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American Craft Beer Week Just Ahead: Wagyu Beef, Tiger Prawns, and Discounts on Suds

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American Craft Beer Week in Miami begins Monday, May 14. What better excuse do you need to dress up like Gambrinus with beer stein in hand for seven days in a row?

Brown Distributing is helping Miami shake its non-beer-loving image by driving all over the county to make sure there are enough brewskis for this celebration.

Here are some events worth marking on your calendar:

May 14
Brewery Ommegang and food pairing at The Local Craft Food and Drink: A three-course meal of Wagyu beef carpaccio and shaved salad with black truffle ponzu for appetizers, paired with Ommegangs Belgian Pale Ale; roasted tiger prawn and spring vegetable buerre fondue paired with Three Philosophers. Dessert is glazed Asian pair with praline ice cream paired with Ommegang's Witte beer. From 6 p.m. to close, regular menu prices.

Blue Piano Music Lounge and Wine Bar will host a craft beer happy hour from 6 to 8 p.m. all week. Get 50 percent off all drafts.

Pinecrest Total Wine & More will have a beer and cheese pairing where for $15, you can sample six artisanal cheeses and see how they pair with various beer flavors.

May 15
Enjoy a Cigar City Beer Dinner at DB Bistro Moderne. A five-course meal paired with Cigar City beers. First course: chicharronwith El Murcielago; second course: a series of rustic flatbread tarts with Ligero Black Lager; third course: a housemade charcuterie with Tocobaga Red Ale; fourth course: DB burger with Bone Valley Brown Ale; and dessert: fruit-based vacherin with Dos Costas Oeste Lemon-Wood Aged Ale. From 6:30 to 10 p.m., $55 plus tax and gratuity. 


Drink local beers at LoKal in Coconut Grove with an "all-local" tap takeover from Cigar City, Tequesta Brewing Company, and Saint Somewhere, from 6 p.m. to close.

May 16
Terrapin Beer Company will take over six taps at Sports Grill in South Miami with Hopzilla, Hop Karma Brown Ale, Monk's Revenge Belgian IPA, Hopsecutioner IPA, Easy Rider Session IPA, and Rye Pale Ale. From 7 to 10 p.m.

Cervezas on Sunset Drive will host the ultimate draft beer takeover with limited-edition beers such as Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, Avery Maharaja, Cigar City Bone Valley, and even Blue Point Toasted Lager running through a Randall with cinnamon sticks and vanilla beans.

May 17
In case you missed the last Brews and Bellies at the Federal Food Drink & Provisions two weeks ago, there is another next Thursday for ACBW featuring Cigar City beers paired with pork belly dishes.

May 18
From 7 to 9 p.m., Lucky Liquors and Fine Wines at 7807 Bird Rd. will host a craft beer tasting. For $12, you get unlimited craft beer samples, a souvenir glass, and $5 toward your next craft beer purchase.

May 19
Lou's Beer Garden will host a pool party with special guest Tequesta Brewing as they break out their cask of Imperial Red Ale, along with other Tequesta Beers and food.

May 20
Get 20 percent off craft beers all day at Cork and Bottle in Kendall.

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