bottoms up, dallas: big texas beer fest is coming to fair park

Dallas is getting a beer fest!  Yes, a beer fest!  Cultivated by inspiration after a trip to Denver’s Great American Beer Festival, craft beer lovers and husband-and-wife team, Chad and Nellie Montgomery, have been planning the Big Texas Beer Fest since last year.

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Set to take place on Saturday, April 14 in the Automotive Building at Fair Park, this is sure to be an event that brings craft beer lovers and those who want to learn more about craft beers out to take part in this cultural event with a purpose.  A portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the North Texas Food Bank.

Big Texas Beer Fest is the first of its kind in the city of Dallas, focused 100% on craft beers, and Chad and Nellie are passionate about craft beer but are adamant this event belongs to those in attendance, not themselves.  Nearly 100 brewers are expected to participate in the event.  Find your favorite brewers on this list of confirmed participants:

Abita Beer
Adelbert’s Brewery
Armadillo Ale Works – Serving Craft Sodas
Avery Brewing
Boulevard Brewing
Brooklyn Brewery
Brasserie D’Achouffe
Deep Ellum Brewing Co.
Deschutes Brewery
Duvel Moortgat
Franconia Brewing
Jester King Craft Brewery
Lakewood Brewing (Pending federal approval)
Left Hand Brewing
Maui Brewing
No Label Brewing
Oskar Blues Brewery
Peticolas Brewing
Rahr & Sons Brewing
Saint Arnold
Santa Fe Brewing
Sierra Nevada Brewing
Squatters Beers
Stone Brewing
Wicked Beaver Brewery
Woodchuck Cider

The event will not only feature superior craft beers but live music and food trucks.  Tickets are on sale now – $35 for general admission or $60 for the VIP Big Texas Beer Fest treatment with $20 designated-driver level.  Your ticket gets you in at 1pm or in the case of VIP, 12pm, and a tasting card allowing up to one dozen 2-ounce samples of some of the best beer around.  They will be selling additional tasting cards at $2 each.

General admission tickets will be sold at the door however the price will increase…so just get your tickets early!  You know you want to go!

See you there!