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February  2012
MCI Class GlassCraft Beer Class at MCI 
The 'six pack' of craft beer classes has been scheduled at the Miami Culinary Institute. The class is "Craft Beer with Beer Expert Larry Goeser". The classes will be on Thursdays  6 - 8 PM from February 2 through March 8. Classes can be taken individually. More details and class registration are on the class homepage.
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Beerdrinker of the Year Update
The search for the Beerdrinker of the Year by Wynkoop Brewing is finishing up. For the second year in a row I made the top ten. I didn't get on the finalist list but a top ten finish in this national contest is great! Good luck to the three and may the best Beerdrinker win!
Jupiter Brewfest LogoJupiter Brewfest Wrap up
As usual this event was the best in south Florida by far. Florida breweries were big here; several came that aren't even in this market yet. They all will be here soon, I hope. The Field of Beers beer and food pairing was stellar once again. The festival was excellent and many new beers were tasted as well as old favorites. See my 2012 Review Page for more on the fun!  The completed review should be up by Thursday. Watch the video from last years Field of Beers HERE and see if you can see someone you know!.
This Month
Cervezas monthly beer tasting. is on Tuesday February 7. Featuring 15 beers for $20. 

Titanic Brewing  Brewer Steve will have his tasty Double IPA on. Several Florida  brewery guest taps are on too.


Total Wine and More Pinecrest is having a Bluepoint brewing tasting from 12 - 2 PM Saturday February 4.
New Beer Places

Due South Brewing opening mid March in Boynton Beach. They were at Jupiter and the beers were quite tasty. 


The World of Beer has two locations opening in Kendall; Dadeland and Town & Country Mall. Dadeland will open in March and Kendall this summer.
Tap 42 From the ashes of Brownies, a classic old Lauderdale bar, rises   a gastro pub with 42 taps and a good menu to go with them.
From Larry...

The craft beer scene in Florida is really taking off. There are new breweries coming on line and several older established breweries are growing rapidly. All of the beer events of the past few weeks have featured Florida beers. South Florida beer week featured Florida tap takeovers at several local bars. The Jupiter events, mentioned above, also featured Florida beers.Watch for more Florida beers coming your way soon. Many will be existing breweries expanding to our market. Others will be south Florida based. Remember names like Swamp Head Brewery, Bold City Brewing, Green Room Brewing, and Saint Somewhere. They are from other parts of Florida. Others such as Funky Buddha, Tequesta, and Due South are from South Florida and will get to your local stores as the year goes on. Holy Mackerel, Florida Beer Company, Native and Cigar City all from Florida are already here. Try them when you see them and support "Drink Local".  






Larry Goeser
Miami, Florida
Good Beer Larry