beer event Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale

Julian Siegel, co-owner of the Riverside Market, will welcome Maria Murriel's Lushlife fans to his beer centric restaurant in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday.

My colleague Maria Murriel, who pens the popular Lush Life blog, is hosting a Florida-centric beer event 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverside Market in Fort Lauderdale.

I’ll be there because I’m a fan of Maria and the Riverside Market and…..well…

It’s a good opportunity to taste the current state of craft beer in Florida. Due South out of Boynton will be represented with two IPAs. There will also be Hop Gun IPA and Floridian Hefeweizen from Oakland Park’s new Funky Buddha brewery. Draft beef is $5 and the Riverside will offer $5 appetizers.

Admission is free, but you need to register at

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