Exploring the culinary side of beer, particularly the ways in which beer pairs with various cuisines, has become increasingly popular. Scores of beer-paired dinners dotting Orlando's events calendar all year are evidence that beer lovers, especially craft beer lovers, want to learn more about the marriage between bites and brews. Over the next few weeks, we've got a handful of such events to recommend. Here are the details:

Tuesday, August 11, 6:30pm
Shipyard Beer Dinner
Avenue Gastropub

This five-course feast will be paired with six Shipyard Brewing Company beers. Cost is $55 per person and tickets can be purchased in advance here. Call  407-839-5039 for more info.

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Wednesday, August 12, 7pm
Suds & Supper Experience
TR Fire Grill

Meet the brew masters behind Florida's Swamp Head Brewery as chefs pair these unique brews with five distinct courses.

Cost is $50 per guest. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Friday, August 21
Funky Buddha Beer Pairing Dinner
Wreckers Sports Bar, Gaylord Palms Resort
Welcome Reception hosted by Funky Buddha 6-7 pm; and dinner 7-9pm.

Chefs have teamed up with the brew masters at Funky Buddha Brewery to craft a one-of-a kind seasonal dining experience featuring five locally-sourced courses (including one mystery course), all perfectly paired with a selection of beers from Funky Buddha.

Cost is $49.95 per person, including: 5-course dinner, beer pairings and free self-parking. All attendees will receive a gift bag and will be eligible to win a variety of prizes throughout the evening.

For more info about this event, click here. To RSVP, call 407-586-1330.

There will also be a special overnight rate for attendees. The room rate for 8/21 is $139, plus tax, parking and resort fee. To book, visit www.gaylordpalms.com and use Corporate/Promotional Code: LPR.

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More events for beer lovers:

Aug 3 – Orlando Drink & Draw at Thirsty Topher
Aug 7 – New Belgium Brewery VIP Pairing Dinner at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Aug 11 – Kosher Beer and Cheese Tasting at Orlando Brewing
Aug 20 – Baldwin Park Sip
Sept 24 – 27 – St. Pete's Food & Wine Festival

The Art of Beer: Every second Wednesday of the month at Artegon Marketplace