Time to plan your strategy, beer lovers! New TImes' Original Beerfest turns Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park into a fantasy of brews this Saturday, October 25, and we figured we'd whet your appetite with a complete list of the beers being served. We suggest using this as a checklist, of sorts. Or ... More >>
For years, we've been hearing about the benefits of farm-to-table cuisine: Buying locally results in lower carbon emissions, support of the local economy, and stronger, fresher flavors. Same goes for locally brewed beer. Not long ago, most South Floridians reached for a bottle of Bud before search ... More >>
Beer is kind of big deal in South Florida. Craft beer: even more so. With South Florida Beer Week coming to a close, we figured it was time to catch up with one of the biggest names in the Broward and Palm Beach scene, Ryan Sentz of Funky Buddha Brewery. With just eight months into expanded produ ... More >>
For most people, ordering beer from a bar is as simple as looking at the chalkboard and picking something that sounds interesting. The same usually goes for whomever orders the beers for that establishment: check out a distributor's price sheet and see what's available. Craft beer bar Tap 42, on th ... More >>
Throughout the rest of the country, summer tends to be thought of as barbecue season. As is the case with so many other things in Florida, grilling season is kind of backward. Who the heck wants to stand around hot coals when it's 100 degrees and muggy as hell? Only the diehard barbecue fanatics, ... 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 >>
You're only halfway through the week and already that celebratory barrel-aged you saved for the weekend is calling your name, but first make sure it's not spoiled from a Lactobacillus infection. Let another edition of This Week In Beer News hold you over to the weekend. This week went relatively s ... More >>
Judging from this past week, and the usual summer weather patterns, it's going to be a wet one this weekend -- yet again. Fortunately, South Floridians plan ahead with indoor events. Or just deal with deal with inclement weather, it works either way. If you're looking for fun food-related events for ... More >>
The OfficeThat's putting your two cents in.Consider the humble penny. This small object that has Honest Abe Lincoln's profile on it may be the going rate to find out what's going on inside your brain, but that's just about all it can buy these days. Or can it? At Whole Foods Market Coral Springs th ... More >>
One of Las Olas's more recent tenants is celebrating its one year anniversary this week, with festivities spanning five days. American Social, at 721 E. Las Olas Blvd, started off in the late spring of 2012, and has grown into a craft beer bar/restaurant destination for the young professionals of do ... More >>
American Craft Beer Week is finally over, and this past weekend had no shortage of events to draw you into the spirit of craft beer. On Saturday night, to celebrate one of the biggest names in Florida beer, Cigar City, the Coffee District in Delray Beach offered up its taps to the Tampa based brew ... More >>
You may have noticed a little extra tie-dye on your tap handles as of late, as Atlanta's signature Sweetwater Brewing has made its way down to the South Florida market. The 15 year old brewery has made a push into southeastern markets in the past few years, with an expansion of their brew house to h ... More >>
Florida Agriculture Literacy Day was this week and, if you're like us, everything we read about makes us think of beer. So what better time to learn a little bit about it? After all, it's made of things you grow in nature, and possibly your backyard. Bill Manley, of Sierra Nevada brewing, lays it o ... More >>
Ever crack open a bottle of beer that smells and tastes past its prime? That beer is probably "skunked," which will make it taste quite awful. (Beer nerd alert: "Skunked" or "light struck" beers occur when isomerized alpha acids imparted from hops get bombarded with ultraviolet radiation. That reac ... More >>
People have been pairing wines with food for ages now -- in fact, entire industries have been based off the idea. With the rise and newfound appreciation of craft beer, tons of restaurants and bars are now getting into pairing food with beer.With that, Tap 42 is going to be featuring a Dogfish Head ... More >>
Here's something every beer lover can appreciate: BeerText, a service that tells you anything you could ever want to know about the beer you're drinking.It's not an app in the traditional sense -- you don't have to go online, and there's no need to download anything. That means you can even use it o ... More >>
Getting service at a bar on Fort Lauderdale's posh Las Olas Boulevard is no easy task. A great deal of patience and skill is required to remain friendly or even civil as dozens of suited up office types attempt to push, shove, and bribe their way to getting a drink ahead of you. American Socia ... More >>
Recently, I made mistake of claiming that "summer is here" only to be corrected by my know-it-all well-intentioned co-worker, "Well actually, this year summer doesn't officially begin until June 20th" to which I replied, " Sierra Nevada's Summerfest Ale is out; thus, summer is here". You see, ... More >>
Easter and brunch go together like sodium-laced store-bought ham and canned pineapple slices. If you want the traditional eggs Benedict and carved roast beef holiday experience, check out our lists of Broward and Palm Beach restaurants serving Easter meals. If you're looking to do something a littl ... More >>
Having moved here just a week ago from a landlocked, wonky metropolis, I'm still surprised by the novelty of ending up in a beachfront dive bar with a room full of people wearing flip-flops and some semblance of a shirt getting drunk in the middle of the day. Such was the case this past Tues ... More >>
Update: Whole Foods has reached capacity for the beer-off. However a representative of the Coral Springs store said that people cancel frequent and to call back closer to the date to see if spots are available.To honor this year's ritual of very large, steroid-addled dump trucks beating the crap ... More >>
Fresh hops: Your other favorite "bud."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. I ... More >>
Barhopping's easy and breezy in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
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 >>
John Linn 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 ... More >>
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