Five Brews From New Times' 2014 Beerfest

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All photos by Nicole Danna
South Florida's craft beer scene is growing -- fast. If it's one thing Beerfest proved, it's that we have a lot to look forward to when it comes to new brews.

According to the Florida Brewer's Guild, Broward County is looking at as many as three new breweries in the coming months, with one currently under construction in Pompano Beach. In Palm Beach County, there are five breweries in the works, with two in Boynton Beach, and another slated for Boca Raton.

This year's New Times' Original Beerfest showcased many of the new breweries set to come on tap in the next several months.

Here are some of our best brew highlights from this weekend's event, with a quick look at a few the breweries coming to Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County in the coming year.

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New Times' Beerfest 2014: The Full List of Beers

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That's good beer!
Time to plan your strategy, beer lovers!

New TImes' Original Beerfest turns Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park into a fantasy of brews this Saturday, October 25, and we figured we'd whet your appetite with a complete list of the beers being served.

We suggest using this as a checklist, of sorts. Or rating chart. Or a way to take tasting notes on the beers you loved so know what to order next time you're at the brewpub.

A few notes:

Beers in the Brewmaster/VIP section are only available from 6 to 7 p.m., when Brewmaster/VIP ticketholders have free reign for their extra hour of sampling. Also, the beers are listed in alphabetical order, so don't think we're secretly ranking them or anything. Any brewery is subject to change their beer selection, and certain, rare beers might be limited in availability. In other words, the earlier you arrive at Beerfest, the more fun you'll have!

Also, be sure to try Mack House's Moustache Rye'd, brewed especially for Beerfest!

See also: Mack House Brews New Times Beer, Get Your Taste Only At Beerfest This Saturday



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Beerfest Is Saturday: Two Dozen Beers to Watch Out For (and Last Chance for Discount Tickets)

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Max Reed
Drink beer. Wear hats.
The 17th-annual New Times' Original Beerfest, presented by Isle Casino, happens this Saturday, and it's going to be epic, people.

If you love beer, there's absolutely no better way to spend your day than sampling more than 100 different beers waterside at Fort Lauderdale's beautiful Esplanade Park.

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Use This Code to Save $10 on New Times' Beerfest Tickets, on Sale Now

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Christina Mendenhall
The 17th-annual New Times' "Original" Beerfest, presented by Isle Casino, is setting up to be a truly epic local beer event, returning to Esplanade Park this year with more beer -- and more fun -- than ever before.

Beer brewers from all over the state and the country come to show local beer drinkers their stuff. Even local homebrewers (and maybe some aspiring professionals) can offer their beers to the suds-swilling public.

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Beerfest Brewmaster Tickets: Exclusive Beers Announced

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Max Reed
Brewmasters at heart!
On October 25, the Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park will turn into Beertown USA when New Times' Beerfest comes to town. From 7 to 10 p.m., brew fans will be immersed in beer culture with live music and more than 100 different beers to sample.

New for this year is the limited-edition Brewmaster ticket that allows entry into the festival at 6 p.m. for one extra hour of enjoyment. Brewmasters also get some pretty sweet perks that general-admission ticket holders don't have access to.

See also: Homebrewers Wanted for New Times' Beerfest Competition

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New Times' Beerfest Brewmaster Ticket: Exclusive Beers, Early Entry

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Max Reed
You too can be a Brewmaster!
The 17th-annual New Times' "Original" Beerfest, presented by Isle Casino, returns to Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park on Saturday, October 25, and it's going to be one amazing evening filled with music, fun, and beer!

More than 100 different brews will be on hand for your sampling enjoyment, including beers by Duvel, Cigar City Brewing, Lagunitas, Stone, Left Coast, Ommegang, Funky Buddha, Miami Brewing, Brooklyn Brewing, Abita, Florida Beer Co., Radeberger, New Belgium, Hollywood Organic Brewing, Capital Brewery, Big Storm Brewing, and Islamorada Beer Co.

See also: Homebrewers Wanted for New Times' Beerfest Competition


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Homebrewers Wanted for New Times' Beerfest Competition

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Liliana Mora
Make beer. Make new friends.
The South Florida beer scene is really kicking up. From Funky Buddha in Fort Lauderdale to Wynwood Brewing Company in Wynwood, small craft breweries are making us a destination for seriously great beer.

What's most exciting is that many of these brewery owners started out as home brewers. Wynwood Brewing's Luis G. Brignoni started his career with a simple home brewing kit he received as a Christmas gift from his dad.

Are you the next big thing in beer? Then enter New Times' Beerfest Home Brew Competition. The competition takes place during the 17th-annual New Times' "Original" Beerfest, presented by Isle Casino, which returns to Ft. Lauderdale's Esplanade Park on Saturday, October 25th.

See also: Arts & Eats Guide 2014: Fun Is Brewing at New Times' Original Beerfest October 25

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Arts & Eats Guide 2014: Fun Is Brewing at New Times' Original Beerfest October 25

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Doug Fairall
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.

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New Times' Original Beerfest Returns: Last Chance for VIP Tickets

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Max Reed
VIP tickets for Beerfest: Get them while they last.
The New Times' Original Beerfest, presented by Isle Casino, returns to Esplanade Park with beer, music, and fun.

On Saturday, October 25, from 7 to 10 p.m., Fort Lauderdale will become the unofficial capital of beer, with more than 100 beers being served by your favorite local, craft, and international breweries, including Funky Buddha, Goose Island, Inlet Brewing, J. Wakefiend Brewing, Lagunitas, Miami Brewing Co., Opus Ales, and Cigar City.

In addition to great beer, Beerfest features interactive games, live music, great food, and a homebrew contest, making this the best beercentric event in South Florida.

See also: Florida Beer: Happening Now Session IPA From Cigar City Brewing

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New Times' Original Beerfest Is Back: Special Presale Starts Today

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Max Reed
Beerfest returns to Esplanade Park.
The New Times' Original Beerfest returns to Esplanade Park with more beer and more fun than ever.

On Saturday, October 25, from 7 to 10 p.m., Fort Lauderdale will be immersed in beer culture when about 4,500 people gather to sample more than 100 beers from the world's best local and international breweries.

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