Thursday, December 13, 2012

Event Announcements, Part 1

Can you feel that little tinge of excitement brewing? The Second Annual South Florida Beer Week is just under 6 weeks away, and we've already got a great line up of events headed your way.

We plan to announce more events as all the I's are dotted and T's are crossed... so stay tuned. For now, check out this list below of what's on the docket:

January 19
"Pigs & Pitchers" Beer Week Kick Off Party at Front Porch Cafe. This nifty little spot inside the Z Hotel was recently voted "Best Value on South Beach" by the Miami New Times. For SFBW, executive chef Todd Webster is firing up La Caja China for a Cuban-style pig roast! $30 gets you all the pig you can stuff your snout with, plus a pitcher of local brew on tap.

JA World Uncorked: This charity event takes place inside Junior Achievement World at Broward College North Campus, a non-profit center that teaches children career and real-world skills. Last years' event was an epic and classy soiree, and this year plans to be just as glitzy, with local beers courtesy of Cigar City Brewing, plus an elegant selection from Samuel Smith, Orval, Lindeman's, PALM, Steenbruge, Duvel, Ommegang, and more. More info at

South Florida Brewery Bus Tour: Get ready to ride in style! The South Florida Brewery Bus Tour will pick up at Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery in Boca Raton and take off on a day-long adventure to breweries around Palm Beach County, including Tequesta Brewing, Due South Brewing, and Brewzzi Boca Raton. Each stop will have special brews on tap with generous bus tour pricing. More info including ticketing coming soon. 1pm till late.

January 20
Cigar City Brewing Kick Off at Putt'in' Around: Join Phil from Cigar City Brewing Company for an easy-going Sunday Funday at Delray's own miniature golf course. There will be CCB can specials and even a special keg on tap, and a wallet-friendly, all-inclusive price that includes beer and golf. Stay tuned.

January 21
Due South Night at Tap 42: Fort Lauderdale's Tap 42 will feature a different local brewer each night of the week During SBFW. First up - Boynton Beach's Due South. Expect three brews, including something special. 7pm.

Local Cheese and Beer Pairings at Total Wine: Total Wine will be partnering with a distributor of gourmet cheeses from the state of Florida on this perfect pairing. There will be five cheeses paired with five outstanding local brews for this all local, one-of-a-kind night. Classes will take place at 6:30pm at both the PGA and Miami/Pinecrest locations of Total Wine, and will be taught by local cheese mongers and representatives of local breweries. Ticketing info to come soon.

January 22
Cigar City Tastings at Whole Foods Fort Lauderdale: Come out to Whole Foods and try CCBs new cans - Jai Alai, Maduro, and Florida Cracker. 4-6pm

Cigar City Brewing Night at Tap 42: Fort Lauderdale's Tap 42 will feature a different local brewer each night of the week During SBFW. CCB night will feature unique brews on tap. 7pm

January 23
Tequesta Night at Tap 42: Fort Lauderdale's Tap 42 will feature a different local brewer each night of the week During SBFW. Tequesta night will feature unique brews on tap. 7pm

January 24
Local Beer Tasting and Pairing at Whole Foods Boca Raton: Come try your favorite local beers paired up with beer-friendly grub. $10 for unlimited sampling of all the goodness. 6:30-8:30pm

Drink Like a Local Night at Tap 42: Try a range of beers from local breweries, plus a special firkin tapped for one night only! 7pm

Cigar City Treatment Night at BX Beer Depot: Lake Worth's BX Beer Depot has long been an institution for rare and uncommon craft beer. That status continues on this night, when CCB will bring in six special treatment ales and one-off brews. CCB staff will be in house to talk about the great beers. 6pm

Hollywood Craft Beer Pub Crawl: Downtown Hollywood is blowing up in the craft beer scene! Haven't been there lately? This night will be a perfect chance to check it out. A $10 donation to charity will get you a Drink Like a Local card, good for special prices at each stop. Get a stamp on purchase at each stop in the crawl, and you'll get a T-shirt and glass as a keepsake at the end of the evening. Check out the schedule and participating bars below, including what brewery they'll represent:

7pm - Tipsy Boar, check in - Cigar City Brewing
8pm - Whiskey Tango - Holy Mackerel and Native Brewing Co.
9pm - Big Easy - Tequesta Brewing
10-late - Mickey Byrnes - Due South Brewing

January 25
Field of Beers: The epic, beer event of the year is here! Field of Beers invites chefs and brewers onto the infield at Roger Dean Stadium for a night of fantastic pairings. Tickets are limited, so get yours at

January 26
Jupiter Craft Brewers' Festival: SFBW culminates in the sixth incarnation of the JCBF, which will include over 150 beers from 30-plus breweries. Tickets have not yet gone on sale, but get them here once they do:

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