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#DrinkLocal: Yelp's South Florida Beer Week Starts Today

In celebration of the ever-growing craft-beer scene in Broward-Palm Beach, this month Yelp BPB has partnered with various local breweries to host its first ever Yelp's Local Beer Week from December 7 to 12.

Starting today you can order half-priced beer flights at a number of local South Florida breweries, including Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Bangin' Banjo Brewing in Pompano Beach, LauderAle in Fort Lauderdale, Devour Brewing in Boynton Beach, and the Mack House in Davie.

To unlock the discounts, you'll need to "check in" using the Yelp mobile app at participating breweries, then show the offer to the bartender. The deal is good for flights only, not on full-sized beers. The idea is to help patrons explore what the local breweries have to offer by having them taste a series of sample-sized portions of each of the brewery's various styles. 

It's kind of ingenious. If you follow along all week, you'll end up tasting a wide variety of the beers being produced by area brewers. 

On top of the discounts, Yelp BPB community manager Blue Arauz will be hosting various events around Broward and Palm Beach counties, so if you're not currently a Yelp devotee but you've always wondered what the big deal is, it's a good chance to check that out too.

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Events include a BEERunch (beer brunch) at Bangin' Banjo Brewing with sweet and savory doughnuts from Sunrise-based Rhino Doughnuts, a beer-making class at Craft Beer Cartel in Fort Lauderdale, a cheese and beer pairing from Whole Foods Market at LauderAle, and a beer pairing at Riverside Market South in Fort Lauderdale featuring desserts from Bob Roth's New River Groves.

All Beer Week events are free for guests to attend but require RSVP and confirmations from Yelp. Go to yelp.com/events to RSVP, or visit yelp.com.

Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.

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