Your cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, and anywhere else you're going out of port, just got craftier. Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa has just announced a deal with Carnival Cruise Lines to offer two of the brewery's flagship brands on board Carnival ships departing from Florida ports: Florida Crack ... More >>
It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. Ken Rosenthal has been pretty busy for the last nine months since opening Pair O' Dice Brewing Company in Clearwater, Florida with his wife ... More >>
Tucked on the Intracoastal, the Anheuser-Busch estate is one of the snazzier stacks of historic brick in Fort Lauderdale. Built by America's first family of beer in 1938 by world-class designer Francis Abreu, the six-bedroom Spanish-style villa spreads out over 12,533 square feet of waterfront prope ... More >>
The following is an op-ed, with some of my frustrations laid out. Holy hell, it actually passed. These were the thoughts that went through my mind Tuesday afternoon when controversial Florida Senate bill 1714 passed to a vote of 30-10, effectively signaling to the booming craft beer industry that t ... More >>
In the first three months of 2013, SeaWorld reported a total attendance of 3.5 million people. Fast-forward to the first three months of this year and the numbers are a bit different. Yesterday the company reported 3.05 million people came through in the first three months of 2014, a 13 percent drop ... More >>
It's been a busy month in Tallahassee, and we've got some updates to the ongoing sausage making political debates happening that will have an effect on the Florida beer industry. With the release of Brewers Association data regarding the state of the craft brewing industry, the interest group who s ... More >>
Ah, Christmas, a whole day of watching the kids unwrap presents while you stay happy with that holiday variety pack bought days earlier. Lets just hope you left one for Santa. Bust out the case of Christmas ales because you've got the week off (hopefully) and nothing else to do but read This Week ... More >>
If you don't succeed at first, try and try again. This seems to be the saying for Florida's growler dilemma as state representative Frank Artiles (R-Miami) wants to reintroduce a bill that would make 64-ounce growlers legal. Artiles co-sponsored legislation last year that tried to do the same thing ... More >>
This weekend was a perfect weekend to walk around an outdoor festival and drink Florida-made beer. And that's just what Clean Plate Charlie did during the first annual Brewers Guild Festival of South Florida, the sister event to the long-running Florida Brewers Guild Beer Fest held every March in Ta ... More >>
Now that the government shutdown is over, brewers are back to business, the beer is flowing, and you can stop rationing your breakfast provisions. South Florida is gushing with beer. Saltwater Brewery is slated to open soon in Delray Beach and MIA Brewing is currently under construction. But haters ... More >>
Does the government shutdown got you down? Hopefully not, because it ain't shuttin' down your ability to slam a few cold ones, and that's a plus. On the ugly side of things, the shutdown has brewery startups on hold, preventing them from filing for permits, receiving inspections, getting labels/rec ... More >>
Hump Day is here, the savior has arrived and his name isn't Jesus. It's your weekly beer baptismal because you got to believe in something. So bust out the sixer as a sacrament and start chugging away. Anybody who thinks you're crazy is obviously a non-believer. Remember, the greatest trick the St ... More >>
Beer news is upon us once again, and there is nothing you can do about it. So shut your face, put that cold bottle of IPA to your lips, and let's get started. This week in beer news, we find out that Miami has at least two new breweries coming, in addition to Wynwood Brewing, and somewhere in Texas ... More >>
Growlers are like handy little packages for that craft beer you can't normally find in stores. And in Florida, some breweries offer growler fills, but more than likely they will fill only their own. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but having several growlers lying around the home can be bit cum ... More >>
As a trend picks up more steam, everyone wants to get a piece of the action. The craft beer world is no different as the greedy beverage monoliths of the world start taking jabs at the little guy, not to mention the battling between the giants. Whatever happened to the gentleman's agreement? On the ... More >>
We're live-blogging tonight's debate right here, on this page. Bookmark the link and follow our updates after the jump.
South Florida beer nerds collectively threw up their arms and danced a little jig -- all without spilling a drop of their precious hand-crafted, coffee-infused porter, of course -- with the news that Goose Island beer soon will be available in all 50 states. According to the Goose Island website, th ... More >>
Another mansion went up for sale in South Florida and unlike those other run-of-the-mill castles, this one was owned by Presley Anhesuer, heir to the Anheuser-Busch company. Going price: $15 million. Unlike that other mansion in Miami that was thought to be owned by the beer magnate (it wasn't), thi ... More >>
When making dinner plans with friends, I usually ask something along the lines of, "What type of food are you in the mood to eat?" Recently, after two botched outings with friends, I've realized that the first thing I should ask is, "Are you gluten-intolerant?"Last month, I met with a friend at P ... More >>
Anheuser-BuschLaRussa and mom, Pam grazing in the fieldsBeer giant Anheuser-Busch has announced that they will debut Bud Lite Platinum in January.The new brew will contain 6% alcohol by volume, making it a higher alcohol content than the current Bud Light, which contains 4.2%. We're sure this wil ... More >>
"Let's spend the afternoon in a cold, hot air balloon."Sure, the commercials are catchy... partiers exercising off their beer before they've finished slugging it down. But Select 55 is betting that's not enough to win your loyalty, especially from a low-cal beer. To get your attention, a 168-foo ... More >>
Toby Cecchini has discovered that it's hot in New York in the summer. Stop the presses! Writing last week in the New York Times, he weighed in on the heat-soothing aspects of the chelada and michelada, beer-based Mexican cocktails that include, in varying number and proportion, tomato ... More >>
Sun-Sentinel Ted Hutton at the Sun-Sentinel shot this photo after a Marlins game -- it's the new LandShark Stadium logo on the big board. I've decided that I'll never embrace this thing. Sharks and dolphins fucking hate each other, okay? What maniac would ever put Jaws and Flipper in the sam ... More >>
It's going to be a beer-filled kind of week, folks. First, New Times' Original Beerfest is only five days away. If you haven't grabbed your tickets yet to the four-hour celebration of import and craft brews, you can pick them up here. Second, this Thursday is the opening of Beer Wars, a documentary ... More >>
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