It happens once a year. For one week the entire US craft beer drinking community celebrates all that is craft beer. American Craft Beer Week 2011 is here. And for those of you in South Florida there are plenty events to go around. Since there are so many I am going to just credit Phil from Dos Beerigos and Fresh Beer Inc for this list of events.
Monday, May 16th
- Coffee District – Craft Beer Meetup 7-10pm
- Grease Burger Bar (213 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401)
2-4-1 on Highland Brewery – Gaelic ale, Oatmeal Porter, and Cold Mountain
- Blind Monk (10 Evernia Street #107West Palm Beach, FL 33401)
Tasting including unique or limited release beers from breweries like Dogfish Head, Rogue, The Bruery, Oskar Blue’s and some local favorites. As always the beers will be paired with select cheeses and meats. Space is limited so please reserve your spot. Starts at 7pm and is only $20.
- Abraxas (407 Meridian Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139)
Beer Trivia Night – A night of beer trivia starting at 9pm. (it’ll fill up pretty quick so you might want to get there by 8:45pm) with a special tapping of Avery’s and Russian River’s Collaboration Not Litigation Ale.
Tuesday, May 17
- Grease Burger Bar
2-4-1 Avery beers – IPA (new on draft), White Rascal, and Karma
- BX Beer Depot (2964 2nd Avenue North Lake Worth, FL 33461)
Expect to see special beer prices, and awesome swag give-aways! Featuring G’knight Imperial Red Ale on Tap in honor of their love for Oskar Blues Brewery.
Wednesday, May 18th
- Grease Burger Bar
2-4-1 Stone Brewing – Levitation, Pale Ale, IPA, and Arrogant Bastard
- J-Bar (8283 West Broward Boulevard Plantation, FL 33324)
Buy your first pint of Holy Mackerel between 8-11pm and keep the glass! (while supplies last)
Thursday, May 19th
- The Funky Buddha
Thursday is new beer night, and the buddha will be tapping a very limtied keg of; _____________. Well you will have to show up and see for yourself. Happy Hour (2-4-1) till 7pm on the Buddha Beers. Drink Local!
- Ales on the Avenue – Pub Crawl!
The crawl will begin at Tryst then continue on to The Office, Paddy McGee’s, and Cut 432. The ‘after-party’ will be at Coffee District. Each stop will feature a different craft brewery and will be offering at least two beers at a special price. Participants are asked to come to Tryst for registration between 5:30pm and 6:30pm where they will receive a wristband which will indicate they are part of the group.
- Coffee District
Shipyard Raffle Night – Buy a Shipyard or Sea Dog draft beer and get a raffle ticket to win some American Craft Beer Week Shwag… They’ll have some special Shipyard Brews including XXXX IPA, Double Thumper and Imperial Porter all on draft! 7-9pm Plus Mike and Phil will be recording this week’s United We Drink right here on premise!
Friday, May 20th
- Hollywood Vine (2035 Harrison Street Hollywood, FL 33020)
Beer Tasting featuring Victory V-12, Rogue Double Mocha Porter, Avery the Reverend, and Cigar City Guava Grove. A great opportunity to sample and enjoy the great selection of craft beers Hollywood Vine has to offer! Stop in from 7-9pm for a taste… while they last.
- BX Beer Depot
Tiki Bar’s 2nd Anniversary Party; They’ll be featuring two breweries on this night, as well as serving smoked BBQ. From 7pm-Midnight stop in for some music and brews. Featured kegs are Avery Maharaja and Tequesta Brewing Co.’s Special Mystery Kegs.
- The Lodge
Victory Beer Night; They’ll have Helios, Braumeister Saaz Pils and Hop Devil ALL ON DRAFT. Plus if you buy your first pint, you get to keep the glass! (while supplies last). Starting at 8pm, come on out for some delicious limited draft brews.
Saturday, May 21st
- Coffee District
Blue Point Brewing Night; tarting at 6pm, they’ll be pouring all of the year round Blue Point Beers on draft PLUS some limited releases including their Imperial Sour Cherry Stout and No Apologies Imperial IPA both on DRAFT!
Sunday, May 22nd
- Smoke T (1450 South Dixie Highway Coral Gables, FL 33146)
Stone Brewing BRUNCH;That’s right you read that correctly. We will be pairing up some AMAZING dishes with Stone beers because nothing is better than beer early on a Sunday to help cure any pains from the night before. The menu is the following:
1st course: Ruination IPA Bloody Mary paired with a french toast bite; thick cut challah bread topped with berries, frosted almonds with a maple glaze
2nd course: Levitation Ale paired with eggs benedict; homemade biscuit, sausage patty, and poached egg topped with a chipotle hollandaise sauce
3rd course: Sublimely Self-Righteous paired with chicken mole and a side of scrambled eggs
4th course: Stone Smoked Porter poured through the Randall (filled with Bacon) creating Bacon-infused Smoked Porter paired with bacon pancake with chocolate-smoked porter-maple butter, topped with a piece of pork belly
Starts at brunch time… 10:30am. Early reservations will be $35 and $45 at the door (plus tax and tip).