Grand Tastings for a Great Cause

66 PRODUCTIONS, PRODUCERS OF THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL (GFLFW), KICKED OFF ITS INAUGURAL BREWS AT THE BEACH BEER FESTIVAL FROM 12-4 P.M., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, ON THE SANDS OF FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH.

It’s the first year the festival has hosted more than 1,200 guests from 13 states and featured unlimited beer samples from a robust, well-rounded line-up of breweries from around the world. Live entertainment, artisan vendors, and a variety of food for purchase was provided by festival partner Society 8 Hospitality Group. The festival boasted a stellar lineup of more than 50 participating breweries and vendors including local South Florida favorites Funky Buddha, Gulf Stream Brewing Company, Holy Mackerel, and LauderAle, among others. A portion of all proceeds from the festival benefitted The Crockett Foundation, a Broward County-based non-profit organization that helps build character, develop leaders, and improve communities—one child at a time.

Nicole Kasak, Phil Marro, Kate Reed, and Nicole Lewis
Jeff Lyman, Angela Lyman, Brian Cartsenser, Melissa Buzzella, Bernadine Jones, and Eric Melendez
Carly Mendillo, Rachel Webb, Todd Bourgeois, and Natalie Chrapla
James Doyle, Alyssa Rudolph, Kerryann Doyle, Joe Doyle, Chris Morley, and Holly Thompson
Crowd at the inaugural Brews at the Beach Beer Festival
Local artist DreadfullyDead
Estrella Galicia
Karmen Rydem, Nicole Kasak, Tyler Sminkey, and Carolyn Lynch

Photo credit: 3P Media