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Beer brawls and biergartens

A good kind of Bar Brawls: Max’s Social House

Wait, this kind of fighting in a bar is totally allowed—It’s Max’s Social House’s 11-week single elimination Bar Brawls competition, and it starts Sept. 30, 9:30 p.m., at SoHo (116 NE 6th Ave., Delray Beach.) Then every Wednesday, the competition continues until the finals on Dec. 9. The bartenders have to create drinks on the spot, using surprise ingredients. Admission is only $10, and it benefits the Richard David Kaan Melanoma Foundation.

Brawling bartenders include:

Alain Camacho of The Office, Brett Hart of Hullabaloo, Brett Robertson of KAPOW!, David Bouchard of The Cooper, James Hartmann from Ian’s Tropical Grille, Cody Parker of El Camino, Jess Hart of El Camino, Jessie Bell from 3rd & 3rd , John Fitzpatrick of 32 East, Julie Antoine of Racks Fish House and  Oyster Bar, Justin Himmelbaum of Mucho Gusto Delray, Kareem Lakchira from the The Rusty Hook , Kelly Lozina from 3rd & 3rd, Marc Volpicelli of Sweetwater, Matthew Swig of Sundy House, Lee Klein of Burt & Max’s, Bobby Brown of Craft Cartel, Randy Rapposelli of Brule Bistro, Taffy Spiller of Farmers Table, Rob Cox of 13 American Table, Tiffini Grant, of Apeiro, Todd McCready from Nitrogen, Scott Dauss of Free House American and Yeiry Medero of Oceans 234.

More bier, brats and bands: Biergarten Boca

Get ready! Biergarten Boca in Royal Palm Place (309 Via De Palmas #90, 561/395-7462) is kicking off their 4th annual Oktoberfest event with a Bavarian Oktoberfest mayoral keg tapping on Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie will be on hand, and so will lots of local and national craft beers, with delicious German dishes as daily specials.

This German-style beer garden celebrates with beer, German liqueurs, food and a liter holding contest, polka bands, a traditional dance group and rock bands on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9:30 p.m. until closing.

About the Author

Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.

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