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    November 21, 2014

    Dean Mike Hampton on Tomorrow's FIU's Brewfest: "This Will be a Lightbulb Experience"

    FIU's South Florida Brewfest comes to the university's Chaplin School of Hospitality this Saturday, November 22 and, although South Florida has a host of beer-related events (including Miami New Times' own Brew at the Zoo), FIU's is markedly different. The festival, now in its third year, started a ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Concrete Beach and Brewer's Way Bring Gravitas to Miami Beer Scene

    When Concrete Beach Brewery opens in Wynwood this month, it will take Miami beer to another level for two reasons. First off, this will be the third brewery located on Northwest 24th Street in Wynwood, which can now unofficially be called Brewer's Way. See also: The Inside Track on Wynwood's Concr ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    J. Wakefield Brewing Company Is Hiring

    It will not be long until J. Wakefield Brewing Company is officially open, but in the meantime the brewery is seeking to build its staff for when the time comes. The brewery is looking to hire three beer-mind people: assistant brewer, a cellar man, and a person to fill a packaging position. Becaus ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Miami Brewers Alliance Unites Craft Beer Scene

    Take a break from bottled imports and domestic beer drudgery. Craft beer has joined the party. The Miami Brewers Alliance aims to bring the word to the street by educating vendors, consumers, and local government officials about the emerging craft brewing industry. Ross Appel, executive director a ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    The Inside Track on Wynwood's Concrete Beach Brewery

    Miami's latest about-to-open brewery, Concrete Beach Brewery, is finally closer to opening after some delays. Short Order was invited for a rare behind-the-scenes look at the construction underway in Wynwood, and a chat with president and craft veteran Alan Newman. We meet under the slim shade outs ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    Boxelder Craft Beer Market to Open in Wynwood

    Wynwood is certainly becoming Miami's mecca for beer. Wynwood Brewing Company has been serving up beer and tours for months, while Concrete Beach and J. Wakefield are working on their respective venues. Next on tap, however, is Boxelder Craft Beer Market, a craft beer purveyor set to open in Wynwood ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    Kush Taps Rare Keg of J. Wakefield, Stone Brewing Collaboration 'Hot Lil Miami Tart' July 10

    Kush, Wynwood's pub specializing in craft beer, will tap a rare keg of Hot Lil' Miami Tart, the collaboration beer made between Miami's J. Wakefield Brewing Company and San Diego's Stone Brewing Company on July 10. Brewed at Stone's Liberty Station brewery, Hot Lil' Miami Tart is a Berliner Weiss ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    8. Bacardi: Spirited Family

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    Mendez Fuel: A Gas Station With Growler Fills

    Bars and breweries are no longer places where you can fill a to-go jug full of beer. Gas stations like Mendez Fuel are now on the list of growing places with growler filling stations. One of four gas stations in the franchise, Mendez Mobile, launched its growler station on Tuesday. See Also: Brew ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    The Mighty: A Coral Gables Craft Beer, Cocktail, and Sausage Bar Opening May 7

    In the absence of Abraxas Lounge, similar bars that cater to the craft beer market are beginning to pop up in Miami, such as the Mighty, which officially opens May 7. Ryan Brooks, owner of the Mighty, moved from San Francisco in the wake of the burgeoning craft beer market in Miami. See also: Ab ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Craft Beer-Killing Bill Passes in Florida Senate

    The good news first: The Florida Senate passed a bill today that clears the way for craft breweries to sell 64-ounce growlers directly to customers. The bad news: the bill places so many other regulations on Florida's booming craft beer industry it could kill it before it gets a chance to blossom.

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    April 22, 2014

    Craft Brewery-Killing Bill Advances In Senate

    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 >>

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    January 16, 2014

    Fight To Legalize Beer Growlers and Beer Tastings in Florida Heads Back to Tallahassee

    Last year, an attempt to rewrite Florida law to legalize beer growlers went nowhere fast in the state legislature. But with the craft beer industry continuing to grow in Florida, lawmakers are going to give it another shot. This year, another related bill would also legalize beer tastings, which are ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    J. Wakefield Collaborates with Stone Brewing for Special Brew

    Remember that time when Greg Koch from Stone Brewing came to Miami in November? It turns out he liked the Magic City so much that he wants to do a collaboration brew with Jonathan Wakefield from J. Wakefield Brewing Company. Wakefield will fly out to San Diego shortly after the New Year and meet u ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    Concrete Beach Brewery: Alchemy & Science Brewing Moves Into Wynwood

    It's finally official. Concrete Beach Brewery is coming to Miami. The Alchemy & Science Brewing Collaborative project headed by Alan Newman and Stacy Steinmetz formally announced yesterday it will arrive in the Wynwood Arts District. Construction for the new brewery began earlier this month. It wi ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    Brewskis: "Hook Up and Trade Up" Exclusive Bottle Trade and Tasting This Sunday

    An important part of the craft beer culture is trading bottles with fellow collectors and Brewskis in South Miami recognizes this which is why they are hosting Nightlife Brewing Company's "Hook Up and Trade Up" bottle trade event on August 18. Bottle trading is serious business. These are gatherin ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    4th Age Brewing: Chris Campos and Danny Morales Hang a Shingle

    The craft beer industry starts with the act of brewing your own, at least in part, and like many homebrewers, the guys of 4th Age Brewing are taking their skills to the next level by launching a company. Chris Campos and Danny Morales are the brewmasters behind the fellowship of 4th Age. And they a ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Miami Is America's Top Market for Luxury Cars

    Miami's overall economy may still be in recovery mode, but that doesn't mean we're scrimping when it comes to our cars. Luxury cars and trucks make up a higher percentage of the Miami area's overall auto sales than in any other market in the country.

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    May 21, 2013

    Sergio's Adds Craft Beer and Tapas to Its Menu

    Sergio's Restaurant, the old guard for Cuban comfort food in Miami, is adding to its skinny selections by adding craft beer and tapas to their menu. Known as one of the neighborhood bastions of Cuban eats in Miami for almost four decades, the place hasn't changed much over the years. But Sergio's v ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013
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    January 31, 2013

    Maroone is "Dead," But the Ghostbusters Jingle Remains

    If you need a car, truck or van. Who you gonna call? Not Maroone. The mega car dealership chain is changing its name, and will from now on be going using the name of its parent company, AutoNation.But does this mean that South Florida most ubiquitous jingle is going anywhere? Will we never be inform ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
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    November 8, 2012
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    October 31, 2012

    Jim Patton, Abita Founder and Wynwood Brewing Genius, Dead at 59

    Jim Patton, brewmaster for Wynwood Brewing Company, Abita Brewing Company founder, anthropologist and craft beer pioneer died last week, he was 59. Luis Brignoni Jr., Wynwood Brewing Company founder, said: "It is with our deepest of regrets and sadness that we say goodbye to our brewer and frie ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    First Annual Biscayne Brewers Exposition This Sunday at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus: All Local Brewers

    This Saturday the Biscayne Brewers Exposition will be held at the Kovens Conference Center on the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University, and will feature area brewers who are known for creating the best product in their line of work.What originally was going to be a home brewing co ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Jim Patton, Wynwood Brewing Genius, Talks Craft Beer, Abita and Anthropology

    There is a mantra that goes something like this: do one thing and do it well. For Wynwood Brewing Company's brewmaster, Jim Patton, that one thing is making good beer.Patton joined Luis Brignoni's brewing operation last month. He, Brignoni and Luis Brignoni Sr. are currently preparing to open the fi ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    David Bernard Talks Tejo Wine Tasting Tomorrow At Smith & Wollensky

    Wine enthusiasts can indulge in an all-you-can-drink wine tasting celebrating the wines of Portugal at Smith & Wollensky tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10. The Tejo Wine Tasting offers 100 distinct wines from Portugal's Tejo region, a hilly place around the River Tagus.Tejo offers quite a variety, ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Ben & Jerry's Sues Porn Company Over Dirty Ben & Cherry's Videos

    Ben & Jerry's, the ice cream company that likes to push the limits with its own unique sense of edgy humor has finally reached its own limit.The frozen treat manufacturer, known for its pop-culture-inspired ice cream names, is suing the producers of Ben & Cherry's adult DVDs, saying the "har ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    MTV Blacks Out: Network Dropped from DirecTV

    Instead of a Jersey Shore rerun or Teen Mom marathon, several viewers who tuned into MTV just before midnight caught a scrolling message informing them that their beloved "music" network had been scrapped, triggering an accusatory, billion-dollar he said/she said shouting match between two media ind ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Wynwood Brewing Company Signs Lease, Plans to Open by November

    Read also "Beer History Milestones" and "Beer Snobs Rejoice! Wynwood Brewing Company Soon to Open." Short Order announced the opening of Wynwood Brewing Company last year, but Luis Brignoni lacked a place to set up his brewery. On Monday, though, he signed a lease. Nonbelievers, listen up.The Wynwoo ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Schnebly Miami Brewing Company Introduces First Tap at LoKal Burgers & Beer

    Yep, it's official. Miami-Dade's first craft brewery, Schnebly Miami Brewing Company, now has a tap at LoKal Burgers & Beer in Coconut Grove. No longer will Schnebly's exotic craft beers be confined to the outer limits of Miami. Schnebly, also known as Schnebly Redland's Winery and Brewery, curr ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Best Cheap Beers: If You Must Buy at a 24-Hour Gas Station, Here Are Your Choices

    Most of us working stiffs don't have mad cash to drop on huge quantities of good-quality beer. What is the alternative? Twenty-four-hour gas stations stocked with little rescue kits of mass-produced brew.There are many selections, but here is a list of ten that every beer fiend should consider when ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
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    May 29, 2012

    Marc Sarnoff's Miami CRA Film Studio Stalls, Pisses Off Industry Locals

    Don't worry, Marc Sarnoff. We're just not all cut out for show business. The City of Miami's most frenetically incompetent commissioner -- he of the pop-up pedophile-thwarting parks, a personal arsenal of firearms, and lies about his family lineage -- noticed that South Florida is finally becoming ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Free Local Beer Tonight at Lokal in Coconut Grove

    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 >>

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    April 23, 2012

    B.R.E.W. FIU: Not Just For Students

    Florida International University has plans to build a research brewery, with many thanks to the student homebrewing club, B.R.E.W. FIU, which has wielded a considerable amount of influence since their inception last Spring. The acronym stands for Biscayne Renowned Engineers of Wort. This are not jus ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Miller Time in Miami: Miller Beer Moving Latin American HQ to Miami

    ​Miami has never been known as a beer town -- but maybe having MillerCoors, the company known for beer brands such as Miller, Coors Light and Corona, move their Latin American headquarters from Bogota, Colombia to Miami, could change that perception. Miller will move 50 to 70 corporate employees f ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    Florida Beer Company Says Bud Light Stole Their Blue Bottle Idea

    ​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 >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Miamians Shop Online More Than Any Other City

    ​You might not know it from trying to find parking at Aventura Mall, but apparently Miamians love to do a good bulk of their shopping online. More than residents in any other major city in America, actually, and by a large margin.

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    May 5, 2011
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    May 2, 2011

    Ben & Jerry's Truck Hits Miami Streets Today: Tweet for Free Ice Cream

    Ben & Jerry's The Ben & Jerry's Scoop Truck is in Miami for a six-week tour.​Ben & Jerry's, the Vermont-based ice-cream company that features flavors named for hippies, rock stars, and talk-show hosts, is bringing its ice-cream truck to Miami for a six-week tour. Beginning today ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Derrick Burts, Model at Center of HIV Porn Scare, Says He Was Infected During Gay Shoot in Florida

    ​Twenty-four-year-old Derrick Burts has revealed himself as "patient Zeta" -- the porn actor who tested positive for HIV and set of a scare earlier this year in California's adult entertainment industry. Burts, who was only active in porn for a few months, occupied an interesting place in the ind ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Beerfest, Beer Wars, and Beer By Itself

    Thoughts from all over: -Saturday is the 12th Annual New Times Original Beerfest, in case all the fanfare has eluded you. Show up at 7 p.m. with $25 in hand (or buy tix in advance now - highly recommended), and you'll be rewarded with four hours of non-stop beer sampling, eating, and live music. If ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Our Mickey Rourke Is an Oscar Nominee

    The Oscar nominations came out this morning. There were some surprises, but as virtually everyone expected, Mickey Rourke got a nod for best lead actor for his role in The Wrestler. What started as a local hook for covering awards-show nonsense has turned into quite a saga detailing Rourke's strange ... More >>

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    October 5, 2007

    Florida: All Kinds of Available Whores

    Adult Video News, the nation's premier trade publication for the adult industry, has a big cover story on Florida in the latest edition. It's the "new porn hot spot," according to the story: "Believe it or not, what we do here is accepted," says Craig Valentine, whose New Porn Order company is work ... More >>

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    May 10, 2007

    Hecho en Miami

    They look, smell and smoke like Cubans. So why not sell 'em that way?

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    July 8, 2004
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    February 10, 2000


    In the Company of Men

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    May 18, 1995

    Holy Smoke

    Deep in the heart of Little Havana, El Credito's expatriate artisans quietly go about the business of hand-rolling the creme de la creme of Cuban cigars

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