please remember to DRINK RESPONSIBLY, obey all traffic laws and be courteous to others. This is not a Critical Mass ride and there will be no corking. We welcome you to come out have a good time, meet new cyclists and most importantly to ride safely. 21+

Limited Beer Snob Bicycle Pub Crawl t-shirts are available! Order here.

Below is a list of the bars we will be visiting (in order) : 

*We'll be meeting some riders at the Adrienne Arsht Center Station Metromover Station (formerly Omni - 15th/Biscayne) at 3:30pm for those who wish to ride over from downtown to Zeke's (Miami Beach) via Venetian Causeway with a group.

625 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

1115 16th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Filling Station

 (opening on a Saturday specifically for this event)
95 Southeast 2nd Street
Miami, FL 33131

255 Northeast 14th Street
Miami, FL 33132

RSVP on Facebook.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Abbey Reopens

The original craft beer bar on South Beach has finally reopened.  After much speculation about the fate of The Abbey it is finally clear that it is here to stay.  With the addition of a new exterior window and door the rest of the place is still intact just like it always was.  They reopened on Friday with little fanfare.  You can look for a full grand reopening party soon.

The Abbey
1115 16th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-8110

Friday, August 27, 2010

World Of Beer Grand Opening

The hype around the newly opened World Of Beer has been astounding.  It's great to see a place based around beer being talked about in such a positive light.  Newspapers are talking about how World Of Beer is bringing more business to the area and that people are happy to see it show that beer isn't for just drunk, ignorant people.

World Of Beer is celebrating it's grand opening this Saturday, August 28th from 12pm-2am.  Festivities kick off at 3pm as the Mayor of Coconut Creek cuts the ribbon.  Live band, Smugglin' Yo-Yo's, will be playing from 9:00pm-1:00am. There will be give-aways, free food from 160 Degrees, Fish City Grill, Lime, Scarfone's and Crepe Maker from 4:00pm-8:00pm.  Abi's Place non-profit organization will be giving away 5 free cruises too.  If you haven't been out to World Of Beer this sounds like a perfect time to check it out.

Saturday, August 28th 12:00pm-2:00am
World Of Beer
4437 Lyons Road
Suite E-101
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mikkeller Brewery Weekend At Abraxas

From time to time we will get some rare beers down here in South Florida.  Usually they come from American breweries and are quite amazing.  This weekend Abraxas is taking it to another level.  Mikkeller Brewery is the #1 brewery in Denmark and #13 brewery in the world by Ratebeer.  We are lucky enough to have some of their bottles available from time to time but now we will be able to try some extremely rare brews on tap!!!  Abraxas will be tapping kegs of Mikkeller's Centennial Single Hop IPA and Bad Worse (American Style) Barleywine.  This is a chance to be not only be some of the only people in South Florida to have these beers on tap but also in the whole country.  There will also be bottles of Mikkeller's Black Hole Imperial Stout and Cascade Single Hop IPA - all on special, all weekend long.  There are other beers that have been on tap at Abraxas before that you may be able to see again but these most likely are never going to be available again so, you don't want to miss this.

Friday, August 27th-Sunday August 29th
407 Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

Monday, August 23, 2010

Beer Dinner With Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver

This weekend I was talking to some people about Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver coming down this week for some events and I was asked if I was going to the Brooklyn beer dinner at Mia Tardi in Miami's Design District on Wednesday.  I had heard nothing about the dinner and think I try to keep up as much as possible with these types of events, especially events that are held at a place that is only 10 blocks from my house, so you'd think I would have heard about it. Oh well.

Since it was the first time I was hearing about it I thought my loyal readers might like to know about it as well. It is a very rare occasion to have the actual brewer from breweries that are distributed in South Florida to travel down for a beer dinner. Garrett Oliver is one of the originators of beer dinners, and beer and food pairings.  His book, The Brewmaster's Table, is THE book on beer and food pairing.  I'm sure this beer dinner is going to be just amazing.  The $65 cost to attend is a bit higher than the usual beer dinners we have in the area but this may be one you want to splurge a little on.  Check out the menu below and call to reserve a spot before this is sold out.


Miatarde Ceviche (barramundi fillet, orange sections, ginger, lemongrass essence, yucca chips) w/ Brooklyn Sorachi Ace

Polpette di Bisonte (bison meat meatballs, Asiago cheese filling, spicy chili sauce) w/ Brooklyn Lager

Risotto Asparagi e Gorgonzola (carnaroli rice, Brooklyn local 1 beer, asparagus, gorgonzola dolce cheese) w/Brooklyn Local 1

Stinco di Agnello (Brooklyn brown ale braised lamb shank, juniper berries flavor, celery root mashed potatoes) w/Brooklyn Brown

Pere Alla Birra (Pears steamed in Brooklyn local 2, toasted almonds, mascarpone sauce) w/Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

For Reservations call (305)572-1400

Wednesday, August 25th 8:00pm
Mia Tardi
163 NE 39th St.
Miami, FL 33137

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sunset Tavern Beer Tasting

Sunset Tavern has transformed from a macro beer-only bar to a reliable spot to grab great craft beer in the last few years.  This coming Wednesday, August 25th, at 7:30pm $21.95 will get you a sample of some of these great beers.  This is the 3rd beer tasting Sunset Tavern has held and all of them have been a lot of fun.  The beers are also accompanied by numerous snacks from Sunset Tavern's kitchen.  You'll probably also leave with some other goodies from the beer distributors for attending.  Here is what will be tasted:

Magic Hat #9
Sierra Nevada Tumbler
Yuengling Lager
Yuengling Light
Brooklyn Lager
Brooklyn IPA
Sierra Nevada Torpedo
Orange Blossom Pilsner
Flying Dog In Heat Wheat
Brooklyn Oktoberfest
Sam Adams Octoberfest
Magners Cider
Woodchuck Pear Cider
Woodchuck Amber Cider

Wednesday, August 25th 7:30pm
Sunset Tavern
7232 Southwest 59th Avenue
South Miami, FL 33143-5208
(305) 665-9996

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Avery Brewing Weekend

Abraxas is holding another of it's world famous brewery weekends this weekend.  If you were at the last Stone Brewery weekend you know what a blast it was.  Avery Brewing is the lucky brewery you will be able to have some rare beers from this time around.  Abraxas will have the very rare 17th Anniversary Dry Hopped Black Lager and Maharaja Imperial IPA on tap and tons of Avery bottles including the summer seasonal Karma (Belgian Pale Ale), White Rascal (Belgian Wit), Salvation (Belgian Strong Golden Ale), Dugana IPA, Hog Heaven (Barleywine), The Reverend (Belgian Quad), Kaiser (Imperial Oktoberfest), Collaboration Not Litigation (Belgian Strong Dark Ale), The Czar (Russian Imperial Stout), and hard to find The Beast Grand Cru (15% Belgian Strong Dark Ale).  See you there!!!

August 20th-August 22nd
407 Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Global Beer News

Turns out, I may have to move to China soon to spread the prophecy. A craft beer enthusiasts' work is never done.

Check out what I'm talking about. NPR's Sarah McBride writes...

Beer-Drinking Trends In Emerging Markets Bode Well for Big Brewers
Categories: Developing Economies

People in developing economies just aren't drinking enough beer.

That's the argument analysts at Credit Suisse have laid out in a series of reports touting the beer and the alcoholic beverage sector. But there's hope for thirsty Brazilians and Chinese, the analysts say: It's just a matter of time before they start guzzling almost as much beer as Americans and Europeans.

The analysts looked at average beer consumption per capita— 80 liters per year on average in developed countries (it would have been higher, but wine-loving French dragged down the average). That compares to just 56 liters in Brazil, 32 in China, and 1 in India.

CreditSuisse went through this exercise so it could advise its clients on which beermakers to invest in (of the beverage companies the bank follows, SABMiller has the most emerging-markets exposure, and PernodRicard the least). Its reports, available to clients only, are chock full of charts tracking variables like global beer prices versus consumer confidence.

Despite relatively low per-capita consumption, China surpassed the U.S. as the world's biggest beer market by volume sales in 2002.

Raising prices there and in other emerging markets will be key to helping beer companies gain an extra $4 billion in profits over the next few years that the analysts reckon is there for the taking. Of course, the ability to raise prices depends on how much relatively low household incomes rise in those countries. Beer in Asia-Pacific costs around $2.20 a liter, CreditSuisse reports, compared to $3.70 in North America and $4.90 in Western Europe.

But suppose people turn to spirits instead? No worries, CreditSuisse concludes. Developing economies are expanding at a decent pace, and sometimes well over decent— China's GDP growth is still north of 10%. "Beer consumption is more closely tied to economic growth than spirits," the analysts write.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Archie's Pizza Hosts Beer Tasting

Key Biscayne has gained a few new craft beer spots in the last couple of months.  Archie's Pizza was one of the first places on the key to have any craft beer.  This Thursday, August 12th, from 7-9pm, I will be holding a 40+ beer tasting with pizza for $20.  I will be bringing some special bottles that you won't want to miss out on.  Hope to see you there.

Thursday, August 12th 7-9pm
Archie's Pizza
600 Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne, FL 33149-2008
(305) 361-3141

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Angelique Euro Cafe Host Beer & Tasting Menu

Tomorrow night, Thursday, August 5th, from 5pm-10pm Angelique Euro Cafe will be hosting a beer and tasting menu.  This is going to be a bit different then other beer type dinners you may have been to before.  For $29 you will choose from a selection of "types of beers" (dark, brown ales, Belgian and Belgian-style lights or pale lagers) and you'll be poured four 5 ounce glasses of beers in that style.  Then you will pick from two different sections for what you want for your meal.  Here is what the menu consists of.

Choose one from:
Gambas Angelique, Beef Tourneados, Moules Mariniere, Lamb Lollies, Branzino

Choose two from:
Truffle Potato Gnocchi, Tortilla Espanola, Marinated Olives, Chorizo in Wine, Escabeche de Mariscos, Pomme Frites with Aioli, Garbanzos Frito, Calamari Fritti

Thursday, August 5th 5:00pm-10:00pm
Angelique Euro Café
117 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, Fla.

For reservations call (305) 529-9922

Friday, July 30, 2010

Stone Brewing Weekend

Are you ready for another great brewery weekend at Abraxas?  Like all the other brewery weekends that have been held at Abraxas you know you are going to get something special.  For starters you'll be able to get the very rare Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA on tap.  This is the one of only two kegs of this beer to come to South Florida.  And of course Diego, owner of Abraxas, couldn't leave it with just that, so he will also have a limited amount of Stone Double Bastard on tap as well.  Throw in specials on every bottle Stone has and this is one hell of an event.  Oh and you'll also have the new Stone Brewing Rep Bethany there to talk to you about the beers and possibly have some more special treats.  I hope to see you there.

Stone Brewing Weekend Specials:
14th Ann. Empirial IPA (draft) - $8
14th Ann. Empirial IPA (22 oz) - $13
Double Bastard Ale (draft) - $7
...Double Bastard Ale (22 oz) - $12
Old Guardian 2010 (22 oz) - $13
Arrogant Bastard (22 oz) - $8
Oaked Arrogant Bastard - $7
Cali-Belgique IPA (22 oz) - $12
Sublimely Self Righteous (22 oz) - $12
Smoked Porter (22 oz) - $9
Russian Imperial Stout (22 oz) - $12
Ruination IPA (22 oz) - $10
IPA - $5
Levitation Ale - $5

July 30th-August 1st
407 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Racks Hosts Victory Beer Dinner

Racks in Boca Raton is hosting an amazing five course Victory Brewing beer dinner this coming Tuesday, August 3rd, from 8-10pm.  For only $35 you won't want to miss this.

First Course: Seared Tuna Sliders w/ Peanut Cilantro Slaw and Seasame Aioli
Beer: Victory Sunrise Weisse

Second Course: Arugula w/ Florida Blue Cheese, Walnuts, Pickled Red Onion and White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Beer: Victory Prima Pils

Third Course: Seared Salmon w/ Nueske Smoked Bacon, Whitewater Clam Vinaigrette and Crushed Potatoes
Beer: Victory Hop Devil

Fourth Course: Fried Chicken & Waffles w/ Spicy Maple Syrup and Macadamia Nut Butter
Beer: Victory Storm King

Fifth Course: Cookies and Milk
Beer: Victory Storm King

Call for reservations.

August 3rd 8-10pm
402 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Review: Rogue's Juniper Pale Ale

It has been a while since I have had a Rogue Juniper Pale Ale and every time I do I wonder why I don't drink this beer more often.  Just like the first time I had this beer, a few years ago at a beer festival, it is a beer that has once again surprised me by how good it is.

This was the first time I've had the Juniper Pale Ale in the 12oz bottle since they've stopped making the 22oz bottles.  This pours a nice golden brown with not much of a head.  The aroma lacks in the hop aroma you would find from most American pale ales and has a malty scent with some slight citrus coming through.  The lack of bitter hops in the nose carries over into the taste, making this a very smooth drink with only a bit of lingering hop in the finish.  The malt comes though with a nice sweetness without making it overwhelmingly sweet at all. The lightness in the mouthfeel and the dryness in the finish makes this a very sessionable beer, and clocking in at only 5.3% ABV this won't knock you on your butt too quickly either.

Next time I head to the store I need to remember to pick more of this up and make this my new "everyday beer".  If you are looking for something to enjoy with a great taste that isn't overwhelming I suggest you check out Rogue's Juniper Pale Ale for yourself.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Review: Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock

I've been waiting to try this beer for a while.  I had heard good things about it but for some reason Gold Coast never brought it down to this area for me to try.  When I went over to Ft. Myers last weekend I was happy to find that the Total Wine there had it.

I cracked open the bottle and poured it into a nice tall pilsner glass.  The appearance is what you would expect from a doppelbock nice mahogany brown.  The head was slight off white color that dissipated quickly.  The aroma is very sweet with a dark fruity character to it. The taste was much of the same.  Sweet but not overly sweet with a good bit of fruitiness to it.  I was even picking up hints of apple in the finish of it.  The mouthfeel wasn't as heavy and sticky as some doppelbock which was something that made this a much easier longer drinking beer then others of the same style.  Another thing that amazed me about this beer is with an ABV of 8% the alcohol taste was nowhere to be found.  A dangerous thing for a beer this smooth.

If you are looking for a good malty beer Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock is a beer that you should search out.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dogfish Head's My Antonia Hits South Florida

Another great specialty beer will be hitting South Florida this week, Dogfish Head's My Antonia.   Like Dogfish Head's Squall this will be sold exclusively at Total Wine in South Florida.  You can expect to start seeing the 750ml bottle on shelves as soon as tomorrow.  Take a look at what the brewery has to say about the beer and a short video.

"My Antonia started out as a Collaboration beer when Sam brewed it at Birra del Borgo (hope you can read Italian) outside Rome, Italy with owner/brewer Leonardo DiVencenzo in October of 2008. In 2010, we began brewing My Antonia here at Dogfish Head brewery in Delaware for U.S. distribution.

My Antonia (named after the Willa Cather read), is a continually-hopped imperial pilsner.

This original 2008 batch was brewed and distributed by Birra del Borgo. A small quantity was sent over to the United States. The 2010 release will go to limited markets here in the U.S.. It should start hitting the shelves by mid-late June."

Monday, July 19, 2010

Winners of Internet Scavenger Hunt

Congratulations to the winners of our Internet Scavenger Hunt.

Jamie Frankel
Hector Miranda
Kristen Webber

You'll each be receiving a Hopside Down Mug from True Fabrications.

Internet Scavenger Hunt

The good people over at the online barware webstore, True Fabrications, recently reached out and wanted to offer up some of their Hopside Down Beer Mugs (see above) for me to giveaway on the site.  I decided instead of just having the first three people to write to me get the mugs that I would make it a little bit more interesting and also give you a chance to check out some other sites in the process. So what we are going to do is have a little online scavenger hunt.  Below I have listed ten questions about my blog and other sites that I enjoy reading and the first three people to send me the correct answers will win a Hopside Down Beer Mug from True Fabrications.  Hopefully this will be something fun and also turn you on to some other great sites in the process.  Good luck.

1. Name a beer that Lebron James will NOT be able to get in Miami that he was able to get in Cleveland.
2. Who won Burger Beast's Burgie Awards for Best Burger?
3. What Pike Brewery beer did Dos Beerigos give the highest rating to?
4. What is Mikelovesbeer's hometown?
5. When did I start the blog?
6. What was my "craft beer epiphany"(as told to The Beer Wench)?
7. What is the only FL pizza place on Worst Pizza's Top 8 pizza places?
8. What is the only beer from Morocco served at The DRB?
9. What Tuesday night event did Abraxas win a New Time's Best Of Award for this year?
10. What were were the four nominees for South Florida Daily Blog's Post of the Month for June?

You can send your answers to

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Abbey Closes...

....for two months.  The Abbey, South Beach's original beer bar, closed its doors this past Wednesday for some much needed upkeep.  The bar will not lose any of its built-in charm, it's just getting some updated electrical work done.  They promise to be back at the beginning of September with a big party to get fall kicked off right.  Be sure to check back for info about the grand reopening.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sam Adam's Beer Lover's Choice

Have you ever wondered how Samuel Adams seems to come up with so many different flavors of beer?  Well you can find out by showing up to McSorley's Beach Pub in  Ft. Lauderdale next Tuesday, July 20th from 6:00pm-9:30pm.  You will have the chance to sample and vote on two possible new beers that will be added to Sam Adam's product line.  Sample A is a Belgian Style IPA.  Sample B is an American Rye Ale.  Both sound interesting.  Along with samples of these two beers you'll also get to try the Sam Adam's Lager and Summer.  The event is free, so be sure to get there early.  Be the first to try these new beers before anyone else and have a say in what you will see in stores in the future.

July 20th, 6:00pm-9:30pm
McSorley's Beach Pub
837 N Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 565-4446

Monday, July 12, 2010

Beers for Lebron James

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last week you have heard that Lebron James is going to be coming to Miami to play for the Heat.  Since he will be moving from Cleveland I was thinking of ways to make the transition easier for him so, I put together a list of the beers that he was able to get in Cleveland that he will still be able to get in Miami.  He isn't going to be missing out on much and will actually gain a few new brands to try.  Here is the list for you, Lebron.  Welcome to the neighborhood.

Dogfish Head
Magic Hat
Anderson Valley
Great Divide
Lost Coast
North Coast
The Bruery
Eel River
Left Hand
Sea Dog
Heavy Seas
Jolly Pumpkin
Gouden Carolus
La Chouffe
St. Louis
Old Speckled Hen
Aecht Schlenkerla
Julius Echter
Gordon Biersch
Sierra Nevada
and of course all the big macro beers.

And Lebron if you need help with finding a good beer bar just let me know.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Magic Hat Totally 80's Party Weekend

This weekend the good people of Magic Hat will be throwing a couple 80's themed parties around South Florida.

Friday night will see Magic Hat rep Lauren Cifizzari throwing it down at The Lodge in Boca Raton.  They will have $4 pint specials and $12 Pitchers and when you spend $9 or more you get a free pair of Magic Hat 80's sunglasses.  They will also be throwing an 80's costume contest.  Best costume will win a Magic Hat prize pack as well as a growler of Magic Hat #9 from The Lodge.

Saturday night Lauren will take the 80's dance party to Barracuda's in Coconut Grove.  Join her there with $3.50 pints and $12 pitchers of #9 starting at 10pm.  Again show up wearing you best 80's outfit and you could win a great prize pack from Magic Hat.

DJ Ellis Dee will be spinning the best 80's hits both nights.

Friday, July 9th 8:00pm-11:00pm
The Lodge
200 S. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL

Saturday, July 10th 10:00pm-3:00am
3035 Fuller St.
Coconut Grove, FL