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Houston, Texas (July 13, 2016) …Toast to the end of summer at the seventh annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival in sunny Galveston Island, Texas. Named as USA Today’s “Best Destination Event” and ranked as the “Best International Event” by Thrillist, BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival is an immersive multi-day event over Labor Day weekend that lets visitors tap into the world of craft beer on island time. On September 2-4, visitors will flock to BrewMasters in the pursuit of hoppiness to have a craft beer experience unlike any other. Discover over 400 craft beers, rare “Taste it First” selections, brew-licous cuisine, and endless opportunities to learn from the best in the craft beer industry.
The craft revolution is brewing, and BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival is the perfect place to sip, savor, and learn the true meaning behind the phrase “Drink Local.” Craft breweries now represent over 12 percent market share of the entire beer industry, and the Brewers Association sees no signs of it slowing. What started out as beer evolution, has now become a beer revolution. At BrewMasters, visitors can get the scoop on everything new in the industry, and experience what true passion for craft tastes like.
Whether you are a craft-loyal drinker looking for inspiration, or just a beginner looking to taste your way to hoppiness, BrewMasters is the ultimate event for experiencing the distinctive world of craft beer. Clifton McDerby, Executive Director of Food & Fine Time Productions, Inc. is proud to introduce new breweries and crafty innovation at BrewMasters. “Our vision has always been to produce the best quality craft beer festival in the state by providing beer lovers with the widest selection of craft beers available at any Texas festival, along with brew education as well as introducing new brews that are available for the first time at BrewMasters,” remarked McDerby. BrewMasters offers up more than just great craft beer, it is also a place to learn about the inspiring craft beer industry and the people who make it a force to be reckoned with,” McDerby added.
The three-day festival is packed full with beer, cheer, and plenty of foam-filled events and new spirits tastings happening each day over the Labor Day weekend. Friday night, September 2 kicks off at 7 p.m. with a spicy NEW event. Nach-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting event will satisfy every tequila-taste bud with plenty of salt and nachos for all. Frivolity abounds at the popular BrewMasters Friday Night Pub Crawl at 8 p.m. where guests can climb aboard a festive party bus and tour some of Galveston’s coolest bars, meeting featured Brew Brains and their craft selections along the way.
Saturday, September 3 is all about craft beer, and the innovative breweries who make it happen. Being that Texas ranks 6th in the amount of craft beer produced each year, visitors won’t want to miss the Texas Brewery Tasting Tour. This tour provides a rare opportunity to meet some of the most successful and emerging breweries in the state. Guests will enjoy featured selections with each brewery offering a “Taste it First” selection in a small group and intimate environment with some of the most passionate and skilled brewers in the industry from 11:30 – 12:45 p.m.
On Saturday afternoon, the ultimate BrewHaHa Grand Tasting begins with the chance to sample some of the best beer in the world, over 400 of them to be exact. Don’t miss any of the “Taste it First” selections which offer an exclusive opportunity to sample never-before-seen craft beers. Not a fan of waiting in line? The BrewHaHa VIP Premium Lounge provides early access to the tasting floor plus an exclusive space to get crafty with live music, finger-licking food, and premium sampling. The Auchentoschan Scotch VIP Zone opens at 2 p.m. with the Grand Tasting at 3 p.m.
BrewMasters goes out with a bang on Saturday and Sunday night with Beach, Brews, and Bands at Moody Garden’s Palm Beach with a live concert each night at Palm Beach. To top off the foam-filled weekend, don’t miss the NEW Brew-B-Que, Sunday September 4 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. featuring smokin’ hot smokehouse specialties by local Pitmaster extraordinaire Patrick Feges, live music and, of course, plenty of brews.
Make it a destination weekend. Set in Galveston’s exotic and serene Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, with special events at various venues around the island, BrewMasters breaks out the barrels and serves up foam-filled perfection all weekend long. Tickets range from $25-$85. For more info on the festivities, visit