We take beer very seriously around here, and a disappointing weather forecast isn't going to stop our signature event, the 5th Annual BrewFest, from taking place this Saturday. The epic beer-sampling festival is going on, rain or shine, but we did hedge our bets just a little.
“BrewFest is one of our most important events that we put on each year,” said Houston Press Publisher Stuart Folb. “There's no way we're going to let a little rain stop us. We're just moving everything inside, and we can all have a fun and cozy time together.”
It's a creative solution, and the cavernous space at Silver Street Station has plenty of room for tasting craft beer (more than 150 types), enjoying local eats from BanBan's Cuisine, Buttz Gourmet Food Truck and Fuzzy's Taco Shop, and jamming to live music by Positive Disturbance, Lost Element and Hounds of Jezebel. If only all our problems could be solved this easily.
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Beers from dozens of local, regional and national breweries are participating in this epic event that celebrates the refreshing pour, with a heavy emphasis on Texas brewers.
General admission tickets are $35 (or $45 day of if available) and include eight three-ounce wine, liquor or beer samplings, plus entertainment. VIP tickets are $60 (or $70 day of) and include all of that, PLUS access to the VIP Area, which is serving up specialty/seasonal beers and complimentary food. 21 and up only.
Saturday, April 30, 3 to 7 p.m., Houston Press BrewFest @ Silver Street Station, 1500 Silver.
Brooke Viggiano contributed to this post.