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Top Labor Day weekend drinking events: Pumpkin beers and a backyard luau

Floridafest beer release (an Oktoberfest-themed toasted coconut lager), all day Friday, Sept. 1, at Concrete Beach Brewery, 325 NW 24th St., Miami; free; 305-796-2727 or

Old Town Untapped (a beer- and food-truck-focused roundup), 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Bailey Contemporary Art, 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach; free; 954-284-0141 or and Facebook event page

Backyard Luau (a tiki-themed cocktail party), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Butcher Shop Beer Garden and Grill, 209 Sixth Street, West Palm Beach; free; 561-812-2336 or

Ookapow Brewing Company grand opening (a new nanobrewery), noon-midnight Saturday, Sept. 2, at Ookapow Brewing Company, 1142 Old Okeechobee Road, West Palm Beach; free; and Facebook event page

Hopaholics Fall Beer Competition (a competition with all-you-can-sample homebrews), 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at 26 Degree Brewing Company, 2600 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach; $15; 954-532-6964 or and Facebook event page

Loaded Pumpkin beer release (a pumpkin-punched ale), 3-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at NOBO Brewing Company, 2901 Commerce Park Drive, Boynton Beach; free; 561-320-1522 or and Facebook event page

Khoffner German Fest (an Oktoberfest celebration with live music), 2 p.m.-midnight Friday, Sept. 8, at Khoffner Brewery, 1110 NE Eighth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; free; 954-614-2746 or and Facebook event page

Food in Motion: Second Fridays (a food-truck roundup with beer and spirits), 5-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Peter Feldman Park, 310 NE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; free; 954-785-7475 or Facebook event page

FTL Craft Beer Summer Games (an Olympic-style food and beer competition and street festival), 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; free, $72 for VIP package with unlimited tastings via; and Facebook event page

Champagne Fun Festival (a block party with fashion shows, rosé and brut champagnes), 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Huizenga Park, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; $35, $150-$5,000 for VIP via; and Facebook event page

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