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Top South Florida drinking events for Memorial Day weekend

Alcohol with a side of patriotism is on tap this week. Fill your drinking glass at these Memorial Day weekend events.

Memorial Day Weekend at the Backyard (a pool party featuring drink specials), 10 p.m. Thursday, May 24, through 4 a.m. Monday, May 27, at America’s Backyard, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; free via Eventbrite.com; 954-449-1025 or go to MyAmericasBackyard.com and Facebook event page

Memorial Day Weekend BBQ Bash (a party featuring barbecue food trucks with special-release tappings of fruit-punched beers), 5 p.m. Friday, May 25, through Sunday, May 27, at Due South Brewing Company, 2900 High Ridge Road No. 3, Boynton Beach; free, and Due South will release Tangerine Citrafied Pale Ale, Strawberry Coastline Lager and Pineapple Category 5 IPA; 561-463-2337 or DueSouthBrewing.com and Facebook event page

Cocktails for Humanity (tips from beer, wine and cocktails benefit Friends of Mockingbird Trail), 6-11 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at General Provision, 525 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-361-1995 or Facebook event page

Memorial Day BBQ (a hotel barbecue cookout with cocktails, games and live music), noon-4 p.m. Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 909 Breakers Ave., Fort Lauderdale; $10-$15 per food and drink item; 866-469-8222 or FLBeachResort.com

Miami Marlins Beerfest (a pre-game beer festival with unlimited samples), 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Clevelander Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; $30-$50 via MLB.com, and includes a 4-ounce souvenir sampling mug; 305-532-4006 or MLB.com

Pineapple World Record Party and Brunch (a pineapple-themed brunch with cocktails), 11 a.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Brass Tap Fort Lauderdale, 551 N. Federal Highway, Suite 600, Fort Lauderdale; $20 via Eventbrite.com, and includes items such as pina colada French toast and bottomless pineapple mimosas; 754-200-8648 or BrassTapBeerBar.com/FtLauderdale and Facebook event page

Full Moon Party (a pop-up craft market with moon-gazing and free cocktails that begins at Broken Shaker and ends at 1 Hotel South Beach), 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Broken Shaker, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, and 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at 1 Hotel South Beach, 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; free, and drinkers at Broken Shaker will receive their free cocktail ticket for use at 1 Hotel; 305-604-1000 or 1Hotels.com

Seventh annual Pairings Food and Wine Event (a food-and-wine bash co-presented by the music festival SunFest), 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at 300 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; $25 via CompleteTicketSolutions.com, $30 at the door, and check-in is located at City Hall Plaza at Clematis Street and Dixie Highway; 561-833-8873 or SunFest.com and Facebook event page

Salty Donut’s third annual National Donut Day Party (a sweet festival of deep-fried rings paired with beer, cocktails and music from Locos por Juana), 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Ace Props, 398 NE 78th St., Miami; $66 via GettieApp.com; 305-925-8126 or SaltyDonut.com

Rum Renaissance Festival (a massive celebration of distilled sugarcane with rum tastings, talks and tiki events), 2-7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd.; $50-$80 for general admission, $75-$120 for VIP, via RumRenaissance.com and pay-by-phone (877-855-3378); 707-278-6736 and Facebook event page

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