Sept. 2-4: Bottoms Up For BrewMasters!

As BrewMasters Beer Festival comes closer here are some great tips, details and info about the “hoppy” event.

Event Info

  • September 2-4, Labor Day Weekend
  • Event is set in Moody Gardens Convention Cener, with additional events around the island
  • Named as one of the top 5 beer events in U.S. by USA Today’s “Best Destination Event” and “Best International Event” by Thrillist
  • Grand tasting with over 400 craft beers
  • Rare “Taste it First” selections – sample never-before-seen craft beers—Grand Tasting & Texas Brewery Tasting Tour.  At least 30 of these.
  • Unique opportunities to meet local breweries and learn about the craft beer revolution

Craft Beer – Facts

  • Craft breweries now represent over 12 percent market share of the entireS. beer industry, per the Brewers Association
  • Texas is 6th in the nation in terms of craft beer production. Texas produces over 1 million barrels of craft beer each year

Unique Events at BrewMasters

  • BrewMasters Friday Night Pub Crawl – Guests climb aboard a festive party bus and tour some of Galveston’s coolest bars, meeting featured brewers along the way.
  • Texas Brewery Tasting Tour – Meet some of the most successful and emerging breweries in the state in a small group and intimate environment
  • Beach, Brews, and Bands – Saturday and Sunday night at Moody Garden’s Palm Beach. Live concert on the beach with plenty of craft beer.
  • BrewHaHa Grand Tasting – With over 400 beers, Taste it First selections; educational seminars and a host of brew brains this is the one not to miss. VIP allows guests an hour early entrance with access to rare tastings.

New This Year at BrewMasters

  • Nach-yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting – Friday Night. Spicy event to kick off the weekend
  • Brew-B-Que – Sunday. Enjoy smokehouse specialties by local Pitmaster Patrick Feges, a live music and, of course, plenty of brews.
  • Bad Ass Beard Contest—presented by YETI. Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival is in search of the Best Beard and we’re going to great lengths to find it.  Enter online in these categories:
    • Full Beard
    • Mustache
    • Goatee
    • Longest Beard
    • Artistic design / Unique

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Get Crafty with Brews, Suds and Sun at Moody Gardens Hotel this Labor Day Weekend!

Make plans now to attend the 6th Annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival. The festival, tapped as a fan-favorite by ThrillList, also remains a favorite of the industry where brewers regularly unveil never before tasted brews. Join fellow craft beer lovers and supporters as they gather Labor Day weekend to celebrate and sample more than 400 specialty and hard-to-find brews. This foamtastic celebration takes place at Moody Gardens Friday, September 4 through Sunday September 6, 2015.

The three-day celebration will showcase two signature events: BrewHaHa Grand Tasting and BrewLicious Brews and Foods Pairing. There are a host of related events like the BrewMasters PubCrawl and Texas Brewery Tasting Tour. Featured activities include: Beach, Brews and Bands live musical performances and fireworks, educational events, a slew of Brew Brains and industry experts, including award-winning BrewMasters and home brewing masters.

Festivities begin on Friday, September 4 with the BrewMasters Pub Crawl at 8 p.m. Hop on board this festive party bus departing from Moody Gardens with a tour to some of Galveston’s trendiest bars. Meet featured Brew Brains at each stop. Tickets are $25 in advance.

If you are Texas beer fan, and who isn’t, make your first stop of the day on Saturday, September 5, at the Texas Brewery Tasting Tour. You’ll have a rare opportunity to take a tasting tour in a small group and intimate environment to enjoy featured Texas brewed selections. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and always sell out.

Then it’s time for the grand tasting.  Saturday, September 5, sample some of the best brews in the world made available to beer lovers at the BrewHaHa Grand Tasting held in the Moody Gardens Convention Center. The Grand Tasting will feature over 400 craft and specialty brews as well as a Wine Escape with wine samplings. Admission to BrewHaHa is $35 in advance, $40 at the door, $85 for a VIP ticket, or choose a multi-event Hopper Pass. The BrewHaHa Grand Tasting will run from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and includes access to multiple beer seminars for all who take pride in their beer and want to expand their knowledge of craft beers.

Thirsty for more? This year Brewlicious Brews & Foods Pairing moves to Sunday to give foodies time to get to the island. This spectacular event, where everyone is a VIP, is for the serious beer and culinary enthusiast. Every featured beer will be paired with food with a focus on high-end, premium, unique beer paired with just the perfect culinary accompaniment. BrewLicious Brews and Foods will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $75.

What would Labor Day be without a concert on the beach? On Saturday and Sunday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. get ready to have some fun in the sun as Moody Gardens rolls out a beach blast.  Beach, Brews & Bands features live music in the sand followed by fireworks at Palm Beach.  Tickets are $12 at the gate.  $6 online as an add-on to any BrewMasters ticket purchase. Or $6 at the gate with a BrewMasters wrist band or ticket receipt.  Tickets include all activities at Palm Beach plus the concert and fireworks. Admission to Palm Beach is included in your hotel stay.

Driving responsibly is always a must so all BrewMasters events also have a designated driver ticket.  Designated drivers cannot sample any beer.