The Austin Beer Fest brings together a host of breweries that teases tongues with more than 500 brews under one roof. While guests explore the event, brewers from Southern Star Brewing Company to Circle Brewing Company distribute samples as sponsor Guadalupe Brewing Company debuts new brews and Sam Adams pours rarely seen exclusive varieties. Fest-goers receive six tickets redeemable for beer samples and can purchase more tickets for $2 apiece or opt to purchase a 12-ounce cup of a newly discovered favorite.
While patrons meander through the vast aisles of samples, tasting brews and feeling welcome to make public displays of beer affection, three music stages serenade quaffers with the tunes of DJ Trouble, 10 Years, and other local rock, hip-hop, and electronic acts. The Austin Beer Fest also plays to patrons’ competitive sides with beer-pong and flip-cup tournaments and hosts food vendors selling brew-complementary fare from brats to crayfish.