Beer & Wine

South Florida Beer Week 2016 in Miami: Beer Dinners, Tap Takeovers, and Local Brews UPDATED

From January 23 to 30, South Florida Beer Week (SFBW) brings local beers from Broward and Palm Beach counties to Miami-Dade, giving fans of good local beer the opportunity to sample our neighboring counties' beers without the drive. Less money spent on gas leaves more for beer, right? 

There's also plenty of Miami beer love. From tap takeovers to dinners and parings to discounts, SFBW is a week of local beer celebrations shared among retailers, restaurants, and breweries, culminating with the Miami Beer Festival January 30. Whether you're a card-carrying member of the Miami beer scene or simply looking for a solid local brew, have a look at the list of events happening around the county. 

January 25

Due South and Wynwood Brewing Spotlight at World of Beer - Kendall
From 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., World of Beer Kendall will feature several beers from Boynton Beach's Due South Brewing and Miami's own Wynwood Brewing on tap.

Biscayne Bay Brewing Co. and Pubgrill Pairing Menu
January 25 through 30, Pubgrill in Cutler Bay will pair Miami's Biscayne Bay Brewing Company (BBBC) beers with food specials. Pairings include a shrimp po'boy paired with BBBC's Miami Pale Ale, and the Optimus Prime BGR cheeseburger paired with a BBBC Double Nine Double IPA. 

MIA Brewing Hosts Cigar City Brewing
Miami's MIA Brewing (10400 NW 33rd St., Ste. 150, Doral) is paying homage to Tampa's Cigar City Brewing by offering a few of its beers on tap, along with videogames. Beers featured are Cigar City's Horchata Nitro, Jose Marti, and Cold Brew IPA. 

1 Hotel South Beach
Throughout the week, 1 Hotel South Beach will offer specials on all local craft beer.

High Tide at the Surfcomber

High Tide is hosting local craft beer specials and a special menu for SFBW.

January 26

Funky Buddha Brewery Spotlight at World of Beer - Kendall
World of Beer in Kendall will feature several of Oakland Park's Funky Buddha Brewery beers on tap from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Twisted Trunk Tuesday at Barley an American Brasserie 
Beginning at 5 p.m., Barley an American Brasserie (9059 SW 73rd Ct., South Miami) will feature beers from West Palm Beach's Twisted Trunk Brewery

Concrete Beach Brewery Helles Lager at the Local 
Starting at 6 p.m., the Local Craft Food & Drink in Coral Gables will feature Concrete Beach Brewery's Helles Lager 

Coppertail Brewing Co. Tap Takeover & Tower at Mignonette
Tampa's Coppertail Brewing Co. will debut Captain Jack’s Stone Crab Stout, the brewery's 2016 collaboration with Jupiter’s Tequesta Brewing Co., and takes over taps at Mignonette (210 NE 18th St., Miami). The tap takeover begins during happy hour and features the Coppertail Tower — a behemoth packed with shellfish, including 12 oysters, six clams, shrimp cocktail, crab cocktail, stone crabs, and two pints of Jack’s Stone Crab Stout with keepsake glasses for $100.

Trivia Night at MIA Brewing Featuring Biscayne Bay Brewing and Wynwood Brewing Companies
MIA Brewing hosts a night of trivia and some local barrel-aged beers. On tap are Wynwood Brewing's El Barrio barrel-aged barley wine and Buenas Noches barrel-aged stout from Biscayne Bay Brewing Company. 

Update: MIA Brewing Beer Dinner at Pinch Kitchen
Pinch Kitchen (8601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami) is hosting a five-course dinner paired with beers from MIA Brewing Company. It's the launch of Pinch Kitchen's Craft Collab series, where they pair with a different craft brewery every three months. The dinner is $75 (including tax, gratuity, and fees) and begins at 7 p.m. 

January 27

Concrete Beach Brewery Tap Takeover at World of Beer in Dadeland
Starting at 6 p.m., World of Beer in Dadeland features a Concrete Beach Brewery tap takeover, as well as pint glasses to show off your graffiti skills. 

Wynwood Brewing Co. Spotlight Featuring Local Graffiti Artist Abstrk at Tacos and Tattoos
From 7-10 p.m., Tacos and Tattoos (10720 SW 113th Pl, Miami) features live art by Miami graffiti artist Abstrk. Also featured are beers from Wynwood Brewing and $1 off all local drafts. 

Civil Society Brewing Co. Launch at MIA Brewing
MIA Brewing is hosting Miami's first launch of Jupiter's Civil Society Brewing with Fresh IPA, Lil' Juice, Blondes Make Me Hoppy, and Southern Exposure on tap. 

January 28

MIA Brewing and Copperpoint Brewing Tap Takeover at Boxelder Craft Beer Market
From 6 p.m. to midnight, Wynwood's Boxelder Craft Beer Market features MIA Brewing's Ano Viejo, Mega Mix and Call Oatcho on Nitro and Boynton Beach's Copperpoint Brewing's Blood Orange Wit, One Love IPA, and High Ridge Pale Ale.

MIA Brewing Hosts Funky Buddha Brewery Taps
MIA Brewing hosts three taps from Funky Buddha Brewery: Rice Crispy Treat, Pineapple Blonde Ale, and Fire In the Hole, a raspberry and habanero beer. 

January 29

Barrel of Monks Meet the Brewer and Tap Takeover at Boxelder Craft Beer Market
Starting at 5 p.m., Barrel of Monks Brewing's head brewer Kevin Abbott and brand manager Phil Palmisano will be pouring brews and answering questions at Boxelder Craft Beer Market. Also featured are beers from Barrel of Monks on tap, including White Wizard Witbier, 1801 Koffie Saison, Amarillo BPA, Owen (Tequila Barrel Aged Tripel), Raspberry Quadrupel, Rum Barrel Aged Quadrupel and S'tart.

Wynwood Brewing Spotlight at Whole Foods in Coral Gables
Beers from Miami's Wynwood Brewing Company will be pouring at Whole Foods Market in Coral Gables from 6 to 8 p.m.

MIA Brewing Hosts Florida Beers on Tap
Beers from around the state will be featured at MIA Brewing, including Mango Wit from Proof Brewing Co., Acension IPA from Angry Chair Brewing Co., Nutsack Brown Ale from Engine 15 Brewing Co., and Mavin from Barley Mow Brewing

January 30

Miami Beer Festival
Now in its fourth year, the Miami Beer Festival has over 50 confirmed breweries pouring at Marlins Park. Many beers from up-and-coming local breweries will be featured, including P. Swayze IPA from Lincoln's Beard Brewing Co. and a barrel aged sweet stout from Hialeah Brewing Co. 
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