Thursday, December 6, 2012

Craft Beer And Art Basel

Most fans of craft beer already know what a work of art these fine brews are.  Now the art community at large is embracing craft beer at a level that I have never seen before.  Not only are you seeing craft beer in the Wynwood/Design District taking over most bars in the area but you are also seeing some not so normal places popping up to grab a brew while you check out some art at the art fairs going around town all week.

Basel Biergarten
Wynwood Cigar Factory, 101 NW 24th St
Thursday-Sunday 2-11pm
“The Factory” at Wynwood Cigar Factory will be hosting the 1st Annual Basel Biergarten opening Thursday Dec. 6 at 2pm through Sunday Dec. 9th. Chef Andres Barrientos and Chef James Bowers of Aaron's Catering joined forces with the Mixed Media Collective and event guru Gaudi Castro to develop a new annual Basel week tradition for local foodies. The pop-up Biergarten will be serving up top craft beers from Florida breweries. In conjunction with the Drink Like a Local Campaign, beers by Cigar City, Monk in the Trunk, Michael's Genuine, Native, Tequesta and Due South will be available on tap. Barrientos and Bowers are simultaneously launching Miami Smokers, a charcuterie house featuring candied bacon and other delicious artisan smoked meats. The Chefs’ are partnering with local food trucks to create the perfect pairings and.high-end beer-friendly bites. Benches and assorted stylish seating areas surrounded by potted palms and local Florida shrubs will create a lush, hip environment accompanied by DJ’s featured daily.  You will be able to find limited brews like Cigar City's Jose Marti and Table Saison, St. Somewhere's Serge and Divina W/ Rosemary, and Due South's Southern Saison popping on the rotating taps through out the weekend.
Wood Tavern Pop Up Bar @ Untitled
Untitled Art Fair, 12th and Ocean
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-9pm
Everyone's favorite bar in Wynwood will be taking it's talents to the beach.  The pop up bar inside the Untitled Art Fair will have beers from Palm and Blue Point on the menu.  Grab yourself a Toasted Lager and try to figure out how they grew grass on a carpet.

Michael's Genuine Pop Up Cafe @ Design Miami
Design Miami, Meridian Ave and 19th St.
Wednesday, December 5, 11am-9pm
Thursday, December 6 - Saturday, December, 9,12-8pm
Sunday, December 9, 12-6pm

Not only can you find good beer at Design Miami but you can also get some of the amazing food that Michael's Genuine's Pop Up Cafe with be providing.  Check out some melting lamps while you sip on the thirst quenching Michael's Genuine Home Brew.

Fountain Art Fair, 2505 N Miami Ave
Thursday, December 6 12 – 5pm: VIP/Press Preview
Friday, December 7 12 – 7pm: Open to the public 
7pm – Midnight: Opening Night Reception
Saturday, December 8 12 – 7pm: Open to the public
7pm – midnight: Miami New Times event
Sunday, December 9 12 – 5pm: Open to the public
Not sure if it's in the VIP Lounge or available to all but Fountain will have beers from Native, Monk In The Trunk, and Holy Mackerel flowing this week as well.

Have a safe and fun Art Basel and don't forget to actually look at some art while you are out partying.

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