Grovetoberfest 2017 Moves Back to the Grove where it all Began
It’s no longer a secret that Grovetoberfest 2017 is moving back to the Grove! For the past six years, the festival has served up one of the top craft beer events in the country, attracting close to 7,000 beer enthusiasts eager to drink unlimited samples of 500 beers from hundreds of breweries, all while listening to Live music. If nothing else, these past six years have proven that Grovetoberfest can often be imitated, but never replicated. It was the first craft beer festival to hit South Florida, and since then, it’s made quite the mark on the local craft beer scene and caught the attention of breweries throughout the United States. Check out our last review of it here!
To celebrate, Grovetoberfest 2017 has put together a great lineup including “first time” pours from 81 Bay Brew Company, Aslin Beer Company, Hidden Springs Ale Works, Lord Hobo Brewing, Ocleot Brewing, andProof Brewing Company. Some returning heavyweights include 3 Sons Brewing Co., Octave Brewing, andOdd Breed Wild Ales. Also returning will be Angry Chair Brewing, Civil Society Brewing, and J. Wakefield Brewing. In addition, Grovetoberfest will have treatments from LauderAle Brewing, 26° Brewing Company, and 81Bay Brewing Co. The Homegrown Pavilion will delight beer drinkers with a collection of up and coming Florida brewers, something which excites beer connoisseurs, because often enough these brewers are next in line to open a brewery.
This year, the festival’s Kitchen Lab will be presented by Macy’s. The chefs, who will be conducting demos that pair well with beer, hail from Grove Bay Hospitality Group and include Chef Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth from Stiltsville Fish Bar, Chef Brett Hessler from American Harvest, Chef Jeremy Ford from Stubborn Seed and Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli from Glass and Vine.
The festival offers three types of tickets, each with a different entrance time. The VIP ticket holder, will have access to the VIP Lounge, which will be hosted by Chef M from Madlove by Latin House. Those ticket holders get to enter at 2:30 p.m., and they have access to certain perks not available to Beer Socialite and General ticket holders, such specialty brews, covered seating area and air-conditioned bathrooms.
WHEN: Saturday Oct. 14 from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Peacock Park – 2820 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL 33133
TICKETS: Visit www.grovetoberfest.com to purchase tickets
$44 General Admission online
$74 Beer Socialite Package – Includes early entrance at 3:00 p.m., commemorative glass and souvenir tote
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