Last years Wakestock, the first anniversary party for J Wakefield Brewing in Miami, had its fair share of awesome beer and terrible weather. Here’s hoping that this years WakeFest 2017 remains calm, cool, and collected. It’s going down on February 18 and features unlimited beers for $75 a ticket. What you see pictured, however, is the line that formed to get a…

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In 2014, I traveled out to Clearwater, Florida for a bit of a brewery tour, hitting up a couple of Tampa area spots. This included Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company, which reminded me at the time of my own hometown brewery Due South Brewing Company in ambiance and area of location. When I was there, I sampled their Little Joe…

Read More Clearwater’s Pair O’ Dice Brewing Comes To South Florida

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This past Wednesday I was invited out to Tap42 to sample some of their newer menu items, including this above pictured William Wolf Pecan Whiskey with mocha syrup, chocolate bitters, and ‘spices’. I’ve been getting intrigued by cocktails lately, and though this is a beer-focused blog, I will on occasion let my spirits linger. This Pecan-Coffee Old Fashioned was, in the camp…

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This past week I was honored and proud to represent a South Florida brewing stalwart, a place that I’ve recently begun to call home as my full time job: Due South Brewing Company. The Boynton Beach brewery brought myself and our sales director Brian out to Denver, Colorado for the three day event. We were able to pour our brewery’s…

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It’s a bit of a trek, to say the least, to travel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Portland, Oregon. About eight hours, give or take a layover. It’s just enough time to take up a significant chunk of your day. Still, it’s about how long it would take to drive from where I live to Atlanta, so I think for…

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It shouldn’t come as a shock, but Brian Grossman, Sierra Nevada’s founder’s son and runner of the brewery’s Mills River, North Carolina facility, is not a fan of bad beer. I caught up with him at this past BeerCamp in Tampa, where he explained to me what he believes will be the most difficult part for the craft beer industry in…

Read More Brian Grossman Of Sierra Nevada Is Not A Fan Of “Bad Beer”

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The hop train is about to leave the station. On Saturday May 28th, Civil Society Brewing will be releasing 16 ounce cans of their sought-after Pulp and Fresh at noon. Pulp is the Civil’s 6.3% American wheat ale “double dry hopped” with Mosaic hops. Fresh is their 6.2% IPA with Columbus, Amarillo and Citra hops. There is a limit (you can’t just buy as many…

Read More Civil Society Brewing Releases 16 Ounce Cans Saturday, May 25th

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This past Wednesday, May 25th, 26 Degree Brewing Company in Pompano Beach hosted a beer paired dinner with the always-fantastic local food truckers Rolling Chefs. Events like these are always great for curious foodies as they not only let you try new flavors (they are almost always in a chef’s choice prix fixe style menu — you get what you…

Read More 26 Degree Brewing Hosted Rolling Chefs For A Beer Paired Dinner

Tasting

From 6pm to 9pm on Thursday May 26th, foodies will decend upon Benvenuto’s in Boynton Beach for a festival that’s all about the B. With food from local restaurants like Prime Catch, Banana Boat, Josie’s, and The Living Room as well as beers brewed at Due South Brewing Company, Devour Brewing Company, and Copperpoint Brewing Company, it’s an ode to…

Read More Boynton Beach Food, Wine and Brew Festival Coming May 26

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Spotted in the wild, this work shirt on the back of one of the owners of NOBO Brewing Company, formerly Driftwood Ales, formerly Lagerhead Brewing ( … so they went through a couple of names?) at a recent Young Professionals event in Delray Beach this past week. According to said owner and the website, they are scheduled to open in…

Read More NOBO Brewing Company Coming To Boynton Beach

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