Beer Drinker Rob

Beer Drinker Rob

Beer Drinker Rob lives in South Florida with his wife and children. Besides family, he never shuts up about two other topics: Philadelphia sports teams and drinking beer. Off the clock, he writes the DailyBeerReview.com blog, combining sarcasm, storytelling and beer knowledge into a daily dose of entertainment.

  • Miami Culinary Tours: Wynwood Food and Art Tour

    Today my wife and I did the Wynwood Food and Art Tour in Miami. This is a weekly event done by Miami Culinary Tours and is one of many versions around Miami set up to help you appreciate what the city has to offer. You can read a detailed review over at my DailyBeerReview.com website, but I decided to post an extensive gallery of photos here for you to see. Check out this and some ...

  • Chilean Wine Seminar and Tasting Hosted by ProChile in Brickell

    Yesterday evening, the ProChile Trade Commission in Miami hosted a Chilean Wine Seminar and tasting at the Conrad Hotel in Brickell. Chilean Winemaker Santiago Margozzini from Montgras Estates and Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer conducted an educational presentation titled Chile: Land of Diversity and a Paradise for Viticulture. My wife and I arrived (on time) to a beautifully presented room set up to accommodate 60 or more guests interested in this stop in ProChile’s Chilean Wine Tour. Santiago ...

  • Miami Rum Renaissance Grand Tasting 2014

    Yesterday, April 26, 2014, I attended the first day of the Miami Rum Renaissance Grand Tasting (Check out my recap). Except for all of the vendors simultaneously running out of rum a bit  early, I had a terrific time. And I definitely had enough rum for any one individual. Here are some photos of the event. Sharing is CaringClick to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...

  • Wynwood Night Time Graffiti Tour

    I recently went to an event in Wynwood thrown by Goose Island Beer Company. After it was over, Ed Roberts and I walked over to Wynwood Brewing for a beer (and back). I took a lot of pictures of the graffiti since I had never been in the area before. I know, I’m probably the first person to post a bunch of these pictures, right? Sharing is CaringClick to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share ...

  • Sprung! Beer Festival 2014

    This past weekend was the Sprung! Beer Festival in Coconut Grove. Next year make sure you are there too! Here is a little more detailed recap on DailyBeerReview.com.       Sharing is CaringClick to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on StumbleUpon (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...

  • Cochon 555 Miami 2014

    Goose Island Beer Company welcomed hundreds of guests to The Four Seasons Hotel and Cochon 555 this past Sunday afternoon. Cochon 555 is a tour that celebrates the sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. Five chefs, Five pig breeds, Five wineries.  A cooking competition between five local chefs was the centerpiece of the event, but there were plenty of other activities and stations to check out. My wife and I started with the Goose Island “Goose ...

  • Goose Island Beer Company Presents Cochon 555 at Four Seasons Miami

    Just cracked open a beer and poured it into my Goose Island beer glass. I know you think that’s just me lying for a good segue into this article, which is precisely why I took a picture to prove it to you! OK, so seriously, I’ll be going to the Cochon 555 event on Sunday. And it’s going to kick ass! Read about the event, the chefs, the bourbon below. After the event, I’ll be posting ...

  • Stache Opens in Ft. Lauderdale with a Visit from the Ardbeg Rocket

    Saturday evening marked the opening of Stache, a bar in Ft. Lauderdale with a 1920’s speakeasy theme. The grand opening featured a visit from the Ardbeg Rocket, currently touring to celebrate the launch of some of its Scotch into space back in 2011. We were given the opportunity to sample four different Ardbeg Scotches as well as a few cocktails. The brand’s Consumer Development Manager Trisha Cancilla also made a presentation about the different products. The ...

  • Third Annual Grovetoberfest

    Yesterday, the Third Annual Grovetoberfest took place at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove. Grovetoberfest is dubbed “Miami’s Beer Festival” and I must say they nailed it! Lots of beer, and beer from great breweries, local and national. You can read my recap on my DailyBeerReview.com blog, but I wanted to share my collection of beer t-shirt photos with you here. Sharing is CaringClick to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new ...

  • Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum Launch

    Mount Gay Rum had a party at the Ritz Carlton in Key Biscayne two nights ago. I was in attendance with one of my friends and bumped into a few notable names. Let’s start with my bosses from Soul of Miami, James and Annette. James only wanted to know if I could be backup with the pics since his camera is on the fritz. I’ve got you covered, James! No rum event is complete without an ...

  • Argentina Wine Tasting Miami 2013

    Last night I attended a wine tasting and reception designed to highlight and promote the wines of Argentina. Consejo Federal De Inversiones, a federal trade organization from Argentina, along with NewLink Communications, hosted 12 wineries for the event held at the St. Regis Hotel in Bal Harbour. After a tough afternoon shopping at Tifffany’s (not), my wife and I walked over from the cheap public parking lot to the venue. We were welcomed at the door ...

  • Graffiti Artist Futura Visits South Florida

    Last Friday, Graffiti Artist Futura visited the North Miami Total Wine store. Futura started creating his graffiti art in the New York City subways of the 1970’s. His popularity grew to the point where he was touring with Punk Rockers The Clash, performing live graffiti backdrops as the band played. “So why was he in a liquor store in South Florida?” Excellent question, and the answer might not be what you thought. Futura recently collaborated with ...

  • Appleton Estate Bartender Challenge 2012

    Last night I went to the Appleton Estate Bartender Challenge at The Blackbird Ordinary in Miami. Five bartenders had to create two drinks each and do so based on the inspiration of a particular song. I’ve already written a detailed and more personal account of the evening on my blog, but I wanted to do a recap here to show you tons more pictures. Also, you know, because my bosses James and Annette were there and they are very demanding about my performance! Local bartenders ...

  • Cirque du Soleil Dralion

    New Year’s Eve 2010 I went to see Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza in downtown Miami. A few days later I was trolling around on Twitter and met my friend Ofelia over some of her photos of the event. We have other things in common, but our love of Cirque du Soleil still rides high in the book. So when we saw that the Circus was coming to Bank Atlantic Center a few months ago, we coordinated ...

  • Marlins Park: A Beer-Drinking, Philly-Fan’s Perspective

    So I’m probably not the first person to write about going to the new Marlins Stadium. You know what? I don’t care. Let me give you the Philly guy version. I just got home from a game where my Phillies lost, actually being swept by the Marlins this series. Phillies fans are hardened already to that always being a possibility, so whatever. Upon arriving back at my house, I cracked open my first beer of the ...

  • Broward County Sheriff’s Community Day: Miramar, Florida

    Yesterday I was headed to Home Depot to buy a new garbage disposal. Yeah, I know. Saturday Fun Day! On the way across Miramar Parkway, I saw some of those digital signs set up by the police, advertising a meet Sheriff Al Lamberti and Chief Keith Dunn event at Super Target. My kids read the sign too and asked if they could go, mainly so they could chat about Pokemon cards inside. And I said ...

  • Vizcaya Park Grand Opening in Miramar

    Vizcaya Park in Miramar was officially opened this past weekend. I’ve been chronicling the park’s construction over the past few years, as it’s been turned from a desert where we used to fly kites to the awesome park it is today. And these past few years are just the tip of the waiting. For a decade or more, including all the time I’ve lived in the nearby Vizcaya community, Commissioner Troy Samuels has been pushing ...

  • Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery

    I recently visited Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery in Homestead, Florida. I was there of course to check out their wines, all of which are made with tropical fruits, like guava, mango, carambola and coconut. And no grapes! But Schnebly’s also recently started brewing craft beers, very interesting ones, also with tropical fruits. I was able to try all of their beers and most of their wines, which I wrote about in more detail on ...

  • Due South Brewing Company Grand Opening

    The long-awaited Grand Opening of Due South Brewing Company took place this past Saturday, 5/12/12.  The event took place at the brewery, a massive warehouse in Boynton Beach, Florida. The brewery is not a brewpub, where you would go to have dinner as well. Due South is rather a full-scale production brewery that will be distributing its beers to retailers. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t go to the brewery and check out their ...

  • American Craft Beer Week in South Florida

    American Craft Beer Week is arriving soon, May 14-20, 2012. This is a week-long celebration across the country, promoted by the Brewer’s Association in an effort to highlight independent breweries and their beers. Guess what? South Florida is an active participant in this event. Though I am often a homebody, I’m going to try to hit up a few events this year. To guide you through some of the best and biggest of these events, I ...

  • Rummy! Winning at Miami’s Rum Renaissance Grand Tasting

    Yesterday I attended the Miami Rum Renaissance Grand Tasting at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach. Ed Roberts asked me to tag along, I suppose because of my radiant personality! I gladly accepted. Ed and I arrived right on time, a novelty for typical Miamians, and used most of the 6 hours allotted to work our way through the exhibits of dozens of rum makers. What a fantastic event it was too! The vendors were ...

  • Miramar’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt

    This Sunday, April 8, 2012, Calvary Fellowship will host Miramar’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt.  In fact, they will hold two Easter Egg Hunts, one after each service. An iPod Touch will be given away at both hunts as well, which is pretty cool. The egg hunts take place following both the 10 am and 1130 am services. Here is the invitation to both the service and the egg hunts. Calvary Fellowship services take place at Everglades High ...

  • Whole Foods Market–Pembroke Pines Grand Opening

    A friend of mine told me a few days ago that the Whole Foods in Pembroke Pines was finally going to open today. I looked online for details and decided to check it out. After all, free continental breakfast and giveaways are my thing. And the same friend told me that the store was opening with a strong beer selection, so I wanted to see that while it was still in untouched condition. At around 8:30 ...

  • Total Wine and More–Not Just a Liquor Store

    Pretty Poetic Title. Am I right? Everyone in South Florida knows that Total Wine & More is a great place to shop for Beer, Spirits and Wine. I’d have preferred they called it Total Beer and More, but that’s just me. The variety of products, great prices, regular tastings and knowledgeable, friendly staff are just the beginning, too. Total Wine offers regular educational opportunities for their customers as well. You know, the fun kind of education. Not ...

  • By The Glass Show Anniversary Party

    You guys already watch and listen to the By The Glass Radio Show every Thursday at 6 pm right? Hold on. You didn’t just ask me, “What’s the By The Glass Show,” did you? It’s only the best live internet radio and web show out there! The show’s focus is on the world of adult beverages. For an hour each week, Host Brett Hubbard and Co-Hosts Jason and Jorge talk about specific topics related to ...

  • South Beach Wine and Food Festival: Swine and Wine

    I’ve lived in Miami for 10 years. This was finally the year I was able to attend the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. My wife and I attended the Swine & Wine event at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables this past Sunday, hosted by Cooking Channel stars Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar. What an amazing event! There were approximately 15 pigs, each one roasted in La Caja China by an amazing chef. Think Ingrid ...

  • The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery

    There’s a World Class Brewery right in our back yard! Considering my involvement in the beer community of South Florida, it’s about damn time I went to visit The Funky Buddha Lounge and Brewery in Boca Raton, Florida. I’ve met the owners and brewers of “The Buddha” before, but not on their turf. In fact, last time I saw them, they were still experimenting home brewers with no license to sell their beers. They were ...

  • New Soul Of Miami Contributor: Beer Drinker Rob
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    Welcome to new contributor: Beer Drinker Rob Beer Drinker Rob lives in South Florida with his wife and children. Besides family, he never shuts up about two other topics: Philadelphia sports teams and drinking beer. Off the clock, he writes the DailyBeerReview.com blog, combining sarcasm, storytelling and beer knowledge into a daily dose of entertainment. Click here to view his posts. Sharing is CaringClick to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...