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5 Reasons to Attend Key West BrewFest 2021

5 Reasons to Attend Key West BrewFest 2021

August 15th, 2021 | Key West Events & Festivals


The 11th annual beer festival brings over 100 different breweries in tow, as well as live music, food pairings, parties, and more for Labor Day weekend. This year, the festivities are set for Sept. 2 to Sept. 6. On the fence? Here are five reasons you should come to this year’s Key West BrewFest.

1. The Last Hurrah of Summer

Summer is 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? Key West BrewFest 2021 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 breweries you can’t miss during BrewFest.

3. BrewFest Tasting Festival

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

4. Try Something New

Your ticket to BrewFest’s tasting festival gets you unlimited samples from over 100 local and international craft breweries. This means you can step out of your beer-drinking comfort zone and try varieties you wouldn’t otherwise order. Do a round of the tasting grounds and see if there’s anything unique you ‘must’ try. Plan something fun, like tasting just German styles or Hazy IPAs for a different kind of beer festival experience. Just remember to hydrate between pours.

5. Free Brewery Swag

From keychains to stickers, koozies to pins, and bottle openers to t-shirts, breweries tend to throw in free merch to tasters who stop by their booth. Maximize your chance of snagging some complimentary souvenirs by purchasing a VIP ticket to BrewFest. Not only do you get two hours of early admission, but you get a BrewFest T-shirt and passed appetizers from the Southernmost Beach Café.


Seal the Deal! Book Your Stay at the Conde Nast award-winning Gates Hotel Key West.


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