Texas Craft Brewers Festival is the largest craft beer festival focused solely on Texas brewed beers and is set to kick off this Saturday at Fiesta Gardens. VIP tickets for the event sell out well in advance; however, general admission and designated driver tickets are still on sale. Expect the event to sell out prior to Saturday, as it typically does every year.
So what if you can’t get tickets, but you still want to enjoy the festivities? Or you just want to keep the party going after the festival? Craft Pride has been hosting the Official Afterparty of the Texas Craft Brewers Festival for the past three years. The event is open to the public and will be featuring special releases from over 20 Texas Craft Breweries, including some beers you can’t even get at the festival. I asked General Manager, Anders Dowd, to tell me a little bit about the official after party.
How did the official after party come to fruition?
Being a Texas-only craft beer bar, the partnership with the Texas Craft Brewers Festival seemed like a natural fit. After becoming official sponsors of the festival, we hatched the idea of doing the official afterparty.
Are the special releases offered at the festival?
Some of them will be, but many of the beers are special kegs that we’ve held onto for a while or special things the breweries we reached out to about featuring beer at our event sent specifically for the after party.
More details about the music and beer line up below:
3:00pm – Aaron Puzey
5:30pm – Jonny Gray
8:00pm – The Stacks
10:00pm – Scott Strickland Band
The Beer List
On Tap At Opening:
(512) Cabernet Tripel
Adelberts Hibiscus Saison
Buffalo Bayou Raspberry Rotundone
Collective Brewing Project Petite Golden Sour
Collective Brewing Project Thai Chile Lime Tropic Thunder CASK
Deep Ellum Play Date
Guadalupe Wine Barrel-Aged Belgian Blonde
Jester King Space Waves
Last Stand Amarillo SMaSH IPA
No Label Perpetual Peace
No Label What the Hatch w/ Peach and Ginger CASK
Peticolas Come and Take It
Peticolas Too Soon IPA
Pinthouse Pizza Fully Awake
Real Ale Benedictum
Strange Land Headless Gentleman
3:00 – Oddwood Taming the Savage Heart
4:00 – Karbach Roll in the Hay
5:00 – Martin House Sea Witch
6:00 – Blue Owl Balcones Barrel-Aged Professor Black
7:00 – Ranger Creek Small Batch 12 (Barrel-Aged Rye Saison)
8:00 – St Arnold Brett Raspberry Boiler Room
9:00 – Austin Beerworks Templar Nights