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Pandemic Pints: How Breweries are Serving Up Craft Beer Amid Changes

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Guide to the Best Craft Cocktails in Fort Lauderdale

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The Top 3 Beers From Prosperity Brewers in Boca Raton

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Learning from COVID Bartenders Shaking it Up

Local bartenders make the most of a bitter situation. By Darien Davies   Even though many of us learned how to be our own best (or worst) bartenders during the pandemic, there is nothing quite like going out to your favorite bar and watching your favorite bartender sling you the tastiest drink in town. While …

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Flagship Fresh IPA from Civil Society Brewing Co

The lowdown on local breweries’ flagship beers. By Nicole Danna   While most South Florida beer lovers know Civil Society Brewing for its IPAs, according to the brewery’s co-founder, Karl Volstad, it was never intended to be a hop head’s paradise.  “When [Evan and I] first opened, it just happened that we were hop-heavy from …

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Best Places to Grab a Cocktail in South Palm Beach County

Gettin’ boozy with it By Darien Davies   We all have it. It’s the one bar, restaurant or dive bar where we flock to when we are in need of that delicious cocktail that makes everything just that much better. Whether it’s Saturday night drinks, happy hour after a sh*t day at work, or a …

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By Nicole Danna   It’s no surprise that South Florida’s service industry continues to struggle in the midst of the COVID-19 spikes. With county- and state-issued orders to cease service on various levels in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, most establishments have been forced to rethink their business models.  While restaurants have no doubt …

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Guide to the Best Craft Cocktails in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale’s hottest spots for the best sips. By Kayla Ziadie   You’ve channeled your inner bartender mastering quarantine margs with your trusty NutriBullet; ordered to-go cocktails and liquor from your favorite local bar; and likely ripped the top off premixed bottles to wet your whistle after a long WFH day. Don’t worry, we understand. …

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The Top 3 Beers From Prosperity Brewers in Boca Raton

By Nicole Danna   Since opening in 2017, Prosperity Brewers in Boca Raton prides itself on creating small-batch beer with creative uniqueness. It’s no wonder why, then, why picking three of their “best” beers can be such a difficult task.  These days, head brewer Joel Kodner — formerly of Due South Brewing Co. and West …

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Angela Dugan Kapow Cocktail

We gave Palm Beach County bartenders four ingredients to whip up a stellar summer cocktail. By Kayla Ziadie   One can only down so many hard seltzers and boxed wine at socially distant beach days before entirely swearing off (cheap) alcohol. Mind you, there’s still one month of summer left, and the peak of hurricane …

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Sweetwater Bar in Boynton Beach

Sweetwater in Boynton Beach navigates business amid COVID-19. By Kayla Ziadie   Prior to the COVID-19 completely redefining normalcy as we know it, Palm Beach County locals knew exactly where to go for a stellar sip: Sweetwater Bar. Sean Iglehart has owned Sweetwater in Boynton Beach since 2011, the area’s first in craft cocktails. Nestled …

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Conquering COVID Hopportunities Delray Beach

Amid COVID-19, a newly opened bar in Delray Beach remains hopeful. By Kayla Ziadie   When John Macatangay introduced his new self-serve craft beer bar, Hopportunities, in November 2019, its success was en route to skyrocketing. Feedback from customers was right on the money and business was as flowing as its brews. When the bar in …

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Funky Buddha Seltzer

Hard Seltzer Just Got Funky: Funky Buddha Premium Seltzer Review by Alexis Paige Whether you call it spiked, adult, or hard seltzer, you’ve most likely sipped on this trendy sparkling alcoholic beverage. The nearly perfect canned summer drink is refreshing, low-calorie, gluten-free, and offers just a hint of flavor. We all know White Claw and …

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Due South Brewery in Boynton Beach

by Alexis Paige If adult beverages have been using up the majority of your quarantine budget, you are not alone. When it comes to beer snobs, there is no substitute for their favorite local craft breweries. Fortunately, many of our local favorites are serving fresh craft beer available to go. From Jupiter to Fort Lauderdale, …

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Deliver. The. Drinks. By Darien Davies Let’s face it, there’s a good chance you’ve peaked. You might have spent the first few weeks of quarantine organizing your at-home office, cleaning out your garage, going through your closets, maybe doing a few craft projects and finally finishing a puzzle you started in middle school. But, now …

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Pour and Famous Cocktail in Delray Beach

by Pour and Famous in Delray Beach  STUFF 2oz Gin 3/4oz MONIN Raspberry Purée OR 4-5 Muddled Raspberries w/ 1/2oz simple syrup 1/2oz Fresh lime juice Sliced lime for garnish Tonic DO THIS Add all ingredients except tonic into shaker with ice and shake until well chilled Strain over fresh ice Top with tonic  Garnish …

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Galentine's Day Wreath, Death or Glory

Think Outside the Box this Valentine’s Day By Darien Davies Sure, you could do the standard roses, chocolate and overpriced dinner at an average restaurant again this year, but nothing screams “romance” than doing just the opposite. If you’re in the mood to wow your special someone, spend quality time with your friends, or just …

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Beer at Hopportunities in Delray Beach

Find Your Hoppy Place at Delray Beach’s Self Service Beer Bar By Mike Jurewicz Photos: Alexis Paige In the world of craft beer, choices are becoming plentiful. Beers that once could only be found at specialty bars can now be found at chain restaurants from coast to coast. Gastropubs and beer bars are popping up …

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The O.G. Isn’t Short For Original Gangster, But It Should Be By Nicole Danna Photos: Charlie Garcia Walk into The O.G. — short for Oceanside Grocers — at 166 S.E. Second Avenue in Delray Beach, and you’ll immediately feel as though you’ve stepped into another time and place. You see, this isn’t your average hole-in-the-wall …

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Beer at 3 Sons Brewing in Dania Beach

3 Sons Brewing Co. in Dania Beach is Feeding the Craft Beer Community Something Special By Nicole Danna Photos: Jose Alfonso Spicy tuna tacos. A house-roasted turkey club. A delicate watercress salad. Even artisan-style charcuterie and cheese boards. No, this isn’t the latest menu rollout at some hot, new South Florida establishment. Instead, they’re just a …

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Death or Glory Bar in Delray Beach

Death or Glory, Not Just Another Story By Adam Sheetz Photos: Libbyvision  If you don’t know about Death or Glory, you should, and I’m about to tell you why. It’s one of the hippest haunts in town and sits just off the beaten path in Delray Beach, making it a little hidden, a little mysterious, …

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Flight at Tarpon River Brewing in Fort Lauderdale

Hooking craft beer drinkers one pour at a time By Nicole Danna Photos: Chris Carter Riverside Market founders Julian and Lisa Siegel had been looking for years for the perfect location to open their own brewery. When they finally found the old, baby blue building just off the train tracks at 280 S.W. Sixth St., there …

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Death or Gory Cocktail at Death or Glory in Delray Beach

Enjoy a Scary Good Time By Darien Davies If you’re looking for an escape from the same ol’ bars and restaurants on the Avenue, in search of something spooky and scary, the good people at Death of Glory have you covered. From now until Halloween, they’ve turned their 100-year-old home into a Death or Gory …

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By Nicole Danna The O.G. The O.G. Delray is today’s new breed of the neighborhood bar. Think nostalgic charm mashed up with an urban cocktail scene and a hearty dose of counterculture. You’ll find this quaint bar located in the city’s fringy SoFa district just south of the Atlantic Avenue hustle. From the original Ms. …

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BARTENDER AND CO-OWNER OF SWEETWATER BAR & GRILL AND SAXON IS MAD ABOUT SLINGIN’ DRINKS AND CRAFTING A GOOD TIME By Darien Davies Photos: Ben Hicks  This self-described hospitality “lifer” loves what he does. Whether that means designing the unique drink menu at Sweetwater, helping to make a memorable experience for a diner, or creating …

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FERVOR FOR THE G&T AT KAPOW! NOODLE BAR IS HER LIFE-LONG BARTENDING TONIC By Darien Davies If there ever was a mad scientist behind a bar, Angela Dugan is that person. She loves creating, and is so dedicated to the process that she literally starts from the ground up with the end goal always in …

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By Mike Jurewicz Very rarely do we ever get to see evolution take place so quickly that it is viewable in one’s lifetime. The craft beer industry is one of these rare cases. Seemingly every year a new twist or turn is encountered that steers the collective masses through the course. In my 10 years …

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BREWERY NUMBER THREE, FULL STEAM AHEAD By Mike Jurewicz If anyone were to author a book about opening and operating multiple breweries in South Florida, there is little question as to who the leading candidates to pen it would be. Fran Andrewlevich and Matt Webster have already found their fair share of triumph with Tequesta …

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Revel in Revelry By Darien Davies For those of you who want to go out, but don’t want to deal with a large bar, rushed bartenders, and uncomfortable seating, you’re in luck. Revelry is Lake Worth’s primo beer and wine spot and offers a great space to kick back and enjoy the good life with …

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By Mike Jurewicz In the ever popular world of IPAs, the Red IPA hasn’t gotten as much love as it’s hazy or bitter counterparts, and that’s a shame. Luckily in Boynton Beach the Red IPA (a slight oxymoron as the P in IPA stands for pale) has found a loving home as a year round …

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West Palm Lounge Offers Unique Food & Drink Menu By David Rolland You probably know Voltaire for it’s intense music programming that brings great local and national bands to West Palm. But the lounge has also put serious thought into it’s food and drink menu. “We noticed a serious lack of cocktail bars in our …

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Crazy Uncle Mike’s: Brewing a Good Time By Darien Davies In a land of breweries without good food, restaurants without good beer, and music venues without either, we finally have a spot with it all, and it makes total (and damn tasty) sense. Crazy Uncle Mike’s is a brewery, restaurant and music venue located on Federal Highway …

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Producing Highly Technical Beers For A High Temperature Climate By Mike Jurewicz When thoughts of South Florida and adult beverages are mentioned, beer is not typically the first thing that comes to mind for most. Fruity, bright colored cocktails with little umbrellas and tons of garnishes tend to fit the stereotype. When one does think of …

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