The festival is the seasonal opposite of its sister event, Grovetoberfest. The fall festival focuses on heartier styles of beer, and Sprung offers lighter styles and a playful vibe.
This year, more than 100 breweries will pour 300-plus beers, including some newcomers to Miami's beer festival scene. Breweries not to be missed include Asheville's Wicked Weed and Tampa's Hidden Springs Ale Works, the latter sampling a strawberry-guava Berliner
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Both local and out-of-town breweries will participate, including favorites such as Kings Brewing, Civil Society, Stone Brewing, Hidden Springs Ale Works, D9 Brewing, J. Wakefield, 26 Degrees, 21st Amendment, Alhambra, Big Storm, Biscayne Bay, B Brooklyn Brewing, Coppertail, Guinness, Imperial Pura Vida, Lagunitas, Mahou, Miami Brewing, New Belgium, the Tank, White Claw, Crook & Marker, Tripping Animals, Southern Prohibition, Crooked Run,
Boxelder will once again host the VIP area, where the Wynwood bottle shop will pour special beers from Superstition, Northern Monk, Toppling Goliath, Kings Brewing, Voodoo Brewing, Graft Cider, and others.
In addition to offering plenty of beer, Sprung will also present DJs, live music, a marketplace, and wrestling matches. Last year's matches — held in a pro-sized wrestling ring positioned at the center of the festival — were the highlight of the afternoon.