This Summer has been crazy. It's either so rainy that the streets look like giant Slip and Slides, or so hot out that even your sweat is sweating. I guess, if anything, that translates into good boozing weather. When you're stuck inside by the elements, the least you can do is crack open a cold one or pour a glass of wine, and just ride that bad juju out.
Luckily there's a host of boozy events coming up in the next few weeks to quench that thirst:
• Cantina Laredo is forgoing passe wine and beer pairings in favor of a
stronger spirit: Tequila. The Mexican eatery will host a four-course
dinner paired with unique, 100% agave tequilas. On the docket: 1800,
Gran Centenario, and Maestro Dobel Diamond. The pairing goes down
September 9 at 7 p.m. at the Hallandale Beach location and September 16 at the one in Palm Beach Gardens. The cost is $49.99 per person. Reservations recommended.
will educate drinkers on Old Ales and give a sample tasting of the
style. The organizers are also telling folks who register to bring in a
homebrew and share that as well. To match you, BX will pair a
commercial beer with the homebrew styles brought in so everyone can
taste the difference. Cost is $15 ($5 if you bring in three 12 oz.
bottles of homebrew, or the equivilent). Register at Meetup.com.
• Oh, and if you don't homebrew beer, here's your chance to get involved: On Saturday, August 28, BX
is also hosting a Group Brew Day. Bring your supplies into the shop (or
buy them there), and you'll be able to brew alongside veterans of the
craft and other first timers. It's a great way to learn how to brew,
since you can ask questions and get tips from those around you. The
event is free and starts at noon.
• Also this Saturday: Wine and
All That Jazz at the Boca Raton Resort & Club's Mizner Center (501
E. Camino Real, Boca Raton). Sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits,
the event will feature a selection of wines and food from participating
restaurants like Blue Martini, III Forks Prime Steakhouse, Maggiano's
Little Italy, Morton's The Steakhouse-Boca Raton, Ruth's Chris Steak
House, The Addison Boca Raton, The Capital Grille, The Melting Pot
Restaurant, Vivo Partenza, and ZED451. Tickets cost $50. Purchase them here, or call 561.395.4433 ext. 221.
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an idea for a Labor Day weekend trip: The Key West BrewFest runs
September 3 though 5 at the Southernmost on the Beach Hotel (508 South
St., Key West). Check out a brew and food gala on Saturday, September 4
at 4 p.m., and stay on for a Samuel Adams Beer Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Duval St. Full details on the event here.