If women and beer are a match made in heaven, the Craft Brewjas are angels here to spread the gospel. This South Florida faction is all about craft beer appreciation, and their latest event is bringing post-work week suds sipping to Miami Beach.
This Friday night, the fierce females are hitting Miami Beach's Abraxas Lounge -- and The Bruery brewery will be taking over the taps for the evening in question. So come the weekend, you can sip some Hottenroth Berliner Weiss, Saison de Lente Belgian Saison and White Oak Oak-aged Wheatwine -- all while meeting fellow brew-loving babes.
"With the South Florida craft beer movement going full speed forward, we are seeing many more businesses embracing craft beer. While chain corporations like World of Beer are doing a great job promoting this industry and introducing a new crowd to the scene, it's always important to support local," said Brewja Kristy Quiros about choosing Abraxas a locale.
In addition to the presence of the Brewjas, the Bruery tap takeover is bringing lots of good options on draft, including the Hottenroth Berliner Weiss, the Saison de Lente Belgian Saison, the White Oak Oak aged Wheatwine, the Trade Winds Belgian Tripel and the Mischief Belgian Strong Golden Ale.
The Bruery, for those unfamiliar, is a Orange County, California, craft boutique beer brand that specializes in Belgian brews. And they're all about the experimental and barrel-aged.
Abraxas owner Diego Escobar curated the takeover to coincide with the Brewjas bash.
"He did a great job of grabbing an assortment of kegs that are great choices for our hot Miami summer. I'm also pretty excited to try some out myself because I, personally, have never had a Bruery beer on tap," Quiros said.
"The Craft Brewjas have been busy brainstorming lots of cool ideas for upcoming events but before we jump into new territory we wanted to host a thank you kind of night for Abraxas, one of South Florida's craft beer pioneers and the place where some of our first get-togethers took place for Fermented Fridays years ago," she added.
Quiros also offered up a few logistical suggestions for the evening's attendees:
- Abraxas doesn't serve food, BUT: "favorite deliveries include La Sandwicherie, My Ceviche, Macaluso's or any of the tons of pizza places on the beach."
- Don't be intimidated by SoBe parking. "There's metered parking on the East side of each street between 4th and 5th and down Washington. There are a few public garages nearby (4th & Michigan being the closest). You can also call Swoop at 305.409.6636 for a free ride if you park anywhere on the beach South of 23rd Street.
- Happy hour FTW! "Abraxas has a daily happy hour from 4 to 9 p.m. where they have about 10 beers for $4 each and usually have about 3 specials any given night at $6 so if, you're on a budget, come anyway!"
The event kicks off at 8 p.m. on Friday and Abraxas closes at 5 a.m., so there's plenty of time for beer-induced bacchanalia. It's free and open to anyone and everyone (over 21, natch), so roll alone or bring the posse. And trust us, the Brewjas know how to party, so come prepared.
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