Grovetoberfest this Weekend!

Grovetoberfest this Weekend!

There’s a craft beer revolution, and it’s finally reached South Florida! On Saturday October 15th, Grovetoberfest will bring a world-class beer festival to Coconut Grove. Between 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., guests will sample unlimited beer from around the world, and they’ll take an active role by voting for their favorite beer in different categories.

Interactive elements of the festival include an entertainment stage featuring South Florida’s Spam Allstars, a Homebrew Pavilion featuring Brew Box Miami, Beer 101 with Dr. Barry Gump, a Kitchen Lab hosted by Chef Ralph Pagano from Hell’s Kitchen and Iron Chef, a VIP Lounge, a Designated Driver Program and a Safe Ride Home option for those who sample more than they can handle. For ticket information, visit or call (305) 461-2700.

␣ Your Vote Counts – Aficionados and the “casual beer fan” will take an active role in beer sampling by voting for their favorite beer in three categories – Domestic, Import and Wild Card. The friendly competition will make it fun for all including the breweries that are eager to become “The Top Beer of Choice” among consumers.

␣ The Kitchen Lab – Hosted by Chef Ralph Pagano, notable for his appearances on Iron Chef and Hell’s Kitchen in addition to being executive chef of STK at the Gansevoort. The Kitchen Lab will feature several prominent chefs who will conduct beer pairing demos including, Chef Alberto Cabrera from The Local, Chef Michael Jacobs who caters to the Miami Heat and Chef Pastor Sequera who’s catered to celebrities and politicians including President Obama’s 2010 fundraising luncheon that took place in Alonzo Mourning’s home.

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␣ The Homebrew Pavilion – Presented by Brew Box Miami, a leader in home brewing. Brew Box Miami will showcase different home brews, provide live brewing demos throughout the day and sample dozens of home-crafted beer made by individuals andteams.

␣ Beer 101 with Dr. Barry Gump – Beer 101 is a short workshop conducted by Dr. Gump in an easy and informative manner. Dr. Gump will briefly cover beer history, beer making and lastly beer tasting. This clinic is 20-minutes long and will be conducted four times throughout the day.

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␣ Entertainment – All bases have been covered at this event. The wildly popular Spam Allstars will entertain festival goers with their Miami-fusion sound. Funkette Band will be performing too and DJ Donny Micheals of 97.3 THE COAST will be spinning Live.

Grovetober Festival 2011␣ Designated Driver Program – This program will offer one person, per group of three and more, complimentary access to the event, food vouchers and a free t-shirt that reads “It’s OK to go home with me – I’m a designated driver”.

␣ Safe Ride Home – Needless to say, those who overdo it and who don’t have a designated driver won’t have to worry about driving. Grovetoberfest will offer a free ride via the Safe Ride Home program.

␣ Tickets – They can be purchased now via or at the gate.

$29 – Pre-purchased tickets (available now) $39 – General Admission $89 – VIP – This ticket offers early admittance, access to the VIP Lounge, complimentary food, no lines, a commemorative beer glass and special selection of high-end beer @ Lounge

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