The Third Annual Houston Press BrewFest is back this Saturday, May 17 from 2 to 7 p.m., and we've got your final brewery list and music lineup right here!
General admission tickets are currently $35, and VIP tickets are $60. Ticket prices go up $10 if you wait to buy them at the door, so go online now (if you haven't already) and get yourself a ticket. Sometimes we sell out, so it's a good idea to snag some tickets in advance.
A general admission ticket will get you entry and eight 3-ounce beer samples, and each VIP ticket includes eight 3-ounce beer samples plus food from Whole Foods and specialty beers for sampling.
The event is at Silver Street Station, and if you've ever attended anything at that venue, you might know that parking can be tricky. Parking is available at the corner of Washington and Silver Street, and there will be a shuttle running between this parking area and the venue from 1 to 7:15 p.m. Street parking is also available on the surrounding streets, but we cannot guarantee the safety of your vehicle there. Please do not park in the Winter Street Studios lot (2101 Winter Street) adjacent to Silver Street Station.
OK! Now that we've gotten all the boring logistics out of the way, let's talk beer!
Here's the list of breweries who will be sampling at BrewFest:
8th Wonder Ace Cider Adelbert's Brewery Alaskan Brewing Co Angry Orchard Artisanal Imports - Cervarjaria Colorado Atwater Breweries Belukus Blue Moon Brewing Co Boulevard Brooklyn Brewery Crispin Cider Cycler's Brewing Dogfish Brewery Duvel/Ommegang Firestone Walker Founders Brewing Co Franconia Goliad Brewing Company Goose Island Green Flash Guns and Oil Brewing Co Harpoon Brewery Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co Karbach Leprechaun Cider Company Lone Pint Brewery New Belgium Brewing Odell Brewing Co Oskar Blues Pabst Brewing Co. Real Ale Saint Arnold Samuel Adams Shiner Shock Top Sierra Nevada Southern Star Brewing Squatters/Wasatch Stone Brewing Co Widmer Omission Woodchuck
If you're not a beer drinker but still want to join in the fun, we'll also be sampling RWB Ultra Premium Handcrafted Vodka, Guajiro Rum and Gallo Wines.
Music will be provided by John Curry from 2 to 3 p.m.; Leo Mendoza from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and Lost Element from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the outside stage.
And because we know all that drinking and dancing is bound to make you hungry, we'll have three food trucks on hand: Tha 1 Truk, Buttz Food Truck and Spikes' Sno Tasty Treats & Eats. If you're a VIP ticket-holder, you'll also have access to a great spread provided by Whole Foods.
As always, BrewFest is strictly 21 and up, so leave the kiddos (and the pets) at home.
Hope to see y'all there this weekend! Cheers!
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.