Fall is the time of year for change, but it is also a time for tradition and one time- honored autumn custom is the celebration of beer. More beer festivals are held in the Fall than at any other time and Houston has yet another beer festival on the calendar in early November. Here are the facts:
Who: Kemah Boardwalk
What: Beer Fest 2011
Where: Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Av., Kemah, Texas
When: Saturday, November 5, 2011, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Why: To sample beer and enjoy the day’s events, rides, etc.
Kemah’s Beer Fest is going to feature malt beverages from a large number of American breweries including:
- St. Arnold Brewery
- New Belgium Brewery
- Kona Brewery
- Shock Top
- Dixie brewing
- Redhook Brewing
- Dogfish Head Brewery
- North Coast Brewery
- Lagunitas Brewery
- Deschutes Brewery
- Harpoon Brewing
- Real Ale Brewing
- Stone Brewing
- Victory Brewing
- Left Hand Brewing
- Brooklyn Brewing
- Breckenridge Brewing
- Blue Moon
- Abita Brewing
- Boston Beer (Sam Adams)
- Pabst Blue Ribbon
Admission to the Kemah Beer Fest is $35 per adult or $25 per person with Military ID. The price of admission includes sixteen tasting tickets, each good for a 3 oz. (approximate) sample with additional sample tickets available for $1 each. Attendees will also receive a Samuel Adams commemorative glass; a Beer Fest booklet/guide & golf pencil; and Holmes Smokehouse Bratwurst samples. Individual breweries will be giving away various souvenirs, while supplies last.
Beer will be tapped and distributed in any one of three large beer tents. Locations include a tent at the Main Event Plaza, one in front of the Lighthouse Buffet, and one in front of the Cadillac Bar.
Kemah Beer Fest is a ticketed event, but tickets cannot be purchased in advance. They are available instead on the day of the event and can be purchased at the Beverage Kiosk located by the plaza; at the Daiquiri Shack; and at the Beverage Kiosk located next to the Boardwalk Bullet Roller Coaster.
Kemah Boardwalk is a popular place for entertainment, so guests need to remember that this is more than just a beer festival. Rides, restaurants, and other attractions will be open as usual and Kemah’s Salute to the Military will be in progress all weekend. If the weather cooperates, it could be a busy day at Kemah so guests should prepare for potentially large crowds.
The Fall season is less than halfway through, but beer festivals still abound here in the greater Houston area. Come on down to Kemah Boardwalk and enjoy some time with family and friends while sampling some fine craft brew from any of the twenty- four participating breweries. It is one of the few remaining outdoor beer festivals this year and with the numerous attractions that Kemah has to offer, it should be a fun day for the entire family.
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