Official New Times Beerfest “Warm Up” Beer Tasting

The 16th-annual New Times “Original” Beerfest coming to Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale on April 6 is still a little ways off. If you’re counting down the days with thirsty impatience, check out the “Warm Up” event at Crown Wine & Spirits from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. There will be some gourmet snacks on hand as well as more than 30 craft beers to be tasted, many of which will be featured at Beerfest and others you’ll get a taste of only at the “Warm Up.” The cover is $10 and will also net you a chance to get half off your Beerfest tickets — an offer you’ll be able to get only if you attend the “Warm Up.” You will also take home a commemorative New Times pint glass to preserve your sudsy memories for years to come. Crown Wine & Spirits is located at 1320 N. Federal Highway in Pompano Beach. Visit the crownwineandspirits.com/beer-tasting-events for all the details, and check out the Facebook events page. The 16th-annual New Times “Original” Beerfest, presented by Isle Casino, takes place from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Huizenga Plaza, located at 32 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $75 for VIP. You must be at least 21. Visit newtimesbeerfest.com, or “like” it on Facebook, facebook.com/ntbeerfest.
Thu., March 28, 2013
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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