The biggest news this week in the craft beer world -- aside from the announcement
that Goose Island will finally!
hit Florida shelves this year -- is the concerted effort to get President Obama to release the super-top-secret recipe for his White House home brew Honey Ale. There's even an official petition and everything, in case you're in the full-disclosure camp: View and sign it here.
Closer to home, a few South Florida bars will be doing their part this week to support the growing movement for local craft beers.
Tap 42 in Fort Lauderdale will throw down on Tuesday with a Drink Like a Local event starting at 7 p.m. Local brews will be on tap, including: Cigar City's Cucumber Saison, Jai Alai IPA, and Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale; Native Thunderhead Red; and Tequesta's Gnarly Barley, California Common, American Farmhouse, and Belgian Dubbel. They'll also feature beers from rising star Due South Brewing Co., who have been killing it lately in the local scene. A couple of speciality brews, like Cigar City Batch #69 Double Cream, also will be available in bombers.
On Wednesday night, The Blind Monk -- who've had a busy summer of highlighting specialty beers and wines -- will welcome Tequesta Brewing Co
. to host a limited release party with small batch brews available by firkin.