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Home Brew Throwdown at Riverside Market

The time has come for home brewers to come out from the shadows of their

garages, dens, and man caves and get the recognition they deserve. After all, if you're going to make something at home -- doesn't a keg of beer trump a dozen cupcakes or a new bird feeder?

The inaugural Riverside Market Home Brew Competition will take place Tuesday, March 19, allowing home brewers to showcase their best brews for prizes and kudos.

The throwdown starts at 7 p.m. at the Riverside Market Cafe, where home brewers will compete in categories including IPA, double IPA, stout, pale, amber, Belgian, tutti fruity, brown, malt beverage, people's choice, and judge's choice.

The competition will be moderated by a panel of local craft-beer

enthusiasts, including Native Brewing's Adam Fine, Riverside Market's

Julian Siegel, beer sommelier Brett Hubbard, and Eric Barton.


addition, spectators can participate in the beer sampling -- and vote

in the people's choice category -- for $10. The event is also open to

the public to attend without sampling.

Home brewers can enter beer in up to five categories, and the entry fee is $25. Competition registration is available online.

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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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