If you’re reading this post right now and haven’t bought tickets to the Texas Craft Brewer’s Festival… Stop immediately and go grab your tickets now! Because they will sell out. (VIP tickets are already sold out!)
You can grab a link to the EventBrite page here.
Ok, now that we have that taken care of, let’s talk Texas craft beer!
Texas Craft Brewers Festival
Since 2003, the Texas Craft Brewers Guild has been putting on their own festival that remains by and for the Texan craft brewers and craft beer community.
This year the festival kicks off Friday with Partners in Craft, an intimate night celebrating the best beer collaborations in Texas.
Leading up the the festival kickoff, Whole Foods Market is hosting their own brewer’s night with opportunities to meet and drink with Texas craft brewers.
Clearly, there’s a lot to celebrate with Texas craft beer!
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Texas Craft Brewers Festival Details
Going down in East Austin’s Festival Gardens on Saturday, September 30th, is the largest beer festival in Texas focused soled on Texas-brewed craft beer!
This year, the festival is hosting 65+ Texas craft breweries who will be sampling nearly 200+ brews. For the full lineup and rotating taps, head over here.
If this is your first year at the festival, come prepared! The TCBF website has you covered with their FAQ page.
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If you’re on a budget or looking to save some money, check out the options to volunteer at the festival!
Last year, Jason and I volunteered and there were some pretty incredible perks that came with a few hours of pouring beer. This year, though we feel blessed that we will be able to attend as Media. 🙂
Meet the Brewer Series hosted by Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market will be hosting Meet the Brewer Nights during the week leading to the festival.
Take this as your chance to drink and chat up some of the local Texas brewers sponsoring the festival.
The events go each night from 6 to 8PM. And at three different Austin locations!
Monday, September 25th
Lamar – Hops and Grain, Austin
Domain – Tupps Brewery, McKinney
Tuesday, September 26th
Lamar – Last Stand Brewing Co., Austin
Wednesday, September 27th
Lamar – Thirsty Plant, Austin
Arbor Trails – Austin Beer Works, Austin
Thursday, September 28th
Lamar – Brazos Valley Brewing, Brenham
Domain – Pinthouse Pizza, Austin
Arbor Trails – Collective Brewing, Fort Worth
Partners in Craft
New to the festival this year is the Friday kick-off, Partners in Craft. This is to be a much more intimate festival compared to the Texas Craft Brewers Festival.
While the TCBF is selling 5,000 some tickets, Partners in Craft is sure to sell out of the 500 tickets available.
Partners in Craft will be featuring some of the best collaborations that have happened in the Texas craft beer community. But it doesn’t stop with incredible craft beer.
There will be an impressive lineup of local food vendors, local artists (Including Austin Flea!!) and a sunset view of Lady Bird Lake.
Official TCBF After Party
Once again, Craft Pride on Rainey Street is set to host the official after-party for the Texas Craft Brewers Festival. If you’re somehow still standing after your afternoon of drinking Texas craft beer, you’ll want to follow the crowd to this party.
Craft Pride promises rare beers and cellar releases, plus live music all day. And Via 313 pizza, which is divine in its own right.
For a full list of breweries participating at the official beer festival after-party, check out the party’s Facebook Event page.
Coming to the Texas Craft Beer Festival in Austin, Texas? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to grab a beer!