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.