Wednesday, June 30, 2010

THE DRB Host Downtown Summer Beer Luau

The D.R.B.(Democratic Republic of Beer) will be hosting it's first big event on July 10th.  They will be taking over the parking lot next to them and throwing a huge party.  This will be the perfect after party if you are hitting up the Red Bull Flugtag event happening over at Bayfront Park earlier in the day. Check out all the information below.

Live Music (Astari Night, People From Venus, Rebel, Radio Boxer, Azalia Snail, DJs DS and Mr. Feathers), Beer Sampling (4pm-8pm), Hawaiian Trip Giveaway, Sake Cocktails by Ty Ku, Kickass Food, Nassie's Famous Franks, surprises, giveaways!!!

Visit DRBMIAMI.COM for more information and to purchase tickets!

Use Coupon Code: 5buxdrb (to get $5.00 off, making tickets only $10)

TICKETS PURCHASED ONLINE CAN BE PICKED UP ANY DAY LEADING UP TO THE EVENT AT THE DRB WITH RECEIPT! (If tickets are not picked up before, they will be left at the will-call desk the day of the event.)

July 10th, 4:00pm-12:00am
The DRB 
245 NE 14th Street 
Miami Fl 33132

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione To Star in Discovery Channel Show

Earlier today the Discovery Channel announced that it would be adding to it's Fall programing a program focusing on Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione called BREWED.  Check out the full press release below.


(Silver Spring, MD) – Beer is the drink of the masses. If you look into a glass of beer you can see the past, present and future of mankind. Cicero lauded it, Genghis Khan fought for it and now Discovery Channel celebrates it with a world premiere series, BREWED, exploring the culture, history and variety of beer.

Meet Sam Calagione: maverick entrepreneur, family man and owner of Dogfish Head Brewery in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. As an ambassador to the world of craft beer, Sam travels the world to experience what every culture brings to its own special brew.

In BREWED, Sam shows viewers the other side of the bottle, sharing the stories of beer sub-cultures as well as exploring life inside The Dogfish Head Brewery. BREWED goes behind the scenes at Dogfish Head as Sam’s merry band of creative brewmasters concoct new taste varieties.

“BREWED taps more than just kegs and barrels, it unlocks a fascinating history of beer making, showcasing the ingenuity and passion behind our love affair with those alluring suds and how it played a role in building civilizations,” said Clark Bunting, President and General Manager of Discovery Channel.

Running a successful business also requires inspiration, so BREWED hits the road for the ultimate beer tasting road trip. Along with archeologist and beer expert Pat McGovern, Sam sets out to recreate “ancient ales” that have been discovered at sites around the world from Egypt to Peru. He travels to Rome to research old world Italian beers as inspiration for a new site in New York with Mario Batali. A visit to New Zealand introduces the idea of making the “first tomato based beer.” And back home, Sam is tasked to come up with a commemorative beer called “Bitches Brew” to celebrate the 40th anniversary release of Miles Davis’ famous recording.

“Beer has always been my passion. It is so much more than what you see in the glass. I’m excited to share the diligence, daring and creativity that we pour into our work,” said Calagione.

BREWED is produced for Discovery Channel by Zero Point Zero Productions. Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia are executive producers. Tim Pastore is executive producer for Discovery Channel.

About Zero Point Zero

Zero Point Zero is a television and film production company founded in 2003 by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia. Since its inception the company has produced over 300 hours of nationally and internationally airing television programs, including the critically acclaimed and award winning series: Anthony Bourdain No Reservations and Diary of a Foodie. In 2009 Zero Point Zero received five EMMY nominations, including a primetime nomination for Best Non-fiction Series for Anthony Bourdain No Reservations series and a win for Best Cinematography. Other recent productions include the 2009 EMMY-winning Diary of a Foodie and 2010 EMMY nominated, Adventure’s with Ruth for PBS; the 2010 series, Brewed, for Discovery and Frontierman for History Channel. This year the company will produce a landmark 100th episode of No Reservations, which features celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author Anthony Bourdain’s travels and explorations of food and culture around the world. Specializing in distinct storytelling with a handcrafted look and feel Zero Point Zero has produced television shows in over 100 countries around the world.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner

Lou's Beer Garden in Miami Beach is hosting the beers of Brooklyn Brewery in a rare beer dinner on July 28th. This should be a not to be missed night.  Check out this menu.


Reception- Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
First Course- Summer Salad with sweet & spicy toasted pecans and Danish Blue Cheese
Brooklyn Summer Ale
Second Course- Grilled Shrimp with Poblano Mole Sauce
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale
Third Course- Grilled Achiote Pork Shish-kabobs
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Dessert- Kahlua Mousse Parfait
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

$45 per person including tax and gratuity
Must make reservations by July 21st

July 28th 6:30pm
Lou's Beer Garden
7337 Harding Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 704-7879

Friday, June 25, 2010

Himmarshee Bar & Grill Hosts Belgian Beer Dinner

The first beer dinner held at  Himmarshee Bar & Grill was a huge success with over 80 people attending.  The food was great and the beer was plentiful.  This next beer dinner will focus on Belgian beers.  Make sure to call ahead to make reservations.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

8oz Burger Bar Hosts South Beach Microbrew Competition

This Thursday, June 24th, at 7:30pm 8oz. Burger Bar will host a competition to find the top craft beer in South Beach.  I have been invited to be one of the judges.  There will be FREE beer and food and is open to the public.  Invite everyone you know because it is not everyday you get free beer and food.  The Beach Channel will be there filming the event so make sure to look your best.  Or just wear jeans and a t-shirt like I probably will be.  The beers that I know they will have so far are Shipyard Export, Seadog Blueberry, Magic Hat #9, and Sam Adams Summer.  If you show up because of this post, come introduce yourself.  I'll be the handsome one.  Hope to see you there.

June 24th 7:30pm
8oz Burger Bar
1080 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139-4706
(305) 397-8246

Dogfish Head Takes Over South Florida

Dogfish Head is showing quite a presence in South Florida this week.  Take a look and enjoy some great beers from one of my favorite breweries.


The Pub, Pembroke Pines-  The Pub will be tapping a keg of the very rare Immort Ale.  I don't know of another keg of Immort Ale being tapped anytime soon so this might be your only chance to try this beer on tap.

The Pub
237 Southwest 145th Terrace
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027-1442
(954) 430-4230

Howley's Dinner, West Palm Beach- Howley's will be hosting a Dogfish Head beer dinner this Thursday from 7:00pm-9:30pm.  If you've been to Howley's past beer dinners you know that you don't want this one either.


Midas Touch
Crawfish Etouffee
served in delicate puff pastry

Festina Peche
Tuna Carpaccio finished with a light wasabi drizzle

90 minute IPA
Iceberg Wedge finished with crumbled bleu cheese vinaigrette

Raison D'etre
Steamed Seafood Bucket lobster, clams and mussels
accompanied by pasta

Palo Santo Marron Cupcakes!

*vegetarian menu available (must request at time of reservation)
*reservations required

Howley's Restaurant 
4700 S. Dixie Hwy. 
West Palm Beach, FL


Riverside Market, Fort Lauderdale-  We'll let some other breweries in on this one as well.  Riverside Market will be holding a beer and food pairing Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm.  It will run you only $10.  You can also check out the 150 craft beers they have available.

-Pulled Pork with Shiner Black

-Caprese with Flying Dog Woody Creek

-Carpicio with Southern Tier 422

-Ceviche with Dogfish Head Festina Peche.

Riverside Market
608 Southwest 12th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-2421
(954) 358-8333


McCormick & Schmicks, West Palm Beach- McCormick & Schmicks in City Place will be hosting a Dogfish Head beer dinner. $40.00 a person and seats are limited. Menu and more details to follow.

McCormick & Schmicks
1400 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431-6487
(561) 208-5673

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Times Best Of... Winners

As it happens every year the New Times announces its Best Of... issue.  Every year I tend to disagree with a good portion of their choices.  I must admit that their are a few places on the list that I haven't been to so I may have to visit them and make an informed decision.  Take a look at the winners and let me know if you agree or disagree with New Times' choices.

New Times Best Of Miami Winners

Best Neighborhood Bar/North: Nite Cap Lounge
Best New Bar/South: Brickell Irish Pub
Best Campus Watering Hole: Wetlab
Best Dive Bar: Seven Seas
Best Pub Trivia: Trivial Tuesdays at Abraxas Lounge
Best Bar For A Bender: Cervezas
Best Happy Hour: Jada Coles
Best Bottled Beer Selection: The DRB
Best Draft Beer Selection: Yardhouse
Best Place To Drink German Beer: Royal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus
Best New Bar/North: Lou's Beer Garden
Best Hidden Bar: Buck15
Best Sports Bar: Burger & Beer Joint
Best Neighborhood Bar/West: Kaffe Krystal
Best Neighborhood Bar/Central: Bardot
Best Neighborhood Bar/Miami Beach: The Room
Best Neighborhood Bar/South: Black Point Ocean Grill
Best Activity While Intoxicated: Beer Snob MIA-Bicycle Pub Crawl
Best Trend: Beer Comes To Miami

New Times Best Of Broward/Palm Beach Winners

Best New Bar In Palm Beach County: The Lodge Beer & Grill
Best New Bar In Broward County: The Monterey Club
Best Beer: Double Diablo Amber Ale from Big Bear Brewing Company
Best Liquor Store: Cellars Wine & Spirits Warehouse
Best Place To Get Drunk: Bierbrunnen Beer Garden
Best Beer Selection: Brother Tuckers

Thursday, June 10, 2010

World Cup at Abraxas

I know nothing about soccer.  I've heard of David Beckham and Pele and that is the extent of my soccer knowledge.  Every bar/lounge/restaurant/back alley seems to be having some sort of event around the World Cup, so I must be missing something.  At very few will you be able to enjoy great beer while watching the game.  Abraxas is helping to change that.  They will be open during all games of the World Cup.  That means if a game is on at 10am they will be open.  Not only are they going to be open to enjoy the games but they are also going to have great beer special during the games.  Lots of beers marked down for only $4.  All the fun starts tomorrow. 

407 Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-9005