Attention craft beer geeks: your weeklong holiday has arrived. Consider the next seven days your vacation--okay, working holiday, whatever.
Those who truly love craft beer need to be able to find it all year long, for that we put together our top ten list of craft beer selections. With so much going on for American Craft Beer Week, however, we decided to make things a bit easier by compiling a list of events and happenings and specials to help you celebrate in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
is hosting its Oskar Blues Tap Takeover on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday is Colorado Night from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., featuring an array of Colorado brews. It's Drink Like a Local tap takeover with a special Cigar City tapping isThursday. Starting on Friday, Tap will be hosting a Summer Beer Takeover for the weekend, which will feature a line-up of Florida summer beers.
The neighborhood beer bar is hosting a Highland Brewing Tap Night on Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m. featuring Imperial Kashmir IPA. On Thursday, May 16, at 6 p.m. it will be a Southern Tier Tap Takeover and Interactive Night with a live web chat with the brewer. Friday it will feature Tequesta Brewing Co. Frikin starting at 5 p.m.
The Riverside Park spot is holding a bomber night on Monday at 5 p.m. with special pricing on all Bombers, 22-ounce beers all night. Tuesday is beer bingo starting at 7 p.m. The place is also hosting Florida Beer Company on Wednesday, May 15, at 7p.m. to celebrate the week's festivities. Live music and food specials will be present. Friday its a IPA Friday - Night of 1000 IBUs, with a huge selection of IPAs, starting at 5 p.m. On Saturday it's hosting Julian's Super Secret Stash of Cigar City starting at 7 p.m.
Hot and Soul, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Call 754-206-2155, or click here.
As one of Fort Lauderdale's newest craft beer-centric spots, Hot and Soul will be offering a six-course, craft-beer dinner from Tuesday through Sunday for $40 per person.
On Monday, the Hollywood gastropub is featuring a Victory Tap Takeover from 7 p.m. to Midnight. Tuesday its holding a Randall the Enamel Animal event starting at 7 p.m. -- the 'animal' Randall is used to flavor the beer with different spices, herbs, or fruits. Wednesday it's Randall night again. Friday its a Southern Tier Tap Takeover and interactive "Meet the Brewer" starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Randall is coming back out at 7 p.m.
On Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., the spot is hosting a special tap takeover featuring Randall the Enamel Animal.
On Tuesday, from 7 p.m. to midnight, Barrel and Grain is hosting a West Coast Breweries Tap Takeover. On Wednesday, the spot will be the first stop on the Clematis Pub Crawl starting at 6:30 p.m. The crawl will be stopping by World of Beer, Grease, and finishing at Roxy's. Thursday its a Cigar City Tap Takeover at 7 pm.
Thursday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., the pub will be hosting a battle of the brews in an East Coast vs. West Coast Tap Takeover. Competing brews will be Stone and Ballast against Ommegang and Southern Tier. On Friday its hosting Ommegang Tap Takeover featuring some hard-to-find brews, starting at 5 p.m.
Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m., the Lake Worth Pub Crawl will be meeting at the tavern for local drafts and a giveaway. The crawl moves to Havana Hideout next for some Magic Hat samples and pairings. CJ's Island Grill is next with some draft and can specials. Dave's Las Resort is next with a Due South special. The night wraps up at Brogues Downunder with beer and food specials.
On Sunday, the Boca spot will be hosting a Pig Roast and Randall event from noon to midnight. For $30, guests will get to eat as much pig and sides as possible. There will also be multiple beer specials.
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