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5 Reasons to Attend Key West BrewFest

5 Reasons to Attend Key West BrewFest

August 15th, 2019 | Key West Events & Festivals

This year’s 10th annual beer fest brings nearly 200 different beers in tow, as well as live music, food pairings, parties, and more for Labor Day Weekend. This year, the festivities are set for Aug. 29 to Sept. 2. On the fence? Here are five reasons you should come to this year’s Key West BrewFest.

1. The Last Hurrah of Summer

Summer’s winding down, so take advantage of the Labor Day weekend and make a getaway for Key West!! Explore the history of the island with a visit to the Hemingway Home & Museum, loosen up on the famous Duval Street, and breathe in the last days of summer until next year. Florida residents can enjoy special discounts as part of the Florida Residents Escape package at The Gates Hotel. Book ahead with us and enjoy free, hourly shuttle service to Old Town! Special offers available through our website.

2. Sip on Florida craft beer

Want to help grow the local craft beer industry in Florida? The Key West Brewfest will have the goods from Sunshine State breweries you’ve never heard of. Sip on local beers brewed with the Florida climate in mind. Check out our list of five local beers you can’t miss during BrewFest.

3. Brews, Beats & Cheese at The Gates

Guests at The Gates won’t have to travel far for this one. Head to the lush Sunset Green to enjoy a surprisingly wonderful pair: grilled cheese and craft beer. A DJ will provide the beats. Aug. 30 6pm to 9pm. Buy tickets in advance.

4. Tasting festival

The best part of Brewfest is the tasting festival on South Beach, where you can taste beers of all different styles from around the world. This is the big event! Make sure to reserve your spot and save money by purchasing your ticket ahead of time. Purchase tickets on the Key West Brewfest website here.

5. Second Line March from South Beach to the Green Parrot

We don’t think there’s a more appropriate way to end the beer tasting event than with a Second Line March from South Beach up Duval Street, ending at the Green Parrot Bar. New Orleans’ band Water Seed will lead, with revelers bringing up the rear. It’s an unforgettable experience that keeps visitors coming back every year.

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