About Brownsville Beerfest
Brownsville BeerFest is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization, created in 2013 by a group of Brownsville residents that shared a common vision and commitment to promote their beloved city by producing a quality of life event for its community and its neighboring cities in the Rio Grande Valley and northern Mexico.
Brownsville BeerFest’s primary goal is to offer a unique festival experience focused around one of the most popular beverages known to man. Guests can enjoy a multitude of beer sampling from different corners of the world ranging from craft to specialty brews to traditional favorites. Coupled with great food and top live entertainment, Brownsville BeerFest has become the most prominent and biggest beer festival in south Texas. It features great attractions including the popular Beer Games and is home to the “Longest Bar in Texas”, a 121 ft. rustic wooden bar considered the longest wooden bar in the entire state…and we know everything’s Big in Texas!
Nestled in the beautiful confines of Dean Porter Park, the festival grounds are surrounded by the historic Town Resaca and a handful of civic buildings including the Camille Playhouse, the Ringgold Civic Pavilion, the Children’s Museum and the Costumes of the Americas Museum. The park also contains Sam’s Memorial Pool, and several playgrounds, a fitness trail, and several large and small picnic pavilions. With all of these features, Dean Porter Park continues to be one of the finest, well kept, and most diverse urban parks in the country. (Source: CoB Parks & Recreation)
Please note that although Brownsville BeerFest is a 21 and over only event, the Brownsville BeerFest Board of Directors strongly encourages you to visit this beautiful 25 acre park and all that it has to offer. Along with the world-renowned Gladys Porter Zoo and the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts, there are many family-friendly events that take place throughout the year including Sombrero Fest, held during the Charro Days Fiesta; a week-long celebration of Mexican/American bi-culturalism.
Leading up to Beer Fest is Brew at The Zoo, An official Brownsville BeerFest event. This limited engagement gives the public a chance to sample select beers on the grounds of the Gladys Porter Zoo and experience it firsthand. Enjoy a “brew at the zoo” while you “Feast with the Beasts” as the area’s best restaurants showcase amazing sampling of delicious food and dishes vying for the coveted People’s Choice award. Now you can enjoy incredible beer sampling, great food and entertainment in a totally “wild” setting! Only a limited amount of tickets are printed for this event. Visit the Brew at the Zoo section for more details. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for information on this and other lead-up events.
Brownsville BeerFest is 100% volunteer based and supported by the Brownsville community, its business leaders and governing officials alike. 100% of the funds underwritten by the participating sponsors go directly to the on-going production of Brownsville BeerFest and Brew at the Zoo.Thank you for supporting Brownsville BeerFest. Salud!