August is officially Miami's month for drinking hard, and it's no surprise. This midsummer month is really boring. So we're encouraging drinking. You already know about theCigar City Dinner
atSustain Restaurant + Bar
, but what else is there to do during the rest of the month?
Make sure you hit up these boozy events to kill the long, dog days of summer.
Tap Takeover at Cervezas
Date & Time: Wednesday, August 24; 8 p.m.
Price: Varies by beer price
Competing with Sustain's big beer dinner, Cervezas in South Miami will also host a Cigar City Brewery blowout. Offering the largest selection under one roof, the place offers you the chance to try Minarett ESB, Misseur Zhukv's Biere De Stout, Big
Dummy, Caramel Graham Cracker Brown Ale, Jose Marti, White Oak Jai
Alai, Table Saison, Peach IPA, Puppy's Breath Porter, Oatmeal Raisin
Cookie, and Xenu Honey Cream Ale. And, of course, there'll be tons of specials too. Cervezas, 5835 Sunset Dr., South Miami; 305-397-8125
Miami Rum Club Rum Tasting Event at Big Game Liquors in Coral Gables
Date & Time: Thursday, August 25; 7 to 9 p.m.
Price: $20 per person
Try some of the rarest rums from the most exceptional family reserves in the world. If you go, you'll taste Brugal 1888, Abuelo Centuria, and Mount Gay 1703. The Burrs (Miami's leading rum experts) will lead the tasting, so you're bound to get a bit rum smarter and a bit funnier. You can buy tickets here or call 305-443-7973 for more information. Big Game Liquors, 930 S. Le Jeune Rd., Coral Gables; 305-443-7973
Second Annual Micro-Brew Beer Cook-Off at Lou's Beer Garden
Date & Time: Saturday, August 28; 5 p.m.
Price: Varies by consumption
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Attend as a contestant or a guest and you'll eat well and drink plenty at this cooking competition. The only rule: Every dish submitted must include a microbrewed beer as an ingredient. Three winners will be chosen, but the first-prize winner will be the only one to receive two
tickets to the Craft Brew Fest in Key West plus two nights at a B&B on