Hops heads, suds sycophants and connoisseurs of craft brews come together at the Houston Press Brewfest. The returning beer-sampling event and festival features more than 110 beers from 45 breweries around the country including Saint Arnold, Killians, Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada. ''With Oktoberfest going on this month, it just seemed like the time to do it,'' says Houston Press Marketing Director Allisen Picos. ''And we'll have our first ever Seasonal Beer Showdown, where guests will sample 20 [seasonal offerings] and select the winner.'' The winner gets a much sought-after Das Beer Boot glass mug and bragging rights for the next year.
Brewfest also features live music from acts such as Keyun & The Zydeco Masters, Justin van Sant, Texas Rezurrection and August West along with games, food trucks and giveaways. Eight three-ounce beer samples are included in the ticket price. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased on site.
2 to 7 p.m. Silver Street Studios, 1501 Silver. For information, visit brewfest.com. $35 to $70. Bob Ruggiero
Sat., Oct. 5, 2-7 p.m., 2013