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Brew at the Zoo: Miami Homebrew, Alien Ant Farm, and Four Loko Hats (Photos)

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How did you spend your weekend? Drinking delicious beer and letting loose, we hope, like the folks at Brew at the Zoo this past Saturday night. They weren't waterlogged.

Alien Ant Farm thrashed the stage while several thousand people swarmed the beer tents every which way. All they had was a tasting cup, but one man's sip is another man's chug.

The Little Hoolie's girls
The Little Hoolie's girls

"You'd be surprised how drunk you can get from a tiny little beer," 42-year-old Ian Breske from Palmetto Bay says.

The Prestige of drinking beer.
The Prestige of drinking beer.

Indeed Ian, but it wasn't only about getting drunk; there were also some delicious homebrews to be had. Miami's own Cerve Tech was there pouring its notorious Midori-soaked watermelon ale and barrel-aged-whiskey Black IPA.

The Cerve Tech guys poured like there was no tomorrow.
The Cerve Tech guys poured like there was no tomorrow.

Misfit Home Brewers had three tents -- including one with a DJ -- the most of any vendor. Their 100 gallons of brew, including their Pineapple Express ale, ran dry shortly before 9 p.m. However, the void left from a lack of beer was quickly filled with more than 60 people dancing in the Misfit tent.

Nifty Medina and Robert Tejon from Misfit Home Brewers.
Nifty Medina and Robert Tejon from Misfit Home Brewers.

Even Four Loko had a booth, and workers there were cracking open tallboys of the (in)famous alcoholic power-ade and giving away free Four Loko swag. After drinking some of that stuff, you will never again look at wine coolers with a doubtful eye.

Four Loko, baby!
Four Loko, baby!

Brew at the Zoo was not a drunk fest, but there were people getting buzzed. The lines were long, but there was enough beer for all. It was one of those events where you probably ran into an old high school friend after ten years or an ex-boyfriend you thought you'd never see again.

The Skullsplitter!
The Skullsplitter!

Brew at the Zoo was a reaffirmation of the power of festivals with alcohol, most particularly beer. There were no fights, no naked chicks dancing on picnic tables (oh, well), and nobody throwing up in a garbage can in full view of the crowd.

Brew at the Zoo: Miami Homebrew, Alien Ant Farm, and Four Loko Hats (Photos)

Not one nasty beer could be found here. But there was lots of beer, music, chicks with beer, giveaways, and Four Loko hats. And despite any rumors you have heard, we did not get to play with the zoo animals. See what you missed? Maybe next time.

Kegs galore.
Kegs galore.
Alien Ant Farm smiled for the interwebz.
Alien Ant Farm smiled for the interwebz.
Bud Light Platinum. Why the hell not?
Bud Light Platinum. Why the hell not?
Ah the High Life, someone's keeping it real.
Ah the High Life, someone's keeping it real.
Um, in case you get thirsty.
Um, in case you get thirsty.
Miami folks who love beer.
Miami folks who love beer.
Fried pickles and corn dogs, among lots of other tasty bites, for hungry VIPs.
Fried pickles and corn dogs, among lots of other tasty bites, for hungry VIPs.
The Cerve Tech Randall.
The Cerve Tech Randall.
Beer? Yes, please.
Beer? Yes, please.
The inevitability of the situation.
The inevitability of the situation.
The Misfit's DJ
The Misfit's DJ
Misfit's service with a smile.
Misfit's service with a smile.
Brew at the Zoo: Miami Homebrew, Alien Ant Farm, and Four Loko Hats (Photos)
Florida craft beer from Florida Brewing Company.
Florida craft beer from Florida Brewing Company.
The reason they ran out early.
The reason they ran out early.

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