On Saturday, January 24th, 2015, the 9th Annual Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival will be held at Roger Dean Stadium at Abacoa. It is during this time that guests will be able to try out many different kinds of brews, both local and national.
The festival itself was started by Fran Andrewlevish, founder of Tequesta Brewing Company, and brewers from all over the state agree that it’s not only the best beer festival in Florida, but also home to the largest variety of hand-crafted beer. Years ago, when the Festival first started, Andrewlevish was forced to beg some of the finest craft breweries in the nation to bring samples, and at the time, there were only about 26 brewers in Florida. Whereas only 1200 people attended the event then, now the initial 1500 tickets sell out in minutes, with 700 sold the first day and an additional 1500 sold at the door. The Festival could easily sell more, but the aim is to focus on enjoying the best Beer Festival in Abacoa possible, without any over-crowding.
For those who aren’t able to make it to the Jupiter Craft Beer Festival, Craftoberfest will be held right across the street on the same day, between the hours of 1pm and 6pm. This free event offers the most popular craft beers, as well as traditional German food and live German music by Sonnenschein Express. Remember to bring your lawn chair for a perfect seat under the sun.
Yet another event, Field of Beers, will also be held January 23, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm at Roger Dean Stadium. Featuring the top names in craft brewery, as well as host Chef Kyle Pintarelli and Rock Star Catering, Field of Beers showcases fifteen teams of brewers and chefs who have made an art out of pairing together specific beer and foods. These creative professionals are more than happy to share their unique knowledge of varying flavors. Attendance is limited to 375 guests, and tickets are unfortunately sold out.