Win Two Tickets to Sprung Beer Festival or Take 50% Off Tickets Today

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Win a pair of tickets to Sprung.
The beer scene in Miami has come a long way from even a year ago. 2012 saw an influx of craft brews coming to Miami including some local love in the way of Michael's Genuine Home Brew and Schnebly's fruit-infused beers.

We've also seen a surge in beer-related festivals in the Miami area. Grovetoberfest celebrated its second year, with both large breweries and independent home brewers featured side by side, and South Florida Beer Week is in full swing, with events all over Miami.

Coming up is the launch of a new spring break-themed festival in Coconut Grove. On March 9, Sprung comes to Peacock Park from 4 to 7 p.m., with a host of brews, games, entertainment, and fun in the sun.

We asked organizer Tony Albelo, who also organizes Grovetoberfest, why he's excited about Sprung. "Grovetoberfest is all about celebrating the fall beers, but there are also a lot of exciting, lighter brews launched in the spring that we can't sample there. People who come to Sprung will have the opportunity to try these other beers, while enjoying friends, fun, and some great entertainment."

Read also:
- Get Sprung: New Spring Break Beer Festival Announced
- South Florida Beer Week: Here Are The Miami Events

Tickets for Sprung are on sale now and are normally $39 (general admission); $69 (Beer Socialite which includes a backpack, pint glass and an extra hour of sampling); and $89 (VIP which includes an extra 90 minutes of sampling, better bathrooms, and VIP lounge with food). Use code INSIDER today only for 50 percent off your ticket purchase, but hurry because the code expires 11:59 p.m. today, January 22.

Or you can win a pair of tickets to Sprung now. Just "like" us on Facebook and share with us the first beer you've ever had. Did you sneak a sip from dad's Budweiser can? Did you first experience a college kegger? We want to know. Best story wins. We'll announce the winner tomorrow at noon. Good luck.

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Peacock Park

2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove, FL

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Dan Elliott
Dan Elliott

I should be in the clear by now, especially with all the delicious beer that'll be at sprung.

Short Order
Short Order

Dan Elliott congrats -- you won the tickets to Sprung. Basically to make up for the fact that you hung out with morons throughout college. But will Sprung's spring break theme cause "flashbacks" or PTSD? Please let me know. Email me at laine.doss@miaminewtimes.com for a special code that you can use to get your free tickets online.

supremebath
supremebath

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Bea Armand
Bea Armand

I was 9 and my family and I were on the boat on a sunny saturday afternoon on the bay. My dad always brought a 6 pack for himself to enjoy throughout the day and me being the curious, sneakster that I was, tried to steal one from the cooler without him noticing. Sure enough I was caught red handed and was forced to return it. He told me to ask politely, but I refused to lose any dignity I had left. A while later I eyed an opened can he had left lying around. So excited to see what this infamous "beer" tasted like (and to pull a fast one on my dad), I snatched it and took a huge gulp. It took me about 1/2 a second to realize that what was actually half way to my stomach was a lovely concoction of salt water and beer. Thanks to my comedian of a father, that was the last Budweiser for life.

Dan Elliott
Dan Elliott

So many stories about drinks from parents. Mine didn't suckle the nectar of the gods so I was a later bloomer, unfortunately, because it was while I was in college with a bunch of jack-asses, literally since these people were known to staple their nut-sacks to their inner thighs for the aww of the crowd. Busch I believe it was, during a party at my place, and these 2 jackasses, i'll call ren and stimpy to protect the guilty, decided to play a game of battle-shits over my balcony which sounded like an awesome idea at the time, right? wrong! If you've never dropped a bowl of oatmeal from 10 feet up then don't, its not pretty. The neighbors must have heard the excitement over the idea because as soon as it hit the ground, the cops roll up. Over all the commotion, these 2 shitstorms disappeared along with any dignity and pride my roommate and I might have had, by the cops laughing the entire time they made us clean these fibrous ass biscuits up. We got away with underage drinking but To this day I will not touch another busch. tl;dr drank busch.. never again

Full Text
Full Text

Sipped my Dad's Rheingold. Will always remember the 3 interlocking rings, kind of like the Olympics

Clint White
Clint White

First beer ever was Balentine Ale, my dad drank it and it was disgusting. Damn near scarred me for life.

Kathryn Singer
Kathryn Singer

I would see my parents drinking beer when I was younger and I always wanted to try it. My mom would insist that I wouldn't like it, but I still wanted it. One day she let me try it to prove her point, and of course she was right. I tried it and hated it. Oh, how things change when you get older....

Lex Dillinger
Lex Dillinger

It was the summer of 87' and I was five years old. It was someones birthday party at my parents house. i kept seeing the big people drink out of these green bottles. They would put the bottles down and hit the Dance floor. Naturally curious, I went up to an abandoned bottle and took a sip... Then another... And another... Man this stuff was ice cold! After a couple of hours I was experiencing severe equilibrium malfunctions. I saw my dad go into the bathroom but he left his full beer on the sink! The toilet & tub were separate from the vanity. I crawled into the cabinets under the sink and proceeded to chug this baby down. That's the last thing I remember. According to family stories, they thought I'd run away or got lost or worse. Turns out I just blacked out. . . At five years old. It was a good thing I was so close to the toilet since I woke up to projectile vomiting and a massive hangover. Will never forget that day.

Loria Powell Lowd
Loria Powell Lowd

A sip of my Dad's Schlitz in a can, pre-teen ... Happy to say taste in beer has improved

Bessy Grisell Morales
Bessy Grisell Morales

My first beer was when I was around 9 or 10 years old. I have a very large, party-oriented family, so we always had kegs of beer for all occasions (birthdays, baby showers, Thanksgiving, Christmas, "Purisimas," etc.). These kegs were kept cold in big, plastic, gallon-sized trash cans full of ice. So as my family members re-upped their red plastic cups with beer, the hose would trickle some of its golden nectar onto the ice in the trash cans that surrounded the kegs. My cousins (who were teenagers) would go up to the kegs and eat some of that beer-covered ice. Needless to say, I followed suit and ate some of that beer ice. And that, friends, is how I had my first taste of beer. But my first (legal) full cup of beer I drank was at Busch Gardens, back when they would give out free beer to all it's legal-aged patrons. It was a Bud Light.

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