It gets downright toasty this time of year here in South Florida, and the best way to beat the heat is with a frosty brew in hand. But not just any beer, but a craft brewed bevvy from some of the finest craft brewers around, who coincidently will be pouring glasses at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts for the Old School Beerfest on Friday, May 9. Starting at 6 p.m. (for VIPs, 7:30 p.m. for general admission), more than 30 local, regional and national brewers will descend on the outdoor pavilion at Old School Square Park with kegs and casks in hand, looking slake those thirsty palates.
Somewhat of a primer for American Craft Beer Week, which will run May 12-18, the Old School Beerfest is a celebration of all things hoppy and malty. The newest local fave, Saltwater Brewery will be on hand with a selection of their crafty finest, while Funky Buddha Brewery, fresh of their one-year anniversary in Oakland Park will also be slinging frothy tasting mugs. In all, more than 50 different beers will be on tap for unlimited samples. For those who prefer grapes to hops, Gnarley Head, First Press Wine Cellars and DFV Wines will also be on hand for tastings, while grub will be served up by an array of local food trucks. To keep things hoping, Pocket Change and the Jay Blue Band will be on hand, each rocking their distinct version of blues, funk and soul.
- General admission costs $40 at the gate ($30 in advance); VIP admission costs $60 at the gate ($50 in advance online only, only 500 VIP tickets will be sold).
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