I posted information about the Brewmasters International Beer Festival a month ago when I first heard about the event, but since its coming up in a week, its probably worth mentioning again.
This Labor Day weekend Sep. 3-5 Moody Gardens will host the first annual Brewmasters International Beer Festival – an event that promises to become one of the best and largest beer festivals in the nation. The four-day celebration will showcase over 300 international, domestic and local Texas brews with three signature events - the BrewTopia Beer Garden, the Brew Ha-Ha Grand Tasting and BrewLicious in the Ballroom – plus a homebrewers competition, charity golf tournament, live music, beer and food pairing seminars featuring renowned chefs, and educational events and expert speakers.
I recently received an email message from the festival organizers which included a list of the "255 beers and counting" that will be served. The list basically reads like the beer aisles at the downtown Spec's Liquor Warehouse. Although it doesn't look like there will be anything served that you can't normally get yourself, its a good opportunity to try a lot of different beers all in one place. I'm not sure if I'll be in attendance as I think we'll most likely be heading in the opposite direction for the long weekend.
More information about the various events can be found on the festival's Facebook page and website.