Wednesday, July 27, 2011

the local beer dinner

i'm sorry for all the lowercase letters but my computer took a crap and i'm having to make this post from my blackberry which for some reason won't let me capitalize anything.  if you missed out on the last beer dinner at the local i wanted to make sure you checked out this dinner.  

this beer dinner is this wednesday, july 27th, at 7:30pm. this 5 course dinner will run you $45 in advance and $55 day of.  check out the menu below.


homemade pretzal
goat cheese fondue €and mustard froth

1st course
duck "haute" dog
apple kimchi- pickled mustard seed- yeast bun
crispin premium apple cider

2nd course
pot of littleneck clams
pork belly- chorizo- herb broth
sierra nevada ovila saison

3rd course
grilled lamb steak
haystack fries- sweet pea rice- salsa verde
harpoon leviathan

4th course
chocolate whoopie pies
foie gras buttercream- manzano bananas
bell's expedition stout

the local
150 giralda ave
coral gables, fl

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Feestdag Events

Today is Feestdag.   You know Feestdag don't you!?   No?  Well, if you are new to this new beer drinking holiday it is being introduced this year with help from the people at Palm. Feestdag is Belgium's Independence Day and since Belgium is home to lots of great beers why not drink some of them today?  At all of the locations below you can find Palm on sale at a big discount, as well as lots of Palm/Feestdag giveaways.  Most location are also putting other Belgian beers on sale as well.

Gratify Restaurant (WPB)
8oz Burger Bar (Miami)
Abraxas Lounge (Miami)-
$4 Palm and discounts on all Belgian beers
Burger & Beer Joint(Miami)
Cervezas Bar (Miami)
Kings Head Pub (Dania Bch)
Krawl off Duval (Key West)
Laser Wolf Bar (Ft. Laud)
Lou’s Beer Garden (Miami)
Milam’s Mkt (Miami)
The Joint (Miami)
The Local (Miami)- 8pm-12am 1/2 off all Belgian beers and free Palm with order of mussels
The Lodge (Boca Raton)
The Porch Bar (Key West)
Total Wine (Boca Raton)
Total Wine (Boynton Bch)
Total Wine (Ft Lauderdale)
Total Wine (N. Miami)
Total Wine (Pembroke Pines)
Total Wine (PGA)
Total Wine (Wellington)
Whole Foods (Boca Raton)
Whole Foods (PGA)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Abraxas Upcoming Events

Abraxas has been busy lately putting together a bunch of upcoming events.  I thought it would b e easier to just include them all in one post instead of spreading them out.  Take note cause you will not want to miss these.

July 15th-18th
Thornbridge Brewery Weekend

One of England's biggest up and coming craft breweries will be taking over Abraxas for the weekend.  They'll have kegs of their Jaipur IPA and Raven Black IPA as well as bottles.
Tap specials:
Jaipur India Pale Ale $7 (reg. $9)
Raven Black IPA $7 (reg. $9)

Bottles specials:
Jaipur India Pale Ale (0.5L) $10 (reg. $12)

Thursday, July 21st

Feestdag is the day the Belgians celebrate their independence from the Dutch and well, the day they drink a lot of beer!

Abraxas, together with the folks from Palm (Latis Imports) will make it easy to celebrate by putting their Palm Amber draft on special -> $4 for the entire night!

There will be lots of giveaways and fun for all.

July 22nd-25th
Belgian Beer Weekend

And to keep the Feestag Celebration going (Thursday 21st) we decided to do our own homage to Belgian brews for an entire weekend!

On special will be ALL Belgian beers!!!

On tap:
Rodenback Grand Cru
Timmermans Strawberry
Chimay White
Palm Amber
and more tbd

In bottles:
over 40 beers representing all Belgian styles

Thursday, July 28th 8pm-11pm
Limited Edition Beer Tasting And Summit

And now for something very special and different...

join Certified Cicerone Chris Montelius and the Abraxas staff in what we are calling our first Limited Edition Beer Tasting and Summit! this event will happen of the LAST Thursday of every month!

8 pm sharp!

we pop open at least 12 different bottles from our Limited Edition list and pour 3 oz samples for everyone. Chris will explain what to expect from the beer style being poured and answer questions.

$20 per person

Why is it a "summit"? - we encourage participants to bring in bottles from their private "cellars" to share with other participants. We at Abraxas always keep some interesting bottles in the back that are not available for sale in FL. We will pull some out for this event. I know Chris M will bring some of his, etc. - sounds like fun and a great way to try some of limited edition beers without cleaning our your wallet!!!

Tentative Beer List:

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Cigar City Vuja De
Southern Tier Cuvee 3
Red Brick Mason Series DIPA
Hopping Frog Mean Manalishi
Mikkeller Black Hole
Brooklyn Monster Ale 2011
Left Hand Chainsaw
De Gayant La Goudale
Dogfish Head/Borgo My Antonia
Terrapin Rye Squared
Stone Belgo Russian Imp Stout