by Olee Fowler
Miami will be embracing the beverage industry’s largest growing segment, artisanal beers and spirits, at the first ever CRAFT: Spirits & Beer event kicking off this Friday, November 8. The three-day program allows guests to learn about some of the best beverages in the country through a tasting gallery experience, educational panel discussions hosted by some of the industry’s most influential beverage specialists, a masters’ dinner series as well as after-hour festivities.
The cornerstone of the weekend is the daytime Tasting Gallery Experience on Saturday, November 9, where attendees can sample the carefully curated selection of craft beer and spirits, meet the distillers, and try some delicious bites.
During the evening the educational and intimate Masters’ Dinner Series will be taking place at some of the cities best restaurants including Artisanal Cognacs Dinner at Copper Box with host Nicolas Palazzi, American Craft Whisky Dinner at Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink with Chuck Cowdery and Balcones Whiskey Pairing Dinner with Chip Tate at Yardbird. Rounding out the weekend will be a Craft Cocktail BBQ on Sunday, November 11, hosted by Bar Lab’s Elad Zvi and Gabe Orta. Events range from complimentary in price to $170. Tickets can be purchased here. Use code craft2020 for a special discount.
Want to try some of the spirits yourself? We’re giving away two tickets to Saturday’s Tasting Gallery Experience. Just let us know what your favorite craft sprit or beer is in the comment section below and we’ll pick a winner at random on Friday, November 8.
Favorite spirit by a long shot is bourbon. Fave beer is Heady Topper by The Alchemist, an American IpA
Love the crafted spirits and bourbon or whiskey is down my ally. Love Hudson Baby Bourbon or Hibiki 12 years old Japanese Whiskey is an awesome treat.
My favorite spirit is Whiskey specifically Jack Daniels.
My favorite beer is PBR. (yes, not lying)