Because hockey, of course.
Since craft beer is (thankfully) starting to be readily available everywhere, it was only a matter of time before arenas followed suit. And the BB&T Center in Sunrise, home of the Florida Panthers, luckily is no exception.Now, if you’ve read the blog before, you may have noticed me mention the Miami Brewing Co. Beer Garden. It’s directly above Pantherland, and features the four core Miami Brewing beers on draft: Gator Tail (Brown Ale, 5.3%, 30 IBU), Vice IPA (American IPA, 7.1% ABV, 60 IBU), mango wheat ale Shark Bait (Pale Wheat Ale, 5.3% ABV, 11 IBU), and the flagship coconut ale Big Rod (American Blonde Ale, 5.3% ABV, 17 IBU).
Also, follow the Florida Beer Blog Instagram and Twitter accounts. During select games this season I’ll be hosting tastings at the Beer Garden. Free beer, y’all.There’s plenty of other beer selections on the lower floor (it’s an arena, after all), including a craft beer cart near section 106. And, for Florida beer, they also have Sunshine State Pils (Pilsner, 5.3% ABV, 43 IBU) from Florida Beer Co. Which is always nice.
If you can swing it, however, Club Red is a blast.
It’s their all-inclusive VIP club, right behind the benches. And being all-inclusive, you can have as much as you want. There’s a pretty good food selection:
And, of course, beer, including options from Miami Brewing.
The way I figure it, if you’re going to support Florida hockey, why not support Florida breweries at the same time?
Drink Florida Craft,