Are you a beer purist or do you like your hops with a scoop of ice cream, a splash of Moet Chandon, or Reposada?
Owner Eric Fried of 8 Oz. Burger Bar (1080 Alton Rd, Miami Beach; (305) 397-8246) has something for everyone with 12 new draught lines installed last week and a menu of 16 house-designed mixed drinks to make them shine.
Mixed Berry Beer Float? Yes, it works. Surprisingly well.
The 8 Oz. brand is licensed from Chef Govind Armstrong, who exited Miami with the Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing of Table 8, now left with New York and Los Angeles locations. The City of Angels is also home to the only Govind-owned 8 Oz. Burger Bar.
Fried, a native New Yorker turned Miamian three years ago, isn't about to let the mark's woes scar his operation. Look soon for his new 'Suds & Sliders' menu of baby burgers paired with a flight of what's new on tap, like Shipyard Pumpkin Head Ale, Boulder Beer Company's Hazed and Confused, Dogfish Head 60 and 90 Minute IPAs, Chimay Triple Grand Reserve, and Lindeman's Lambic Framboise (averaging about seven bucks for a pint a la carte.) In addition to sporting unique handles, the draught's M-Star kegs are housed for all to oogle in a unique glass tender held steady at 34.8 degrees. Pretty snazzy.