It's the mother of all beer weeks starting Saturday and lasting through January 25 as venues across Broward and Palm Beach counties set up to let you drink like a local. Starting with a Brew Bus tour on Saturday of Due South Brewing in Boynton Beach, Brewzzi Brewpub in Boca, and Funky Buddha Brewing in Oakland Park, $60 gets you a seat on the bus, beers along the way and at each stop, along with food and a private tour of each facility. Check-in is at 10:45 a.m. at Funky Buddha (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park). Tuesday will showcase the talents of executive chef Fritz Cassell of West Palm Beach's Hullabaloo (517 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach), New Times' top new restaurant of 2013, and brewmaster Mike Halker of Due South with a beer-pairing dinner starting at 7 p.m. Other weeklong events include a Thursday-night Cigar City Brewing tap takeover at Tipsy Boar (1906 Harrison St., Hollywood) featuring Black Ash, Tocobaga, Jose Marti, and Humidor Series IPA, and a Florida tap takeover at Tap 42 (1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale). The week is capped off with the Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival at Roger Dean Stadium (4751 Main St., Jupiter) starting at 1 p.m. With tickets starting at $31 online ($35 at the door), it's one of South Florida's most cost-effective beer feasts. For the full lineup of events, check out southfloridabeerweek.com.
Read our post on Clean Plate Charlie. Jan. 18-25, 2014