Since taking control of the shop five years ago, Parsons bought out a competing outlet and moved into a new location. Now BX does much more than just sling quality beers its also the official home of the Palm Beach Draughtsmen, a local home brewing club, and host to monthly home brewing classes and events that cover important topics like sanitation, ingredients, bottling, and kegging. Friday at 4:30 p.m., the Depot will host a free beer tasting event focusing on imported brews. Check out what's on the sampling docket: Mahou from Spain; a Czech pilsner called Staropramen; Hoegaarden; Widmer, a wheaty Hefeweizen; everyone's favorite Belgian beer, Stella Artois; and the luscious Red Hook Blonde. And why does Parsons offer free tastings like this one when plain old Bud is so much easier to sell? Were a little store, but we hope by carrying the microbrews and creating interest we can raise Florida up to get more quality beers out here, she says. Now that's a good call. Visit www.bxbeerdepot.com.
Second Friday of every month, 4:30 p.m., 2007