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