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Guide to the Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest

The 2016 Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest is a local community event that’s much loved in the Palm Beach area. The event will feature food, beer, live music, and plenty of entertainment for everyone to enjoy. It’s for patrons at least 21 years old, and underage persons won’t be admitted.

2016 Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest

This year’s event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 23. This year’s festival will feature two separate sessions, one from noon until 4 pm and a second from 5 until 9 pm. The event will be held at the South Florida Fairgrounds at 9067 Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, FL.

The Beer

BeersThe Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest is first and foremost about local craft beers. That means there will be a ton of delicious brews for you to sample and purchase throughout the sessions. The list of local craft brewers includes the following:

  • Barrel of Monks Brewing
  • The Brew Bus
  • Cigar City Cider & Mead
  • Salt Water Brewery
  • Funky Buddha Brewery
  • Cigar City Brewing
  • The Native Brewing Company
  • Due South Brewing Company
  • Wynwood Brewing Company
  • Twisted Trunk

The festival will also include several brewers a bit farther than the others. These breweries include the following:

  • Uinta Brewing Company
  • Highland Brewing Company
  • Ace Premier Hard Ciders
  • Boulder Beer
  • Charles Wells
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales
  • North Ocean Imports
  • Coronado Brewing Company
  • Shiner Bock Beer
  • Stone Brewing Company
  • Kona Brewing Company
  • Sonoma Cider

Beer DudesOf course this is just a few of the breweries that will be at this year’s Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest. For the complete list of breweries at the 2016 festival, check out the official event website under the Craft Beers section of the website.

The Food

The Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest might mostly be about beer, but it’s also a lot about good food. There will be at least 10 food vendors at this year’s event, including eight food trucks. We’ve listed them below for your convenience. There will also be several other food vendors, including Taste of Philly, BJ Events, Mr. Mack’s Food Truck, and Crazydilla.

Food Truck Invasion at this Year’s Event:

  • Dough Dough’s Donuts
  • Cheesezilla
  • Chowder Truck
  • Curbside Gourmet
  • Parabas Grill
  • Poutine Dog Café
  • Sweet Daddys BBQ
  • Woody’s Burgers

Ticketing Information

Tickets to the event are available on the official event website and start at just $10 for a designated driver. General admission tickets are just $40 if you purchase prior to the event ($55 on the day) and includes unlimited craft beer sampling, silent disco, corn hole games, live music, and bourbon tasting.

You can also get VIP admission to the event for $100. This ticket includes a special no wait entrance line, private lounge access with select craft beers, a full food buffet, a commemorative beer mug and tee shirt, and a premium cigar. All guests must be at least 21 years of age.