Attention craft beer lovers! An event you will not want to miss – the Texas Craft Brewers Festival 2015 - will be under way September 19 at Fiesta Gardens on the shores of Lady Bird Lake! Since the first year of the event in 2003, the festival and the industry have more than doubled in numbers of both brewers and consumers, and there has been a double digit increase in employment in that industry. The Craft Beer industry is now making a significant economic impact in the state, thanks to promotions and to home-brewers turned professionals who have marketed their unique brews through festivals such as this.
Sponsored by Whole Foods and the Texas Craft Beer Guild, their stated mission is to promote craft beer to the benefit of all, by and for the Texas Craft beer brewing community. The Festival has grown to 62 confirmed breweries this year and is now the state’s largest Craft beer event. For a list of the brewers, please click here.
The Festival will offer limited-release beers brewed with a variety of fruits, herbs and spices, hops, malted grains and native wild yeasts produced locally, and processed by the brewers themselves, when possible, in order to produce the most natural flavor in their brews. The brewers strive through pain-staking attention to detail and quality ingredients to produce distinctly Texas-flavored Craft beers. Many brewers employ Old World techniques and German and Belgian training to produce English ales, Ayurvedic seasonal brews, and Tex-Mex style beers, as well as distinctive Texas ales, created with renewable energy. Food will also be available at the Festival.
An important consideration is safe transportation, and the event has partnered with Uber and will, at some ticket levels, or for extra charge, provide designated drivers for the safety of event-goers. For Safe Rides with Uber, please click here. For information on transportation and directions, please click here.
This has become a wildly popular event, so be sure to procure your tickets in advance, since the Festival has sold out for general admission in the past few years. There will also be an after-party; details are available at the event. Join with other Craft beer enthusiasts for an exciting weekend of Craft beer sampling!
Where: Fiesta Gardens, Austin, Texas
When: September 19, 2015 from 10 AM – 4 PM
For general information about tickets and the event, please click here.
Anne-Marie Cancienne, ABR, CRS
Broker | REALTOR ®
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