The Palm Beach Summer Beerfest returns this year on Saturday, July 23, with two sessions, from noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Like many festivals in the area, attendees just pay once to enjoy unlimited craft beer sampling, but unlike many festivals this one is indoors — in the air conditioning!
Forget the sunscreen and the big floppy hat as the South Florida Fairgrounds (9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach) hosts this single-day party sponsored by 103.1 WIRK, 97.9 WRMF, and a host of other local radio stations.
For the 2016 edition of this festival, there will be a plethora of national brands to mingle with our local and regional breweries, including Uinta Brewing Company, Ballast Point, Dogfish Head, Rogue, and Stone Brewing Company.
Expect to find a litany of local breweries, with these guys slated to make an appearance: Barrel of Monks Brewing, Saltwater Brewery, Funky Buddha Brewery, Due South Brewing Company, Tequesta Brewing Co., Wynwood Brewing Company, Twisted Trunk Brewing Co., and Hollywood Brewing Co.
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In previous years, the Palm Beach Summer Beerfest has been the place to find a spread of beer styles ranging from gluten-free to IPA to stouts to cider, and this year appears no different. This time, however, there will be a lot of food to help wash everything down. Food Truck Invasion is going to get down and dirty with eight different trucks to help appease your appetite.
Doug Fairall is a craft beer blogger dedicated to educating the public about all things beer, with a focus on Florida brews. He is the Brand Marketing Manager for Due South Brewing Company and has been a homebrewer since 2009. For beer things in your Twitter feed, follow him @DougFairall and find the latest beer pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.