Yessir, the 11th annual incarnation of New Times tribute to all things malty and hoppy has arrived, taking over the entire block of SW Second St. between SW Fourth and SW Fifth Avenues, and the adjacent Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale. This years festival will feature over 150 beers for sampling, from your standard, ass-kicking indie brews such as Flying Dog Tiger Bite, Florida Beer Companys Key West Sunset Ale, and Sierra Nevada, to rare and hard-to-find micros from the likes of Brooklyn Brewery (crafters of the 9% Golden Ale, Brooklyn Local 1) and Gordash Brewing Company (the Fort Lauderdale producers of Holy Mackerel). The spread will be plentiful and get this unlimited. Yep, you beer lovers can drink all the frothy booze you want (provided youve got a designated driver handy and youre, ahem, drinking responsibly) for just $25 at the gate, $20 online. Therell be bitchin tunes to drunkenly groove to courtesy of the Dave Matthews Tribute Band, Madame Turk, and Baker Act, and loads of food to keep the munchies away from vendors like Jax House of Ribs, Jets Pizza, and Red Hot Shack. For $50 you can join the VIPs in the Crown Wine & Spirits Pub, where you can hang with radio jocks Paul and Ron and sample their personal brew crafted by BX Beer Depot especially for the fest. The celebration runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday night, but tickets are limited! Visit www.browardpalmbeach.com.
Sat., April 12, 7 p.m., 2008