420 Events at Miami Breweries


There are made-up holidays to suit everyone’s mood and taste. You can celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day on June 2 or justify your penchant for fried chicken and fries on October 25, which is National Greasy Foods Day. But some “fake” holidays seem to resonate more than others.

Take, for example, 420 Day. On April 20, thousands of people will celebrate the day by getting high with friends.  The day’s origins are fuzzy, with many legends as to how that day came to be from Grateful Dead connections (they requested room number 420 at hotels a lot) to a group of high-school kids in San Rafael, California, meeting daily at 4:20 p.m. to get stoned.

Though there are many celebrations planned for 4/20, Miami’s beer community has rallied behind the day with breweries making special beers including at least one made with CBD. Beat Culture Brewery’s Commander Brain Drain is a limited-edition northeast IPA with blueberry, lactose, French vanilla, and CBD oil. The 7.6 percent alcohol by volume beer will be poured at Lokal and Kush on 4/20 and will be served at Tripping Animals’ Irie Jungle Festival.

Kush Wynwood. Kush celebrates its mythical character, Kaptain Kush, with a series of beers based on the Miami superhero’s arch enemies. The Villain series includes  Beat Culture’s Commander Brain Drain; Dr. Dank by Gulfstream Brewing Company, a 7.7 percent ABV Hazy IPA; White Fire by Nightlife Brewing Company, a 3.1 percent ABV guava vanilla Berliner weisse; Blunted Bandit by J. Wakefield Brewing Company, a 6.8 percent ABV snickerdoodle-infused brown ale; and Killer Purp by Tarpon River Brewing Company, a 5 percent ABV milkshake sour with blueberries, boysenberries, and blackberries. Kaptain Kush by Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company, a 6 percent ABV American IPA made with strawberries will also be available. 2003 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-4500; kushwynwood.com.

Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company. On April 19, Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company will be releasing No Pasties. This collaboration with Tripping Animals Brewing Company is a 9.11 percent ABV sour milkshake imperial (Double) IPA. Itawe & Friends will perform a Bob Marley tribute at the brewery that day. 7360 SW 41st St., Miami; 305-912-7390; lincolnsbeardbrewing.com.

Tripping Animals Brewing Company’s Irie Jungle Festival. Tripping Animals will be hosting its Irie Jungle Festival, featuring more than 15 breweries, live reggae bands including Johnny Dread and Itawe & Friends, and food vendors. The brewery will also release its Irie Jungle IPA, a 7 percent ABV IPA made with Azacca, Idaho 7, and Strata hops. Food vendors include Pokekai, Big O’ Smoke & Grill, Masa Craft Croquettes, and Gorilla City Meat and Sandwiches. 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at 2685 NW 105th Ave., Doral; trippinganimals.com.  Tickets cost $50.





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