New Times Brew at the Zoo Homebrew Alley: We Want You

Categories: Booze Hound
There's no doubt the biggest beer trend in Miami is homebrew. Everywhere you look -- from clubs such as Misfit Home Brewers to individuals brewing batches in their kitchens -- the make-your-own beer craze is here in full force. And why not?

Beginning homebrewers simply need a kitchen, a small storage area, and about $50 in supplies. There are even homebrewing classes at FIU's Chaplin School to show you the basics.

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- Misfit Home Brewers' Robert Tejon: "We're Pioneers on the Beer Frontier"
- FIU Chaplin School's New Homebrewing Classes

So New Times' Brew at the Zoo is introducing Homebrew Alley. Homebrewers will be featured in their own tent, where they will be able to share their creations with the public. In addition, the brews will be judged by a panel of beer experts, with the winners featured on New Times' Facebook pages and on the event website.

If you're a homebrewer who knows you make the best beer in South Florida, we're looking for you. Participating brewers must bring the equivalent of at least three kegs to the event. In return, New Times will provide a table, two chairs, space in the lighted tent, signage, and two staff badges.

If you're a homebrewer in Broward or Palm Beach (or you live in Miami-Dade and like to go for a ride in the car), our sister event, Beerfest, is also looking for homebrewers. Beerfest is April 6 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

To find out more about participating in either event, contact Anthony Gordon at or at 305-571-7579.

The fourth annual Brew at the Zoo will take place Saturday, May 4, at Zoo Miami from 7 to 11 p.m. The event features more than 100 beers for sampling, including some rare and creative homebrews at the Homebrew Alley; delicious food; and live music featuring a concert by Naughty by Nature.

General admission tickets cost $35 in advance and $45 at the gate. VIP tickets -- which grant you entry to the event one hour early, access to the VIP lounge, and catered food -- cost $75 in advance and $85 at the gate. Purchase advance tickets here.

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Zoo Miami

12400 SW 152nd St., Miami, FL

Category: General

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