Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest Returns With More Craft Brews Than Ever

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by Caitlin Ostroff Jul 08, 2015 01:59 PM

If you enjoy a good brew, Palm Beach has you covered.

The third annual Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds July 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This year, participants will be able to sample more than 250 craft brews—a record for the festival.

Upon entering the show, guests will receive a 4-ounce glass that will be filled with 2-ounce samples by each brewer. The event will also feature corn hole games and a silent disco dance floor, and for the first time ever, a bourbon-tasting area and cigars.

Event manager and producer Jennifer Cartwright said it was about time Palm Beach hosted such an affair.

“We started it because there was a need for a large-scale craft beer festival in the area,” she said of the event, which normally sells about 3,000 tickets.

For those who have tried their hand at brewing, Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest will be holding a King of the Brew contest. Entrants must register by July 17 and supply the three judges with a six-pack of 12-ounce bottles of the brew.

VMK and the Snack Pack and The People UpStairs will open the event, with Parachute headlining on the Saltwater Brewery Main Stage at 3:45 p.m.

A full concessions area will also be available. Participating food trucks include Best French Fires, Curbside Gourmet, The Minivan Food, Parabas Grill, Pizzazilla, Tip A Roo, Veggie Love and Wholesome Rollers.

Tickets bought before July 25 cost $40 for general admission and $75 for V.I.P. admission. Tickets bought the day of the event are $55 for general admission and $100 for V.I.P. admission.

For those who want to enjoy the music and food without the beer, a designated driver ticket costs $10.

South Florida Fairgrounds; 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach