Little Break + Events

31 May

I haven’t been the best South Florida beer blogger recently.  I’ve felt dull lately and believe my readers don’t deserve dull.  I try to let you all know about the great craft beer events going on in South Florida but try to make it fun and engaging.  I feel like I have not been that in posts recently.  I feel like I’m just giving you the low down and that’s it.

With that I’m going to take a little break for a bit and refocus.  There has been a lot on my mind and that is taking away from my view on the site.  But fear not.  In the meantime I am updating the events page with a bunch of upcoming events I believe you should know about.  So do keep checking there.

I’ll also still be on Twitter for those of you that follow me and want to chat a bit.

I thank you all for your continued support and readership.  I’ll be back soon and completely rejuvenated.  Cheers!

Cigar City to Release Homefront IPA this Thursday

22 May

Not exactly South Florida news but from a Florida brewery and with a good story attached to it.  This Thursday Cigar City will be releasing their newest creation, Homefront IPA, in their tasting room.  This is an IPA made with spices and aged on maple baseball bats.  Yes you read that right, baseball bats.  Don’t believe me?  Here’s a pictures.

The beer was brewed for Operation Homefront, an organization that provides support to those in our Armed Forces. Hops for Heroes comprises of six breweries in total that brewed a version of this beer for the cause and are releasing them on Thursday as well.  The other participating breweries are Sly Fox (PA), St Arnold (TX), 21st Amendment (CA), Fremont (WA) and Perennial (MO).  Proceeds for the sales go towards Operation Homefront.

A great treat just in time for Memorial Day and for a great cause.  It’s my understanding we won’t see any of this down in South Florida but if you are in the Tampa area or planning on making a trip up there this coming weekend then do pick some up.

Get Your Pub Crawl on This Weekend

18 May

As American Craft Beer Week begins to wind down this weekend brings to you a few instances of the well known drinking activity, the pub crawl.  Between tonight and tomorrow there are 3 different pub crawls going on in South Florida.  Here’s the skinny on each.

Friday, May 18th
Clematis Craft Beer Pub Crawl
They will be hitting up all the craft spots of downtown West Palm Beach including World of Beer, Roxy’s, Grease and Gratify. Things start at 7 pm at WOB.

Saturday, May 19th
Boca Raton Pub Crawl
The spots are Funky Buddha, Lion & Eagle Pub, Biergarten and O’Brian’s.  There will be a special bus that you can use for $10 as many time as you like that will take you to each location.  The event is from 4 pm – 7 pm.

Saturday, May 19th
Ales on the Ave Pub Crawl
Delray spots Mellow Mushroom, Park Tavern, Tryst and Coffee District will by your places to be.  Things start at 3 pm at Mellow and goes from there.

So if you want get your crawl on this week any of these would certainly be a good choice.  I unfortunately have to work this weekend but will be stopping by Coffee District Saturday night to have a couple and hang out.  Enjoy!