Selection Reminder: Grab a cold one at the Sanford Brew-Ha-Ha!
Saturday, Nov. 12 â€“ Sanford Brew-Ha-Ha
While some high-chinned wine connoisseurs scoff at the grass-roots approach of making beer in your garage, home brewing beer is serious business. Any home brewer could affirm the distinct variances of flavor, aroma and mouthfeel between, say, a pale ale and a stout. See for yourself, as dozens of professional Central Florida brewers converge in downtown Sanfordâ€™s cozy Magnolia Square for the Sanford Brew-Ha-Ha. Theyâ€™ll present their best batches to be judged according to stiff standards set by the Beer Judge Certification Program, which promotes â€śbeer literacy and the appreciation of real beer.â€ť Your entrance ticket gets you unlimited samples of more than 60 craft beers, and live music, food vendors, art displays and a beer education booth pack the square. Just donâ€™t commit beer-loving sacrilege and go adding one of those flavorings or salts to the beer, or even worse, ask for a Miller Light. â€“ Aimee Vitek (4-9 p.m. at Magnolia Square Market, 117 Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $15-$25; 407-474-6034)