Cocktails & Spirits

FIU's South Florida Brewfest Celebrates Local Beer

FIU's South Florida Brewfest, held at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, was truly a local affair. Every brewery, from major players like Tampa's Cigar City to home brewers like Home Sick Brewing in Sanford, were born and brewed in Florida.

When you consider that there were over two dozen brewers pouring about 100 different beers, you can finally get the magnitude of just how far Florida has come in the craft beer industry.

See also: Dean Mike Hampton on Tomorrow's FIU's Brewfest: "This Will be a Lightbulb Experience"

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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