The second annual North Texas Beer Festival will return, but to an all-new location at the Irving Convention Center, in Las Colinas, from 3 to 9 p.m., May 12. The event is dedicated to educating attendees about craft beer culture, meeting brewers and the opportunity to taste more than 200 different styles of beverages. Organizer Darrell Faircloth says, “We’ve proven the concept, and have a lot more breweries participating this year.”
Tickets are $30 online or $40 at the door. A special $20 ticket includes admission and complimentary nonalcoholic drinks for designated drivers. A key mission of the North Texas Beer Festival is to give back to the community, benefiting charities including the Veteran Falls Memorial. As a tribute, free tickets are available to veterans through VetTix.org.
More than 60 breweries and wineries, including new Texas producers, will be exhibiting and offering samples. A variety of activities in addition to tastings include home brewing classes, over 100 exhibitors displaying brews and brewing accessories, gourmet foods, cigars, live music, educational sessions on a variety of brewing topics and culinary demonstrations on cooking with beer and pairing dishes with beer.
Location: 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Las Colinas. For more information, visit NorthTexasBeerFestival.com.