Cocktails & Spirits

City Link Beer Fest Brings the Suds This Friday

Zymurgists, clean off your beer goggles. It's City Link Beer Fest time again. For five wonderful hours this Friday evening, you can drink as much ale, lager, and stout as your little belly can handle. This is the 15th year the publication has been throwing the big brew-filled bash, and with more than 100 different beers to sample, there's sure to be something to keep your whistle wet. 


Dark, light, mass-produced to micro -- doesn't matter -- locate what you like and hit it till it's gone, or just move around and try a little of everything. Keep in mind that the good stuff runs out first.


The fest grew out of its old Himmarshee haunts and decamped to the corner

of Las Olas and Andrews Avenue a few years ago. And even though it's

named Huizenga Plaza, expect friendly drunks at beer-fest time, not

waste-management types. 


On hand to provide sonic

distraction will be local acts Kill Miss Pretty and Russell Mofsky's

Gold Dust Lounge. The gate opens at 6 p.m. -- it's recommended that you

do not tarry and that you arrive early if you want the best

experience -- and it will lock up at 11 p.m. And just like that, you're cut off, Buster.


Two words of advice: Pace yourself.

And save some money by buying your tickets now ($20, $25 at the gate). If you're feeling very important, the VIP section ($30 in advance, $35 at the door) ensures unlimited food, beverages, and your own private potty.

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Jeff Stratton
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