St. Augustine Brewer’s Fest set for May 7

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The third annual St. Augustine Brewers’ Festival will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. May 7 at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine.

The festival will include free tastings from several regional breweries, local food trucks, face painting and live music. Tickets are available now at stabrewersfest.com.

“This is a great opportunity to try small batch beers right in your backyard,” said organizers. “Each attending brewery is encouraged to not only bring a unique offering but also a true brewery representative to share insights of their creations and answer all of your questions.”

The festival organizers are establishing a nonprofit called Brewing a Community. Through Brewing a Community, all proceeds will go to various organizations in need throughout the St. Augustine and St. Johns County community. In addi­tion, a portion of proceeds will go to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. In the past two years, more than $20,000 has been donated to these nonprofits.

In addition to the regional brewers, four of St. Augustine’s breweries will be part of the event: Bog Brewing Co., Dog Rose Brewing Co., Ancient City Brewing Co. and Old Coast Ales.

Unlimited beer tastings from the craft breweries will be the highlight of the third annual St. Augustine Brewers’ Fest. Each ticket holder will receive a commemorative 6-ounce tasting glass.

Food will be available from favorite local food trucks: Funkadelic Food Truck, County Road Provisions, I Love Piero­gi and The Hyppo. Being true to a community event, family-friendly activities include face painting and plenty of space for kids to run around.

Merchandise for sale during the event will include T-shirts, koozies and hats, all created by Skinny Lizard T-shirt Print­ers.

General admission is $40 in advance and $45 the day of the event.

A limited number of VIP tickets at $100 each will be available in advance. VIP tickets include guaranteed on-site parking, access to the climate-controlled pavilion, private restrooms, a catered buffet, a festival tasting glass and full festival access an hour early.

Designated drivers can attend at no charge with a ticketed attendee. Designated driver bracelets will be given upon arrival at the event. Tickets are available starting March 1 at stabrewersfest.com.

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