On Saturday evening, hundreds of beer lovers in South Florida came together in Esplanade Park to sample the finest beers, enjoy great live music and have a great time at New Times' Beerfest. Even the weather cooperated. Mother Nature is clearly a beer lover, because the evening was cool and clear -- perfect for hanging out and having a second glass of your favorite brew.
Speaking of brew, each partygoer received a pencil and scorecard in their beer tasting glass so they could take notes on which beers were best. We too got in on the action, with some New Times writers judging the beers in several different categories.
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With that in mind, it's time to announce the winners. How did we compare with your picks? We'd love to hear what beer set your heart ablaze in the comments section.
Best Overall Brew - Funky Buddha
With two house brews always on tap and hourly beer "specials," the Funky Buddha team pulled out the stops and served some fantastic suds, including a crisp Hop Gun IPA, a tart Berliner Weisse, and a maple bacon brew. Bacon in our beer? Winner!