Seven Spots to Get Your Drink On During American Craft Beer Week in South Florida
Spend American Craft Beer Week with the brews you love.
Today kicks off American Craft Beer Week, a seven-day celebration of all that is good about barley and hops bred and brewed within our borders. There are dozens of official ACBW activities -- beer dinners, pairings, movie screenings, parties, etc. -- throughout the week. Or if you're simply in the mood for a few pints, we've got a list of seven suggested bars and breweries in Broward and Palm Beach counties that should be on your to-do list this week.
Due South Brewing Co. -- Say hello to the new kid on the microbrew block. This brewery/taproom opened on Saturday in Boynton Beach, producing brews like a caramel cream ale, a Florida-style IPA, a roasted cocoa stout, and rare and specialty brews like the Mariana Trench imperial stout (which isn't yet available, but is part of the repertoire). Update: They're closed Mondays, but check them out later this week.
Brother Tuckers -- This bar stocks tons of Belgian and Belgian-style brews, but the beer geeks who work the bar also carry a carefully chosen selection of American craft brews, including some from Florida.
Laser Wolf -- Good luck ordering a Miller product in this hip Fort Lauderdale haunt. Good music, cool environs, and more American craft styles than you can possibly handle in one sitting.
Funky Buddha Lounge -- This lounge will host several official ACBW events (a Southern Tier Tap takeover with a Skype session with the brewers on Thursday and a pub crawl/beer release on Saturday), but any day of the week will bring excellent craft selections. Try one of the in-house brews, or go with a bottled craft variety from around the country.
The Coffee District -- An ever-changing selection of popular and hard-to-find styles from a range of brewers. This is a good spot to get your feet wet trying new-to-you brews.
Tequesta Brewing Co. -- Stop in for a Florida craft beer like the Double IPA or Der Chancellor. Or try the oak-aged Imperial Red, which was tapped on Saturday in honor of this week's festivities.
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