JUNE 17TH 2017

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BEST LITTLE BREWFEST IN TEXAS


THE ONLY BREWFEST IN NORTH TEXAS THAT GIVES 100% OF ITS PROFITS TO CHARITY

Best Little Brewfest in Texas // Established as a 100% for charity beer festival in North Texas benefiting Cloud 9 Charities. The 2013 festival took place at Texas Motor Speedway, but for the 2014 year we found a new home in Old Town Lewisville. 2015 we expanded the ever popular VIP section, so stay posted to see what we'll bring you in 2017!

  • CHARITY

    HOW WE GIVE BACK

    Since our inception we have donated over $275,000 to local charities: Metroport Meals on Wheels, MHMR, Touched by Suicide, Rachel’s Challenge, Special Abilities of North Texas, Youth and Family Counseling, NightTime Rescue, and many more…

  • MUSIC

    SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC

    Our festival will always feature hot, as well as up and coming Texas musicians. Both Main stage and Acoustic stages are in Ferguson Park along with our Sponsored Breweries.

  • BEVERAGES

    BEER, WINE & SPIRITS

    Come hang out with 80+ Brewery reps and industry insiders at one of their favorite events of the year.

  • VENDORS

    FOOD, GIFTS, AND MORE!

    Check out all our great Food and Retail Vendors!

Beer, Spirits, & Wine - "oh my!" // Texas breweries were our focus in again in 2017 for our fourth annual pro brewers competition. Feel free to browse our portfolio of beer, distilled spirits, and wine for the year as well. The breweries listed are below are the premier breweries for 2017, but click the button below for the full lineup with more added weekly! Visit our Brewery, Winery, & Distillery Page.

Reminders: No pets, no strollers, no weapons, no outside food or drinks. To see more information, please visit our Festival FAQ

  • WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE!

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    Water, water, everywhere,

    let it all be beer to drink.

    Beer abound everywhere,

    our options have to shrink?

     

    The variety of craft beer available that can be had in today’s market is almost boundless. In 2011, Texas had only around 60 breweries. Fast forward to numbers for the end of 2016 and there were 257 licensed craft breweries in Texas, not including those of the macro or contract brewing variety. That year to year growth is slowing but it is continuing. It often leads me and others to the question of, “How much further can it go?” Quite a bit, I believe. We still have a ways to go to match German brewery counts of around 1300! On the flip side, your ability to find that new Callahan’s Pimento Garlic Milk Stout is going to get harder. There is only a finite amount of shelf space and package stores are not putting more in. Some markets are seeing retailers shrink their shelf space, forgoing the bombers. This makes sense from a business stand point for your large grocers where 22oz bottles tend to not move in any reasonable volume. Other stores have decided to cut back by focusing only on what is hyper local. I am not saying that this is ubiquitous across the state but it points to a hurdle both breweries and consumers may have to face. Many breweries will continue to try to take new markets and fight for precious tap handle and shelf space. However, I would not be surprised to see more brewers turn inward and keep their product distribution within their town, content serving a small but loyal community. At the end of the day I am not too worried and would argue that either would be a pareto improvement. It just means a future filled with excellent road trips is of the upmost importance to discover delicious well-crafted beer.

     

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    Cheers!

    Adam Weeks

     

     

    Sources:

    BrewersAssociation.org
    CraftbeerAustin.com
    Fortune.com

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