Grovetoberfest 10/19/13

Saturday, 10/19/2013 – 02:30 pm – 07:00 pm
Overview-Shot_1024pxPeacock Park
2820 McFarlane Rd,
miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: $40

Not to be confused, Grovetoberfest is the largest beer festival in Florida! For the third year, Coconut Grove will be treated to 250+ craft beers from across the county and the world. Held seaside at Peacock Park, right in the heart of Miami, Grovetoberfest is said to be the “most scenic beer festival in the world”. Between 2:30 – 7:00 p.m., beer lovers will take an active role in sampling and voting for favorite beers.

Interactive elements of the festival include an entertainment stage featuring live music, Brew F.I.U’s Beer Tasting 101, the Milam’s Kitchen Lab hosted by some of South Florida’s popular chefs, a Resorts World Bimini VIP Lounge, Miami’s Best Homebrew Contest and the ever-popular Safe Ride Home option for those who sample more than they can handle. For ticket information, visit or call(305) 461-2700.

• Over 250 Beers – The list is quite impressive. American craft beer legends like New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, Abita, Bells, Sweetwater, Founder’s, Brooklyn and Goose Island, to name a few, will be present. Imports such as Duvel,
Chimay, New Castle and Magners will also be there. From a local standpoint, Cigar City, Wynwood Brewing, Miami Brewing, Funky Buddha and others will be representing.

• Your Vote Counts- Aficionados and the “casual beer fan” will take an active role in beer sampling by voting for their favorite beer in three categories – Domestic, Import and Wild Card. The friendly competition will make it fun for all including the breweries that are eager to become “The Top Beer of Choice” among consumers.

• Milam’s Kitchen Lab – Miami Heat’s Chef Michael Jacobs, Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli from Eating House and Chopped fame and Chef Michael Pirolo from Macchialina Taverna Rustica will all conduct food/beer pairings throughout the day.

• Miami’s Best Homebrew Contest – Home brewers will battle it out with their beerentries. South Florida breweries will judge these beers, and the winner will be announced at Grovetoberfest. He/she will not only have bragging rights, but their brew will be featured at a local restaurant/bar until supplies last.

• Beer Tasting 101 – Beer Tasting 101 is presented by Brew F.I.U. It’s a short workshop conducted in an easy and informative manner. Matthew Weintraub, professor and president of FIU Brew Club will be officiating. He’ll cover beer history, beer making, and lastly, beer tasting. This clinic is 20-minutes long and will take place several times throughout the day.

• Bougainvillea’s Live Music Stage –Bougies Bar has booked Liza Quin + The Bureau to perform during the festival. Liza has been in the music industry for a long time; writing songs, recording back-up vocals, producing and singing alongside several successful artists such as Alejandro Sanz, Jon Secada, Ziggy Marley, Carlos Ponce, Gloria Estefan, Francisco Cespedes, and as a featured vocalist with Ricky Martin on his One Night Only tour and UnPlugged for MTV.

• Food Row– A collection of the best beer-drinking food that money can buy.

• Resorts World Bimini VIP Lounge – For a separate ticket price, guests enjoy open bar, complimentary food and private bathrooms. It also offers early entry and a commemorative Grovetoberfest glass. VIP entrance opens at 2:30 pm.

• Safe Ride Home – Grovetoberfest will offer complimentary shuttle rides from the Metro Rail/Coconut Grove station to the event and back. Last shuttle leaves at 7:30 p.m.

• Tickets – $40 General Admission ticket, if purchased now via / $45 at the gate / $70 Beer Socialite Package – Includes early entrance, commemorative glass and souvenir tote / $90 VIP – This ticket offers early admittance, access to the VIP Lounge, complimentary food, a commemorative beer glass and special selection of high-end beer @ VIP Lounge

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