Grovetoberfest: Miami Brewers Spotlighted

All photos by Laine Doss

The calendar may say it’s October, but this weekend’s weather felt like July as thousands of beer lovers converged on Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park for the third annual Grovetoberfest. Luckily, there was a lot of beer to cool down with — over 200 different kinds, actually.

The brews ranged from domestic favorites like Sam Adams Oktoberfest and imports like Guinness Red Harvest, but savvy beer lovers made a beerline for local Florida beers and the home brew alley to find the most interesting flavors of the day.

See also: Grovetoberfest Winner: 4th Age Brewing


4th Age Brewing took home two home brew awards. Their best beer? The Broken Flan, a “mistake” beer that turned their sweet flan stout into a tart version.


Gravity Brewlab’s Kick Alt The Yams is a German Alt brewed with yams. Gravity describes it as, “Thanksgiving married Oktoberfest in Vegas, had a love child and brought it back to Miami.”


MIA Brewing’s Belgian Tripel won points for sheer drinkability.

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