Beer festivals are growing in popularity in the United States. As the craft beer industry breaks growth records each year, the number of beer festivals grows with it and each festival tries to outdo itself year after year with expanded offerings, improved entertainment, and assorted extras. One beer festival held in the west Houston suburb of Katy, Texas has received national recognition by BeerYeti.com as the 2nd best beer festival in the United States. It’s the Katy Wild West Brew Fest, scheduled this year for Saturday, May 2, 2015 with a special Launch Party on May 1, 2015.
Beer for All
First, let’s talk about the beer. The Katy Wild West Brew Fest is a craft beer extravaganza and it continues to add more breweries each year. The 2015 event will feature beers, ciders, and even mead from about 80 different breweries. Texas breweries will make up a large percentage of the beer offerings, but breweries from other parts of the country will be represented as well. With hundreds of beer selections, guests will have no problem finding a beer to suit their tastes.
Click here for a list of breweries serving up suds at the Katy Wild West Brew Fest
Music and More
Katy Wild West Brew Fest will once again feature live musical entertainment and this year’s lineup is going to be better than ever. The musical acts for this year’s festival are:
- JT Hodges
- Curtis Grimes
Organizers are also sponsoring a homebrew contest with the winner to be announced at the festival. In addition, the event is sponsoring a BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) best beer in show contest. Any brewery in the nation can enter with the winning brewery/beer announced at the festival. The winning entry will be available for sampling so event goers can partake in the celebration and discover some amazing beer in the process.
Charity is Core
Katy Wild West Brew Fest is organized by the Katy Rotary and it is one of the few beer festivals that donates all of its proceeds to charity. Recipients include local charities, non- profits, and educational opportunities for disadvantaged children. So, not only do attendees get to enjoy a great beer festival, they can also feel content knowing that the money they spent is going to support great causes.
Click here to see a list of charity recipients
Get Your Tickets Today
Katy Wild West Brew Fest is one of the best beer festivals in the nation and now that it has expanded to the Katy Mills Mall, event- goers can enjoy more open spaces, greater elbow room, a larger VIP tent, and other advantages that come with added space. Several hotels exist within walking distance too, making the new location perfect for those who wish to travel from longer distances and like the convenience of walking to and from a beer festival and avoiding taxis and other transportation.
Tickets to the Katy Wild West Brew Fest range in price from $30 for general admission to $100 for a deluxe VIP package, continuing upward with special package deals that include hotel and transportation. These special deals include Bronze, Silver, or Gold packages and they include a wide assortment of extras including a ticket to the launch party on Friday evening.
Click here to purchase tickets and view all available options
Beer festivals continue to gain in popularity and as more craft breweries open their taps each year, more and better beer festivals will be planned across the United States. The Katy Wild West Brew Fest is one of the finest in the USA and with so many things to offer- not to mention that all proceeds go to charity- you owe it to yourself to add this beer festival to your 2015 travel plans. Book your flight, reserve your hotel room, click the link above to buy tickets, and make your way to the west Houston suburb of Katy on May 1- 2 for an unforgettable beer and entertainment experience.