Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Thank You!

SFBW 2016 was incredible! We truly hope that you enjoyed every minute of it as much as we did. Last year we said that we knew 2016 would be bigger and better, and it definitely was and couldn't have happened without all your help and support.

South Florida Beer Week is very special and will continue to grow as the craft beer culture and community continues to expand in Florida. We ask that you continue to support these amazing local businesses all year long.

Now, here is an epic video that pretty much sums up all the fun we had, enjoy!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

SFBW Day 8: One More Night

This entire week has been filled with incredible beers, people, bars, restaurants, and much more! Today is the last and final day of South Florida Beer Week 2016, so let's make it a good one. There are some awesome events going on today you will not want to miss:


1:00 - 4:00 PM Homebrew Class (Craft Cartel: 557 SW 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312) Come out and learn how to brew your own beer at home!

1:00 PM Funky Buddha Night featuring Hopgun and Floridian (Burger 21: 2451 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33324)

Palm Beach

1:00 - 5:00 PM Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival (Roger Dean Stadium: 4751 Main St, Jupiter, FL 33458) Currently sold out, but please tag us in your pictures @southfloridabeerweek. For more info check here.

Miami Dade

5:00 - 10:00 PM Miami Craft Beer Festival (Sun Life Stadium: 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056) For the fourth year Miami Beer Festival has been bringing great beers to the Miami area. For more info please check here.

Thank you all for a fantastic week! Please make sure to check back Monday for a wrap up of all the great festivities.


Friday, January 29, 2016

#SFBW Recap: Day 6

It just doesn't stop! More incredible beers and people were out for Day 6 of SFBW. Here is quick recap of the nights shenanigans:

Great time was had by all at the Beer Social at the Social House in Lake Worth. Due South, Barrel of Monks, and Wynwood came out and talked about their breweries, how they got started and all the delicious liquid they've been making!

There were some amazing beers from Cigar City on tap (including Marshall Zhukov) at Colada Cuban House in Ft. Lauderdale.

Enjoying some Oskar Blues Deviant Dales and a philly at Hullabaloo.

Make sure to check back tomorrow for more updates!

Day 7: Cheers to the Freakin' Weekend

It's Friday and Day 7 of SFBW, and we couldn't be more pumped! So what's going on below:

Miami Dade

6:00 - 10:00 PM Wynwood Spotlight (Whole Foods Coral Gables: 6701 Red Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33143) 

6:00 - 10:00 PM Barrel of Monks Tap Takeover (Boxelder: 278 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771) Join us for a tap takeover with Barrel of Monks! We will be pouring Rasp Quad, 1801 Koffie Saison, Amarillo Belgian Pale ale, Quandrum (rum ba quad), Owen(tequila ba triple), Wizard and S'tart.


7:00 PM 3 Breweries in 1 Night (Marina 84 Sports Bar: 2440 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312)
Hollywood Brewery, Funky Buddha Brewery & Cigar City Brewery all come together all in one place to celebrate the amazing culture of craft beer. We will be featuring Live Entertainment beginning at 7 pm! Order tickets here.

5:00 PM The Mack is Back! Holy Mackerel Spotlight (Riverside Market South: 3218 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) Bobby G is making his come back with Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers at the famous Riverside Market in Old Fort Lauderdale ! Special Golden Ale will be showcased along with Panic Attack Cubano Style ! Come down for this special event during South Florida Craft Beer Week ! To read more about Bobby's return, check out this article here.

Keep checking back daily for more updates, and see all the great week-long specials for SFBW here.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

#SFBW Recap: Day 5

Day 5 of SFBW was amazing! We ate Girl Scout cookies, drank some incredible Belgian beers and more! Check out some of the photos of all the fun below:

Girl Scout cookies and craft beer, a match made in heaven! Due South was packed full of people trying delicious combos of beer and cookies.

Some great Belgian beers at Orginal Fat Cat's in Fort Lauderdale from Barrel of Monks.

Wings and beers from Tequesta Brewing Co. at Beer Trade Co.

Enjoying a bite and brew from Due South at Coolinary Cafe.

A delicious Tequesta Pomegrante American Sour at Little Moirs Leftovers

Check back daily for more updates and happenings from SFBW. Cheers!

Day 6: We're Not Slowing Down

Day 6 of SFBW is upon us and there is tons to do. Check it out:


12:00 PM DAS 3rd Birthday Celebration (DAS Biergarten: 1203 Town Center Dr #106, Jupiter, FL 33458) DAS turns 3! Come celebrate with us...Enjoy Live Music by National Recording Artist Tom Sartori! Specialty Drafts: Barrel of Monks Tequila Barrel aged Tripel, Coppertail Wine Barrel aged Eldermother, Proof White Oak Citra Pale Ale, Proof La La IPA, Proof Guru IPA, Funky Buddha Sex Panther Black IPA, Funky Buddha Neopolitan, Barley Mow Maven Chocolate Milk Stout, Wynwood Double Dock Doppleboch, Ogmmeang Soothsayer.

Palm Beach

5:00 PM Funky Buddha Tap Enlightenment (Southern Railway Tap House: 314 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401) On tap: Dread Pirate Roberts, Neapolitan Porter, Fire in the Hole, Blueberry Cobbler, Sex Panther, and more!

6:00 - 9:00 PM The Social House Lake Worth Presents "Brewing Inspirations" (The Social House (Lake Worth): 512 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460) An event like no other. Barrel of Monks, Wynwood Brewing, and Due South will be visiting the Social House in Lake Worth to talk about their Beer, their Breweries, and the inspiration to make Beer. A happy hour on the patio begins at 6pm. The event starts at 7pm. More details at

5:00 PM Barrel of Monk's Brewery Spotlight (The Brass Tap Boynton Beach: 950 Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426)

7:00 - 9:00 PM Highland Spotlight (The Brewhouse Gallery: 720 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403)


6:00 PM Get Nauti with Due South (Riverside Market South: 3218 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) The Mariana Trench Ship hasn't sailed off just yet! Set your Compass to Riverside Market South for this really unique event. Mariana Trench Imperial Stout will be making an appearance, as well as some other Due South Favorites. NO SHIP!

7:00 PM Whiskey Tango and Funky Buddha Brewery Present: The High Class Redneckery Beer Dinner (Whiskey Tango: 1903 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020) Menu: Slim Jim Frito Pie Corn Dog paired with Funky Buddha Sex Panther IPA;Floridian Easy Cheese Beer Soup paired with Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweize;Spam Confit Grilled cheese with Funky Buddha Fire in the Hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale; Wonder Bread Strawberry bread pudding paired with Funky Buddha Strawberry Shortcake Wheat Wine.; For ticket information or to RSVP for this event place contact Whiskey Tango @ 954-925-2555

5:00 PM Cigar City Tap Takeover (Colada Cuban House: 525 N Federal Hwy #400, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301)

5:00 PM Cigar City Spotlight (Fat Cat's: 320 Himmarshee St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312)

Make sure to keep checking back for the last few days of events for #SFBW2016, and see all the week long specials here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

#SFBW Recap: Day 4

Last night we had a great time hopping around for Day 4 of #SFBW2016. Here are some pictures of the festivities:

There are some amazing specials on growler fills and special releases at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in Oakland Park. Here are just a few.

The Funky Buddha Tap Enlightenment at Dixie Grill & Bar was a great time! There were tons of incredible special release beers on tap.

WOB Kendall also had some great Funky beers on tap for their tap spotlight.


Day 5: Still Going Strong

Day 5 of SFBW and we are still going strong! The great beers just keep coming and we are continuing to have an amazing time with all of the great people of South Florida who are supporting the amazing craft beer culture. Today there will be some incredible tap takeovers with great beers from all over the state, so make sure to check it out:

Palm Beach

4:00 - 9:00 PM Girl Scout Cookie Pairing (Due South Brewery: 2900 High Ridge Rd #3, Boynton Beach, FL 33426) Due South Brewing Co will be pairing beers with assorted Girl Scout cookies with a portion of the proceeds getting donated to the local Girl Scout troop.

5:00 PM Funky Buddha Keg Over (Salute Market: 5530 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418) Join Salute Market as we host Brian Torres, of Funky Buddha Brewery, for a night of great beer, great food, & great people! We will offer a flight of four beers paired with four different bar bites. We will also feature two cocktails made with Funky Buddha Beer! $12 for the flight $14 for the bite $24 for both For the night, we will be giving $1 off your purchase of any Funky Buddha six-pack.

7:00 PM Due South Mariana Trench Tappings (Dixie Grill & Bar:5101 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405)


6:00 PM Special Releases & Timed Tappings (DAS Biergarten: 1203 Town Center Dr #106, Jupiter, FL 33458) Limited Release Timed Tappings *6PM -Due South Mariana Trench --Coppertail Wine Barrel Eldermother *7PM -Funky Buddha Chocwork Orange -26 Degrees MexZiko's Rage * 8PM -Proof Ghost Totem Robust Porter -Barrel of Monk's 1801 Koffie Saison *9PM -Copper Tail Arman Jack -Proof Lemon Peel Berliner


6:00 PM Brew Bus Brewing Mini Tap Takeover (Laser Wolf: 901 Progresso Dr #101, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304) Come out to Laser Wolf and enjoy some delicious Brew Bus Brewing beers including their Hazelnut Spread Porter in celebration of South Florida Beer Week!

5:00 PM Barrel of Monks Malord Release and Tap Takeover (Fat Cat's: 320 Himmarshee St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312)

7:00 PM SFBW Local Tap Takeover (Funky Buddha Brewery: 1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334) To read more about the tap takeover and what will be pouring see here.

Miami Dade

7:00 - 10:00 PM Wynwood Wednesday with Local Graffiti Artist Abstrk (Tacos & Tattoos: 10720 SW 113th Pl, Miami, FL 33176) 

Make sure to check back here daily for more great events. See all the amazing week long specials here.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

#SFBW Recap: Day 3

Day 3 of South Florida Beer Week fell on a Monday, which gave us all the more reason to party! We had an amazing time at several events, and enjoyed some delicious beers. Here is quick recap of the evening's activities:

It was an amazing time at Riverside Market South and their Tattoos & Brew event with Funky Buddha. We enjoyed some great beers and (temporary) tatts.


At Papa's Raw Bar there was a great tap feature with Wynwood and Saltwater. There was great live music and some incredible food.

We would love to see your pictures of South Florida Beer Week, so use the hashtag #SFBW2016 and keep checking back for more.


Day 4: Plenty to Go Around

Day 4 of #SFBW2016 is full of amazing beers and opportunities to learn more about craft beer. Whether you are at a tasting with a bunch of amazing breweries, sipping on a limited release beer from one of your favorite breweries, or learning about pairing Belgian beer and food, there is plenty to go around.

Miami Dade

3:00 PM - 1:00 AM Funky Buddha Spotlight (WOB Kendall: 8525 Mills Dr, Miami, FL 33183) Join WOB Kendall in drinking some delicious beers in celebration of SFBW!

5:00 PM Twisted Trunk Tuesday (Barley an American Brasserie: 9059 SW 73rd Ct, Miami, FL 33156) Come out for Twisted Trunk Tuesday! We will be spotlighting IPGA and Palm Beach Pilz.​

West Palm

6:00 - 8:00 PM "Journey to the Core" with Cigar City, Oskar Blues, and Due South (Total Wine Boynton Beach: 850 Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426) While some fans of Craft Beer are always searching for the hardest to find and small batch beers, Brewery representatives from Oskar Blues, Cigar City, and Due South would like to show you the complexities and differences between Beers that you can find on the shelf Everyday.

7:00 PM Funky Buddha Tap Enlightenment (Dixie Grill & Bar: 5101 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405) Beers on tap: Imperial Chocwork Orange, Neapolitan Porter, Blueberry Cobbler, Fire in the Hole, Rice Crispy Treat, Raspberry Floridian, Nikolai Vorlauf, and more!


6:00 PM Barrel of Monks Beer & Food Pairing (Riverside Market South: 3218 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) Three course pairing of Coffee Saison, Witte and Tripple; Tickets are $25 and will be available at, read more about the event here.

7:00 PM Funky Buddha Iron & Barleywine Release (Funky Buddha Brewery: 1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334) Our English-style barleywine brewed with red wine grape must, will be returning on Tuesday, January 26th at 7pm!


6:00 PM Locals Only Trivia (DAS Biergarten: 1203 Town Center Dr #106, Jupiter, FL 33458) All Local Drafts on Special, Florida Beer Gear Prizes, Special Tappings at 6PM: Wynwood Double Dock Dopplebock, Stone Imperial Mutt Brown, 26 Degrees Captain Ron, Ommegang Soothsayer

Don't forget to keep checking back daily for updates on events.

See the printable SFBW guide here, check out week-long specials and happy hours here.


Monday, January 25, 2016

Palette Pleaser: Belgian Food & Beer Pairing with Barrel of Monks

Join Riverside Market South and Barrel of Monks Brewery out of Boca Raton for a delectable Belgian beer and food pairing.

The menu will include:


Creamy brie sformato and beer nuts drizzled in a sweet and aromatic orange fennel marmalade. This course will be paired with Raspberry Wizard Wit, which is pink in color with subtle hints of raspberry, coriander, and orange peel


Mussels in a natural broth, fine herbs, and pretzel frites with mustard dill. The entree is paired with Three Fates Tripel, which is a spicy and floral beer with a hint of hop. The Three Fates Tripel is made with a special Belgian yeast which contributes to its unique flavor profile, it is a classic Belgian beer with an American twist.


Belgian chocolate custard topped with fresh raspberry, and a waffle crisp. Desert is paired with the limited release 1801 Koffie Saison, a Black Saison infused with a healthy dose of whole bean coffee.

Tickets are $25 per person. Seats may be reserved at:

Check-in for this event begins at 5:30pm. Payment in the form of cash or credit will be requested at the event before you are seated.

Day 3: Let the Fun Begin!

Day 3 of SFBW is jam-packed with some incredible events going on all around the Southern tip of the Sunshine State! Here is what is going down:


2:00 PM Saltwater Spotlight (Castaways: 911 NE Jensen Beach Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL 34957) Spotlight featuring several taps from Saltwater and their recent collaboration Pop's Salty Sea Cow.

8:30 PM Burger, Beer, and Movie Night (DAS Biergarten: 1203 Town Center Dr #106, Jupiter, FL 33458) $2 Burger $3 FLorida Lagers: Due South Craft, Proof Lager, Cigar City's New Lager Special Tappings: funky Buddha Blueberry Cobbler & Fire in the Hole. The movie Strange Brew starts at 8:30 PM.


3:00 PM - 1:00 AM Wynwood Spotlight (WOB Kendall: 8525 Mills Dr, Miami, FL 33183) Join WOB Kendall for some incredible beers on tap from Wynwood Brewing.


5:00 PM Papas Raw Bar Block Party featuring SaltWater Brewery and Wynwood Brewery (Papas Raw Bar: 4610 N Federal Hwy, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064) Live performance from Uproot Hootenanny and great beer!

6:00 PM Tattoos & Brews with Funky Buddha (Riverside Market South: 3218 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) Come and get [temporary] tatted and try 2 of Funky's never-before-released brews. Cornhole tournament winners and tattoo contest winners recieve a bottle of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter.

11:30 AM Funky Buddha Tap Takeover (The Brass Tap Fort Lauderdale: 551 N Federal Hwy #600, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301) Come get some amazing beers from Funky Buddha on tap all day!

Palm Beach

6:30 - 9:30 PM Due South "South of the Border" Beer Dinner (The Blind Monk: 410 Evernia St #107, West Palm Beach, FL 33401) Due South beers paired with the traditional Mexican cuisine of their own Elizabeth Perez.

7:00 - 9:30 PM Brewery Throwdown Round 1 (Barrel of Monks Brewery: 1141 S Rogers Cir #5, Boca Raton, FL 33487) Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to Brewery Throwdown! This event series is about three very important things: beer, food and fun. A beer dinner with a twist: ROUND 1: Cigar City Brewing and Barrel of Monks are pairing up with tasty food prepared by Mucho Gusto. For more info click here.

6:00 - 8:00 PM "Journey to the Core" with Cigar City, Oskar Blues, and Due South (Total Wine & More: 850 Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426) While some fans of Craft Beer are always searching for the hardest to find and small batch beers, Brewery representatives from Oskar Blues, Cigar City, and Due South would like to show you the complexities and differences between Beers that you can find on the shelf Everyday.

Make sure to use the hashtag #SFBW2016 and check back here for daily updates. Also, don't forget about all the great week long specials this week, we got the skinny here.


Sunday, January 24, 2016

#SFBW2016 Recap: Day 1

Day 1 of SFBW was filled with some great beer from Due South Brewing at their 2016 Trench Day, which celebrated the award winning Mariana Trench Imperial Stout. The event was filled with plenty of delicious beers from breweries all around the state.

Day 2: Let's Go For a Ride

Day 2 of #SFBW2016 is going down with The Brew Bus and their Brewery Crawl. This crawl is heading to several great breweries in the South Florida area including: Saltwater Brewery, Barrel of Monks, Funky Buddha Brewery, Bangin Banjo, and 26 Degrees. The crawl starts at noon today at Saltwater Brewery and end at 4:30 PM. There is one seat left so make sure to reserve your spot now!

To read more about this Brewery Crawl check out our previous post here.
To purchase your ticket go to their website here.

You can also join in on an amazing bar crawl in Delray! The fun starts at 1 PM at Coffee District and will be hitting up Putt'N Around at 1 PM, and Beer Trade Co at 3 PM. You will be able to enjoy some delicious beers from Funky Buddha, Due South, Inlet, Barrel of Monks, Brew Bus Brewing, Tequesta Brewing, Native, Saltwater, Wynwood, Twisted Trunk and more!


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Your #SFBW2016 Guide is Here!

Today is Day 1 of SFBW and we couldn't be more excited about all of the awesome things coming to South Florida this week in celebration of great beer and the amazing people behind it. We wanted to make it easy for you to find great events near you so we decided to make this amazing #SFBW2016 printable guide!

As you can see everything is color coded by county, which includes: Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Martin, and broken down by day of the week. On the bottom you will a break down of all of the week long events (you can also find a break down here). If you are looking for more info on events you can check back on the blog daily for updates or just check out the upcoming events breakdown on our homepage on the left side bar.

Cheers to another amazing South Florida Beer Week!

Day 1: Let's Pre-game

It's on! South Florida Beer Week 2016 is officially underway and of course we got you covered:

West Palm

  • 11:00 AM Delray Beer Crawl  (Coffee District: 325 NE 2nd Ave #104, Delray Beach, FL 33444) Kicking off SFBW right! Starting at Coffee District at 11am, Puttin Around at 1pm, Beer Trade Co. at 3pm. Come out and drink beers from some great South Florida breweries: Funky Buddha, Twisted Truck, Wynwood, Saltwater, Barrel of Monks, Inlet, Brew Bus Brewing, Native, Due South and more!
  • 3:00 - 6:00 PM Trench Day 2016 *Currently sold out* (Due South Brewery: 2900 High Ridge Rd #3, Boynton Beach, FL 33426) The release of Due South's award-winning Mariana Trench Imperial Stout, along with other great beers. 

Miami-Dade County

  • 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM Due South Spotlight (World of Beer Kendall: 8525 Mills Dr, Miami, FL 33183) Come out to WOB Kendall and enjoy some delicious Due South beers.

Make sure to check out all the great week long specials here.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Week Long Specials for #SFBW2016

There are tons of great specials going on all week for South Florida Beer Week and we decided to help you out and put them all in one place! Check them out below:


  • Funky Buddha & Cigar City Feature (Boardroom Bar: 3343 NE 32nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308) Come out and get specials on Hop Gun, Floridian, and Cigar City cans
  • Specialty Growler Fills of Cigar City, Barrel of Monks, and Funky Buddha all week! (ABC Fine Wine & Spirits: 3355 N Federal Hwy, Oakland Park, FL 33306)
  • Week Long Funky Buddha Feature (Macguire's Hill: 535 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301) Come out to Maguire's Hill and drink some Funky Buddha Hop Gun & Floridian from open to close during SFBW!
  • SFBW Specials (Riverside Market South: 3218 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) Riverside Market South will be featuring Florida craft beer all week long. Brewery highlights include Funky Buddha, Due South, Cigar City, and some guest appearances...

Miami-Dade County

  • Discount on Local Drafts All Week (Tacos & Tattoos: 10720 SW 113th Pl, Miami, FL 33176) 
  • SFBW Specials (Hotel 1 South Beach: 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139) Join 1 Hotel South Beach in celebrating South Florida Beer Week. They will be having specials on all local craft beer all week. 
  • SFBW Specials (The High Tide at The Surfcomber: 1725 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139) Come out to High Tide at the Surfcomber for some great local specials for South Florida Beer Week. Also, check out a special menu with a beer, burger, and fries 

Palm Beach County
  • Discount on Barrel of Monks, Funky Buddha, Due South, and Cigar City All Week (Legends Deerfield Beach: 1391 S Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442) 5$ for drafts of Barrel of Monks, Funky Buddha, Due South, and Cigar City.
  • Specials for South Florida Beer Week (Rebel House: 297 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432) Come out to Rebel House for 2-4-1 specials on local beers during happy hour and late night!
  • Daily Special Tappings (Saltwater Brewery: 1701 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444) In our Tasting Room we will have special releases on tap and special Growler Fills all week: Wednesday Jan 27 - "Twisted Streams" (Saison Colab/Sailfish), Thursday Jan 27 - "Monk's Vacation", Friday Jan 28 - "Mayday", *(will be on a first come first serve basis. 32 oz ONLY. Fills will start when we open)

  • SFBW Happy Hour (DAS Biergarten: 1203 Town Center Dr #106, Jupiter, FL 33458) Come out to DAS Biergarten for a Happy Hour everyday of SFBW! They will also be giving away pint glasses to some lucky patrons.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Q&A with Mike Halker of Due South Brewing

In anticipation of South Florida Beer Week we decided to ask Mike Halker the Founder and Head Brewer of Due South Brewing in Boynton Beach some fun beer-related questions:

What is your favorite style of craft beer?
IPA. Years ago when I had my first hoppy beer, I knew I was hooked.

If you were to sit down and enjoy a beer with any celebrity, who would it be?
Christopher Walken, because who wouldn't want to sit down and have a beer with Christopher Walken?

You have one day to brew with any head brewer from all over the world, who would it be and what style beer would you brew?
Matt Bryndleson from Firestone Walker and I would brew an American pale ale using some of the experimental hops coming out of Yakima, Washington.

What is your favorite craft beer/food pairing combo?
As I said, I like hoppy beers. Our Category 5 IPA paired with the Penang Curry from the Thai place down the street is one of my favorite meals.

What would your most epic 6-pack consist of?
With so many choices it would be impossible to pick just six. That's the great thing about craft beer; there's always an option for every situation.

Which event are you most excited about for SFBW?
Obviously Trench Day is a big day for Due South. Not only are we bringing out some great beers, but we are also getting dozens of rare finds from around the state.

Any advice for first-timers?
There is a wide range of flavors in the craft beer spectrum. If you don't like the first beer you taste, then you should try another one.

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Brew Bus South Florida Beer Week Brewery Crawl: Sunday, January 24

The Brew Bus provides the ultimate craft beer experience, providing insight and transportation to some of the most popular craftbeer watering holes all over FL. They will be providing a special public tour in celebration of SFBW on Sunday, January 24.

Hop On the Brew Bus and join them as we celebrate South Florida Beer Week.
This 4.5 hour Taproom Crawl will be leaving from Saltwater Brewery at 12pm and visit 4 local South Florida breweries including: Barrel of Monks, Funky Buddha Brewery, Bangin Banjo, and 26 Degrees. Enjoy some delicious Brew Bus Brewing beers while you ride along, and let them take care of the driving. 

Tickets are $25 and include round trip transportation and (2) complimentary Brew Bus Brewing beers on board the bus.

All riders must be 21 to ride. Please remember to bring valid photo ID.

For more or to purchase a ticket info check out their website here.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

5 Reasons You Should Participate in South Florida Beer Week

South Florida Beer Week (SFBW) celebrates amazing local beers in your backyard. It's 7 days of incredible people, who happen to make incredible beer. There are tons of amazing events going on all over South Florida, with your favorite bars, restaurants, and of course breweries.

Whether you are into the local beer scene, a novice with a sense of adventure, or just a local wanting to get in on the action, there are plenty of events for you to check out. You should make it a point to celebrate the culture of craft beer in your community, and here is why...

It only comes once a year, so we have decided to put together the Top 5 Reasons You Should Participate in SFBW:

1. Florida is one of the fastest growing craft beer markets in the country
In 2014 alone Florida saw the opening of 42 craft breweries. Several new breweries from South Florida have popped up recently: Barrel of Monks, Waterfront Brewery, 26th Degree Brewing Co., Florida Keys Brewing Co., and much more. South Florida even received recognition on the popular show Brew Dogs, who came to Miami to brew a beer with Wynwood Brewing Co.

2. Some of the best beers in the country are made right here in South Florida
South Florida Breweries are making some seriously delicious beers, and they are getting noticed at GABF, CBC, and amongst other notable beer sources such as Beer Advocate and Rate Beer. For example, Funky Buddha Brewery is noted as having the best porter on Rate Beer and Beer Advocate, their Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. On top of that several other breweries have award winning liquid, including Due South Brewing's Marina Trench Imperial Stout, Tequesta's Brew in Bock, and many more.

3. Celebrate the culture of your community
Each neighborhood in South Florida has it's own sense of charm, and with that each local brewery has some of that charm rubbed off on them. Local breweries often will name their beers based on local folklore, neighborhood sightings, or things that South Floridian's are all too familiar with. For example, Twisted Trunk Brewery's IPGA and it's spin on PGA golf culture in South Florida. While SFBW is about the local breweries, it is also about the establishments that serve their beer. Make sure to have a pint or two at your favorite local watering hole, with your favorite local brewery and know that you are not only celebrating the culture of SOFLO but the economy as well (cha-ching).

4. It's super-easy to get involved
We try and make this as seamless as we possible can so that you can enjoy all the perks. Breweries and bars/restaurants all over South Florida try their best to plan some really amazing events for you to get the best possible experience of SFBW. If you haven't been to beer-food pairing, or a tap takeover this is the best time to give it a whirl. And hey, you never know you might just discover something new.

5. Trying other great Florida beers that typically aren't available in South Florida
Not only will you be able to taste delicious beers from South Florida, but amazing breweries from all over the state are sending in their best to celebrate the week. You will have the chance to drink some tasty beers from Proof Brewing Co. in Tallahassee, Angry Chair in Tampa, Engine 15 and Green Room in Jacksonville, Barley Mow from Key Largo and much more!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

South Florida Beer Week 2016

South Florida Beer Week 2016 is gearing up and right around the corner. This is a great time for the people of South Florida to group together and celebrate the amazing culture of craft beer in their backyard. We will be celebrating in good taste with some epic events all week ranging from a spotlight at your favorite local hangout, a beer dinner for the best kind of date night, specialty tappings at local breweries, and much more. So please come out, bring your friends, have a pint, and cheers to good local beer.

If you have any events you would like to submit for South Florida Beer Week, or as we like to call it SFBW, please submit them here.

Thank you all so much and cheers to another great year!