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Brewer Corey Artanis laughed when customers told him the shiny brewing tanks above the dining room at the Brass Tap Fort Lauderdale look fake. They're decorative, right? "I was like, 'Uh, no. The brewing tanks are here because we make craft beer onsite,' " says Artanis, who quickly realized his nearly year-old Flagler Village Brewery had a branding problem. The problem, Artanis says, was visibility. Not enough diners expected an in-house brewery hiding on the second floor of the Brass Tap, a brewpub franchise with 30 locations. So Artanis and Brass Tap owner Mathiew Baum hatched a summer face-lift for the brewery, adding to the 50-seat taproom black lounge chairs, flat-screen TVs and a beer mural, a whimsical Fort Lauderdale vision filled with hop plants, water towers and foamy brewing tanks as tall as skyscrapers. Nine months after Artanis tapped the brewery's first...

Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine wrapped up a day of Florida campaigning Tuesday with two pieces of political business in Fort Lauderdale: raising campaign cash and reaching out to black voters. It is important for Hillary Clinton to win the presidency, Kaine said, suggesting Republican Donald Trump isn't fit for the office. "She's a tested leader. In a challenging time we've got to have a tested leader. There's no reason to roll the dice and try something nutty," he said during a stop at Betty's Restaurant & Barbecue on Sistrunk Boulevard, the main street of the historically black northwest section of Fort Lauderdale. Florida is a critical state in the presidential election and Tuesday was Kaine's second visit to the state since Clinton announced July 22 he'd be her running mate. "I think you can see to the Clinton team...