The biggest beer fest in the land, Denver’s Great American Beer Fest, is next weekend, but this weekend, Austin plays host to the first annual Texas Craft Brewers Festival on September 24. Texas has some serious craft brewers popping up, and this non-profit outdoor fest (benefiting Austin Sunshine Camps) at Fiesta Gardens will showcase all the Texas-brewed beer and ale (as well as non-alcoholic beverages) you can handle!
“The Texas beer scene is on fire!” says Tim Schwartz, Director of Brewery Operations for Real Ale Brewing Company in Blanco, Texas, and President of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. “New breweries are opening all over the state and established craft breweries are expanding. This is a perfect time for the resurgence of the Texas Craft Brewers Festival. The festival brings all of this variety together in one venue. Come on out and see what Texas brewing has to offer.”
Cooler than that even? Several breweries who haven’t released beer yet are using the festival as their target date to publicly introduce their first beers!
Tix are $8, sampling tokens appear to be $1.50/ea: eventbee.com/v/texascraftbrewersfestival
September 24, 2011, 2 – 8p / Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. / texascraftbrewersfestival.org
21+ Event ID required at entry / Rain or Shine / NO chairs or coolers or glass or dogs allowed