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, including beers by Duvel, Cigar City Brewing, Lagunitas, Stone, Left Coast, Ommegang, Funky Buddha, Miami Brewing, Brooklyn Brewing, Abita, Florida Beer Co., Radeberger, New Belgium, Hollywood Organic Brewing, Capital Brewery, Big Storm Brewing, and Islamorada Beer Co.
Beerfest also includes a homebrewer's competition, where beer hobbyists can enter their brews for a chance to win a one-on-one afternoon mentorship with Jonathan Wakefield, founder of J. Wakefield Brewing in Miami. (To enter or for more information, contact Chesi Argibay, New Times social media and marketing manager, at [email protected]).
Tickets for Beerfest cost $30 for general admission, which allows you unlimited sampling from 7 to 10 p.m. VIP tickets are already sold out, but there's a way to get additional perks (and lots more beer).
Announcing the Brewmaster ticket, which allows you entry to Beerfest at 6 p.m. Not only will you have access to an additional hour of beer sampling but you'll also be able to sample a variety of special brews that will be tapped only from 6 to 7 p.m. That means that special, rare selections (including some homebrewers' selections) will be available only for Brewmaster and VIP ticket holders. Brewmaster tickets cost only $45 and available now -- but hurry, because supplies are limited.
To purchase Brewmaster or general admission tickets, visit newtimesbeerfest.com. Then get ready for South Florida's most exciting beer event. Cheers to that!