With October already here and many venues holding Oktoberfest around each major city in South Florida, many will want to continue the festivities at home and well passed “Oktober.” Because of this, CBS Local has taken a deeper look into many of these traditional festivals in concocting a list of favorite brewers and their fall craft beers in the area.

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Wyntoberfest

Wynwood Brewing Co.
565 NW 24th St.
Miami, Florida 33127
(305) 382-8732
www.wynwoodbrewing.com

Noted as being Miami’s first craft brewing company, Wynwood finds itself a local favorite, often appearing at local Oktoberfest events toting its special edition Wyntoberfest beverage, a marzen beer. Inspired by the art of independent talents, Wynwood Brewing moved to the Wynwood District of Miami to enhance creativity in the art of brewing. Very well-known and well-loved around South Florida, this brewing company often partners with other local businesses and restaurants to entertain at gathering events, bringing a dining experience that many will cherish for a lifetime.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Funky Buddha Brewery
1201 NE 38th St.
Oakland Park, Florida 33334
(954) 440-0046
www.funkybuddhabrewery.com

Beloved by many and expanding even into North Florida, Oakland Park’s restaurant and brewery is gaining by popular demand from Floridians everywhere. Believing in “the goodness that comes from within,” Funky Buddha boasts that its beer has bold flavor and “exceptional character.” They do not filter or pasteurize and only use natural ingredients when brewing to perfection. Sweet Potato Casserole is the beer that marks the fall season with a drop of sweet potato and top secret ingredients that will knock you into Nirvana!

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The Panic Attack

The Mack House
9118 State Road 84
Fort LauderDale, Florida 33324
(954) 474-5040
www.themackhouse.com

Partnering with out-of-state breweries, The Mack House often holds party events within its brewery location. Recently, they partnered with a North Carolina brewing company to bring some real “hop” into South Florida, as they introduced “Duck-Rabbit’s Milk Stout” to local event goers. Not only are they an amazing place to experience new craft beers from places other than South Florida, but they are a place to introduce new local beers of their own, such as the award-winning Panic Attack. The Panic Attack is The Mack House’s strongest Belgian-style ale and amber beverage, infused with ginger and fennel, honey malt and spice. Passionate and enthusiastic about the craft and confident in their brews, they are one of the few breweries that aren’t afraid to tell you exactly what is in your draft.

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The Karl A Bazza

Legacy Caribbean Craft Brewery
1951 NW 141st St., Suite 43
Opa-Locka, Florida 33054
(786) 681-6572
www.legacyccb.com

Staying true to “Grand-fathered” legacy, Legacy Caribbean is a unique brewery that doesn’t create its craft brews in mass production. Keeping batches small, they are able to better capture the true flavor of a recipe that has been handed down for generation after generation. They now share the products of these recipes with enthusiasts all over the South Florida area. The Karl A. Bazza is their signature drink for the fall and winter seasons. Infused with real pumpkin, local spices and subtle hops, this amber pumpkin ale is perfect for kicking back and enjoying the island breeze… even from a distance. Inspired by his grandfather’s loving heart and wisdom, the phrase “Always stay true to yourself” has become the mantra that founder, Ismael Fernandez, would live by, creating a brewery that would honor his family legacy and malts, reminiscent of the flavors of the Caribbean.

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The Floridafest

Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th St.
Miami, Florida 33127
(305) 796-2727
www.concretebeachbrewery.com

Nestled in the famous Wynwood Arts District, this beautiful brewery is considered “artisan” by locals. Giving public tours of their brewery, Concrete Beach is dedicated to supporting the arts and community organizations within the neighborhood they serve. CBB has the perfect lager ready for audiences at upcoming events. A limited edition, Floridafest, is considered a fall favorite and only available seasonally. The Floridafest is a “traditional Oktoberfest with a tropical twist.” A coconut sensation, hints of toffee and vanilla, meshed with the taste of biscuit rounds will have any coffee drinker on their knees begging for another! Smooth, medium bodied and delicious, many will drink all they can before the season is over!

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Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan is the owner of Shorty Produkshins in Orlando, Florida, and specializes in Social Branding and Public Relations for both the Professional Services Industry and Entertainment Business. Over the last 13 years, she has worked with many publications and has created branded content for multiple organizations, Globally.
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