Creative Loafing Debuted Rock & Roll Themed Beer Festival Titled ‘Spring Hops’
If you missed the event in Ybor Square on Saturday afternoon, you missed a great time!
It’s been a long time since I’ve done any brewing of my own and have been talking about getting back into it. While I have some of my gear from back in the day in storage, I’ve been hesitant to lay out the cash to buy the missing pieces or upgrade to better stuff simply because I’ve been afraid I wouldn’t be able to commit the time to go all-in. When the opportunity to try out a Craft-a-Brew brewing kit, I jumped at the opportunity. These kits come with everything that you need to get started with your first batch and cost less than taking the significant other out for a couple of burgers and beers.
Brewery in-planning will join Tallahassee's newly revitalized Gaines Street District
GrassLands Brewing Company, a Tallahassee, FL brewery in-planning set to launch in Summer 2014, made its future site location public last week. GrassLands will call 603 West Gaines Street its home. As the first tenant in the building, GrassLands will initially operate in 5,000 sq/ft of space with room to expand as brewing capacity grows.
An expanded lineup of leading, artisanal and boutique rums, VIP events, rum seminars and the World Tiki Cocktail Championships highlight 2014 Miami Rum Renaissance
The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, the largest gathering of rum producers, professionals and enthusiasts in the world, returns to the Doubletree Hotel Miami Airport Convention Center for three days of rum tastings, seminars and festivities April 25 to 27, 2014.
When I found out that Shelah from Om Brew Yoga is visiting some of our local breweries and teaching yoga classes, I asked her if she'd like to do a guest review. Hopefully this is just the first of many! Here's what she had to say...
When Mike first approached me to write up a review, I have to admit, I was a bit intimidated. In the craft beer world, I am a baby. A newbie. I have only been a convert for a little over a year and a half and getting me convinced that beer was better than wine (which was my love at the time) was quite a task for my hubby. Happily, I realized that good craft beer would not be the death of me and I embraced this new found passion.
Those of you who know me or follow me on Twitter know how I like to visit breweries in my travels. When I saw that Gerard Walen, aka @roadtrips4beer, wrote a book titled Florida Breweries, my antennae quickly shot up. Having been familiar with his work, both online and in Beer Advocate, I had a hunch that it’d be worth reading. Boy was I ever right!
Gerard profiles sixty six breweries / brewpubs from around the state, devoting a couple of pages to each. The book is split up into geographical sections and includes a little background on each area. He also sprinkled in some extra info about the container sizes laws in Florida, the chains, beer in the theme parks and more!
BENEFITING THE PALM BEACH GARDENS POLICE FOUNDATION
The 6th Annual Legacy Place Food and Wine Festival is set for Thursday, April 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Legacy Place, 11290 Legacy Avenue.
“The Legacy Place Food & Wine Festival has become our signature annual event that brings the community together for an evening of fun and good cheer…all for a great cause,” said Mary Lou Fogarty, property manager.
By now everyone has heard that Pincho Factory was on the TODAY Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda on Tuesday, March 25th. If that weren’t exciting enough, the Pincho Factory family has announced even more good news. They’ve just picked up the keys to what will become their third location in Hialeah, Florida!
This week, Pincho Factory will submit their proposal to the City of Hialeah outlining their plan to convert the well-known Koky’s Barbecue Ranch, located at 4950 W 12th Ave, Hialeah FL 33012. This will be Pincho Factory’s first free-standing building. It will also be larger than the first and second restaurants combined, with a seating capacity of 100.
We paid a visit to 3 Daughters Brewing on our trip through St. Petersburg. They are located in an old plumbing supply warehouse near the Grand Central District. They opened up in December 2013.
We were immediately greeted with a friendly hello the minute we walked in. These guys put some real thought into putting the taproom and brewery together. The taproom has a modern, upscale feel that is very comfortable. The large taproom takes up what was probably the showroom or reception area for the prior inhabitants in the front corner of the building.