David Minsky

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    October 15, 2014

    Third-Annual Homebrewers Bash at Lokal Begins Tonight

    The real Oktoberfest ended several days ago, but in Miami the spirit lives on in the third-annual Homebrewers Bash at Lokal this Wednesday and Thursday. It will be the third year in a row that local homebrewers gather in Coconut Grove and offer free samples of some of the finest brews in town. Eac ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Starbucks to Test Beer-Flavored Latte at Florida Locations

    In Florida, where coffee-flavored beers are popular, Starbucks wants to test a beer-flavored coffee at select shops. The company has not revealed exactly where it will be sold. The stout-beer-flavored coffee is called Dark Barrel Latte. Considering coffee is a flavor that's becoming increasingly p ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Biscayne Bay Brewing Company Releases First Distribution List

    Now that Biscayne Bay Brewing Company opened its doors for business, the goal now is to push it to retail locations across the city. The new brewing company signed with Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, which covers Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties. See also: Biscayne Bay Br ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    Marlins Park Hosting Miami Octoberfest October 4

    Marlins Park is turning out to be a handy location to host a beer festival. The baseball team announced that the stadium will host the Beck's 2014 Miami Octoberfest, formerly known as Brickellfest, October 4. The worldwide beer festival celebrating the fall harvest will be an extravaganza of Germ ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    The Mighty, Mendez Fuel, and Other Locations Tap MIA Brewing Kegs Tomorrow

    MIA Brewing Company's official launch is not until September 1, but it appears that Miami's thirst for beer cannot wait, because several more locations throughout the county will tap its kegs on Friday. The Mighty, Clandestino Pub and Mendez Fuel Mobile Gas Station will tap kegs from MIA Brewing b ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Best Eats and Drinks This Week: GastroPod Pop-Up, Eat in the Dark, and Martinis

    Oh hai, Monday -- it's you again. We were hoping this weekend was just a dream, only to wake up this morning and realize that Lebron leaving our home to go back to his is still true. You know what eases the pain? Booze. And food. There's plenty of that going on this week to make you forget all abo ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    Craft Beer Cruise To Stop in Miami November 19

    Luxury cruise liner Crystal Cruises now has a trip made specifically for beer connoisseurs, setting sail in November from New York City and making its final stop in Miami. Steaming down the east coast beginning November 5, the microbrew-themed Colonial Collection includes ports of call such as Balt ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Get Belvedere Cocktails at The Standard, Raise Money to Fight AIDS (Recipes)

    From June 1 through June 10, The Standard in Miami Beach is partnering with Belvedere vodka to create a cocktail menu to help raise money for the "EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES.," a campaign by Michelin-starred restaurants and bars donating money to The Global Fund to fight AIDS. The ten day ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Kush Taps Gravity and Cigar Collaboration "Gin and Juice" Thursday

    If you ever find yourself rolling down Northwest Second Avenue on the edge of the Wynwood Arts District, then stop into Kush to sip a little Gin and Juice, the collaboration beer brewed by Cigar City Brewing and Miami's Gravity Brewlab. "Gin and Juice," an American strong ale, will be on tap at Ku ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    25 Reasons Why It Sucks to Work in Food Service

    Go to college, they said. It will open doors, they said. But after stepping across the stage with that liberal arts degree in hand, you soon find yourself walking into food service serfdom because you have virtually no choice and need to pay the bills. You're serving food and drink to people who mor ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    American Craft Beer Week 2014 in Miami: Special Releases Galore

    The sirens of craft beer are heard loud and clear in Miami but the best part is when you feel the cold sudsy goodness pour down the back of your throat. And there will be much of that during American Craft Beer Week in Miami, where several breweries and bars are celebrating with copious amounts of ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Third Annual Ommegang HopChef Competition at the Biltmore April 28

    Brewery Ommegang is busting out with its third annual HopChef Competition at the BIltmore Hotel on April 28, pitting several Miami chefs against each other to see who can make the best beer and food pairing. Eight prominent Miami chefs are currently in the process of developing their dishes for th ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Tomorrow: World of Beer in Dadeland Raises Money for Cystic Fibrosis

    World of Beer-Dadeland celebrates its two-year anniversary tomorrow, but instead of receiving gifts, it is raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Partnering with Cigar City Brewing in Tampa for "The Road to Hunahpu" event, WOB is bringing a list of CCB special release and flagship brews ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    FIU's Derrick Deal Will Have Prize-Winning Red Robin Burger at SOBEWFF Burger Bash

    Derrick Deal may have won Red Robin's Golden Robin Contest, but it was really his grandmother who got him into the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Derrick is a senior at FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Early last semester he was one of more than 140 students to compe ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Tonight: Cigar City Brewmaster Wayne Wambles at World of Beer Kendall

    Put on your best linen guayabera today and head out to see Cigar City Brewing Brewmaster Wayne Wambles at World of Beer in Kendall. WOB Kendall's Cigar City Brewtopia is a Cuban-themed event, so come prepared to smoke a few figurados, throw down some dominoes, and sip a cafecito while you're at it ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    Jungle Island to Launch Microbrewery and Ale House

    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 >>

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    December 13, 2013

    Ugly Sweater Party Tonight at DRB: Bottomless Craft Beers for $20

    We all have a hand-knitted Christmas sweater from grandma, but you probably wouldn't be caught dead wearing it in public. But that'll change tonight. This evening, you can turn that Christmas sweater into a party favor at the Ugly Sweater Party at Democratic Republic of Beer. See also: Democratic ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    J. Wakefield Brewing to Launch Pop-Up Beer Garden for Art Basel

    J. Wakefield Brewing Company has an early Christmas gift for Miami. During Art Basel, the brewery will host a pop-up beer garden. Scheduled to take place on December 6, Wakefield is expecting to have 15-20 kegs on hand -- including some of his famous easy-drinking Berliners and possibly several do ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    South Florida BrewFest: Drink the Best Local Craft Beers This Saturday

    Drinking beer is quickly becoming one of South Florida's favorite pastimes. And this Saturday, you can find some of the state's best craft brews during South Florida BrewFest at the Kovens Conference Center in North Miami. By "best craft brews," we don't mean only commercial beers. Several homebrew ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Miami Residents Sue Anheuser-Busch Claiming Deceptive Advertisement

    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 >>

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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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    October 14, 2013

    Government Shutdown Screws MIA Brewing, Schnebly, and Others

    The government shutdown has put some Miami start-up breweries on hold, at least those who have applied for federal permits. Indeed, brewers and even wine and spirits makers, are being affected in some way. See also: Government Shutdown: Nine Ways It Affects Restaurants and Consumers

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    October 2, 2013

    The Flat's Truffle Cocktail: Get Drunk on Shrooms at South Pointe

    Mushroom-infused cocktails may evoke the image of psilocybes resting at the bottom of a bottle of Everclear, but not at the Flat where they serve the Truffle Sidecar, a cocktail infused with one of the world's most expensive mushrooms. The idea comes from the mind of The Flat's resident mixologist ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Archbishop Wenski Hosts Beer and Catholic Talk. This is No Joke.

    Alcohol, some believe, causes honesty. Homefield Sports Bar and Grill is hosting at talk on faith with Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski called Theology on Tap event on October 15. Between 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. over some suds, or wine, Wenski will give a presentation on "Relevance Found: How is the Cat ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Free MIA Brewing Suds at World of Beer in Kendall Tomorrow (Photos)

    As MIA Brewing Company gets closer to its grand opening, the company needs to keep thirsty fans at bay. What's better than giving away some free beer? That's what will happen tomorrow night, September 17: the MIA Brewing spotlight at World of Beer in Kendall. Free beer -- free beer for all. See ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Moron Brothers Brewery Featured Homebrewer at World of Beer Tonight

    The beer scene in Miami is so hot right now that even homebrewers are getting props. And they should because they make some of the best stuff on Earth -- and you will never be able to find it in stores. Tonight Moron Brothers will be the featured homebrewer of the month at World of Beer in Kendall. ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Democratic Republic of Beer Closes 14th Street Location, Expands Nearby

    Democratic Republic of Beer has closed its 14th Street location. The last day open to the public was Saturday, according to the Miami Herald. Luckily, they have a second downtown location at 501 NE First Street, and will migrate there. See also: Democratic Republic of Beer's Second Location Soft ... 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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    August 8, 2013

    Free Barbecue, Beat-the-Clock Duvel Happy Hour at Gramps Saturday

    All of that walking at the Wynwood Art Walk is bound to make you thirsty and hungry, but Gramps has got your back with beat-the-clock Duvel beer happy hour specials and complimentary Sparky's Roadside Barbecue. The happy hour throws down at 6 p.m. beginning with $2 Duvel Single bottles, then going ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    OTC Opens Funky Buddha Taps, 1,000-IBU IPA Tap Takeover With Super-Rare Dogfish Head 120

    OTC restaurant in Brickell pulled rank and managed to host a Funky Buddha Brewery tap takeover this Friday and a 1,000 IBU takeover on August 1. The August 1 takeover will be a battery of some hefty IPA (India Pale Ale) beers with each of their IBU ratings, or international bittering unit, totalin ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    Planet Linux Caffe: Miami's First Bitcoin Restaurant

    Bitcoin, the world's foremost digital currency, has finally made it to Miami, and this week Planet Linux Caffe in Coral Gables will become the first business in the city to accept the decentralized digital currency as payment for items on its menu, says owner Daniel Mery. If this news means nothing ... 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 13, 2013

    Red Robin Rolls Out Can-Crafted Beer Cocktails

    Red Robin is not only known for gourmet burger creations, but also their take on beer. Now they are adding canned beer cocktails. This isn't the first time they've stepped beyond the beer comfort zone. Last October they introduced limited-time-only beer milkshakes in honor of Oktoberfest. See als ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Top Five Recent Beer Inventions

    The brewing of beer is a technology as old as civilization itself. Since its inception, mankind has steered its innovative mind toward the betterment of this process, as well as making beer more pleasurable to drink. Many inventions have come down the line, from the beer tap to the beer hat, yet the ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Last-Minute Gifts from Sushi Samba and Schnebly's

    We're so close to Christmas the countdown is about to switch from days to mere hours. If you're one of those who gets shopping done early, pre-Thanksgiving early, then give yourself a pat on the back and get out of our sight. You're making us feel guilty.For the rest of us scrambling to check off th ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Steve's Pizza in North Miami: My Favorite Restaurant

    "What's your favorite restaurant?" That question got us all thinking. If we had to choose one top dog at gunpoint, what would it be and why? Recently Short Order bloggers began celebrate their favorite eateries -- be they celebrity-chef-driven or a neighborhood hole-in-the wall. Why? Because we're t ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Dogzilla to Laughing Skull: Eight Halloween-Inspired Beers For the Trick-or-Treating Beer Snob

    Beer snobs don't trick-or-treat for candy, fool, they want beer. But to a beer snob, candy is beer, therefore you are going to need some sort of idea of what sort of beers they might be looking for on Halloween.

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    October 23, 2012

    Ten Best Pumpkin Beers to Try This Harvest Season

    Oktoberfest is out; pumpkin beers are in. But do they taste like a pie or a pumpkin? If you're feeling a little apprehensive about drinking brew made from an oversize gourd, remember that beer is beer and that no two pumpkin beers are the same. There is a history of brewing beer with pumpkin. During ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Five Best Gluten-Free Beers for the Gluten-Intolerant Beer Snob

    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 >>

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    May 21, 2012

    NOLA Brewing Company in New Orleans: A Photo Tour

    When it comes to local beer in New Orleans, two brands that come to mind are Dixie and Abita. Neither is brewed in the city, with Dixie contract-brewed out of Wisconsin and Abita brewed on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. But there is one beer in New Orleans that is made in the city: NOLA.The ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Miami's DJ Stingray the Tribal King Invades The Vagabond Miami on May 12

    ​While you may think you've seen all that electronic music has to offer, there is Ray Sabater, Miami's own DJ Stingray the Tribal King. For 30 years, Sabater has used drumming in his live performances, incorporating a variety of percussion instruments, from the tambourine to congas. So when you c ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    CerveTech: Surburban Laboratory for the Wizards of Craft Beer

    In a laboratory deep in the heart of suburban Miami, an overactive kettle explodes, spewing steamy, frothy wort. Just another day in the adventures at CerveTech Brew Institute, where brewing experts hone their craft in the art of making fine beer. If CerveTech is a brewing laboratory, Nick Armada is ... More >>

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    April 21, 2012

    Earth Day is Sunday: Area 31 Dedicates A Menu to Locally-Sourced Ingredients

    Earth Day is this coming Sunday, but today chefs at the seafood restaurant Area 31 at the Epic Hotel funnel their inner chi to a dedicated, limited-time only Earth Day menu with local ingredients. The menu was designed by chef Michael Riedt and and the idea behind it is to reduce overall energy co ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Miami Marijuana Recipes: Mary Jane Mojitos, Cafe de Cannabis, and Pot Pastelitos

    If you have a huge stash and a taste for some wicked snacks, then look no further than this list of Miami-inspired pot recipes. All of them are, of course, Caribbean recipes, but hey, isn't Miami part of the culture?

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    March 16, 2012

    Urban Forager Burger King Challenge, Part Three: Load Up on Fries, Cover Yourself in Green Ketchup

    ​OK urban warriors, Burger King wants to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with you. How? By again giving away more of their thicker-cut french fries, but this time with a side of green ketchup. Don't ponder over how awesome green ketchup makes you feel on the inside. On St. Patrick's Day weekend, the u ... More >>

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    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Does The Wine Glass Matter? Max Riedel Says Yes

    ​There are many factors when it comes to evaluating a wine, that it's hard to separate the glass from the equation, according to wine expert Max Riedel, owner and proprietor of Riedel Crystal. Riedel showcased his line of glassware yesterday at the Perry Hotel for the South Beach Wine and Food Fes ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Asia de Cuba's New Cuban Sushi; Can You Say Paella Rolls?

    David MinskyThe Chili Passion Caipirinha with a red Fresno pepper garnish​Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian Hotel in South Beach takes its fusion cuisine seriously. A new menu expresses the provocative flavors of both parts of its name. Cuban cuisine prepared with Asian techniques is the forte here, an ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    The Shore Club's Terrazza Replaces Ago: Dining With an Ocean Breeze

    ​Forget about that restaurant known as Ago at the Shore Club on 19th and Collins. It's gone. Now you'll find Terrazza, another Italian eatery featuring the chophouse styles of executive chef Stefano Riccioletti. Walking into the Shore Club, you're greeted with a pleasant smell of potpourri -- or s ... More >>

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