Cheers to Dave Crisafi of the South Florida Beer Blog for letting us know what’s on tap on Miami’s beer scene in December.
1. Beer Dinner @ Town Kitchen & Bar (Tuesday, Dec. 7; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
Town Kitchen & Bar in South Miami will be hosting one of its now famous beer dinners. For $45 you get a five-course meal, each course paired with a complimentary beer. This could be a great early Christmas gift.
Town Kitchen & Bar
Plaza 57 at 7301 SW 57th Court
South Miami, FL 33143
2. Ethiopian Beer Night @ The Democratic Republic of Beer (Wednesday, Dec. 8)
The DRB is reaching outside the well-trod German, Beligian, U.K., and U.S. territories with a new series of nights focused on the beer and complementary food of more exotic lands. The first stop is Ethiopia, and it should be an interesting one.
255 N.E. 14th Street
Miami, Florida 33132
3. Beer and Burger Pairing @ Angelique Euro Café (Wednesday, Dec. 8)
For $29 you get your choice of one of six different burgers and a sampler of four five-ounce pours. There are a lot of great beers and burgers to choose from.
Angelique Euro Cafe
117 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
4. Stone Brewery Night @ Abraxas (Friday, Dec. 10)
Abraxas will have a very limited keg of Stone’s Vertical Epic, which was released on Oct. 10. Stone rep Bethany Sherwin will be in town to bring you some brewery goodies as well. Stone beers will be on special all weekend. This will probably be your only chance to try this beer on tap.
407 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL
5. Beer Tasting @ Cervezas (Tuesday, Dec. 14; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
Cervezas in South Miami has a beer tasting on the first Tuesday of every month. They cap the crowd at 35 people, so be sure to get there early to reserve a spot.
5835 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33143
6. Beer tasting @ 8oz Burger Bar (Friday, Dec. 17)
8oz will be hosting its monthly tasting with 40+ beers to sample and chef-selected apps for you to snack on. For only $20, this is a deal you don’t want to miss out on.
8oz Burger Bar
1080 Alton Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
7. Beer sampling @ Abraxas (Every other Wednesday, Dec. 1, 15, 29; 8 p.m. – midnight)
You will get the chance to try 12 four-ounce pours of different beers for only $15. You’ll receive a score sheet so you can keep track of which beers you like best. The beer lineup changes every time, so you never know what specialty beers Abraxas will throw into the mix.
8. The Discovery Channel’s Brew Masters @ Abraxas, Cervezas, and 8oz Burger Bar (Mondays, starting at 10 p.m.)
Brew Masters is a new series that follows the Dogfish Head Brewery beermeisters as they scour the globe for the ingredients to make some very special beers. Abraxas, Cervezas, and 8oz all screen the show on Monday nights (it was recently bumped from Discovery’s Sunday lineup), but you can always just grab a 6-pack of great craft beer and drink along at home as you watch.
9. Free Beer from Brooklyn, Grolsh, and Famosa @ Art Basel (Thursday, Dec. 2 – Sunday, Dec. 5)
Although Art Basel isn’t a beer-centric event, it does offer some good free brews to exhibition goers. So far I have seen sponsorships by Brooklyn Brewery, Grolsh, Famosa, and a few others.
10. Christmas Beers
Now is the time you’ll find all the great Christmas-spiced beers in stores, including Scaldis Noel, La Choeffe N’ice, Magic Hat Howl, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, and lots of others. Ho ho ho.
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