BREWMASTERS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
This Labor Day weekend "get crafty" and head to Galveston Island for the 6th annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival. Held at the beautiful Moody Gardens Hotel, this three-day celebration will feature over 400 brews, two concerts, and fireworks. There will be Pub Crawls, Brewery Tours, a BrewHaHa Grand Tasting, and a BrewLicious Brew and Foods Pairing. Both evenings end with a live concert and fireworks on Palm Beach. You definitely do not want to miss out on Texas Largest Craft Beer Festival.
The festivities will kick off Friday night, September 4th, with a free Brew Bash in the Moody Garden's lobby. Guests will then have the option to purchase a ticket for Friday night's BrewMasters Pub Crawl. Party buses will take revelers around Galveston Island to visit some of the coolest bars in town. Saturday's events start with a Texas Brewery Tasting Tour followed by the BrewHaHa Grand Tasting in the Moody Gardens Convention Center. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with brewmasters and increase your knowledge of craft beer while tasting some of the best brews in Texas.
The weekend merriment keeps on going with a special "Sunday Funday" event. The BrewLicious Brews & Food Pairing is for serious beer and culinary enthusiasts! Unique high-end beers will be thoughtful paired with the perfect accompaniment that is sure to please even the most discriminating palate. There will be about 30 Taste It First beers at the event, including 8th Wonder Pharmhouse, Goliad Brewing's Oktoberfest, and Texas Beer Refinery's Gulf Coast Pose. Craft beer and food industry expert, Chris Spradley (host of "Destination Beer"), will be the guest speaker of a seminar focused on the perfect pairing. Don't miss out on this fan favorite, get your tickets today!
BrewMaster Pub Crawl - $25
Texas Brewery Tasting Tour - $25
BrewHaHa Grand Tasting - $35 in advance/$40 at the door/$85 VIP Ticket
BrewLicious Brews & Food - $75
Beach, Brews, and Bands - $6 add on to any ticket/$12 at gate
Tickets to all the events may be purchased online at www.brewmasterbeerfest.com. Many events sell out fast so get your tickets today! All events have the option to include a designated driver ticket, so be safe and drink responsibly.
For guests wanting to take participate in the entire three day event, the Moody Gardens Hotel is offering a 20% savings on its Labor Day room rates and a $50 resort credit for a weekend stay. To book your stay, visit www.moodygardenshotel.com or call 1-888-388-8484.
Spiked By The Scoop
Yellow Rose Distilling recently held a sweet event featuring two of my favorite things - whiskey and dessert! Houston area chefs came together to compete in the Spiked by the Scoop competition benefiting Small Steps Nurturing Center.
The bar area was busy serving up Yellow Rose Whiskey to thirsty patrons. On hand were plenty of bottles of their bourbon, rye whiskey, and vodka. In addition to straight spirits, the staff was serving up a choice of three seasonal cocktails. Many of the competitors chose to use Yellow Rose in their frosty creations, however some added their own favorite liquors to the mix.
Inside the warehouse, a DJ kept guests pumped up while they perused aisle after aisle of sweet temptations. It was quite easy to go into sugar overload, but I paced myself and got through it like a boss! Some of my favorites included Fat Cat Creamery's Whiskey by the Campfire (Texas Pecan Bar topped with brown butter bourbon sugar, rye whiskey ice cream, smoked fig preserves, and blended whiskey whipped cream), B & B Butcher's Chocolate Covered Bacon Lardons Ice Cream, and Peska Seafood Culture's Mango Mezcal shake with Cardamom Yogurt Ice Cream featuring Mezcal Sacrificio.
The Judge's pick for best dessert went to Peska Seafood Culture. Chef Omar Pereney is on fire right now! It's so refreshing to see a talented young chef not only producing elegant dishes with such flair, but having fun doing it. The People's Choice went to Sweet and Mellow for their Frozen Mint Julep S'more Shots. Their fun spirit and creme brulee torch skills definitely made them a fan favorite. It was a fabulous evening of frosty treats and liquid libations.
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I like eating, traveling, and enjoying liquid libations. I'm all about great wines, signature cocktails, and local brews.