#Miami says #Cheers, Celebrating #CraftBeers at #IGotSprung @IGotSprung ~Recap #SobeSavvy



On Saturday, March 7, 2015 , Four thousand beer fans “got sprung” on unlimited samplings of New Belgium, Founder’s, SweetWater, Green Flash, Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn Brewery, Kona, Magic Hat, Shiner, Shipyard, Harpoon, Blue Moon and many others showcased their spring and summer ales.

There was also a complete lineup of Florida beers from Schnebly, Cigar City, Tequesta Brewing and Florida Beer, along with local breweries such as Hialeah Brewing, Funky Buddha, Wynwood Brewing, and M.I.A.
Beer enthusiasts was also be treated to a selection not available in South Florida, and in keeping with tradition, the homebrew section showcased brews created by locals who are passionate about their beer.

Sprung! known for taking a playful approach to beer tasting, also brought back the Orange Pride Games Arena & Bar — a dedicated game section, which includes the ever-popular Human Bowling, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, Beer Pong, and Mega Twister. The Bougainvillea’s Music Stage featured live music, and The Gold Coast Beverage Distributor Culinary Experience paired beer with the talents of Chef Jorgie Ramos from Barley, who was recently named Florida Food 50 by the Miami Herald; Chef Jimmy Carey from Jimmy’z Kitchen, Chef Andy Gilbert from Seven Dials and Chef Tina Chawla from Bollywood Masala. The VIP Tent was hosted by Pincho Factory, winners of this year’s SOBEWFF’s Burger Bash.

Peacock Park, located at 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133, became an oasis for beer lovers enjoying the Craft Beer Lifestyle. Sprung is definitely a fun way to celebrate Spring and Beer Culture!
Enjoy this picture slideshow from the festivities ..Cheers!



Hey #Miami #Spirits & #Beerlovers! Join #SobeSavvy at @CrafttastingMIA @TheFillmore Today and Sat 1/31! #craftspirits #craftbeer #CRAFT2015


On January 30 & 31, The Beverage Industry and the Public are invited to the second edition of CRAFT: Spirits & Beer (CRAFT),  a curated, educational, craft spirits & beer tasting event being held at The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach . 

Last year’s CRAFT attracted more than 500 consumers and 400 artisanal spirits and beers from around the United States. This year the program will focus on dedicated days, which target trade and consumer audiences’ respectively. The resolve is a show that is focused on networking and education, while conveying the integrity, passion and tradition that is CRAFT.

CRAFT will kick off with a trade day on Fri., Jan. 30 from noon to 3:00 p.m. followed by a consumer, Tasting Gallery Experience on Sat., Jan. 31 with a VIP tickets granting access one hour early at 3:00 p.m. and General Admission beginning at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

CRAFT’s 2nd annual tasting event is an all inclusive opportunity to sample the latest from artisan distillers and local craft brewers along with unique bites from top Miami chefs such as Conor Hanlon from The Dutch, Roel Alcudia from The Cypress Room, Jeremiah from Gastropod, Kris Wessel from Oolite, Phil Bryant from The Local and Andres Barrientos from Miami Smokers! Come and join us for this tasting in the unique setting of The Fillmore, Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach,Saturday, January 31, 2015, 4pm – 7pm. 

Tickets for the consumer, Tasting Gallery Experience can be purchased for $65 per person for general admission (3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) or $85 per person for VIP admission (4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.). Trade tickets are complimentary with proof of industry-based business card. See more at: http://www.craftspiritsandbeer.com. #CRAFT2015 @crafttastingmia


Use Discount Code CRAFT20 for 20% OFF Tickets !

Enjoy this photo slideshow from Fridays’s trade event ! 

Today, quite a few local restaurants participated in the event . Most paired very well with the beer and spirit vendors onsite. Beer and Food. What else is there ?

Enjoy this food and beverage slide show !

#Miami! #CraftBeer Lovers Unite @IGotSpring! #CoconutGrove #Beer #Festival #IGotSprung~ Photo Recap by #SobeSavvy


The best and largest beer festivals in Florida are held right here at Peacock Park, in Coconut Grove. Craft Beer lovers were ready to celebrate the Craft Beer Lifestyle on March 8th, 2014 at Sprung!, a beer festival that allows breweries to showcase their Spring/Summer offerings.

Sprung! and Grovetoberfest have become a South Florida favorite due to having the most beer, great food, lots of activities and plenty of great music and entertainment. This year is no different. Beer Socialites got Sprung! with over 150 beers including many new brews to the Florida market. In addition, they are bringing back the Games Arena with an even wider range of games. Along with the beer was the Gold Coast Culinary Experience, which presented cooking shows featuring talented Chefs pairing /preparing food with beer! For more information, go to IGotSprung.com and Follow on Twitter/Instagram @IGotSprung #IGotSprung.

SobeSavvy.com covered the the Who, What, When , Where and Don’t you wish you were there at the event! Here is my photo recap, Cheers!

‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh ~ Freelance Photojournalist/Bon Vivant Blogger ~ Follow @IJust_LoveThis