Tap into Labor Day Fun at the 9th Annual Craft Beer Festival at Moody Gardens Hotel



Toast to the end of summer at the 9th annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival in sunny Galveston Island, Texas. Named a Top 3 beer event by USA TODAY and revered by beer lovers across the region, BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival is an immersive multi-day event over Labor Day weekend where visitors can tap into the world of craft beer on island time.

With hundreds of craft beers, rare “Taste it First” selections, and a Brew-B-Que to boot, this 3-day event offers endless opportunities to learn from the best in the craft beer industry.

Individual events each have their own admission prices. The Weekender ticket package includes a three-day pass, VIP access to the BrewHaHa Grand Tasting, and first access to “Taste It First” selections for $165.  

Whether you are a craft-loyal drinker looking for a new summer fav, or just a newbie learning the ropes, BrewMasters is the ultimate event for experiencing the distinctive world of craft beer.

“We have always focused on craft beer education, making sure that everyone who comes to this event can not only experience the widest selection of craft beers available at any Texas festival, but learn something from the craft masters themselves,” said Clifton McDerby, Executive Director of Food & Vine Time Productions, Inc. “Intimately, we create a learning experience with immersion into the latest trends while attendees get the opportunity to taste and learn at the same time.”

The three-day festival is packed with beer, cheer, and plenty of foam-filled events happening each day over the Labor Day weekend.


Nach-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting on Friday, August 31, 2018;  $30 in advance; $35 at the door. 7pm to 10pm;  If you love fine tequilas, take in the fun and engaging tasting, exploring the world of agaves and fine tequila, along with a gourmet nacho bar.

BrewHaHa Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 1, 2018:  Beer University Seminar Stage $35 in advance; $40 at the door; $85 for VIP Lounge access and early entry (including for the Texas Brewery Tasting Tour). $15 in advance for designated drivers; $20 at the door. 3pm to 6:30pm;   Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival’s big event is the chance to sample the best brews in the world. This grand tasting, held at the Moody Gardens Expo Arena, features hundreds of craft and specialty brews. Many will be offered for public tasting for the very first time.  

Brew-B-Que on Sunday, September 2, 2018: $23 in advance with barbecue plate; $8 without. $30 at the door with plate, if available; $10 without. 11:30am to 2:30pm. To top off the foam-filled weekend, don’t miss the Brew-B-Que featuring smokin’ hot smokehouse specialties from award-winning Pitmaster, Patrick Feges of Feges BBQ, live music and, of course, plenty of ice cold brews.

Check out the Participating Breweries:  Find more than 65 breweries at the tasting event with names such as 8th Wonder, Buffalo Bayou, 11 Below, Bakfish, Back Pew, Fetching Lab, Galveston Island, Karbach, Platypus, Saloon Door, Spindletap and even more from across Texas and the United States.

For more info on the festivities and tickets, visit http://www.brewmastersbeerfest.com.