Sunday, June 9, 2013

Best Little Brewfest enters final stretch

Image Credit: Cloud 9 Charities

With just two weeks to go, final preparations are under way for the Best Little Brewfest in Texas, to be held at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 22. Promotional efforts are in full swing, with organizers making the rounds at area breweries and craft beer-friendly establishments seeking to get the word out on this first-time event. They've even stopped off to talk up the festival on local beer-centric webcasts Beer for Breakfast (second podcast down after the link) and, most recently, Bottoms Up Dallas.

According to Kim Cloud, founder of Cloud 9 Charities, the list of brewers attending is being finalized, but everything else you need to know is outlined in the latest press release, provided below. Think of it as your chance to "drink beer and make a difference", since 100% of proceeds go to charity.

From the press release:

"We will have 50+ craft brewers and over 120 beers, many of which will be one-offs and new releases. There will be a 'Draft Wall of Courage' with nearly 20 craft brews that will challenge your taste buds and knowledge of brewing chemistry! Brewers are coming from all over Texas including the greater Houston and Austin areas. Some have never had their beers in the DFW area ever before! For the designated driver and non-beer lover we have hard ciders and tea. Cold water and sodas will also be readily available at the many food vendors.

We are planning on 4,000 tasters including 500 VIP attendees. VIP will have first chance at the great craft beer offerings being able to come an hour early (1:00 pm), [with] special parking and table seating in a reserved area. Snack food, exclusive restrooms and acoustic music are provided just for your comfort. VIP tickets are $75 and General Admission is $30 online ($35 at the gate).

The music stage will have four great local bands outside and seven great acoustic musicians inside the garage. Air conditioning and misting fans will help moderate the temps. Food trucks will keep us fed. No charge for parking. Check for more details and for tickets.

Organized by Cloud 9 Charities,, the Best Little Brewfest in Texas will benefit Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support and Teen Suicide Prevention. We are proud that we are the ONLY 100% for Charity Craft Brew Festival in North Texas!

Cloud 9 Charities founder, Kim Cloud says 'We are excited to bring an event to help the Community that encompasses a younger, charity-minded generation. Cloud 9 Charities has been doing events for over 10 years and has given over $600,000 to local family and children’s organizations. The Brewfest crowd is a group that we haven’t had involved until now.'

So, Beer aficionados, it’s time to make a difference in the lives of both the young and the old while enjoying some fantastic craft brews and the revival of Craft Beer in Texas! Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Taste buds!"

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