The Third Annual BrewFest hosted by FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management recently hosted their third annual South Florida BrewFest. With more than 400 attendees, the one-day festival consisted of more than 30 of Florida’s best breweries and proudly demonstrated the growing cultural impact craft beers is currently having on South Florida’s social scene. Along with the special events surrounding beer tasting, event goers were able to experience and take a tour of the university’s new brewing science lab.
Among the many events that took place within the festival were: Beer Tasting 101 with Barry Gump, Ph.D. (Professor, Eminent Scholar, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management), Beer and Food Paring with Luis Brignoni (Founder of Wynwood Brewing Company) and Juan Carlos Lopategui (Corporate Chef at Casavana), and Intro to Beer Brewing with Dustin Jeffer (Co-Founder/Head Brewer of Saltwater Brewery).
Former students of the school were also hands-on during the festival. David Rodriguez (Wynwood Brewing Company) and Jake Lindsay (Daddy Brews) served their signature beers while sharing their knowledge on the flavors and general craft beer information.
We can’t wait to see what’s in-store for next year’s Brewfest!