Thirsty? .... Beer.
Back for its 6th year, the Florida Craft Brew and Wing Fest is again set to take over Royal Palm Pointe Park in Vero Beach on Saturday, February 18. Presented by Sunrise Rotary Club Vero Beach, the fest will feature 17 local wing vendors, over 200 craft beers, and two stages of live music all afternoon. Wanna bring the kids? No problem: it's also a family-friendly event, featuring a new root beer tasting contest for the kids this year. In addition to the many different types of wings, you'll also find pizza, burgers and snacks. Sodas are also available.
|The 2016 Fest: Want wings? Want beer?|
There really is something for everyone at this event! Musicians will perform on both the West and East Stages all afternoon. Opening the fest from 11:30am til 1:30pm are The Jacks Band (West Stage) and Southern Exposure (East Stage). After a short break, the music returns at 2pm, when Dave Scott & The Reckless Shots take the West Stage, and Jeff Vitolo & the Quarter Mile Rebels appear on the East Stage, til 4pm.
The 21+ crowd will enjoy unlimited beer samplings from local Florida breweries in addition to regional and national breweries, as various beer distributors (J.J. Taylor, Southern Eagle, Cavalier, MicroMan) will supply brews to go with those wings. Expect homebrewers and breweries-in-planning to also offer tastings of their beers. Brevard Ale Works is expected to pour several of its beers: Northeast IPA, Baltic Porter, Doppelbock, Sweet Stout and Coffee IPA, according to info on its social media pages.
|2016 Fest... With the crew from |
Brevard Ale Works, opening soon.
The fest runs from 11:30am to 4pm on Saturday, February 18. Admission to the event is free. Single beers will be available for purchase. Unlimited beer sampling is by beer wristband only: get tickets here. Beer sampling wristbands will also be available at the entry gate for $35. Royal Palm Pointe Park is located off of Indian River Blvd., near the Merril P. Barber bridge.
Come hungry and thirsty!
You just gotta love Florida Beerfest Season! So many breweries, so many new beers, and new friends! As always, see you around a beer in Florida Somewhere!
Til next time,
Linda Johnson, Certified Cicerone®