Cocktails & Spirits

Free Beer Tasting Tonight in The Grove: Win a VIP Package

You know that whole Midwest market on beer thing? Forget it, because some great beers are coming out of Florida and there's more on the way. Duh!

Which is probably why Tony Albelo, the man behind Grovetoberfest and the new Spring Break extravaganza, Sprung, has dubbed tonight's beer tasting: Flori-Duh!

Tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. The Grove Spot will be hosting an exclusive free tasting of 10 different brews from Cigar City, Inlet, and more. All of the beers come from Florida with the exception of Michael's Genuine Home Brew, which is brewed in Alabama with product from Florida.

So what's the catch with this free beer stuff? Well, the tasting is limited to the first 50 people (which is a good reason to not stay late at the office tonight), with the first 20 people rewarded with a free pint glass. 

Read also:
- Michael Schwartz Announces Michael's Genuine Home Brew
- Get Sprung: New Spring Break Beer Festival Announced
- Grovetoberfest: A Celebration of Beer in Peacock Park

Short Order's got you covered, though, with a VIP experience for one

lucky reader and a guest that includes guaranteed entry to the tasting, a

pair of pint glasses, and two Grovetoberfest backpacks.


friend us on Facebook and tell us which beer you're most interested in

trying tonight and why. We'll pick our favorite answer by 3 p.m.

today and let the winner know via Facebook. The winner's name will be at

the door -- no need to pick up anything (except a pint glass, of


Here's the list of beers being sampled tonight:

  • Michaels Genuine Homebrew

  • Florida Avenue Ale

  • Florida Avenue IPA

  • Florida Avenue Blueberry

  • Big Rod Key West Ale

  • Inlet Monk In The Trunk

  • Saint Somewhere Pays Du Soleil

  • Cigar City Maduro

  • Swamp Ape

    Florida Beer

  • Florida Lager

    Orange Blossom Pilsner

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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.
Contact: Laine Doss