BURGERFI Tampa Beer Pairing Dinners w/3 Daughters, Pair O’Dice, & Coppertail

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.

BURGERFI Cheeseburger

BURGERFI Cheeseburger. Image courtesy of BURGERFI.

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Father’s Day Beer and Food Pairing at Miami Brewing Company

Sooo… If you still don’t have anything planned for this Saturday and/or Sunday, and you’re interested in taking a little drive out the Homestead, You might be interested in what’s going down at Schnebly Redlands Winery, otherwise known as the home of Miami Brewing Company.

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Funky Buddha’s Two Year Anniversary

If I never see an almost completely naked fat guy wearing a tiny speedo on a dunk tank ever again in my life, it will be too soon.

Funky Buddha Brewery’s two year anniversary party was Saturday, and from the look of things, it was a great success.

Crowds for Funky Buddha's Two Year Anniversary

Crowds for Funky Buddha’s Two Year Anniversary

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Event preview – Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest

Note: Bookmark this page. I am going to be continually updating this with information as I get it in.

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

Funky Buddha’s Two Year Anniversary Party

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

Project Yeast 001 at LauderAle

Well, that was a good time.

Project Yeast 001 Crowd at LauderAle

Project Yeast 001 Crowd at LauderAle

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

LauderAle Experiments and More from Saturday’s SaltWater Brewery Event

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