The restaurant industry basically runs on booze and cigarettes, so it's no surprise that most chefs have more than a little knowledge when it comes to libations. Pair a trained palate with a taste for craft brews -- and you've got yourself some serious experts on all things beer.
So in honor of Ame ... More >>
A mere few years ago the Miami craft beer scene was represented by a handful of bars that served little more than Budweiser and Corona to a few thirsty souls.
But change happens and it happens quickly. Miami now has a healthy craft beer scene and a budding home brew movement. Misfits Home-Brewers c ... More >>
While the upper U.S. West coast has a beer style to call its own (Cascadian Dark Ale), it appears that the craft beer movement in Florida has spawned a new style of beer: the Florida Weisse.
The second annual Berliner Bash on the Bay in Gulfport, Florida, was recently held on April 20 and several F ... More >>
Altanta-based SweetWater Brewing Company is bringing its craft beers to Miami.
To expand its brand, SweetWater is putting the finishing touches on its newly expanded brewhouse, which quadruples the brewery's capacity.
Serious beer drinkers might have a bit of a bias toward cans. After all, they tend to evoke memories of Natty Light, PBR, and long drunken days in college.
But it's a new day for brews, and cans are emerging as a viable vessel for some of the nation's hottest crafts, from Cigar City to Oskar Blues. ... More >>
Last night, the Federal's patio was transformed into a "ladies liquid lounge" for the inaugural Spirited Sirens tasting, "Beer, Bites & Babes".
Jennifer Massolo, "Chief Imbiber" of the Liquid Projects and founder of the Spirited Sirens, and Aniece Meinhold, owner of the Federal and former Miami Ne ... More >>
Over The Counter, or OTC for short, opened in Brickell in the late fall and quickly became a place for locals to get affordable no-nonsense sliders, grilled cheese sandwiches, and charcuterie plates. With most items under ten bucks, tenants in high-rent high rises could find a place to grab a beer a ... More >>
For the folks behind Wynwood Brewing Company, the road to beeradise has been a bit rocky. Since they announced their intention to open a production facility back in 2011, the crew has faced oodles of red tape from the city and county.
But there's a light at the end of the tunnel. According to foun ... More >>
So you're a homebrewer in Miami and you want to start a brewery. If population density is any indicator, the market is ripe compared to Asheville, North Carolina, a city of 83,000 people that has at least a dozen breweries (including brewpubs) and counting. Eddie Leon, 44, founder of Most Wanted Bre ... More >>
Miami Beach is getting its very own beer event -- and it's only a week away.On February 2, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Beach Brews Beer Fest will take over the Miami Beach Convention Center, bringing some of Florida's best craft and micro brewers together under one roof.The event features over 50 differe ... More >>
Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched its new Beck's Sapphire beer in a big way. The new brew was launched on New Year's eve at select parties around Miami-Dade including the W South Beach, Haven Gastro Lounge, and The Forge, and is now available at select stores.The beer, offered in a sexy black bottle ... More >>
As we transition into 2013, "experts" in every field are making their annual predictions about what's bound to happen in the new year. But does anyone really care about who's planning to get preggers (like the world needs another Kardashian) or which social network's gonna go bust? Not so much.
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Read "Miami Craft Beer Seller's List" Gluten intolerance manifests itself in a variety of diseases, including celiac disease. It prohibits sufferers from enjoying the finest food and drink. Luckily, beer doesn't have to be on this list. Whether gluten intolerance is becoming more prevalent or everyo ... More >>
Craft alcohologist Nick Armada went to beer college at FIU before starting CerveTech in the Bird Road Arts district.He can tell you all about how yeast are living micro-organisms, why fungi eat sugar and excrete alcohol, and how enzymes make it all possible.Read this week's feature on Nick's company ... More >>
Miami New Times and Zoo Miami
are teaming together once more to bring you beer and music right next to jungle cats, giant primates, and cute creatures of the forest - at the third annual New Times Brew at the Zoo.
This Saturday, April 28 from 7 to 10 p.m, enjoy plenty of beer, food, and live music ... More >>
Sorry Miami, there are no cannabis bars here, but you can still "get stoned" in a Miami bar. The Stone Brewery tap takeover happy hour will be held at Cervezas.Starting a 7 p.m. and rolling all night, four of the taps at Cervezas will be commandeered by Stone Brewing Company from Escondido, Californ ... More >>
For the beer lover who shuns Facebook but feels the need to connect with his or her kind, there is a solution: Untappd app for mobile devices. It's like sharing a virtual pint with your friends. The app for iOS and Android devices connects beer fiends worldwide, allowing users to share and post ... More >>
The Kirin Brewing Company in Japan has developed a new beer tap that turns beer into a frozen sorbet. No, this isn't a beer-flavored ice cream, it's a machine that chills and freezes the head to 23 degrees Fahrenheit using the frozen lid to keep the underlying beer cold for up to 30 minutes, And it ... More >>
The craft beer movement has produced some surprising side effects for the brewery world; suddenly blueberries, cherries and chocolate are considered hops-friendly ingredients, giving beer a whole new aisle in your local liquor store. In fact, beer is so user friendly with food these days, we are ... More >>
Courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing Company/FacebookIn case you are unaware of the current trend, American craft beers are now receiving the attention they deserve. I suppose it makes sense that if the U.S. melting pot is going to be making beer, there will literally be something for everyone. Representi ... More >>
The new Hatuey is close in spirit to the original.The new Hatuey (pronounced ah-TWAY) Beer returned to bars, restaurants and liquor stores in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties this past summer. The original Hatuey was first produced in Santiago de Cuba around 1927. By 1959 it was Cuba's favorite cer ... More >>
If you're a fan of growing (legal) herbs in your backyard or you want to start, check out Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Edible Garden Festival this weekend.The garden will open its gates on Saturday and Sunday to amateur gardeners with ongoing lectures and cooking and gardening demonstratio ... More >>
cursedthing via FlickrMiami is not known for being a "beer town." We're not in the mountains of Colorado, but in the tropics. Visitors and locals are so hot and sweaty that we prefer frozen drinks with tiny umbrellas by the pool, right? Thankfully, for those of us who like taste options, not anym ... More >>
It's not as if carb-counting yuppies really need another reason to enjoy the 96-calorie, piss-colored wonder of Miller Lite. It's cold. It's crisp. It instantly satisfies that deep, preternatural thirst that we all have for mass-produced American pilsner. But have you ever noticed how hard it is ... More >>
Urbanite Bistro is holding its monthly dinner this Friday at 8:30 p.m. For $40 plus tax and gratuity, you'll enjoy six courses paired with six different beers selected by Chris Montelius, regional manager for Fresh Beer.
Dave of South Florida Beer Blog will be co-hosting the dinner.If you're a ... More >>
Image via Urban DaddySit down, stay awhile.Fresh Beer Inc. is the South Florida grassroots marketing, sales, and distribution company that is helping craft beer stake its rightful claim on our bar and restaurant menus and store shelves. More on them soon.For now, learn more the easy way: Eat and ... More >>
Only a half-minute's drunken stumble from the touristy bummerfest of CocoWalk, there remains a relic of the old Grove. It's called Barracuda's. Long an after-dark hideout where shrimpers, college kids, aging college kids, and dropouts of all kinds could play a few free games of bar pool and& ... More >>
Haitian-born, Miami-based artist Edouard Duval-Carrié is teaming up with Dutch beer brand Grolsch for a limited edition bottle only available at select Art Basel events. We'll stay out of the debate over the whole idea of limited edition beer bottle as art piece for the moment, and just be happy ... More >>