|Brewmasters International Beer Festival at Moody Gardens Labor Day Weekend
Beer lovers rejoice! This Labor Day weekend September 3-6 Moody Gardens will host the first annual Brewmasters International Beer Festival – an event that promises to become one of the best and largest beer festivals in the nation. The four-day celebration will showcase over 300 international, domestic and local Texas brews with three signature events - the BrewTopia Beer Garden, the Brew Ha-Ha Grand Tasting and BrewLicious in the Ballroom – plus a homebrewers competition, charity golf tournament, live music, beer and food pairing seminars featuring renowned chefs, and educational events and expert speakers.
Festivities begin Friday, September 3 with the 3pm opening of the BrewTopia Beer Garden. BrewTopia will feature great live music, food and of course beer! Vendors from all over Texas and beyond will help transform the outdoor Oleander Bowl into a genuine old-country beer garden. And the best part of all is that entry to BrewTopia is free, although the donation of canned goods or spare change is encouraged with contributions going to benefit the Galveston Food Bank. BrewTopia will be open from 3-8pm September 3; 12-6pm September 4; 12-8pm September 5; and 12-4pm September 6.
On Saturday, September 4, the festival will be highlighted by the Brew Ha-Ha Grand Tasting in the Moody Gardens Expo Arena. Featuring over 300 international, domestic and local Texas brews, the Brew Ha-Ha Grand Tasting is your chance to sample some of the best beer in the world. Admission to Brew Ha-Ha is $35 and includes your very own tasting cup, which will be your passport to sample beer hailing from around the world or just right around the corner. For a special treat, a $65 VIP pass grants holders admission to the event a half-hour early as well as access to a private area with seating for food and beer sampling. The Brew Ha-Ha event will run from 3:30-6:30 pm.
Saturday also will feature a live concert with the iconic band Night Ranger that helped define an entire era in American music. The concert will be held in the Moody Gardens Expo Arena with concert doors opening at 7:30pm and Night Ranger scheduled to take the stage at 9:30pm. Tickets to the concert start at just $15 for General Admission.
On Sunday, September 5, the Brewmasters International Beer Festival will host BrewLicious in the Ballroom. Featuring live demonstrations from more than 15 renowned chefs, BrewLicious in the Ballroom will showcase unique food and beer pairings - and you’ll get to sample each one! BrewLicious in the Ballroom will run from 3-6:30pm and tickets to the event are $75. Attendees can upgrade their ticket for a VIP experience which includes access to a special private Premium Room.
If a frosty cold one doesn’t hit the spot, the Wine Escape is just the ticket. Designed especially for those wishing to take a break from beer, the Wine Escape will be available throughout the festival and offers a sampling of some of the best wines from around the globe.
Other exciting events scheduled during the festival include the Shearn’s Four Course Beer Pairing Dinner, educational seminars, home brewing seminars and even a home brewing competition. Home brewing connosierus can whip up a batch of their favorite home brew and enter for a chance to take home the coveted home brewing crown. Competitors will compete for a chance to win a weekend experience at Moody Gardens and bragging rights. Homebrew samples will not be made available to the public.
The Brewmasters International Beer Festival will host a charity golf tournament on Thursday, September 2 leading into the festival. The tournament will be held at the beautiful Moody Gardens Golf Course with a shotgun start scheduled for 1:00pm. Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit the Galveston Food Bank.
Your spare change can make a change. Change collection stations will be available throughout the festival to help boost donations to the Galveston Food Bank.
The Brewmasters International Beer Festival would like to encourage responsible drinking. A designated driver program and shuttle service will be made available.
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