World of Beer Wellington Hosts Local "Brew"phoria Friday

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April 1 isn't all about fools and pranks. For beer lovers near Wellington, it's a night to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with World of Beer's "Brew"phoria event. It all goes down starting at 6 p.m.

Though World of Beer is known for its breadth of product, for this event, it will bring out 50 local kegs, including specialty beers from local brewers who barely ever make it out of their respective taprooms.

Special releases include Accomplice Brewery and Ciderworks 10.5 percent alcohol-by-volume imperial cinnamon cider Cidewinder, Copperpoint Brewing Co.'s Mocha B. Rabbit Nitro, Funky Buddha Brewery's Millions of Peaches, and the incredible Confused in the Morning from Saltwater Brewery, its Belgian tripel aged on Belgian waffles, maple syrup, and coffee.

"All kegs are tapped at 6 p.m., all local taps, 15 breweries involved with all reps in-house," says Holly Mauser, World of Beer Wellington's general manager. "Limited releases and treated kegs just for us... [it's a] superawesome local beer event."

Live music, raffles, and giveaways round out the festivities, so expect to bring a couple of dollars to enter to win some beer-themed swag. Raffle monies benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, so you're also helping those in need.

Since I am a kind person, I've included the complete and final tap list straight from the manager at World of Beer Wellington:

26 Degree Brewing Co. (Pompano Beach):
- Grapefruit A1A IPA
- MexZiko's Rage (Imperial stout w/ chilies, cinnamon & vanilla beans)

Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks (West Palm Beach):
- Cidewinder* (10.5% Imperial Cinnamon Cider)
- Dry Hop Cider: US Nugget

Barrel of Monks Brewing (Boca Raton):
- 1801 Vanilla Saison
- Hazelnut Brown
- Rumplestiltskin (rum-barreled S'tart)
- Black Currant Saison

Cigar City Brewing (Tampa):
- Apple Pie Cider
- Endless Nameless Bourbon Imperial Stout
- Watermelon Cider
- Strawberry Shortcake Lager
- Vanilla Maduro Nitro
- Peach IPA
- Lue Gim Gong Orange Peel Pale Ale

Copperpoint Brewing Co. (Boynton Beach):
- Mocha B. Rabbit Nitro (brewed w/ local cold brew coffee)
- Grapefruit Saison
- Big Hoppa Imperial IPA
- Coxness Monster

Coppertail Brewing Co. (Tampa):
- Purple Drank (Boysenberry Berliner)
- Brews Banner Imperial IPA

Due South Brewing Co. (Boynton Beach):
- Mariana Trench 2016
- Java Mariana Trench
- Kevin's Bacon
- Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream
- Straight Outta Boynton (white IPA collaboration with Devour Brewing Co., also in Boynton Beach)
- Dry Hop: Mosaic Pale Ale

Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park):
- Last Snow 2016
- More Moro
- Iron & Barleywine
- Muy Bonita (imperial apple pie brown ale)
- Hop Stimulator Imperial IPA
- Vanilla Espresso Porter
- Dread Pirates Robert (chocolate, raspberries, vanilla, & coconut)
- Millions of Peaches

J. Wakefield Brewing (Miami):
- Blueberry Bliss
- I Think I'm French

M.I.A. Brewing Co. (Doral):
- Calle Oatcho Nitro
- Oud Couple (tart brown ale aged in Pinot barrels, a collaboration with Cigar City)

Miami Brewing (Homestead):
- Coconut Vice IPA
- French Toast Porter

Saltwater Brewery (Delray Beach):
- Grapefruit Screamin Reels IPA
- Apricot Sour
- Confused in the Morning (aged on Belgian waffles, maple syrup and coffee)

Tequesta Brewing Co. (Tequesta):
- Red Dragon (imperial red)
- Tossers English Pub Ale Nitro

Tomoka Brewing Co. (Port Orange):
- Tom Yum Thai Gose (brewed with hot peppers, salt, coriander and lemongrass)
- Jen's Gin Saison

Twisted Trunk Brewing (Palm Beach Gardens):
- Shot in the Dark (Baltic Coffee Stout)
- Nappy Red (Red Imperial IPA)

World of Beer Wellington is located at 2465 FL-7, Wellington. Call 561-383-6115, or visit worldofbeer.com.

Doug Fairall is a craft beer blogger who focuses on Florida beers. He is a Certified Beer Server and has been a homebrewer since 2009. For beer things in your Twitter feed, follow him @DougFairall and find the latest beer pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.

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