Don't Miss Misfit Home Brewers at New Times Beerfest
George Garcia started it all, brewing in college as a means of drinking cheap beer five years ago. Last year, he gathered Piero Rodriguez, and Robert Tejon to form Misfit Home Brewers.
The brewing rigs for these guys look like a dubious experiment, with tubes and buckets and bottles and such. "We definitely have war stories," said Garcia, citing a middle of the night bedroom closet explosion during fermentation. "There was yeast and beer everywhere."
Misfit Brewers landed on the map because of a phone call. "Last October, we just called up New Times to see if they had room for us at the festival," said Garcia. The result was a winning nod for the Bust a Nut Porter, a peanut butter and chocolate concoction.
Those of you who have tried Misfit's brews can attest their skills are coming along. Among flavors to try on Saturday are the Wheat R Melon and Pineapple X Press IPA. If you arrive early enough, there may be samples of one of their first batches of sour beers.
The New Times 15th-annual Beerfest is this Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
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