The weather forecast for today's Sunshine Blues Festival in Boca Raton is a little iffy, but at least the festival lineups are rock solid. Not only will the stage host some pretty rad musical acts -- Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dr. John, and Walter Trout among them -- but the beer roster isn't looking too shabby, either.
Draft selections for the festival today include Florida brews like Cigar City's Maduro Brown Ale (a 5.5 percent ABV Northern English-style brown ale) and Due South Brewing's Caramel Cream Ale (a dry-hopped, creamy ale with 5 percent ABV) and Category 3 IPA (a 6.1 percent ABV Florida-style IPA brewed with tons of malts and hops). Cigar City is based in Tampa, while Due South is brewed in Boynton Beach.
Also on the menu are Kona Brewing Co.'s Pipeline Porter and Longboard Island Lager, as well as Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale. On the lighter, not-so-crafty side, are mass-market familiars like Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Michelob Amberbock, and Stella Artois. The beer menu is subject to change, of course, but those 21 years and older can at least count on a more-than-decent selection of brews to accompany the tunes.
Music starts today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. and doors open at 10:30 a.m. The festival is in Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. Tickets are $62.50, and the event goes ahead, rain or shine. Food will be available for sale on the grounds.
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