Springtime is festival time. Hell, any time of the year down here is festival time. And we're glad to see another beer-oriented festival go down at Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach on Saturday, April 25.
This is a new concept by the brewery, simply called Mass Confusion, where barrels and barrels of its Belgian tripel have been treated with different ingredients and techniques to create a broad spectrum of beer variations. Don't get confused about this festival, though, as it's pretty straightforward: With a $5 cover, attendees will be able access to the brewery grounds to listen to live music, buy some beer, and enjoy some food-truck action. In addition, that cover charge turns into a raffle ticket, which will determine who really is lucky that day.
The first 500 people will get a limited-edition Saltwater Brewery custom snifter glass that can be used throughout the day to drink. After that, you drink out of plebian plasticware.
We were treated to a small peek at an advanced tap list, so here is some of what to expect:
- "Don't Get Confused" #1: Aged 1.5 years
- "Don't Get Confused" #2: Aged 8 months
- "Don't Get Confused" #3: Fresh
- Bourbon Barrel "Don't Get Confused"
- Citra Hop "Don't Get Confused"
- SAAZ Hop "Don't Get Confused"
- Passion Fruit "Don't Get Confused" with 3 Sons Brewing
- Vanilla Oaked "Don't Get Confused"
- Seagrape Wood "Don't Get Confused"
- Rum Vanilla Oaked Strawberry "Don't Get Confused"
- Barrel of Monks Brewing
- Big Storm Brewing Co.
- Concrete Beach Brewery
- Copperpoint Brewing Co.
- Due South Brewing Co.
- J Wakefield Brewing
- Wynwood Brewing Co.
What would a festival be without live music? Early birds get a chance to hear T-Wave from noon to 3 p.m., Shorty the Giant from 4 to 7 p.m., and finally the ever-present the People Upstairs from 8 to 11 p.m.
Head to Saltwater Brewery starting at noon Saturday for a
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