Having recently smashed through a crowdsourced funding campaign via Crowdbrewed, Jonathan Wakefield has passed through another checkpoint in the journey to opening a brewery and taproom in Miami: a distribution deal. J. Wakefield Brewing will be signing on with local distributor Gold Coast, who als ... 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 >>
Floridians are known for many things, but one of our greatest accolades: we're good at getting plastered. The Sunshine State has truly mastered the art of drinking -- drinking in all conditions, any day of the week, any time and place. With so many bars, restaurants with great bars, backyard bars, p ... More >>
If ever there was a genre of music that was inherently tied to the rise in cocktail culture, it would be jazz. From London jazz joints serving gin by the jug to American speakeasies creating interesting concoctions of whatever they could get their hands on during Prohibition, the drinks and the mus ... More >>
WLPG's Chris Haggerty will be making an appearance on By The Glass Show tonight to talk about the St. Baldrick's Foundation event happening at Mickey Byrne's Irish Pub in Hollywood. The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds childhood cancer research and provides more re ... More >>
There is something you should know about beer: There is a holiday for virtually everything about beer that is celebrated somewhere, somehow. The latest one is National IPA Day, which gives glory to hops, bittering units, and IPAs. International IPA Day is always the first Thursday in August -- whic ... More >>
As the first weekend of summer reared its hot and sun-filled head, the second-annual Palm Beach Craft Beer Festival was there in downtown West Palm Beach to quench its thirst with beer from across the state, across the country, and across the world. Florida brewers including Due South, Miami Brewin ... More >>
New Belgium's highly-anticipated craft brews have finally arrived in southeast Florida. New Belgium Brewing Company, known for its flagship beer Fat Tire Amber Ale, signed with Gold Coast Beverage Distributors which will begin distributing their beer beginning July 29, according to Gold Coast's Cra ... More >>
When it comes to finding amazing cocktails, you're probably not thinking Coral Springs. Not that we have anything against the city, but when it comes to culinary creations the suburbs are mostly like not the first image that comes to mind. And then there's Ian Carrey, General Manager and Partner of ... More >>
Sweetwater Executive Chef Alberto Diaz has always enjoyed cooking. Originally from Puerto Rico, he was always looking to perfect his craft at home, preparing standard Latin cuisine for his family."I was always trying to make the perfect mofongo, the best braised pork shoulder, or the quinitessential ... More >>
For eons, the only things to drink in South Florida were bright pink Miami Vices, frozen pina coladas, and buckets of rum punch. But the craft cocktail craze finally made its way here. The mixologists at Sweetwater Bar and Grill in Boynton Beach have really mastered the trend. They focus on si ... More >>
Felipe Alex Torrealba, wanted in connection with a Broward County murder, is on the run again after BSO homicide detectives tracked him to his southwest Florida home. The 26-year old Torrealba, fled authorities Thursday night just before they arrived at the Lehigh Acres home near Fort Myers, where ... More >>
Welcome to the How To series, a periodic segment of photo essays that highlight the dishes and drinks area restaurants do well, who makes them, and how they do it. This week, we're focusing on Sweetwater's Sean Iglehart, who will be getting us drunk on a selection of craft cocktails. "Craft coc ... More >>
"Sir you can't sleep here."A manager came out from behind the bar at Sweetwater's in Boynton Beach to rustle a man lying prone on a booth, ankles resting on an armrest. I was surprised he was still wearing his flip flops. "Sir, there's no sleeping at the bar." The manager shook him.Perhaps i ... More >>
Last week, we told you about the Food List Challenge, the Facebook app of 100 dishes and drinks to prove you're a foodnik. So far, 335,345 people have tried it, including former food critic for the Washington Post Phyllis Richman (97) and former New Times critic Gail Shepherd (85). Some of the ... More >>
I've liked The Food List Challenge app on Facebook that lists 100 dishes and drinks to prove you're a foodnik. So far, 335,345 people have tried it, including former food critic for the Washington Post, Phyllis Richman (97) and former New Times critic Gail Shepherd (85). Some of the items are rid ... More >>
Herman Cain, the presidential contender who loves to shout the number "nine," took a whirlwind tour through Florida last week, visiting Sweetwater, Miami, Coral Springs, West Palm, and Palm Beach. While he was down in Miami, he bent to Spanglophone tastes by shouting "nueve, nueve, nueve" instead.Bu ... More >>
At the 6-month-old Sweetwater Bar and Grill in Boynton Beach, we dare you to find anything recognizable on the rotating cocktail and beer menu.A quick once-over and you'll see there's not a single familiar favorite. No Cosmos, lemon drops, or mojitos -- not even a margarita. And fo ... More >>
Tom Moench, owner of Orange Blossom Pilsner, poses with his brew.Check out the package on a shiny new six pack of Orange Blossom Pilsner -- which hit stores in South Florida last month -- and you'll find the company's prominently displayed tagline: "Florida's Honey Beer." It's so called, because ... More >>
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