Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bloomberg Business: Plot To Destroy America's Beer Article

Have you ever read an article that you thought was so important that you just wanted to share it with everyone.  Bloomberg Businessweek has done just that.  I know most people see these big beer companies and know they are these huge companies that are more interested in making profit then good beer but you may not know the extent that they go to to make that money.  This article shows you the lengths that they will go to cut the flavor and cost to produce the beer while raising prices and making a huge impact on people connected to these companies all over the world.  I do realize that these companies have an obligation to there shareholders to make money but those shareholder should also know what that is costing in the long run.  Hope you find this article as insightful as I did.

click here to read:
Bloomberg Businessweek: The Plot To Destroy America's Beer

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Abbey Octoberfest

This Sunday come on out for one of the last Oktoberfest celebrations of the season.  The Abbey will be having $5 drafts all day as well as some food to snack on while you put down some tasty Oktoberfest beers.  The party starts at 1pm and goes until 1am.

Sunday, October 21st 1pm-1am
The Abbey Brewing Company
1115 16th St
Miami Beach, FL

Thursday, October 18, 2012


It looks like beer is finally getting some notice by the good people at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival this year.  Even though the sponsorship by Amstel seems to keep out any craft beers from being a part of the festival it does still use the talented students from FIU's brewing program to bring some interesting beers to the party.

This year is the first year that an event focusing exclusively on beer has been held at the festival and it is very exciting to see that beer is getting noticed by such a big festival.  The Beer Tasting With Spiegel: Does The Glass Make A Difference? event will focus on how the glass can change the way you perceive a beer to taste.  It is taking place February 22nd, 2013 for 5:30-6:45pm at the James Rotal Palm Hotel.  Here is what SOBEWFF has to say about the event:

"If you’ve ever wondered if the glass makes a difference, here is your chance to find out! Matt Rutkowski, VP of Spiegelau sales, will lead a glass tasting featuring Spiegelau’s beer connoisseur set. You will taste and compare four different beer styles in different Spiegelau beer glass shapes. At the end of the tasting, the glasses are yours to keep.

Whether sharing a few pints with friends or on an endless pursuit to find the most exceptional ale, Spiegelau beer glasses are the essential vessels to make each brew taste even better. As more and more people are finding the fun in exploring the nuances of various types of beers, the craft beer industry is enjoying a growing cachet and distinction similar to fine wines. And like wine, beer tastes better when in the right glass. This set of four glasses includes the stemmed tulip, the tall pilsner, the wheat beer glass, and the lager glass. With shapes designed to showcase varying flavors of the grains, yeast and hops, channel the aroma and preserve the frothy head and volatiles, this kit is ideal for the serious beer drinker or the budding aficionado. Spiegelau’s Beer Connoisseur Kit glasses are made of durable crystalline and are dishwasher safe.

Spiegelau traces its glass-making roots back to 1521 in Spiegelau, Germany, tucked in the primeval forest of Bavaria. For almost 500 years, Spiegelau has created glassware known for its sleek design, durability and strength. Today, Spiegelau beer glasses represent German craftsmanship at its best.

The BREW FIU brewing club composed of current and former students from Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management will brew all of the beer served at this seminar. Funds raised from previous Festivals have gone toward the construction of a state-of-the-art teaching restaurant at the school, which will feature an on-site brewing science laboratory."

The tickets will run you $85 and you can buy them by clicking here.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 5:30-6:45pm
James Royal Palms Hotel
1545 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Yardbird/Craft Brewja Beer Dinner

This Friday the Craft Brewjas will be hosting an Oktoberfest beer dinner at Yardbird on South Beach.  This event will offer a pairing of unique, mouth-watering brews including Thomas Creek (SC) Oktoberfest, Shiner (TX) Oktoberfest, Lazy Magnolia (MS) Pecan Ale and Terrapin (GA) Pumpkin Fest alongside four courses to be determined and prepared by Chef Jeff McInnis.

The event is by reservation only so call Yardbird at 305.538.5220 and reserve your seat.  The event will begin promptly at 7pm, so don't be late! $65 pp (Tax and gratuity not included)

October 19th, 7:00pm
1600 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL

Friday, October 5, 2012


Somehow I was nominated for a New Times Web Award.  The group I've been nominated with is humbling.  I'm pretty sure I'm the underdog in this race but what the hell, might as well give it a shot:  if you would like to vote for us for Best Food Blog (I guess they are including drink under it as well) then just click here.  It means a lot that I'm even nominated but I'm not going to lie, it would be even better to win.  Thanks again for all the support throughout the years.