In 47 states, beer drinkers can happily purchase and imbibe from 64-ounce growlers, the glass jugs commonly sold at smaller or craft breweries. In Florida, Prohibition-era laws have kept the size illegal, prompting a years-long effort by Sunshine State craft brewers and supporters to join the rest o ... More >>
Goose Island Beer Company is flying south for the winter, making a pit stop at several local venues in Miami for Migration Week from March 18-20, including Lokal and The Butcher Shop. And they are bringing some rare beers from Chicago to share. Goose Island's head cellarman Brian Taylor, who is go ... More >>
Having locally-made beer at a stadium is nice, but brewing it on the spot with a microbrewery may be even better -- which is exactly what Ovations Food Service hopes to do at Jungle Island sometime this year. Jungle Island's management firm, Iconic Attractions Group, hired the Tampa-based concessi ... More >>
Two Miami residents have filed a federal lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch claiming false advertisement. Lady J. Suarez and Gustavo E. Oliva say that the mega-brewery has violated the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. The lawsuit, filed last month in the U.S. Southern District of Flori ... More >>
Florida's three-tier alcohol distribution system prevents manufacturers from distributing their own product to retailers or customers, but Eddie Leon from Most Wanted Brewery--now known as MIA Brewing Company--found a work-around: invest in a new distribution company. Under Florida's beer statute ... More >>
Beer geeks across the state of Florida have tears in their beers as the bills legalizing 64-ounce growlers didn't make the final cut when the Florida legislature ended its session last Friday Senate Bill 1344 did not make it past the Commerce and Tourism committee and the House's version, HB 714, d ... More >>
Ever had a sinking feeling that something isn't quite right while surveying the beers at your grocery store? Sure, the selection is fine -- maybe not as many local craft beers as you'd like to see, but hey, this is Miami after all. But wait. Why are all the beers SO SMALL?Turns out there's a 45-year ... More >>
If you're part of the "sluts and children" demographic that'll be trick-or-treating tomorrow night for body shots and Molly at any one of the ten best Halloween parties in Miami, please call AAA and Bud Light for a ride home. Co-sponsored by the American Automobile Association and Anheuser-Busch, ... More >>
Let's be honest, this season is not exactly hopeful for your Miami Dolphins. With a rookie quarterback and coming off a 6-10 campaign in 2011, the oddsmakers aren't exactly worried you'll hit the 200-1 sweepstakes that the Dolphins win Super Bowl XLVII. That won't stop belligerent Dolphins fans from ... More >>
From Kodiak to the Caribbean, corporate sponsorships are taking Pitbull around the world. Just last month, Mr. Worldwide touched down in Alaska, posed with a stuffed bear, and attended an Alutiiq ceremony as a cross-promotional brand ambassador for Walmart and Sheets Energy Strips. He performed at ... More >>
Last year, the percentage of seats filled at Sun Life Stadium for Dolphins games was the second lowest in the NFL. The team still managed to get around the league's blackout rule, which requires 100 percent of tickets to be sold before the game could be broadcast on local television, by partnering w ... More >>
American Craft Beer Week is the mother of all suds lovin' celebrations. Lokal Burgers & Beer in Coconut Grove is embracing this momentous occasion by giving over its taps to beers brewed locally in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Starting at 6 p.m., newly-opened Due South Brewing Co ... More >>
Long before cable television and the thousands of programming choices that we now have, television was born in the late 1920s. Its primary function was (and it may surprise some) and still is to serve as a means of communication during emergencies. That's why we have those pesky emergency drills. ... More >>
Supermarkets have long been the domain of women, who traditionally do the grocery shopping. Walk through the aisles of any market and you'll see most items are targeted with women in mind -- floral-scented detergents designed to remind you of a soft summer rain, foods marked low-fat or sugar-free ... More >>
Now that craft beer has firmly established itself as more than a market niche, beer giants are looking to microbreweries for their next edge. To wit:Anheuser-Busch Inbev is going bottle to bottle with South Florida's Florida Beer Company and FBC is not too excited about it.Next month the bee ... More >>
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.
Dolphins pimp themselves out to Jimmy Buffett.
Ever wonder what it looks like to sell your soul?courtesy Miami DolphinsThis is what Jimmy Buffett has wrought.At Dolphin Stadium, it looks something like this: A white guy in a pink sombrero and plastic lei jerks to the grating jingle of "Margaritaville." Three young men covered head to waist in b ... More >>
Anat Baron poses with brew.It's going to be a beer-filled kind of week, folks. First, New Times' Original Beerfest is only five days away. If you haven't grabbed your tickets yet to the four-hour celebration of import and craft brews, you can pick them up here. Second, this Thursday is the opening o ... More >>
As the economy has tightened, Pretty in the City has noticed a distinct correlation between crowds at high-end department stores and the rise of female-centric shopping events and trunk shows. As the crowds able to afford splurges at Neiman-Marcus and Nordstrom's continue to shrink, more of these f ... More >>
She's one of 5,000 people a year reported gone without a trace in Miami-Dade County.
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Undeterred by Miami's history of hops flops, local microbreweries unleash a new round of beer pressure
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