American Craft Beer Week officially begins May 13 and runs through the 19; a whole seven days worth of events and special tappings to keep your taste buds excited and your liver in a state of confusion.
This year marks the eighth consecutive week by the Brewer's Association. As they state, "America's craft beer industry is thriving, with over 2,300 small and independent breweries responsible for not only advancing the food arts world, but pouring money into the economy via tourism and jobs while creating an overall vibrant craft beer scene nationwide. America's craft brewers are certainly something to celebrate."
Without further ado, grab a stool, and discover where beer geeks will cross paths and where you can pick up and enjoy that perfect pint.
10. Yardhouse, Boca Raton (also Hallandale and West Palm Beach)
It may be a massive chain (currently at 44 locations nationwide), but there's no denying that the Yardhouse also has a massive, and good, craft beer selection. There are hundreds of bottles to choose from, and over 100 taps to keep you guessing what to choose next. Under their 'Chalkboard Series,' expect special releases to pop up from Rogue, Dogfish Head and Brooklyn among others. Happy Hour gets you half priced appetizers, like Seared Ahi Sashimi and Kun Pao Calimari, to help keep you going to that next amazing pint. The interiors are typical new Florida construction, but that's OK, you're there for the beer.
9. Laser Wolf, Fort Lauderdale
Don't call it a hipster bar, but a craft beer haven. The venue near Sunrise Bouelvard has an impressive range of beers, and should fit those seeking a more modern sensibility. Situated in the corner of a Spanish Revival building, Laser Wolf brings some of that Miami alt-hipness north. It also helps that they have the coolest logo ever.
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