Late last week, dozens of unsuspecting diners at the Butcher Shop got a little freaked out. While customers chatted at the bar and ate sausages, a bevy of freaks, musicians, roller derby queens, showgirls, and one strange looking gorilla holding a giant eye stormed the Wynwood eatery and beer garden to spontaneously break out into song and dance.
No, there were no hallucinogens in the bratwurst that evening. This was a planned flash
Part beer festival, part carnival sideshow, the beer circus hits the RC Cola Plant Saturday, August 27. From noon to 5 p.m., this adult-themed circus, complete with music, fire eaters, and circus acts, will be combined with plenty of beer from the California-based brewery, along with local craft brewers.
According to Karen Hamilton, director of communications for Lagunitas Brewing Company, this is the eighth-annual Beer Circus but the first time the show is going on the road to five cities: Chicago, New York, California's Petaluma and Azusa, and Miami.
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Hamilton didn't want to give away everything at the show, but she did say there would be "
Tickets for the Lagunitas Beer Circus cost $40, and proceeds benefit Paws 4 You Rescue, a Miami shelter that seeks to "save dogs from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services, where more than 27,000 unwanted pets end up each year."
Tickets for this 21-and-over afternoon of freakish fun and cold brew are available at lagunitas.com/beercircus.