South Florida Beer Week highlights local craft beer

South Florida Beer Week logo 2014 252x300 South Florida Beer Week highlights local craft beerSouth Florida Beer Week officially kicks off Saturday, and like other weeks in the state that highlight a region’s craft beer community, it’s getting bigger.

Beer dinners, pub crawls, beer releases, tap takeovers and other brew-centric events fill the calendar.

Here’s some of the highlights:

  • The folks from the Tampa’s Brew Bus Brewing will kick off their new South Florida service Saturday with a tour that will stop at Due South Brewing, Brewzzi Boca and Funky Buddha Brewery. The trip includes a pint and a private tour at each brewery, light appetizers at Brewzzi and samples of Brew Bus beer along the way. Tickets are $60 and available here.
  • The inaugural South Florida Beer Week Disc Golf Classic will be Sunday at Easterlin Park in Oakland Park. Sponsored by Cigar City Brewing and Funky Buddha Brewery, the event includes a doubles competition, prizes, goodies and an after-party at Funky Buddha. The entry fee is $20, and proceeds will go toward the Florida Brewers Guild, a nonprofit organization that advocates for Florida’s craft breweries. Click here to enter.
  • The eighth annual Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival will be Saturday, Jan. 25, at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter. Though I’ve yet to attend this festival, folks I’ve talked to say it’s one of the best in Florida. Dozens of brewers, many from Florida, will pour samples of more than 100 craft beers from 1 to 5 p.m. Click here for more information.
  • An honorable mention goes to the sixth annual Field of Beers Festival, a food-and-beer pairing event taking place Friday at Roger Dean Stadium. Honorable because it is sold out.

Go to southfloridabeerweek.blogspot.com for a complete calendar of events.

Upcoming Beer Weeks in Florida

If your city or community in Florida is planning to hold a beer week this year, please let me know and I’ll add it to the coverage.

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2 Responses to South Florida Beer Week highlights local craft beer

  1. This is the schedule @riversidemarket:
    Saturday: Kicks off Craft Beer week offering $1 off all local beers and continuing throughout Craft Beer Week

    -Sunday: Mango Madness Mimosas from Miami Brewing $6

    -Monday: Due South Brewing: Hypoluxo IPA, Caramel Cream Ale, Asylum Red, Ginger Snap, Category 3 IPA, Roasted Cocoa Stout

    -Tuesday: Taco Tuesday: Cigar CityFlorida Cracker ran through a Randall with cilantro and lime to complement choice of pork, beef, mahi, or chicken tacos

    -Wednesday: Broward vs. Dade Brew Off! (954 vs. 305): Funky Buddha Floridian vs. Wynwood Rubia….Funky Buddha Hopgun vs. Wynwood El Dorado…..Funky Buddha OP Porter vs. Wynwood Pop’s Porter; 3 on 3, battle of the flights: $12 for one flight, $20 for two

    -Thursday: Cigar City: Stiftung, White Oak Jai Alai, Sean’s Dunkle, Humidor IPA, English Smoked Imperial Style, Tocabago Red

    -Friday: Swamp Head Release: Midnight Oil, Stump Knocker, Wild Night, Big Nose

    -Saturday: Meet the Local Locals! Meet South Florida’s top home brewers, sample their chemistry and you decide you the best is!

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