Yesterday afternoon, I went as a member of the Press to the Third Annual Grovetoberfest beer festival at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, Florida. It was a beautiful yet incredibly hot day, perfect for some beery refreshments! And there were plenty to be had. I got reacquainted with some old favorites and tried a handful of new treats for the first time. My wife and thousands of others also sampled hundreds of options and picked out their own personal winners.
Along the way, I bumped into lots of friends, some I knew a long time and others I had only met online. (BTW, that joke I heard a bunch of times about me never leaving SW Broward is getting old and isn't even accurate.) I was amazed by the amount of beer brands that were represented in the shirts that attendees were wearing. And as promised, I took photos of dozens of those. YOU MUST CLICK AND GO LOOK!
|Phil from Cigar City with Paige from Tap 42|
|Lots of Food|
|Cisco Brewers had a sweet ride!|
|Shock Top car with a mohawk!|
|Kara and James from Due South|
|Rich from Brooklyn Brewery|
|I made a new friend. Who was more interesting was debatable!|
|Abita poured a lot of beer|