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Official New Times Beerfest "Warm Up" Beer Tasting, March 28

The 16th-annual New Times "Original" Beerfest coming to Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale on April 6 is still a little ways off. If you're counting down the days with thirsty impatience, check out the "Warm Up" event at Crown Wine & Spirits from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.  

After all, you can't just go jumping into a beer-marathon like Beerfest without a little practice.

In the beer world, this "Warm Up" party will be like a nice 5k or even a half-marathon, if you really work at it. There will be some gourmet snacks on hand as well as over 30 craft beers to be tasted, many of which will be featured at Beerfest and others you'll only get a taste of at the "Warm Up." 

The cover is $10 and will also net a you a chance to get half off your Beerfest tickets - an offer you'll only be able to get if you attend the "Warm Up." You will also take home a commemorative New Times pint glass to preserve your sudsy memories for years to come. 

Crown Wine & Spirits is located at 1320 N. Federal Highway in Pompano Beach. Visit the for all the details and check out the Facebook events page

16th Annual New Times "Original" Beerfest presented by Isle Casino takes place from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 6 in Esplanade Park, located at 400 SW Second St. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $30 prepaid online through April 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. or $40 at the gate for general admission and VIP is $75 prepaid online through April 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. or
$85 at the door. 21 and over. Visit or "Like" it on Facebook,

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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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