Sprung! Spring Beer Festival: March 7th, 2015

Have you ever drunk a bunch of beer and then played a game of human bowling? Chances are no, unless you’ve been to Sprung! The annual beer-centric bash will take over Peacock Park (2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove) this Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. with what promises to be more suds than ever — 200-plus spring and summer seasonal ales — to celebrate the end of winter. No Saturday is complete without a cold beer, and a plethora of local and national brewers will be onsite to provide plentiful samplings. Think New Belgium, Founder’s, SweetWater, Green Flash, Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn Brewery, Kona, Magic Hat, Shiner, Shipyard, Harpoon, Blue Moon, and many others. If you’re into supporting local businesses, get sprung with Florida’s best craft beers from Schnabel, Cigar City, Tequesta Brewing, Florida Beer, Hialeah Brewing, Funky Buddha, Wynwood Brewing, and M.I.A. Just remember to pace yourself — in addition to chugging brews, there will be games to be played. Expect giant Jenga, cornhole, mega Twister, and beer pong. And because a Saturday of drinking and playing isn’t complete without live tunes, Bougainvillea’s Music Stage will ensure your ears are well taken care of. General admission costs $40, and $70 gets you “beer socialite” status (3 p.m. entry and a souvenir bag and pint glass). Or take it a step further with a $90 VIP ticket, which gives you access to the VIP lounge, where you can enjoy a special selection of brews plus food and other perks as early as 2:30 p.m. Visit igotsprung.com
Sat., March 7, 2:30 p.m., 2015
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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.