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New Times Beerfest 2015: First-Ever Miss Beerfest Competition Is Looking For You

Fall is coming and that means the return of cooler weather, all things pumpkin, and New Times' "Original" Beerfest, presented by Isle Casino. 

The mega celebration of all things beer returns to Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park on Saturday, October 10. From 7 to 10 p.m., enjoy unlimited sampling of over 100 international, local, and craft beers. The event also features live musical performances, interactive games, and good food.

This year, also brings the introduction of the Miss Beerfest competition, where South Florida's female beer lovers have the change to compete for the title of Miss Beerfest 2015. Entrants will compete in games of brew-related skill and daring like pouring the perfect head of beer and hoisting the boot! 

These beer-loving gals will be scored for their abilities (and sense of humor) by a team of celebrity judges including pin-up model and Cupcake Burlesque founder Jenna Beth (check out the video) and WPLG's Will Manso.

If you think you've got what it takes, submit a headshot, full body photo, and one-paragraph bio to [email protected] with the subject line "Miss Beerfest". Be sure to include links to your social media accounts. 

The New Times will select the semi-finalists, and will post photos to our social media for our readers to vote for five finalists. Those finalists will compete on the Beerfest stage for the crown and title of Miss Beerfest 2015.

If you haven't gotten your Beerfest tickets, now's the time before they sell out. 

General Admission tickets include unlimited local and international beer sampling from over vendors, live musical performances, and special offers from local merchants, and cost $30 through October 9. Tickets at the door (if not sold out) are $40. Tickets can be purchased at

VIP tickets to Beerfest include one hour early admission to the event at 6 p.m., unlimited liquor samples and food samples from some of Fort Lauderdale's best restaurants, unique craft beers available only in VIP, and access to the exclusive VIP lounge. VIP tickets are $75 through October 9 and $80 at the door, if available. Tickets can be purchased at

If you're looking to party early, but don't need all the VIP perks, Brewmaster tickets are right for you. For $65, you'll enjoy one hour early entrance at 6pm, a commemorative Beerfest gift, unlimited local and international beer sampling from over 100 vendors, live musical performances, and special offers from local merchants, plus access to our Brew Master Beer Garden with exclusive craft beer sampling. Tickets can be purchased at
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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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