The 17th Annual New Times' Original Beerfest, presented by Isle Casino, is setting up to be a truly epic local beer event, returning to Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park this year with more beer -- and more fun -- than ever before.
Beer brewers from all over the state and the country come to show local drinkers their stuff. Even local homebrewers (and maybe some aspiring professionals) can offer their beers to the suds-swilling public.
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On Saturday, October 25, from 7 to 10 p.m., Fort Lauderdale will become a beer mecca for brew fans and aficionados when about 4,500 people come to gather and sample brews from more than 100 of the world's best local and international beers.
Beers showcased include selections from Big Storm Brewing Co., Cigar City Brewing, Daddy Brews, Florida Avenue IPA, Funky Buddha, Inlet Brewing Co., Miami Brewing Co., Opus Ales, Organic Brewery, with additional breweries announced almost daily. South Florida's best homebrewers will also be on hand to offer samples of their innovative, small-batch creations.
In addition, South Florida's most exciting local bands will perform for your enjoyment, with performances by the Shane Duncan Band and Pandia.
Now, for a limited time, you can get $10 off general admission tickets. Today through Tuesday, October 21, New Times readers are eligible for a special online deal for this 21-and-over event -- just for reading Short Order. Take advantage of this special offer and save when you use the promo code at checkout.
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Buy your tickets now on ticketfly.com using promo code 10GA3. With the code, tickets are just $20 general admission.
Brewmaster Tickets, normally priced at $45, are also available and include one-hour early entrance to the event at 6 p.m., exclusive tasting samples only available for Brewmaster and VIP ticket holders, special beer tapping exclusively from Brown Distributing only available from 6 to 7 p.m., and complete access to the 17th Annual Beerfest. They even give you the chance to sample specialty releases like Boulevard Brewing Company's Love Child; Stone Brewing's Xocoveza Mocha stout, and Funky Buddha's No Crust.
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.