Jonathan Wakefield

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    October 14, 2014

    Beerfest Brewmaster Tickets: Exclusive Beers Announced

    On October 25, the Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park will turn into Beertown USA when New Times' Beerfest comes to town. From 7 to 10 p.m., brew fans will be immersed in beer culture with live music and over 100 different beers to sample. New for this year is the limited-edition Brewmaster ticket ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    New Times' Beerfest Brewmaster Ticket: Exclusive Beers, Early Entry

    The 17th-annual New Times' "Original" Beerfest, presented by Isle Casino, returns to Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park on Saturday, October 25, and it's going to be one amazing evening filled with music, fun, and beer! More than 100 different brews will be on hand for your sampling enjoyment, inclu ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    Homebrewers Wanted for New Times' Beerfest Competition

    The South Florida beer scene is really kicking up. From Funky Buddha in Fort Lauderdale to Wynwood Brewing Company in Wynwood, small craft breweries are making us a destination for seriously great beer. What's most exciting is that many of these brewery owners started out as home brewers. Wynwood B ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Arts & Eats Guide 2014: Fun Is Brewing at New Times' Original Beerfest October 25

    This article and more can be found in the New Times' Arts & Eats Guide 2014, your annual guide to the season's art exhibits, food festivals, cultural events, and up-and-coming chefs, artists, and scene makers. The Arts & Eats Guide 2014 can be found on New Times newsstands Thursday, October 2. But t ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Florida's Berliner Bash Beer Festival Returns May 10

    Sourheads, make note: May 10 has been announced as the date for third installment of the infamous sour beer festival known as the Berliner Bash, or Floridaweisse Bash, as it's becoming known. In a change from previous iterations, the festival will be held at Green Bench Brewing in downtown St. Pet ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    South Florida's Craft Beer Scene Dominates Latest Issue of Draft Magazine

    When it comes to national recognition of Florida, the conversation inevitably turns to Bugs Bunny memes or Florida Man. For the beer world, though, the spotlight was just turned on us in a major way -- a good way! The March/April issue of Draft Magazine, a 7-year-old bimonthly tome of commercial be ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    J. Wakefield Signs Distribution Deal With Gold Coast, Brewery Opening Still On Track

    Having recently smashed through a crowdsourced funding campaign via Crowdbrewed, Jonathan Wakefield has passed through another checkpoint in the journey to opening a brewery and taproom in Miami: a distribution deal. J. Wakefield Brewing will be signing on with local distributor Gold Coast, who als ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Miami's J. Wakefield Brewing Launches CrowdBrewed Campaign

    Master of sours and notorious Miami homebrewer, Jonathan Wakefield is seeking to infuse some extra cash into the opening of his Wynwood-based brewery, set for opening "in January 2014," according to the brewer himself. J. Wakefield Brewing has launched a fairly massive crowd funded campaign to rais ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Beer Travels: Cycle Brewing Of Gulfport, Home Of Florida Weisse

    Nestled between a plethora of sea grape, sabal palms, and towering pines, amongst countless other varieties of grass, flower and shrub, stands the comforting structure that is Peg's Cantina - a venue of Mexican inspired food that just so happens to house Gulfport's own Cycle Brewing. Gulfport is a ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Neighborhood Brewers Showed Off At Palm Beach Craft Beer Fest Saturday

    As the first weekend of summer reared its hot and sun-filled head, the second-annual Palm Beach Craft Beer Festival was there in downtown West Palm Beach to quench its thirst with beer from across the state, across the country, and across the world. Florida brewers including Due South, Miami Brewin ... More >>