Monday, June 3, 2013

Where Can You Find Funky Buddha Beers?

The grand opening at Funky Buddha Brewery this week was a sight to be seen. With about 3000 people and going through at least 80 kegs you know South Florida is ready for its own craft beer brewery. 

If you weren't lucky enough to make it out to the grand opening don't worry because draft will start making its way out into local bars and restaurants starting this week.  Funky Buddha didn't want to over extend themselves so to start they will only be in a few locations around South Florida and we are lucky enough to be able to provide you with this list. 

Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
JG McGuinness
World Of Beer Coconut Creek
Lion and Eagle
Tap 42
Laser Wolf
Fat Cats
Riverside Market
World Of Beer Midtown
World Of Beer Dadeland
World Of Beer Kendall

Funky Buddha will only be starting with their two year round beers Hop Gun IPA and Floridian Hefeweizen. Some of the locations above will have both beers on tap and others only one.  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

UPDATE: Founders Is Coming To Florida In July

Founders Brewing out of Grand Rapids, MI will finally be hitting Florida mid-May July.  You can expect all of their core brands and seasonals in draft and bottles.  If you are unfamiliar with Founders here is a little info from their website.

"We at Founders Brewing Company have been lucky to evolve into one of the highest recognized breweries in the United States. Since 2011, has ranked us as the 2nd best brewery in the world (we were 4th best in 2010), and we have several beers listed in the top one hundred beers of the world on We were the winner of four medals at the 2010 World Beer Cup, two medals at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival, and one medal at the 2012 World Beer Cup."

Monday, May 13, 2013

American Craft Beer Week 2013 Events

The biggest week in American Craft Beer is upon us.  Tons of events going on this week.  Make sure to come out and show your love for great beer.  

Week Long Specials & Events:

05-13-2013 to 05-19-2013 - Palm Beach County  

05-13-2013 to 05-19-2013 - Broward 

05-13-2013 to 05-19-2013 - Miami-Dade 

05-13-2013 to 05-19-2013 - South Miami
05-13-2013 to 05-19-2013 - Davie

05-13-2013 to 05-19-2013 - Coconut Grove

05-13-2013 to 05-19-2013 - Miami 

05-13-2013 to 05-18-2013 - South Florida Total Wine
Monday, May 13:

05-13-2013 8:30pm - Miami Beach

05-13-2013 4:00 PM - North Miami

05-13-2013 5:00 PM - Fort Lauderdale 

05-13-2013 6:00 PM - Hollywood

05-13-2013 6:00 PM - Lauderhill

05-13-2013 6:30 PM - Surfside

05-13-2013 7:00 PM - Key West

05-13-2013 7:00 PM - Miami Beach

05-13-2013 8:00 PM - Fort Lauderdale

05-13-2013 8:00 PM - Coconut Creek

Tuesday, May 14:

05-14-2013 4:00 PM - Doral 

05-14-2013 4:00 PM - Pembroke Pines

05-14-2013 5:00 PM - Miami

05-14-2013 5:00 PM - Fort Lauderdale

05-14-2013 5:00 PM - Coconut Creek

05-14-2013 6:00 PM - Fort Pierce

05-14-2013 7:00 PM - Fort Lauderdale 

05-14-2013 7:00 PM - Hollywood

05-14-2013 7:00 PM - Davie

05-14-2013 7:00 PM - Pembroke Pines

05-14-2013 7:00 PM - West Palm Beach

05-14-2013 7:00 PM - Miami

05-14-2013 7:00 PM - Coral Gables

Wednesday, May 15:

05-15-2013 5:00 PM - Estero
05-15-2013 5:00 PM - Fort Lauderdale 

05-15-2013 5:00 PM - Coconut Creek

05-15-2013 6:30 PM - West Palm Beach

05-15-2013 7:00 PM - Miami Beach

05-15-2013 7:00 PM - Weston

05-15-2013 7:00 PM - West Palm Beach

05-15-2013 6:00 PM - Lake Worth 

Thursday, May 16:

05-16-2013 4:00 PM - Davie 

05-16-2013 5:00 PM - Royal Palm Beach 

05-16-2013 5:00 PM - Fort Lauderdale 

05-16-2013 5:00 PM - Fort Lauderdale

05-16-2013 5:00 PM - Boca Raton 

05-16-2013 6:00 PM - All South Florida World of Beers

05-16-2013 6:30 PM - Plantation 

05-16-2013 6:30 PM - Lake Worth

05-16-2013 7:00 PM - Miami

05-16-2013 7:00 PM - Sunrise

05-16-2013 7:00 PM - Fort Lauderdale

05-16-2013 7:00 PM - West Palm Beach

05-16-2013 8:00 PM - Miami 

05-16-2013 8:00 PM - Vero Beach

Friday, May 17:

05-17-2013 11:30 AM - West Palm Beach

05-17-2013 5:00 PM - Miami

05-17-2013 5:00 PM - Coconut Creek

05-17-2013 5:00 PM - Coral Springs 

05-17-2013 5:00 PM - Fort Lauderdale

05-17-2013 5:00 PM - Fort Lauderdale

05-17-2013 6:00 PM - Boca Raton

05-17-2013 6:00 PM - Hollywood 

05-17-2013 6:00 PM - Jupiter

05-17-2013 6:00 PM - Jensen Beach

05-17-2013 7:00 PM - Key West 

05-17-2013 7:00 PM - Delray Beach 

Saturday, May 18:

05-18-2013 10:00 AM - Jupiter

05-18-2013 11:00 AM - Coconut Creek

05-18-2013 12:00 PM - Stuart

05-18-2013 6:00 PM - Delray

05-18-2013 7:00 PM - Fort Lauderdale

05-18-2013 7:00 PM - Hollywood

05-18-2013 10:00 PM - Delray Beach 

Sunday, May 19:

05-19-2013 12:00 PM - Boca Raton

Friday, May 3, 2013

World Of Beer Midtown To Open Monday

World Of Beer in Midtown will have its grand opening this Monday, May 6th at 3pm. I have seen the tap lineup for this first week and it is pretty unbelievable. See below for all of the info.

"Join us for our Grand Opening!

Expect a killer draft lineup, live music, and an awesome party to kick off the opening of the 41st World of Beer.

May 6: Raffles benefiting the non-profit C.O.P.S. (Care for Police Survivors) will be going on from open to close.

Prizes include a Magic Hat bike & speaker system, a Radeberger bike, a Brooklyn longboard, a RedHook 2 person tent, gift cards from our partnering restaurants, and a multitude of craft beer schwag! TShirts, bottle openers, flags, pub lights, hats, beer buckets, and more.

Our friends / owners / brewmasters from Wynwood Brewing Co. will be joining us and pouring a selection of their brews. Their official opening is right around the corner and we are pumped to be partnering with them for our Grand Opening.

All raffle tickets are $1 - CASH ONLY!

May 9: Meet the Craft Brewjas & Most Wanted Brewery - the 2 will be pouring their collaboration brews starting at 7PM. Come try some delicious Black IPAs.

May 10: FIRKIN FRIDAY w/ Tequesta Brewing Co.
Our kickoff for Firkin Fridays will feature a one time, one night only brew from Florida's own Tequesta Brewing Co.

Are you ready for a..... Dry Hopped, Oak Aged Gnarly Barley CASK!? We only have one night to kill 10.8 gallons of beer! So get here. Event kicks off at 6PM.

We can't wait to meet you! Always remember to drink local and to make it a craft beer."

3252 NE 1st Avenue, 
Suite 112, 
Miami, Florida 33127

Monday, February 25, 2013

Abraxas Hosts Dogfish Head Tap Takeover

This Thursday, February 28th, Abraxas will once again be hosting one of it's famous tap takeovers.  This time Dogfish Head will be the featured brewery with the debut of their newest collaboration with Sierra Nevada, Rhizing Bines.  One of only a few kegs in South Florida you don't want to miss out on trying this great beer.  If that wasn't enough for you how about some Palo Santo, World Wide Stout, Bitches Brew and just for good measure a little 2011 AND 2012 Olde School, all on draft.

Thursday, February 28th 8pm
407 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Abbey Brewing Company 1 Year Expansion Anniversary

Miami's oldest peddler of craft beer, The Abbey Brewing Company, is celebrating the one year anniversary of it's expansion this Sunday, February 17th from 1pm-5am.  To celebrate this special occasion, they will have an open bar from 1PM-2PM, (Select Draft Beers & Liquor), and 10 Craft Beer Taps to choose from, for $5 each, all day long! They will also have $5 shot & Mixed Drink Specials, for the non beer drinkers, and complimentary pub grub.  You do not want to miss your chance to try the great selection at such a low price.

Sunday, February 17th 1:00pm-5:00am
The Abbey Brewing Company
1115 16TH Street
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Friday, January 18, 2013

South Florida Beer Week

One of the biggest beer weeks of the year is upon us once again, South Florida Beer Week. This is the week that focuses on local breweries from Florida.  Some of the breweries aren't even available in South Florida yet but they've sent some kegs down just for this week.  If you want to see what other great beers are being made in Florida head on out to at least one of these events.  Check out the calendar for all the events and below for some other events.

 Saturday January 19th - Tap 42 7-9 pm. Florida Beer Company  Tap Takeover featuring Gaspar's Porter and Devil's Triangle IPA.
Monday January 21st - Total Wine Pembroke Pines 630 - 830 pm. Meet the Locals featuring Gaspar's Porter and Devil's Triangle IPA.
Monday January 21st - Total Wine Pinecrest 6-7 pm. Sample our Local Craft beers along with some fine food in the training classroom.
Monday January 21st - Krawl off Duval 6-9 pm. Florida Beer Company Tap Takeover featuring Gaspar's Porter and Devil's Triangle IPA.
Tuesday January 22nd - World of Beer Kendall 6-9 pm. Florida Beer Company Tap Takeover featuring Gaspar's Porter and Devil's Triangle IPA.
Tuesday January 22nd - World of Beer Coconut Creek 7-9 pm. Florida Beer Tap Takeover featuring Gaspar's Porter and Devil's Triangle.
Tuesday January 18th - Total Wine Plantation 630-830 pm. Florida Beer Company Meet the Locals.
Wednesday January 23rd - World of Beer Kendall 6-9 pm. Miami Brewing Company 6-9 pm. Meet the owner night.
Wednesday January 23 - World of Beer Kendall 6-9 pm. Anchor Brewery tap Takeover.
Wednesday January 23rd - American Social Ft Lauderdale 8-10 pm. Florida Beer Company Tap Takeover featuring Gaspar's Porter and Devil's Triangle IPA.
Thursday January 24th - World of Beer Dadeland 6-9 pm. Florida Beer Company Tap Takeover featuring Gaspar's Porter and Devil's Triangle IPA.
Thursday January 24th - World of Beer Wellington 6-9 pm, Florida Beer Company Tap Takeover featuring Gaspar's Porter and Devil's Triangle.
Thursday January 24th - Sports Grill North Miami Beach 8-10 pm. Brooklyn Brewery Tap Takeover.
Friday January 25th - Tabica Grill Jupiter. Florida Beer Company Beer Dinner.
1st Course - Black Bistro Mussels in BBQ Butter paired with Key West Southernmost Wheat
2nd Course - Tuna Croquettte Roasted Tomato Relish paired with Key West Sunset Ale
3rd Course - Grilled Organic Airline Chicken Breast with Yucca Fries and Chimichurry paired with Florida Lager
4th Course - Passion Fruit Tres Leches Cake paired with Swamp Ape IPA
Saturday/Sunday January 26th/27th - Fairchild Tropical Gardens Chocolate Festival 11am - 430pm. Join Phil for a Beer Garden Sampling with some perfect chocolate pairings.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Miami Beer Festival

The inaugural Miami Beer Festival will take place at the West Plaza of Marlins Park on Jan 19th, from 6pm to 10pm.  Tickets are $40 for general admission and $50 for VIP, which will give you an extra hour of drinking.

Participating Florida brewers and home brewers include:  Miami Brewing Company, Florida Beer Company, Gravity Brew, Titanic Brewing, Wynwood Brewing, Fourth Age, Misfit, Opus Ales, Cervetech Brewing, Subvert Ales, Most Wanted Brewery, Wakefield Brewing, Sailfish Brewing, Moron Brothers, Due South, Holy Mackerel, Cigar City, Florida Ave, Native Brewing, and Inlet Brewing.  The collection of Florida based breweries and home brewer makes the inaugural Miami Beer Fest the largest collection of participating local breweries.  In addition, the event will also include Abita, Anchor, Sam Adams, Yuengling, Bells, Brooklyn, Harpooon, Magners, Sierra Nevada, Crispin, Blue Moon, Blue Point, Cisco, Shipyard, Highland, Lagunitas, Eurobrews, Anderson Valley, Global Imports, Hebrew Beer, Lost Coast, Kona, Red Hook, Widmer, Shock Top, Capital, Green Flash, Goose Island, and Estrella.

Admission will include unlimited beer samplings, with food sold separately. Food trucks will be on hand featuring a broad range of beer friendly food:   Latin Burger, Che Grill, Monty's Grill, Top Fried, and AZ Canteen (Andrew Zimmern's truck from the Travel Channel)

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Or you can check out these discounted tickets via Travel Zoo that gets you general admission tickets for only $25.  Click here