As the weather shifted from cloudy to drizzly to full-on pour, beer drinkers gathered under the giant tents to sample hundreds of beers and ales, watch cooking demos and eat at several food trucks.
The only casualty of the day seemed to be the bands on the main stage, who played to only a brave few who stood out in the rain to watch (though many could be seen dancing to the music from the shelter of the beer tents).
Though lines were long, they moved quickly, allowing everyone to get a taste of their favorite beers and try new ones like Schnebly's new Gator Tail Ale (with sour passion fruit notes) and mango hard cider.
We're looking forward to next year's Grovetoberfest...hopefully with Mother Nature's full cooperation.
gastroPod's Jeremiah and Carla served up a special beer pairing menu at Grovetoberfest.
Though dark skies threatened rain, the crowd was not deterred from their goal of drinking beer.
Scott Rodgers from Miami came dressed for the occasion.
Hatuey sampled its beer, which was recently reintroduced to the American market.
Chef Pastor Sequera conducts a cooking demo at Grovetoberfest.
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The tents got crowded during a brief downpour, as beer enthusiasts sought shelter from the rain.