Friday's here, so it's time for beer. Every Friday, so long as the creek don't rise, this beer enthusiast will take a look at a Florida beer that, hopefully, should be readily available in a local shop or on tap at your favorite bar. The festival of Oktoberfest is one of, if not the, largest beer ... More >>
Cinnamon. Allspice. Nutmeg. If these words make you think of cool autumn evenings, the changing of leaves, and fresh baked pies, then you're probably a big fan of pumpkin beers. Of course, we don't get much in the way of change for autumn; nothing much more than a slow months-long creep down in temp ... More >>
July. The middle of summer. What better time to sit back and relax with a nice cold... pumpkin beer? That's right, the staple fall seasonal style, a beer brewed with fresh (or, perhaps, flavorings of) pumpkin, has begun its slow creep earlier and earlier in the year, encroaching on territory norma ... More >>
The beer world is full of funny names, one-off releases, and interbrewery collaborations. It's an industry that takes pride in its sometimes-whimsical nature. Sometimes you just have to geek out, whether you're a sports geek, videogame geek, or beer geek (maybe all of the above?) to touch only the ... More >>
Brewzzi, a Palm Beach brewpub, scored a total of ten medals at the 2013 Best Florida Beer Championships on Saturday in Tampa, winning two gold, four silver, and four bronze medals.Due South Brewing Co. of Boynton Beach also came away with several medals, winning four silver and three bronze.
JAWorld Uncorked, the annual event that pairs south Florida's best restaurants with fine wines at one of the most unique venues in Broward, has added a new element to this year's festivities -- craft beer. The event, which will be held Saturday evening, January 19 from 6:30 - 10 :30 p.m. at Junior ... More >>
It's getting close. The workweek is almost over. What on earth can you do with all of that free time? Well, fret not, friends. This weekend brings along a number of food-related events to keep you out of trouble. Or not. Check out the special events featuring Oktoberfest, beauty queens, Korean danci ... More >>
On Friday, we gave you a roundup of all the 2012 Oktoberfests in South Florida. This week, we get into the delicious details. Although beers get all the glory in Oktoberfest celebrations near and far -- from Munich to Topeka to Oakland Park -- it's the spectacular German food that ultimately helps e ... More >>
As one event (Flavor Palm Beach) winds down this week, South Florida revelers are gearing up for Oktoberfest and other autumnal fun, much of which involves beer in one way or another. After the jump, find a roundup of food- and drink-related events this week in Broward and Palm Beach counties. See ... More >>
Oktoberfest is here again, folks. It is the time of year to party like a German in brown leather pants, guzzling endless liters of barley and malt brews. We know -- sporting lederhosen in South Florida's penetrating heat is not a logistical reality, considering the risk of massive chaffing and poten ... More >>
This Saturday, September 22, at noon sharp local time, the lord mayor of Munich, clad in lederhosen, will lead a procession and tap the first keg of Oktoberfest beer, kicking off a 12-hour-per-day, 16-day-long party that will end on October 7 with 6 million visitors having passed though its tents.Th ... More >>
While the Germans get ready to rage across the pond for Oktoberfest (the real one in Munich begins this Saturday, September 22), the Organic Brewery in Hollywood Beach is gearing up for the flood of tourists that will soon inundate the beach for winter and parts of spring. Situated directly on the b ... More >>
"You are not going to start calling me names if I order the Raspberry Berliner?" my friend asked, in a rather deadpan manner. We were evaluating the options written on the chalkboard behind the bar in the Boca Raton craft beer haven Funky Buddha. I could not judge him considering that I was serious ... More >>
Congratulations to Lisa Melegari for weighing in on her favorite bar food to win a pair of VIP tickets to Beerfest. The New Times 15th-annual Beerfest will be on Saturday, March 31 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Don't miss a minute of the Final Four games, ... More >>
A neighbor told me there's always a band and a ruckus at Old Heidelberg during October. Not so in the early part of last night, a rainy Tuesday with a half dozen people huddled around the square bar. Waitresses in dirndls and nurse shoes stood in a doorway whispering in German. Dancing With ... More >>
Nicole DannaWant to learn how to brew your own beer? How about from the guys at The Funky Buddha?From its humble beginnings as a hookah lounge featuring an awesome craft beer selection, for many this place has now become a sort of beer mecca -- and one of South Florida's only small-scale bre ... More >>
Elsewhere on this blog, the ever-erudite eating machine John Linn proclaimed the Ambry German Restaurant his very favorite place to eat German food and drink German beer. It sure is a cool-looking place (who hasn't driven past it a million times?), and it has a dizzying array of food from the old co ... More >>
This hideous little bugger is on display at Lake Worth's Little Munich.My review this week covered four German restaurants in and around Fort Lauderdale where you can celebrate Oktoberfest. But there are plenty more places that I didn't cover, and some of those are worth mentioning too.Bierbrunne ... More >>
You'll soon see this in Boca.Abu Dhabi, Munich, and Madrid were the first places to get ATM machines that dispense gold bars. Next up for the gold ATM is America, and the first two cities to get the machines are Las Vegas and Boca Raton. That's right, the city famous for 4 o'clock dinners is now ... More >>
Happy Oktoberfest!That certainly narrows down this edition of Where Are We Eating. But it's true: This festive restaurant is the perfect spot to chow down on some Munich-style grub.Tell us its name in the comments field below.
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 >>
John LinnThey say it's your birthday... One of the reasons I really love homebrew is the chance it gives you to learn what individual beer ingredients taste like. Make enough brews with centennial hops, and you start to detect its bitter citrus flavor when you taste a beer. If you add chinook or ... More >>
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