It was a bittersweet victory for West Palm Beach's downtown brewpub Brewzzi City Place this past weekend, as the brewery, which is currently closed after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, won two medals in the U.S. Open Beer Championship. The annual event, which started in 2009 and has its awards ... More >>
Awards for the 18th-annual U.S. Beer Tasting Championships were announced this weekend in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Big Bear Brewing Co. in Coral Springs came away a big winner. Its Paw Print IPA won the Grand Champion award in the category of India pale ales. There are 15 categories -- sour be ... More >>
After judging more than 1,650 beers in over 65 categories -- well, after that, the judges probably needed a day or two to sleep it off. But instead, the judges of the United States Open Beer Championship rallied and announced the winners. Local brewery and beer institution Big Bear Brewing Co. in Co ... More >>
When you're at the Craft Brewers Festival in Jupiter this Saturday, be sure to find the local brew from Due South. It's the last time you'll be able to try it before Mike and Jodi Halker open their brewery at 2900 High Ridge Road in Boynton Beach later this season. The few familiar with the brew ... More >>
When my foodie friends arrive for a first visit to SoFla, I deceive them immediately. In my old Taurus wagon, I drive them north on I-95. We pass marinas and canals ("Venice of the Americas," I tell them), cruise onto Andrews Avenue and over the New River ("Have you ever seen a jail on such an aw ... More >>
Digging into the Florida Elections Commission reports on Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter's campaign case and a few things quite literally don't add up. Then again, nothing about Ritter's campaign makes sense. It appears to have been a big-spending free-for-all.   ... More >>
New Times' annual Best Of issue is out today and live on the site. Pick up your copy, or check out the online archive now up to date with 2010 entries. Dish was one of the largest sections in this years' issue with more than 40 winners. We've got some great restaurants listed there, places that t ... More >>
Unrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Clean Plate Charlie will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all about the love of the brew. If you have a beer you'd like featured ... More >>
Over three hundred pounds of malted grains are used to make one 11 barrel batch of beer at Big Bear Brewing Co. in Coral Springs. The natural sugars in the grain are extracted in a process called mashing, which is later converted into alcohol via fermentation. But all that spent grain doesn't jus ... More >>
I stared into the abyss, and the abyss stared back.This week on the blog:Substandard produce got you down? Cure your depression at Bedner's Farm Fresh Market in Boynton.We updated our interview with Big Bear Brewing Co. brewmaster Matt Cox to include a slideshow of behind-the-scenes shots.Our 100 ... More >>
C. StilesBig Bear brewmaster Matt Cox stirs a batch of Polar Light.Update: Check out the slideshow of brewing at Big Bear, online now.Since 1996, Big Bear Brewing Co., Broward's only independently owned and operated brewpub, has been crafting award-winning beers in suburban Coral Springs. For the ... More >>
C. StilesA pint of Grizzly Red from Big Bear Brewing Co. in Coral Springs.This week on the blog:Danish meatballs with a rock and roll heritage in this week's The Meatist.Two longtime SoFla restaurants Las Olas Cafe and L'Anjou close shop.Our 100 Favorite Dishes continue with an unconventional ups ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
John LinnWit beer understands you -- it also sweats in the sun. Unrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Clean Plate Charlie will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all abo ... More >>
This year's Best Of Broward-Palm Beach edition is up online today, folks. And I have to say: this issue is packed full of great food. Want a great place to walk up and get a slice of New York pie, complete with the scowl? How about the very best restaurant in which to spend someone else's money? We ... More >>
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