Sprung! The spring time beer Festival in Coconut Grove in Miami ended up being one of the better spring festivals that I have been to. Right on the water in Biscayne Bay, it was a great place for beer Festival. The weather was great, the temperature was just right, and the beer was flowing like a waterfall. There were beer pong games, cornhole games, and you can even ride a bull if you so desired. There were all of the usual breweries, and a few local ones that are just starting out.
I found this car sitting in he middle of the beer fest but you could not get a beer from it. Kind of a waste at a beer fest but you know InBev, anything for advertising. Then there were the people. Folks were just glad to be here in Miami and not up north somewhere freezing our asses off!
There were two Czech beers that caught my eye and some of the best Lagers that I have had in a long time. The first is Staropramen Beer. This beer has a great rich Lager flavor with just enough hops to balance it out. I can see myself having a few of these to wet my whistle.
The next is Czechvar Beer. This Lager is a bit bolder on the palate but with a creamy rich mouthfeel. This will pair well with meats and fowl dishes. You can take a look at both breweries by clicking on the names and it will take you to their websites.
Magic Hat came out with another addition to the Humdinger series called Burnpile. A smoked porter with bacon flavor and something else that I could not quite put my finger on. A great porter with awesome flavors that will age well if you let it. Me, I always get two, one to drink and one to age.
Then there was the Green Flash Brewery, Palate Wrecker. A super hoppy beer that will leave a hop taste in your mouth for a long time. Right up there with the top Hoppy beers that I have had. This is more like an Imperial IPA but with hops that will....... well, wreck your palate.
Of course, there were the participants of the event. It seemed like more women are attending these event than ever before. The guys were pouring and the women were drinking. What a concept. I'm looking forward to next years event to see if it is all women. There is one more Beer Festival this spring and that is the NewTimes Beer Fest in Ft. Lauderdale. Let's see if I make it through that one......