World of Beer Coconut Creek will celebrate its third anniversary Saturday with a carnival block party. If you have purchased three Magic Hat drafts since June 17, bring the promotional stein you received to the block party to get $10 refills all night. The party will include live music beginning at 5:30 p.m., face-painting, games, and raffles for free beer for a year and an acoustic guitar from Guitar Center. 4437 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek; 954-984-0300 or WOBUSA.com.
Toro Toro is readying for Miami Spice by hosting in-house cocktail competitions starting July 14. Diners receive samples of each bartender's cocktail submission through the week, and their votes are tallied every Sunday. The winning cocktail will be announced July 29, and will be served during Miami Spice. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami; 305-372-4710 or ToroToroMiami.com.
Bash American Bistro's Funky Buddha Brewery dinner will be served Wednesday, July 17. For $40 per person, the restaurant will pair five small plates with the Buddha's Raspberry Floridian hefeweizen, Hop Gun IPA, Last Snow porter and more. 10053 Sunset Strip, Sunrise; 954-578-6700 or BashAmericanBistro.com.
The Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest will take over the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 20. Tickets to the indoor festival cost $35 in advance, $40 at the door and $75 for VIP. That includes the invaluable lounge area and food servers, plus additional beer samples. Everyone else will chug from a selection of 150, including Innis and Gunn, Oskar Blues, Ommegang and most of South Florida's local brews. Tickets are on sale at PalmBeachSummerBeerFest.com.
American Social will host a Jameson pairing dinner on Tuesday, July 23, which is welcome alternative to the more-ubiquituous beer dinners. For $60 excluding tax and tip, dine on lobster appetizers, foie gras and smoked scallops, lamb chops and a jalapeno-bacon dessert. Whiskey pairings for the five-course meal include Jameson Gold Reserve, Redbreast 12-Year and 18-Year-Old Reserve. 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-764-7005 or AmericanSocialBar.com
Duffy's Sports Grill gives away free cocktail samples on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. Every week the cocktail sampled will be a different selection from the bar's "playbook." Every day, Duffy's serves two-for-one drinks all day. DuffysMVP.com/locations.Copyright © 2015, South Florida