The 3rd annual Texas Craft Brewers Festival, the only beer festival organized by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, returns to Fiesta Gardens in Austin on Saturday, September 28th from 2pm ~ 8pm.
Tickets range in price from $20 for General Admission to $70 for the VIP Package and are available for purchase online. The General Admission ticket gets you through the gates at 2pm and includes six 4oz sample tokens and a commemorative tasting cup. The VIP Package provides entrance to the festival 2.5 hours earlier for a special 'Meet & Greet' session with brewers, first access to limited edition beers, festival t-shirt, festival pint glass upon exiting festival, six 4oz sampling tokens and commemorative tasting cup. Your designate driver can tag along with you for $10 and enjoy complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Extra tasting samples will be sold at the event by the pair for $3. Depending on the beer, a 4-ounce pour may require one or two tokens.
The number of craft breweries in Texas has continued to increase and thirteen breweries will be attending the festival for the first time (10 breweries made their debut last year). And because of recent changes to the beer laws in Texas, brewpubs are able to attend directly this year. The beer list for this year's festival is not yet available, but will be announced soon.
More information, including a map of the location, is available on the festival website.