Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest Is Tomorrow

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

Leave your sunscreen and hats at home this Saturday, and head indoors for the 2013 Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest. Over 150 beers will be featured at this event, held at the Expo Center on the South Florida Fairgrounds. Expect to imbibe brews from noted brew houses such as Pyramid, Oskar Blues, Terrapin, Widmer Brothers, Stone, Left Hand, and Victory.

As beer festivals go, this is an exciting one: It's the only indoor beerfest around, which is a godsend when you're talking about Florida's notorious heat, humidity, and afternoon thunderstorms.

See also:

- Raise a Pint In Support of Your Local Homebrewers

- Portland's Widmer Bros. Brewer at Tap 42; Talks Cigar City Collaboration, Florida Beer Scene

Local favorites Due South, Tequesta Brewing, Funky Buddha Brewery, Lagerhead Brewing, Inlet Brewing, Holy Mackerel, Brewzzi, and Native Brewing will be among the participants, so make sure you check out their tents for some rare and unique offerings. We've heard that Due South will be pouring a chocolate doughnut and coffee porter, while Lagerhead Brewing will be bringing their famed basil IPA and watermelon blonde ale. If you were ever shy about trying a beer, now's your chance. There's no excuse!

Since your taste buds will be satisfied, why not your ears? British rock/folk/roots band The Dunwells will be performing on stage, giving festivalgoers a rhythmic, pub-like atmosphere to hang out in. Also joining The Dunwells are local country entertainers County Line Road and Brooke Eden.

The festival is slated to run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, July 20th at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Regular tickets are priced at $40 general admission ($35 if you buy in advance, only a few hours to do that still!) and special designated driver tickets will be $10. Or, if you're feeling like joining the high rollers, $75 will get you into the VIP section, filled with Collesi, Brooklyn Local 1, Brooklyn Local 2, Chimay, and Duvel samples, along with a bevy of food and a commemorative beer mug.

Of course, what beer festival in this day and age would be complete without a homebrew competition? The Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest is giving away $750 to the first-place winner. That's some serious prize money.

So this Saturday, rain or shine (because it's indoors, who cares!) make it out to the Fairgrounds off SR80 and enjoy an afternoon with beer enthusiasts such as yourself; meet local brewers, try many beers, and come away with a greater appreciation and expanded palate of beer.

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.