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Galveston Island’s Moody Gardens is home to a number of fun filled events throughout the year. We have been there in the spring to enjoy the Gardens, in the summer to enjoy the beach and in the winter to enjoy the holiday lights display. But this year we have a whole new reason to head to Galveston Island and Moody Gardens and that is to attend the USA Today no. 3 ranked Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival!
But Lisa, I don’t really like beer! Surprisingly about 15 years ago I didn’t either. My then boyfriend (now Mr. Money Saving Parent) took me to a beer fest on a designated driver ticket. He said “If you don’t like beer you just haven’t tried the right one yet.” Not long after our arrival my ticket was upgraded and I’ve been tasting and touring with him ever since.
Here’s just a few of the participating breweries at the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival: 8th Wonder, Ace Premium Cider, Boulevard Brewing, Buffalo Bayou, Deep Ellum Brewing, Franconia, Karbach, New Belgium, Shiner, Saint Arnold, Under the Radar, and Victory Brewing. Get a complete list here to find out about all the breweries available to taste from.
But the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival isn’t ONLY about beer! There are any number of amazing and fun opportunities to enjoy. Check out the seminars, workshops, cooking demos, participating restaurants, bands, brews, tastings, tours, tequila and so much more.
The Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival activities take place all Labor Day Weekend long on Galveston Island! Here’s some of the places I am planning to be:
Friday, September 1
Nach- Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting presented by Xochitl– Haven’t you always wanted to know more about tequila and agave? This event helps you get in closer touch with the wondrous plant and the adult beverage that has thrilled humans for centuries. Not only do you get to learn about and sample tequila, you even get to pair it with unconventional foods, namely cheese.
Brewmasters Friday Night Pub Crawl – Galveston isn’t just a place where cruise ships embark to the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. Galveston is also home to several highly memorable watering holes and this pub crawl will take you to several of them by bus.
Saturday, September 2
Texas Brewery Tasting Tour– A meet and greet of sorts, the Texas Brewery Tasting Tour showcases some of Texas’ finest up-and-coming breweries, complete with samples and an opportunity to meet the men and women behind the recipes.
Sunday, September 3
BREW-B-QUE presented by Stubb’s Bar-B-Que
Trained in Switzerland, Chef Ara spent his childhood cooking in the kitchen with his grandmother. After moving to the US in the late 80s, he began his culinary career and
was eventually recruited by celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck. After spending years on the road in various restaurants, he developed an affinity and love for Texas BBQ and
has created his own unique brand found exclusively at Harlem Road Texas BBQ. Don’t miss out on the final day of the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival and bring along the kiddos for a barbecue Texas style, complete with live tunes and a chance to meet others as the festival winds down.
The best part of this weekend festival is that you tailor your experiences based on your tastes – no not just your taste for beer. There are so many different things to enjoy that one even may not be enough. Visit the schedule and then get your tickets for one or more of these fabulous fun filled events!
BrewHaha Grand Tasting Ticket Giveaway
Want to attend the Brewmasters Festival BrewHaha? Here’s your chance to win tickets! 1 winner will receive 2 tickets to this year’s BrewHaha Grand Tasting (two winners will be selected to receive a 2 ticket prize). Each ticket is redeemable for entry to the event and a tasting card for 24 – 1oz samples. Travel not included. Please drink responsibly.
Must be 21+, valid US Address (no PO Boxes please). Ticket prize does not include transportation or travel to or from the event. MoneySavingParent is not responsible for prize fulfillment and all other terms and conditions as stated on the Giveaway Tools form below.