Cocktails & Spirits

Grovetoberfest: It's Raining Beer (Pictures)

Dark skies and rain this past Saturday didn't deter thousands of beer enthusiasts from enjoying Grovetoberfest in Coconut Grove's Peacock Park.

As the weather shifted from cloudy to drizzly to full-on pour, beer drinkers gathered under the giant tents to sample hundreds of beers and ales, watch cooking demos and eat at several food trucks.

The only casualty of the day seemed to be the bands on the main stage, who played to only a brave few who stood out in the rain to watch (though many could be seen dancing to the music from the shelter of the beer tents).

Though lines were long, they moved quickly, allowing everyone to get a taste of their favorite beers and try new ones like Schnebly's new Gator Tail Ale (with sour passion fruit notes) and mango hard cider.

We're looking forward to next year's Grovetoberfest...hopefully with Mother Nature's full cooperation.

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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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