Best served ice cold, summer brews are known for their light, refreshing flavors. And celebrating International Beer Day gives you the perfect excuse to break away from your usual drink order and sample the latest seasonal offerings.
There’s no better place to do so than Tap 42 Craft Kitchen + Bar, located on the second level of the new wing, overlooking Aventura Slide Tower.
Stop by with friends or family during happy hour from 4-7 PM to enjoy some of the restaurant’s top picks, hand-selected by Tap 42’s Corporate Craft Beer Director, Lee Hunter.
Tap 42 specializes in local craft beer, so it’s no surprise the restaurant partnered with Florida-based Funky Buddha brewery to develop the exclusive 42 Hazy Days brew. According to Funky Buddha, this New England IPA beer is light in body but full on hop flavor. The juicy, blonde-colored ale is brewed with a touch of flaked wheat for a slightly cloudy complexion. Loads of late-addition Mosaic hops add resinous notes of bright tropical fruits without over bittering. Enjoy a 42 Hazy Daze while the sun sets over Aventura.
A seasonal offering with a sweeter twist is the Abita Strawberry Lager. Initially created for a strawberry festival in Louisiana, the crisp beer has become a summer staple in bars and tap rooms across the country. Pilsner and Wheat Malts are combined with Vanguard hops, resulting in a delicate gold lager with a subtle haze and notable strawberry flavor and aroma. If you’re in the mood for a heavier and ultra-decadent beverage, go for Abita’s Chocolate Strawberry Guinness.
For locals who like their beer as strong as their Cuban coffee, look no further than Wynwood-based Concrete Beach Brewery’s Más Hops double IPA. With a bouquet of pine and citrus, this refreshing brew is highly aromatic and flavorful. Your palate will also appreciate the rich flavors of orange and grapefruit rind, creating a sharp, hoppy bitterness balanced by a pleasant, malty body.
If you’re having a hard time choosing just one, opt for Tap 42’s Hand-Crafted Beer Flights, which include three, 6 oz. pours of any beer on draft for $15.
Click here to check out Tap 42 Aventura’s full list of 40+ beers.