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Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

Break out those dirndls. It's Grovetoberfest.
Break out those dirndls. It's Grovetoberfest.
All photos by Laine Doss

Though the Saturday morning skies were full of rain, the beer gods were smiling down on Grovetoberfest. By the time the gates opened on the event, held in Coconut Grove's Peacock Park, the afternoon was sunny and cool, allowing over 6,000 people to enjoy over 200 brews, live music, and food.

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"I scheduled the weather to rain in the morning. That was, the afternoon would be beautiful", quipped event organizer Tony Albelo.

Event goers were given a token and asked to vote for their favorite beers in a number of categories. The winners are:

Fan Favorites
Best American Craft Beer - Samuel Adams Octoberfest
Best Import - Staropramen
Wild Card - Fox Barrel Blackberry Pear

Miami Homebrew Competition

Best of Show - Miami Weiss
Gasolina Category (10%+ ABV) - Danny Morales, "Blood of the Uruk Hai"
Hop Forward Category - Zach Bush "Great Blue Yonder Pale Ale"
Malt Forward Category - Mark Free "Double Black Diamond"
Balanced Category - Elijah Auger "Miami Weiss"

Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

"A Leprechaun, a Scotsman, and a babe in a dirndl walk into a beer festival........"

Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

Grovetoberfest event organizer, Tony Albelo, was on hand to oversee the event.

Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

Even the food was beer related. Brats in beer, giant pretzels, and burgers topped with beer relish were among the edible offerings.

Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

Here's a lineup people actually wanted to pose for.

Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

Pretzel necklace at a beer event? Best invention ever!

Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

What do you do when you're the local roller derby team and you need to raise some funds? Hold an old fashioned bake sale!

Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

Pincho Factory's sriracha topped potato chips got our vote as best food item. Munchable and sharable, we're stealing the idea as a TV snack.

Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

The more he drinks...the better we look.

Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

Michael Schwartz, Bradley Herron, and crew pouring the Michael's Genuine Home Brew.

Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

If you're drinking beer from a glass you're doing it wrong, according to the Misfit Home Brew guys.

Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

The Bruno fan club was seen enjoying a refreshing beer at Grovetoberfest.

Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

Best brew name goes to Misfit's "Here Comes Honey Dew Dew".

Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park (Pictures)

Friends don't let friends drive drunk...but feel free to sit in the car while waiting for your taxi!

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