12-11-2016, The BeerVibe Crew
October 22, 2016 was a very nice day. In South Florida, a very nice day could mean the sun wasn’t unbearable at the same time that it didn’t rain. While South Florida autumn may be as intense as a warm summer day in other parts of the globe, this day was very nice. On this day C.B. Smith park hosted the 19th annual Broward/Palm Beach Original Beerfest in Pembroke Pines in Florida.
This event like the week before at Grovetoberfest was all about craft beer. Over 300 craft beers with unlimited sampling rights on a very beautiful day for a small entry fee. It was very spaced out (geographically, not being judgmental) and the large crowd of craft beer enthusiasts enjoyed their thing in a very laid back atmosphere.
Hatuey Cuban style ale was delightfully delicious. Banger Banjo had pleasant brew, Funky Buddha, Goose Island, Flagler Village Brewery, The Keg King, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Unbranded Brewing Company, Holy Mackerel; there were just so many other brewers and all taste buds were slam dancing having a great time.
Love craft beer? These are great events in South Florida to try delicious new craft beers. Very affordable and even more when you buy online before the event.
Please check out www.newtimesbeerfest.com for a complete list of all the brewers present. On the menu on the left click BEERS.
A big thank you to Kristin Ramos and Jeremy Boyd both from New Times. They are always supporters of Beer Vibe at these events. We give it right back.
At craft beer festivals, one is exposed to new craft beer after new craft beer. It is very exciting. Many new brews were featured at the recent craft beer festivals last October. Grovetoberfest on October 15th and Original Beer Fest on October 22nd. At the latter, Beer Vibe spoke with Bobby Gordash; head brewer and founder of Holy Mackerel craft beers. He started home brewing in 1993 and in 1996 he won the Samuel Adams world home brew contest. Here are some words from Bobby Gordash himself.