Food | Wine
For the 6th Annual Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival, we are creating a more intimate setting. This year’s largest beer festival in Northeast Florida is only issuing 2500 tickets (2000 less than last year). We will still plan on having the same great selection of beer, over 350 beers from over 45 brewers, but to ensure everyone gets a chance to spend time learning about the different beer available, we have cut back the number of tickets available. This festival will still use the large space available at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena to ensure plenty of space for all patrons, and for all of the new beer and restaurant booths and entertainment! Because we are making it more quainter this year and only having 2500 tickets available, you will need to hurry and get your tickets before they are sold out!! The most impressive selection of American craft beers and imported beers from around the world will be available to sample. For those who celebrate and search for great beer join us at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, to experience the rich, bold, and unique flavors you can only get at this event. The 2014 Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival promises to be better than last year, and the best one to date when it comes to selection, food and entertainment. We offer our expanded VIP ticket for further tastings and privileges, and will also offer an exclusive ticket level: the ULTRA VIP ticket. The ULTRA VIP ticket holders are the first inside the event at 5:00 p.m. and have access to special guests and beers. There are only 200 tickets available to this unique experience of being an ULTRA VIP.We invite you to join us and your fellow beer enthusiast to sample over 45 different breweries with well over 350 beers to taste. We have added 10 plus new brewers to our list this year, as well as over 40 new different beers to sample. Several local restaurants are participating and serving up great food to pair with the wide selection of beer samples. Several different live music acts (such as local recording artists, Something Distant) will keep you entertained, as well as a few different DJ’s to keep you flowing with the beer.This event will also be hosting a silent auction and other prize give-aways. The 2014 Craft & Import Beer Festival charity is the Southside Businessmen's Club charities, as well as a few other non-profit organizations. This festival allows you to not only sample some of the absolute best beers in the world, but also learn more about them. You will get an inside look at the industry and be put on the short track to becoming a beer aficionado.The festival is a one day event, Friday May 16th at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. ULTRA VIP & VIP starts at 5 p.m., and General Admission starts at 6 p.m.; all going until 9 p.m.Tickets get you into this all inclusive event. All food & beer samples are free with paid admission.For more information please visit www.beerfestjax.com.
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