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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 more than 100 different beers to sample.

New for this year is the limited-edition Brewmaster ticket that allows entry into the festival at 6 p.m. for one extra hour of enjoyment. Brewmasters also get some pretty sweet perks that general-admission ticket holders don't have access to.

See also: Homebrewers Wanted for New Times' Beerfest Competition

Brewmasters will also be able to watch the homebrewers' competition, which features South Florida's best homebrewers in a head-to-head battle for ultimate supremacy. The winner of the competition will spend the day with Jonathan Wakefield of the soon-to-open J. Wakefield Brewing Co. in Miami. Brewmaster ticket holders will also get to sample these beers from 6 to 7 p.m., with each homebrewer having a 20-minute spotlight on his beers.

In addition, Brewmasters (and the lucky people who snagged sold-out VIP tickets) will be able to sample some exclusive beers, poured only from 6 to 7 p.m. So far, the beers showcased include:

  • Boulevard Brewing Co.- Love Child
  • Saltwater Brewery- Pumpkin
  • Stone Brewing- Xocoveza Mocha Stout or Stochasticity Hibiscusicity Belgian Ale
  • Founders Brewing- Rubeaus
  • Funky Buddha Brewery- No Crust

Brewmaster tickets cost only $45 and can be purchased at But hurry, because these special tickets are available only for a limited time.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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