Beerfest 2014 Is Saturday: Two Dozen Beers to Watch Out For; Last Chance for Discount Tickets

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The 17th Annual New Times' Original Beerfest, presented by Isle Casino, happens this Saturday and it's going to be epic, people.

If you love beer, there's absolutely no better way to spend your day than sampling over 100 different beers waterside at Fort Lauderdale's beautiful Esplanade Park.

See also: Homebrewers Wanted for New Times' Beerfest Competition

From 7 to 10 p.m., breweries from across the country and around the world will present their finest selections, many of them rare beers. Plus, if you like to keep it local, South Florida's best will showcase their sudsy wares including Funky Buddha, Saltwater, Opus Ales, Inlet Brewing Co., and Miami Brewing Co.

There's also live music by Shane Duncan Band and Pandia and delicious food to purchase. (Free nibbles if you snagged an impossible-to-get VIP ticket.)

General admission tickets to this 21-and-over event are only $30 at ticketfly.com and include unlimited beer sampling. Short Order readers can take $10 off that price using promo code 10GA3. But hurry! That promo code expires tonight, October 22, at 10 p.m.

Our new Brewmaster ticket, priced at $45, gets you into Beerfest at 6 p.m. (one hour early) so you can not only stake out your beers before the crowds, you'll also have access to special exclusive VIP and Brewmaster beers.

Full-price ticket sales will continue at the door the day of the event, but have been known to sell out. And you don't want to miss out on all that sudsy fun.

As a public service, we've listed the two dozen beers you absolutely don't want to miss out on (and a few special beers only available for Brewmaster and VIP ticketholders). Cheers!

  • Boulevard 80 Acre
  • Ommegang Scythe and Sickle
  • Saltwater Sable Saison
  • Belukus-Belhaven Scottish Ale-NITRO
  • Belukus-Belhaven Twisted Thistle
  • Cigar City Hard Cider
  • Cigar City Fight the Power
  • Stone Arrogant Bastard
  • Stone Ruination
  • Left Coast Una Mas
  • Rooneys 3rd Style Veterans
  • Brew Bus Rollin Dirty
  • Brew Bus Double Decker
  • Wynwood La Rubia
  • Wynwood Pop's Porter
  • Founders Dirty Bastard
  • Founders Breakfast Stout
  • Breckenridge Autumn Ale
  • Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
  • Funky Buddha Banana Split
  • Funky Buddha Nikolai Vorlauf
  • Rekorderlig Cider Berry
  • Native Thunderhead Red
  • Magic Hat Dreammachine

Here are the must-try brews available only for Brewmaster and VIP ticketholders from 6 to 7 p.m.

  • Boulevard Bob's 47
  • Saltwater Pumpkin
  • Cigar City Session Berliner
  • Stone Stochasticity Hibiscusicity Belgian Ale
  • Founders Rubeaus
  • Funky Buddha No Crust

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