Win a Pair of Tickets to New Times Beerfest

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We are giving away a pair of tickets to the New Times 15th-annual Beerfest on Saturday, March 31, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. 

Don't miss a minute of the Final Four games on Jumbotrons. Celebrate with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band from New Orleans, often featured on HBO's 'Treme. Sample from hundreds of your favorite craft beers brewed by Cisco, Holy Mackerel, Cigar City, Shipyard, Narragansett, and Brooklyn Brewery, among others.

General-admission tickets are worth $30 each, prepaid, $40 at the door. How to get your free tickets? 

Tell us which beer you'd use to convert someone who is not a beer fan and why it's the perfect conversion brew. 

We'll choose the winner from the comments on Wednesday afternoon. Be sure to provide your email or Facebook information so we can contact you when you win. 

In the meantime, you can learn more about the event on our Beerfest page, including reasons to bump up to VIP admission, where you can nosh on eats from El Jefe Luchador, Tongue N Cheek gastropub, Rok:Brgr, and New River Grill. VIP guests also have exclusive access to BX Beer Depot's New Times Beerfest 15th-Anniversary Brew. VIP Tickets cost $65 online, $75 at the entrance.


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Sasha Ikramelahai
Sasha Ikramelahai

I would have to go with Wild Blue as my expierence from previous people dont really like wheat beers like Blue Moon or even pale ales. You have to ease people into beer as it is an aquired taste;so what better way then a beer with a hint of blueberry sweet yet savory..

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MmmmBeer
MmmmBeer

Hope I'm not yoo late.

Cigar City Brewing did a cucumber Saison that was one of the most refreshing beers I've ever had. Anyone who is not a fan of beer would appreciate this crisp flavored brew. Honestly, this beer may actually be the start of their drinking problem...it is that good.

Fortunately, for the sake of them being a functioning citizen of society, Cigar City has only had this at a few local tap takeovers.

I look forward to being able to buy this on a regular basis sometime soon.flash10msu@yahoo.com

LGottlieb
LGottlieb

Left Hand Milk Stout. Chocolate, coffee and cream. What more can you ask for? Its smooth taste of dark roasted coffee, caramel, chocolate, and vanilla is creamy and smooth on the palate. This a great way to win over non-beer fans. It did the trick for me. Having gone through college with "Beast," I had sworn off beer. But a trip to the Left Hand Brewery in Colorado, changed my world. After trying the Left Hand Milk South, cask style, I had a new outlook, and a new appreciation for beer. lgottlieb@afhu.org

Jacquelyn Marks
Jacquelyn Marks

Hands down, my favorite beer is the Dogfish Tweason'ale.  Its a hint of strawberry in a light beer.  It's perfect for a newbie in beer drinking.For the health-conscious and diet restricted beer drinkers, this is perfect too.  It's gluten-free!jacquelyn1981@gmail.com

Brandiii
Brandiii

My choice of beer to convert a non-drinker? Hands down would be Wells Banana Bread beer. Not only is this a fantastic brew, but it's also a fabulous liquid dessert. Tasting exactly like Mom's homemade banana bread, this beer offers a unique sweet and savory taste with full body and a lingering aftertaste of bananas. For someone who is not a usual beer drinker, they won't have to worry about drinking a beer that is too hoppy, too dark, or has a typical "beer" taste that many non-drinkers steer away from. Honestly, what could be better than a brew that also acts as a tasty treat of a favorite bakery good?! Mmmmmmm....

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Jackie
Jackie

I would have to suggest Breckenridges Vanilla Porter. Its a great way for a beer newbie to get a taste of something sweet and more familiar to their pallet. While the dark color may be off putting to the non beer drinking, once their nose enters the glass and gets hit with all the sweet vanilla and almost coffee like roasty flavors from the porter it will surely be an easy sip. And from the friends I have turned onto this beer they can't put it down, even the most steadfast anti beer drinkers. 

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Greg H
Greg H

Westmalle- Dubbelhttp://www.trappistwestmalle.b...One of the worlds few truly trappist breweries, this beer and brewery brings tradition and excellence in brewing. 

Notes of roasted malts, chocolate, slight burnt candy sugar, almost raisins. A darker beer but light enough to drink down, but be careful, at over 7% it can sneak up on you. Naturally carbonated in the bottle, it looks more like a wine in its big bottle. Pop the cork, let it fly, pour it gently down a snifter glass, careful to leave the yeast behind on your last glass(unless you like that flavor!). Stick your nose inside the glass, inhale with care, find all the notes of flavor, and enjoy one of the best beers in the world. 

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Jjones
Jjones

I have to give it to Orange Blossom Cream Ale by Buffalo Bill's Brewery. The first time some has a beer they immediately recognize the bitterness and then have to allow their senses to become accustom to the flavors that are behind that initial bitterness. But with this beer the citrus perfectly cuts the bitterness and allows the drinker to enjoy the aroma and taste equally without that initial shock. This beer could easily given to even the pickiest of drinkers and they would definitely come back for another. Its not to fruity and not to hoppy. If you haven't tried it you must even if your a die hard like me for the Crafties and Belgians.    jjonesrjc@gmail.com

Iheartbeer
Iheartbeer

Abita Purple Haze.

Most people who dont like beer imagine the taste and smell of Budweiser rolling off the tongue of their drunken uncle at Christmas.

Purple Haze is a light witbier with a rasberry flavor that doesn't have the bitterness of hops that turn many new beer drinkers away. Not to mention, it isn't overly powerful, so new drinkers should still be able still walk...even after 4.bpharleycruzer88@gmail.com

Jacquelyn Marks
Jacquelyn Marks

Dogfish Tweason'ale. I had it this weekend, and it's fabulous. It has the taste of strawberries, in a non overpowering way, within the beer.  Hands down, the most amazing beer ever.

Oh and it's gluten-free for those on diet restrictions.  Hello, perfect?!

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DTavares
DTavares

Definitely will have to go with my favorite... Delirium Tremens, All around a great beer that has a magnetic effect to draw people away from the big breweries.My Second choice would have to be Duvel, Smooth and powerful.. always a winner.Freeagent13@gmail.com

Melissamccart
Melissamccart

They're yours Jacquelin. I'll touch base with you via email. Thank you all for playing.

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