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Destination Brew Fest
June 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hosted by The Texas Brewshed Alliance and Vista Brewing –
Destination Brew Fest is a boutique beer festival featuring some of the best lagers and farmhouse style beers from Texas and beyond. Serving as the launch of The Texas Brewshed Alliance, the festival is hosted on Vista Brewing’s beautiful 21-acre property in the Texas Hill Country, just southwest of Austin and about an hour and a half north of San Antonio.
Festival guests will have an opportunity to dive deep into the story and history behind these beers with brewery representatives and a hand-picked range of specialty partners.
The VIP area will feature a guided beer tasting and panel discussion with national brew personalities moderated by Craft Pride, rare beer pourings from around the world and a sweet swag bag including a YETI tumbler.
During the festival, sample a range of unique Belgian beers with the experts from Mort Subite, one of the best Belgian beer bars in the country. Chill out in the shade and stay hydrated in the YETI Base Camp or swing from the trees in the Kammok Hammock Grove.
Check out the sweetest draft system in Austin from Rolling Refreshment, built inside a 1976 International Scout!
VIP Early Entry at 1 pm
General Admission begins at 2 pm
VIP Guided Flight & Panel Discussion 3-4PM
Festival Ends at 6 pm
5 – 9:30 PM – Live Music with Rock Bottom String Band and Strahan & The Good Neighbors
Vista Brewing open from 11 am – 10 pm
Free parking (carpooling and ride-sharing encouraged!) New and existing users can get $5 off their Lyft ride to or from Destination Brewfest by using the code: VISTABREWFEST.
General Admission: $40
Designated Driver $20
All GA and VIP Tickets include entry to the festival area, eight 3oz pours of festival beers and a special-edition souvenir glass. Additional beer tickets are 4 for $10.
VIP Panel Discussion & Guided Flight
Carl Cross, Head Brewer of Flying Machine Brewing Company, Wilmington, NC
Tim Schwartz, Director of Brewing Operations at Real Ale Brewing Company, Blanco, TX
Kent Killough, Co-Founder of Vista Brewing, Driftwood, TX
WHAT’S IN A “BREW DAY”?
Malt, hops, yeast….and WATER! We’ve gathered the experts behind the four fundamental ingredients in beer to showcase the importance and effect that each has on the brewing process. Be sure to stop by the “BREW DAY” area. Great ingredients = great beer!
**** The Texas Yeast Lab Totally into [brewing] science?! You’ll love learning from these experts about the magic of fermentation and the role that yeast plays in producing certain flavors in craft beer.
**** YCH Preservative, bittering, aroma, flavor….different hop varieties produce unique qualities in our beer. Visit one of our favorite suppliers from the Pacific Northwest, 100% grower-owned YCH for a Hop Sensory Experience!
**** Blacklands Malt – Local malt makes for truly local craft beer. Since 2012, Blacklands Malt has blazed the trail for Texas-grown malting barley statewide, providing brewers with access to local malt for the first time in Texas history. Visit their vintage truck inside the festival tent to sample the Texas-grown malt that goes into many local brews.
**** And last but not least, the The Texas Brewshed Alliance will be sharing their research and knowledge on the impact that unique water sources have on our beer.
Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
Family Business Beer Company
Hops and Grain
Independence Brewing Co.
Live Oak Brewing Company
The Collective Brewing Project
Real Ale Brewing Company
Skull Mechanix Brewing
Texas Beer Company
The Brewer’s Table
Upland Brewing Company