What's the Best? 5 Craft Beers to Taste at Grovetoberfest

If you’re among the 7,000 fortunate people going to Grovetoberfest on Saturday at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, these are the top five must-try, Brew in Miami-approved beers: 

1. Boulevard Tank 7.

Grovetoberfest is the grand debut of beers from Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Co. to the Florida market. Boulevard is an outstanding brewery, so I encourage you to sample freely from whatever they bring. But if you can, try Tank 7, a saison that’ll be your new go-to beer. 


2. Wynwood Stiglitz.

It is Oktoberfest, after all. Celebrate with a pour of this German-style brew from Miami’s Wynwood Brewing Co. that’s hoppier and a little stronger than your typical märzen. 


3. Homebrew and up-and-comers.

Stop by the tables hosted by MASH, the Miami Area Society of Homebrewers, as well as start-ups and up-and-comers like Sexy Llama, Gravity Brewlab, Daddy Brews, 4th Age Brewing, 3 Sons Brewing, M.I.A., Biscayne Bay Brewing and others. 


4. Funky Buddha No Crusts.

A brown ale with peanut butter and mixed-berry jam thrown into the mix. It’s as crazy-good as it sounds. Local, too: No Crusts is a limited-release brew from Funky Buddha in Oakland Park. 


5. Founders Breakfast Stout. 

One of my all-time favorite beers, from Founders Brewing Co. in Michigan. Breakfast Stout is brewed with two kinds of chocolate and two kinds of coffee, plus oats, for a meal of a brew.