This article and more can be found in the New Times' Arts & Eats Guide 2014, your annual guide to the season's art exhibits, food festivals, cultural events, and up-and-coming chefs, artists, and scene makers. The Arts & Eats Guide 2014 can be found on New Times newsstands Thursday, October 2. But there's no need to wait to read this...
Not to sound too hipsterish, but New Times has been a champion of showcasing good beer and the brewers behind it since before it was a thing -- since 1998, in fact. In recent years, the surge in interest in the market known as craft beer has brought more and more attendees to Beerfest, including new and interesting brewers, people just getting into the scene, and an onslaught of festival junkies just looking to have a good time.
The 2014 chapter of this 17-year-old celebration of all things sudsy will be held at Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park, in the heart of downtown, and the lineup for the fest is looking to be skewed in the craft-beer drinker's favor.More »