BURGERFI, the South Florida-based craft burger and beer restaurant, is in the middle of a series of summer beer pairing events at their Tampa restaurant. Each month, BURGERFI will pair up with a different brewer in the Tampa Bay Area to pair their burgers, hand-cut fries, and incredible desserts with local craft beer.
Last Friday was the Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest, held in the heart of the city at the Delray Beach Center For the Arts. And although I’ve seen it before, this was my first time being there. And it was a great time.
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Mostly because I am excited for the upcoming Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest, coming up on Friday, May 8th.
There are a lot, and I do mean a lot, of breweries from around the state that will be represented. Some of which I still haven’t tried yet, so I’m pretty excited about that. The Beer Fest web site has a nice rundown of the breweries that will be there. As for who is bringing what beers, that’s what I’m trying to find out for you. Here’s what I have found out so far: Continue reading
On May 30th, Funky Buddha is turning two years old, and celebrating with a huge party. Basically they’re taking over the entire parking lot with beer tents, food trucks, live music, and more.
Beer will run similar to their Maple Bacon Coffee porter event in that they will be $6 each. But this is what the tap list looks like (good luck getting through this huge, yet incomplete, list. Links to Florida Beer Blog reviews where possible)… Continue reading
Well, that was a good time.
Last night, Ft. Lauderdale’s hot new brewery LauderAle threw an inventive tasting titled Project Yeast 001. Basically, the event started with a barrel of English Bitter (4.3% to 5.3% ABV, 26 IBU) brewed with Maris Otter & Crystal 60 malts and Magnum & East Kent Goldings hops.
And that, dear readers, is where the similarities end. That barrel of Bitter was divided into 8 equal pieces and pitched with a different yeast. Each of the now-distinct bitters was conditioned for 45 days.
Last night was the big tasting event. $10 got you two 4-glass sample flight comprising the entire 8-batch experiment and an ultra-detailed information packet with a lot of information about the recipes, yeasts, and tasting notes. People at the event were also given detailed tasting sheets to write what they thought about each of the beers. Continue reading
Interesting news from a few of my favorite South Florida breweries today.
First is an event happening at Ft. Lauderdale‘s Lauderale on Thursday evening. Owner/head brewer/nice guy Kyle Jones has brewed a barrel of a new English Bitter. The fun part is that barrel was split up into 8 different parts, and each part was pitched with one of the following yeasts: Continue reading