Saturday, October 13, 2012 Grovetoberfest


When : Saturday, October 13, 2012  3:00 – 7:00 p.m
Where : Peacock Park/Coconut Grove
2820 McFarlane Road Coconut Grove, FL  33133

It’s a Great Year for Craft Beer!  On October 13th, beer enthusiasts from all over will converge at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove to sample unlimited beer from across the country and around the world at Grovetoberfest.
 
Aficionados and the “casual beer fan” will take an active role in beer sampling by voting for their favorite beers in three different categories.  They will also sample the festival’s very own Grovetoberfest Coconut Porter, which will only be available at the festival.  In addition to featuring 200 craft beers, Grovetoberfest will include an entertainment stage, a Homebrew Pavilion, a Kitchen Lab for beer/food pairings, a VIP area and Food Row, where restaurants and food trucks will sell local fare.  
 
New this year, Grovetoberfest will hold a “Miami’s Best Homebrew Contest” presented by BX Beer. The winner’s beer will be available at a local restaurant/bar for the rest of the year. Contest is only open to home brewers.  Grovetoberfest will also showcase all that Miami has to offer by running a National sweepstakes in conjunction with Beer Magazine and Draft that will give one lucky winner and a guest the VIP treatment, including roundtrip airfare, 2-night hotel accommodations at Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove, VIP tickets to the event, a Jet-Ski tour and a Deep-Sea Fishing trip.

Grovetoberfest Daily Schedule

Time Location What
2:30 pm Coconut Grove MetroRail Station Shuttle service to Peacock Park begins
3:00 pm Main Gate VIP & Beer Socialite Entry (arrive early)
3:00 pm Bougainvillea’s Live Music Stage Donny Michaels spins the prefect mix of music for the festival.
3:30 pm Milam’s Kitchen Lab Chef Lou Ramirez will man the lab and create one of his signature dishes.
3:45 pm Beer 101 Classroom Join Matthew Weintraub, instructor at the F.I.U Beer Academy will give you an introduction to beer tasting; the 5-S System.
4:00 pm Main Gate General Admission Entry (arrive early)
4:00 pm Bougainvillea’s Live Music Stage Red Skies hits the stage with their award-wining sound and style.
4: 00 pm Milam’s Kitchen Lab Chef Michell Sanchez shows off his culinary skills
4:15 pm BX Beer Depot’s Home Brew Pavilion The crew at BX Beer Depot will start their brew of the day. Do not miss this. (Continuous demos all day.)
4:30 pm Milam’s Kitchen Lab Chef Michael Schwartz cooks up a beer inspired dish.
4:45 pm Beer 101 Classroom Join Matthew Weintraub, instructor at the F.I.U Beer Academy will give you an introduction to beer tasting; the 5-S System.
5:00 pm Milam’s Kitchen Lab Chef Nedal Ahmed from Pincho Factory heats up the kitchen.
5:00 pm Coconut Grove MetroRail Station Shuttle service to Peacock Park ends
5:30 pm Milam’s Kitchen Lab Chef Andre Bienvenu from Joe’s Stone Crab shows off some of his most loved dishes.
5:30 pm Bougainvillea’s Live Music Stage Robert Elias and The Revenge hit the stage. Need we say more?
5:45 pm Beer 101 Classroom Join Matthew Weintraub, instructor at the F.I.U Beer Academy will give you an introduction to beer tasting; the 5-S System.
6:00 pm Fan Favorite Voting Ends We collect, count, and announce the Fan Favorites for 2012
6:30 pm Milam’s Kitchen Lab Host and Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano brings it home with the last cooking demo of the day.
7:00 pm Festival Ends All good things must come to an end.
7:00 pm Peacock Park Shuttle service to MetroRail begins/ Safe Ride Home shuttles start boarding
7:00 pm The Grove Spot AFTER PARTY: The spot to be is the Grove Spot. They’ll be featuring beer specials and authentic German cuisine like Sauerbraten w Spatzle; Knockwurst and Bratwurst plate; Braised Pork Loin in Kraut and salted potato.

For more info go to www.grovetoberfest.com