The American Craft Beer Week in Miami kicked off yesterday, May 16 and runs throughout May 22. The American Craft Beer Week was created and is sponsored by Boulder-Based Brewers association and is coordinated nationally every year to celebrate the brewer’s arts in each city. This year’s brewers will showcase a Miami-Vice theme of spectacular events and we are tipping our glasses off!
We have no problem when it comes to craft beer drinking in South Florida, we have a vast variety of selection from Miami and Wynwood to Coral Springs and West Palm. Thus, making it easy and convenient to show support as a community to our local brewers. For this year’s celebration, there will be more than 15 breweries participating. Some new and upcoming, well-seasoned breweries and many of your favorite bars and restaurants.
(May 16- May 17)
Wynwood Brewing Company. The Wynwood Brewing Company has several special releases on tap: Monday, Magic City pale ale with green tea; Tuesday, Flagler saison with cumin and ginger; Wednesday, Rickenbacker pilsner with lemongrass; Thursday, La Rubia blonde ale with blackberry; Friday, Barrel Aged Night-Almirante porter, NDSLA, and barrel-aged Flagler; Saturday, Death of Elvis American porter; and Sunday, French Oak WIPA. As you can see, there is a lot of special releases and you don’t want to miss out on any.
Anniversary party at Concrete Beach Brewery. Concrete Beach Brewery's "social hall" (159-seat taproom at 325 NW 24th St., Miami) They are celebrating their one year anniversary and in commemoration of this, they will be having a free cookout and special servings of its Stiltsville Pilsner, Rica Wheat IPA and Concrete Common lager. Brew lovers will receive birthday hats upon arrival from 5:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
M.I.A. Brewing. M.I.A. Brewing will pair its beers with croquetas from Miami restaurant Palomilla Grill. For just $30, brew lovers get a bucket of four beers and croquetas. Beer selections include Mega Mix American pale ale, Domino pilsner, Miami Weiss Hefeweizen, and Tourist Trappe Belgian tripel. Get ready ‘cause it’s going down from 7:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Brews and Bites at American Social. American Social’s, located at 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, very own chef, Christopher Palmer will be serving up a four-course dinner with Concrete Beach Brewery beers. The menu will consist of: Sassy Pigs in a Blanket with Concrete Common, Stiltsville with crab and grapefruit salad, Mas Hops double IPA with Mediterranean lamb chop and Tropic of Passion pale wheat ale with lemon berry mascarpone cake. The cost is only $63.24.
(May 16- May 22)
Craft Beer Cartel. Craft Beer Cartel will be hosting a series of samplings, tap takeovers, and "meet the brewer" events from May 16 to 22. The lineup includes a Bell's Brewing tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18; Sierra Nevada Brewing demonstration from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19; Big Storm Brewing meet the brewer at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 20; and Concrete Beach demonstration from 1 to 3 p.m. and Goose Island sampling from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.
These amazing events among many others will be participating in the week long national event. So enjoy, indulge and share all your favorite brews. Cheers... I’ll drink to that!