Broward and Palm Beach Breweries Showcased at Brew at the Zoo

Local beers were enjoyed at Brew at the Zoo.
Local beers were enjoyed at Brew at the Zoo.
Photo by George Martinez

On Saturday, thousands of beer lovers converged upon Zoo Miami for the 2015 Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo to enjoy live music, good food, and, of course, beer. 

Although the festival showcased beers from around the world, the spotlight was on the Sunshine State, where the beer community came out in full force. From the Key's Islamorada Brewing Co. to Tampa's famed Cigar City, the breweries proved once and for all that Florida has a powerful beer community that turns out great brews and that wonderful beers are made in our own backyard.

Funky Buddha was a popular choice.
Funky Buddha was a popular choice.
Photo by George Martinez

Oakland Park's Funky Buddha Brewery drew large crowds at its beer tent. The Oakland Park brewery poured favorites like Hop Gun as well as the limited-edition Bonita Applebum, made with apples, cinnamon, and vanilla. 

Saltwater Brewing.
Saltwater Brewing.
Photo by Laine Doss

Delray Beach's Saltwater Brewery offered a host of Florida-friendly beers. The South End Session Ale had a beautiful ruby-red grapefruit nose and a delightful citrus flavor. This 4.5 percent ABV brew is great for beating the oncoming heat.

Broward and Palm Beach Breweries Showcased at Brew at the Zoo
Photo by George Martinez

What do you wear to a beer festival?  A giant beer hat, of course. 

BJ's Brew Pub.
BJ's Brew Pub.
Photo by George Martinez

BJ's Brewhouse offered several beers, including its Hopstorm IPA and Jeremiah Red Ale.

Barrel of Monks Brewery.
Barrel of Monks Brewery.
Photo by Laine Doss

Boca Raton's Barrel of Monks Brewery offered a Florida take on traditional Belgian ales. The Quad, a dark-brown ale with dried fruit notes, was complex and bold yet still easy drinking for a warm spring evening.

Darwin Brewing.
Darwin Brewing.
Photo by George Martinez

Bradenton's Darwin Brewing presented its refreshing Circa 1926, a tangerine wheat beer.

Wynwood Brewing Co.
Wynwood Brewing Co.
Photo by Laine Doss

Miami's growing beer scene was represented by a number of breweries, including Wynwood Brewing, which poured its award-winning Pop's Porter.

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