Starting tomorrow you can sample from more than 100 craft and import beers at a three-day North Dallas event brought to you by North Texas Beer Festival, Guiness, Franconia, and FC Dallas. (Beer & soccer—sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.) The main event will go down Saturday from 1-11 pm at the Plano Center; general admission tickets cost $30; your ticket entitles you to 12 2oz. tasters.
Events kick off tomorrow at 7 pm with a Sunset Brews Cruise at the Pier 121 Marina in Lewisville (1481 E. Park Hill Road). To participate in this part of the event, attendees must purchase the $ $119 VIP ExBEERience package.
On Sunday at 3pm, duffers can head to the Top It Off Charity Golf Tournament. Registration is $95 per person and proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Inn. The event will be held at Top Golf, 1500 Allen Station Parkway.
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On their website, NTFB explains the event thusly:
“In a state full of beer enthusiasts, a festival dedicated to beer in DFW has been notably absent until now…Guests can sample the beers represented and vote for their favorites naming one the People’s Choice. We will also have home brewing demonstrations. Guests can purchase their favorite brews, wines, mixed drinks and food in our outdoor Bier Garten while listening to live music. Notable brewers will speak in our Brewer’s Breakout. Local chefs will conduct classes on cooking with beer and pairings. We will have auctions and raffles benefiting local charities as well and door prizes for some lucky guests. This is an all-inclusive event. Once you’re in, you’re in to all of it. There will be no additional charges to attend classes, demonstrations or any other event at the festival. Space is limited in some areas so all events are on a first come first served basis.”
Visit www.northtexasbeerfestival.com for tickets to all events.
May 13-15, 2011