Fort Lauderdale Craft Beer Games & Food Festival (new location!)

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Fort Lauderdale’s first Craft Beer Games & Food Festival, sponsored by Live Work Play SoFLo, is coming to MASS District near Downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, November 4th starting at 1pm with early admission for VIP ticket holders at Noon. This event will be a free Olympic-Style Festival dedicated to highlighting the Craft Beer Industry and emphasizing our area’s ongoing effort showcasing it as the best place to live, work and play!

The Craft Beer Games & Food Festival will bring a total of 20 Teams comprised of craft breweries and local businesses to compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in fun, interactive and competitive games. This event will feature classic competitive games such as Relay Races (i.e. Keg Haul, Beer Balance, Sack Race); Giant Beer Pong, Tug-of-War; Mini-Cycle Obstacle Course, Sumo Wrestling, Beer Chug, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga and other exciting and captivating games which are sure to inspire a good time for all! A panel of independent judges from the fitness industry will be judging the competitions. Additional event features will include a Craft Beer Village, where VIP Patrons may sample from local breweries and restaurants and receive a swag bag commemorating their participation as VIP’s! In an ode to the event’s “olympic-style flair,” there will be an international gastronomic variety of food trucks sure to delight the most discriminating palates.

Live Music headliner Making Faces from West Palm Beach will infuse flavors of rock, reggae, funk, surf, hip-hop and more while rounding out the festive atmosphere attendees can expect to experience while attending this outdoor event.


  • El Carne Express – Cuban
  • Key West Conch Shack & Grill – Seafood: Florida
  • Alex & Flor – Argentinian & French
  • Main Stop Grill – Seafood: Traditional
  • New York Subs & Wings – American
  • Worlds Best New York Gyro – Mediterranean & Latin Fusion
  • Ipek’s Wykked Kitchen – Mediterranean
  • Cheeseburger Baby – American
  • Xochimex Cantina Grill – Mexican
  • Tacosaurus – Seafood: Mexican Fusion
  • Brain Food for Yachties – Australian
  • Latin Fixin’s – American:Traditional
  • Red Zeppelin – Maine Lobster
  • Frankie Dogs
  • World Famous Tornado Potato
  • Agave Taco Bar

* Lineup may change without notice (as this event was originally scheduled for September 9th)


  • Delivery Dudes
  • Agave Taco Bar
  • Chef Amanda (De La Cruz Delights) – Tastings & Rum Pairing


  • Holy Mackerel
  • Bousa
  • LauderAle
  • Khoffner
  • Wynwood
  • 26 Degrees Brewing
  • Brass Tap
  • J WakeField
  • Coppertail
  • Veza Sur
  • Gulf Stream
  • Islamorada Beer Co
  • Mia Brewing
  • Copperpoint Brewing
  • Red White & Brewing
  • Monkey Business Brewing

Competing Team Line-Up:

(In no particular order)
1. Islamorada Beer Company
2. Khoffner Brewery
3. Bousa Brewing
4. Veza Sur Brewing Co
5. Wynwood Brewing Company
6. LauderAle
7. Crafty Connoisseurs Distributing
8. Cyclebar
9.  J. Wakefield Brewing
10. Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers
11. MIA Beer Company
12. Agave Taco Bar – Fort Lauderdale
13. Delivery Dudes
14. Flagler Village Brewery
15. 9Round Fort Lauderdale
16. Bowtie Photobooth
17. The Keg King
18. SFLHops
19. MIA Beer Co


Fort Lauderdale’s Craft Beer Games are dedicated to fostering community relations and bringing notoriety to our area, specifically by raising awareness of local businesses, while supporting Pets’ Broward, a private, non-profit organization whose mission is “to create a community which no longer kills adoptable shelter pets and where all pets and people are valued and treated with respect, kindness, and compassion.” The mission of Live Work Play SoFLo is “to enrich the FTL community & bring visibility to local businesses.”

Florida Keys Relief Fund

Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma in our local community, we are dedicating a portion of the proceeds to “GOTTA LUV THEM FUND” established by ISLAMORADA Beer Co. – Who have taken up a tremendous non-profit initiative to provide much needed supplies to families in need in the Florida Keys.  Let’s come together as an “Industry” to support this great initiative in the process help our greater South Florida community and our partner, Islamorada!  Below, please find the link to the relief fund.

Free Admission and VIP Tickets

General Admission – FREE TICKETS VIA EVENTBRITE (1pm-6pm)

VIP Craft Beer Village – $72

  • VIP Tent (Ages 21+) ID Required
  • Early Admission at Noon 
  • Exclsuive & Unlimited Beer Tastings
  • Unlimited Food Tastings & Specialty Drinks (Within VIP area)
  • Exclusive VIP Area Games
  • Special gifts including commemorative event t-shirt and tasting mug

Pre-Paid Admission Tickets are available through EventBrite online ticketing with a discount of $10 for readers of Weekend Broward using voucher code WEEKENDBROWARD.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Pets’ Broward, a local no-kill animal shelter that advocates rescuing,  fostering and promoting adoptions for pets in need.

About Live Work Play SoFLo

Live Work Play SoFLo is an organization dedicated to advancing the South Florida Region as a great place to Live, Work and Play. Their efforts include, Relocation Management (Live) for companies and individuals transitioning into the area, Recruitment support (Work) for identifying great local talent and (Play) Community Relations and advocacy for advancing business support and promoting local community activities.

More Info

For more details on the FTL Craft Beer Games & Food Festival, please visit or contact Event Producer Elizabeth Slowey at [email protected] or (954) 279-3362.

Further information about the event is also available through Face Book and

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Date(s) - 11/04/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MASS District