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IT'S BEER 30! 5th Houston Beer Festival

Jun 06, 2015 01:49PM ● By SCENE MAGAZINE STAFF

 June 13 & 14 • Hermann Square, Downtown Houston

The saying goes something like this, “Anyone can drink a beer, but it takes intelligence to enjoy a beer!” With that being said, we can surmise that Houston is pretty damn smart. So make plans now to attend the 5th annual Houston Beer Festival in Hermann Square and Tranquility Park on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14.

Under new management, the 2015 Houston Beer Festival is focusing on giving its customers the best experience ever by featuring more than 25 bands on three stages, and offering craft beer samples from more than 65 breweries with over 200 beers, as well as food vendors and additional entertainment.

“This year’s event is bigger and better than the year’s before,” said Public Relations Director RoShelle Salinas. “There is more beer, more music, and more fun things to see and do to make this event more interactive.”

For instance, more than 65 participating breweries (such as 8th Wonder, Buffalo Bayou, Goose Island, Karbach, Saint Arnold, and ZiegenBock) are bringing out plenty of samples from rare beers to usual favorites, plus creating engaging activations for tastings from noon to 4 p.m. both days. Saint Arnold has plans for live graffiti painting and will offer limited-edition sampling of Bishop’s Barrel and Divine Reserve every hour from noon to 3 p.m. Buffalo Bayou will provide a cool treat of frozen beer and a place to take a break. Karbach Brewing Co.’s Love Street area of the event highlights everything people need to let loose. Love Street will feature non-stop DJ music, professional hula hoopers, a beer museum, Extreme Air Hockey, and yard games like ping pong and giant Jenga, plus a place to cool down.

In celebration of the event’s 5th birthday, event goers will experience various birthday surprises, including ARTSeen Alliance, which will creatively enhance the natural aesthetics of the event’s footprint, providing another dimension of “brewtastic” fun. Ben & Jerry’s will be onsite to seek the help of Beer Fest attendees to decide the official Texas ice cream flavor. “People might even call this a music festival with a large variety of beers due to the array of concerts and DJ entertainment taking place on three stages across festival grounds,” said Salinas.

See the article with information on the 2015 Houston Beer Fest’s musical line-up showcasing multiple genres. Festival hours are noon to 10 p.m. Saturday (gates will open at 11 a.m. for VIP ticket holders) and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Order your tickets online at, and choose from a one-day general admission with beer ticket for either Saturday or Sunday for only $35 (includes music and 12 two-ounce beer samples from participating brewery tents); or a single day music only ticket for $20 (no beer); or VIP Saturday or VIP Sunday tickets ranging from $100 to $200 (includes all amenities of general admission, plus early entry into the festival to visit tents and sample beers for one hour before gates open to the general public; a private VIP sampling session; a catered meal; VIP viewing deck next to main stage; VIP Lounge with access to premium bar and private bathrooms; and commemorative 5th Birthday Beer Fest swag.)

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