Tiki Horror Nights Comes to Blue Starlite Drive-In

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Via Robert Burr's Facebook
Would you let this man buy you a tiki drink?
Calling fans of so-bad-they're-good movies and classic cocktails.

Tiki Horror Nights is coming to Blue Starlite Drive-In at the Coconut Grove Playhouse. By the way, this is not a tropical-themed haunted house. Tiki Horror Nights can best be described as a live version of Mystery Science Theater 3000 with booze.

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Tonight: Gravity Brewlab, J. Wakefield Brewing, and MIA Brewing Open to the Public

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Courtesy of Gravity Brewlab
Friday is the time to drink some beer.

Several beer-related events are happening this weekend, but there are three milestones in Miami-Dade County: J. Wakefield Brewing launches its tasting room, as does MIA Brewing. Gravity Brewlab is tapping two inaugural kegs of its first official brew, Sunshine State of Mind, at Lokal.

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Anheuser-Busch's Kirin Settlement in Miami Gives Households Price of a Six-Pack UPDATED

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Photo by Xiaojun Deng | CC Flickr
You'd think it was Japanese, wouldn't ya?
Sometimes you can make money simply by drinking beer. A class-action settlement will give Miami households up to $50 in brewski. The reason: Anheuser-Busch made people think Kirin beer was imported from Japan.

On December 17, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida Judge Robert W. Thornton Jr. approved a settlement between the St. Louis beer giant and Miami residents who purchased Kirin beer thinking it was imported from Japan. Under the terms of the settlement, according to law360.com, people who bought Kirin between October 25, 2009, and this past December 17 will receive up to $50 per household if they can show proof of purchase.

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MIA Brewing to Open Taproom Friday

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Courtesy of Eddie Leon
Claudio Menicocci, MIA Brewing's tasting room manager.
When MIA Brewing opened for production in Doral last September, its tasting room remained closed.

However, that fact will change Friday, when the brewery will open its tasting room to the public. MIA Brewing owner Eddie Leon said he should have his 2COP license, the state permit required to serve alcoholic beverages, this week and in time for the opening.

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Pitbull Performs Live From Thompson Miami Beach; Make the Official Cocktail at Home

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Courtesy of Thompson Miami Beach
Watch Pitbull; drink his cocktail.
Tonight, screw the Times Square ball drop because the New Year's Eve spotlight will be focused on the 305 when Pitbull hosts his holiday party at the Thompson Miami Beach hotel.

The celebration concert, entitled Pitbull's New Years' Revolution, will feature appearances and performances by Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, the Band Perry, Fifth Harmony, Becky G., and the Misdirectors, along with co-hosts, La La Anthony and Rocsi Diaz and will be broadcast live on Fox from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

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Miami Dolphins Test Beer Delivery System Using Twitter

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The Miami Dolphins are making it easier to get a beer during their games at home.
More beer is not only finding its way into Miami, but also more efficiently into your mouth during sporting events. And it doesn't even require you to leave your seat. The season may have ended with a crappy record and next year promises more of the same, but at least there's this.

The Miami Dolphins are testing a new way to have beer delivered to your seat using a smartphone and Twitter.

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Gravity Brewlab Prepares to Launch First Official Beer in Miami

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Courtesy of Diego Ganoza
Diego Ganoza is preparing to launch Gravity Brewlab's first beer, Sunshine State of Mind.
For a long time, the website of Gravity Brewlab read "coming soon", but now its suds are finally here. Miami's latest brewery is releasing a handful of kegs of Sunshine State of Mind in preparation for the Miami market next month.

Gravity Brewlab is the latest to join the ranks of local breweries. Owner and brewer Diego Ganoza told Short Order that even though Gravity does not have a location, the beer is contract-brewed in a discreet location that will soon be brewed out of a location in Miami. Where? That's a secret too.

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Miami's Top Five Vegetable Cocktails: Healthy Vodka, Gin and More

Photo by Neil Vasquez
There's kale in there.

Think beyond the fruit-forward tropical drinks and the tomato in your Bloody Mary. There are a variety of vegetable-based cocktails to sip on in Miami.

Forget juicing and get more creative (and boozy!) on how to get more vegetables in your diet for 2015.

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Don't Drink and Drive: Hire a Miami Designated Driver

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Laine Doss
Make merry. Then have someone else drive you home.
It's the holiday season and that means parties, get-togethers with friends, and the real possibility of having one too many egg nogs then getting in your car.

For many, that means drinking and driving, especially given Miami's not-so-great mass transit system. But before you get behind the wheel, you should know the serious consequences of your actions. According to Florida law, a first-time DUI conviction will get you a $250 - 500 fine; 50 hours of community service; a minimum license revocation of 180 days; 12 hours of driving school; and possible imprisonment and/or probation. That's not taking into account the very real possibility of injuring yourself or others.

Simply put -- don't drink and drive. Thankfully, there are a host of options ranging from assigning a designated driver to calling for a car service.

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A Very Boozy Christmas: The Ten Best Gifts at the Liquor Store

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Play Santa at the liquor store.
If the fact that Christmas is a mere two days away is freaking you out, relax. Forget your troubles, stay away from the mall, and head to your nearest liquor store where's there's a gift for nearly everyone on your list at just about every price point.

In this wonderland of booze, you'll find champagne for your assistant, a single malt for your snobby brother-in-law, and an aged rum for your boss.

During a recent shopping expedition to Total Wine & More, I found a treasure trove of presents. Here are the ten best gifts, some starting at under ten dollars (with most under $30). Truly a Santa-worthy assortment of holiday cheer!

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