This week, our feature story takes a closer look at Miami's quickly rising craft beer scene. But besides the homebrew clubs and restaurants, there are the writers who are blogging about craft beer in South Florida.
We want to recognize the following blogs in honor of American Craft Beer Week. Some cover beer news and events, others talk food and beer pairings, and still others simply profess their love for beer. Just don't call them beer snobs, because the love of beer is far from a snobby thing.
5. United We Drink
Meet Mike and Phil, a couple of dudes from South Florida who produce podcasts about beer every two weeks. That's awesome. They've produced 44 episodes in the past two years and talk about subjects such as regional and national beer plus where you can get great brew in SoFla. You can find their podcasts on iTunes for free.
4. The Beer Cook
This is written by a lady who not only loves beer but also blogs about her recipes, such as chocolate truffles made with Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale, beer crepes, and lamb chops with Framboise Lambic Ale sauce. There's a lot more than just beer-battered fried fish. She also recommends which foods pair well with beer.
3. Daily Beer Review
The guy who runs this blog goes by the alias Beer Drinker Rob, and he has a lot of wit to go with his 1,300-plus beer reviews. He seems to dislike Florida, but loves beer and posts cool pictures of each beer in a glass next to its respective label. If you want a South Florida beer blog with an attitude, this is it.
2. South Florida Beer Blog
Dave Crisafi works for Brown Distributing, so he has a lot of insider knowledge about one of the biggest beer distributors in South Florida. He covers Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Counties, but he's based in Miami. It's a great local source for beer news.
1. The Miami Malt Bomb
Patrick Lunn, AKA the Miami Malt Bomb, drinks and writes about some pretty interesting beers, stuff that seems like it came straight out of Bilbo Baggins's beer cellar (the good stuff). The purpose of his blog is to "advocate and educate," bringing craft beer awareness to the masses. Miami could use more beer bloggers like him. We could also use a bit more awareness of craft beer. The Malt Bomb doesn't write for the total beer snob, nor does he write for newbies.
Want to read more about beer invading the South Florida market? Homebrew clubs, microbreweries, and brewpubs that are in the works?
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