** The 2013 Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival is officially SOLD OUT. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets & sorry for those who couldn't make it this year. We look foward to a great event tonight. Thank you. **
For the 5th Annual Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival, we are pulling out all the stops. This year’s largest beer festival will use all 3 levels of the Jacksonville Memorial Arena, and the entire Arena floor to ensure plenty of space for all patrons, and for all of the new beer and restaurant booths and entertainment! Only 4500 tickets are being sold this year!! So hurry and get your tickets before they are sold out. The most impressive selection of American craft beers and imported beers from around the world will be available to sample. For those who celebrate and search for great beer join us at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, to experience the rich, bold, and unique flavors you can only get at this event.
The 2013 Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival promises to be better than last year, and the best one to date. We have expanded our VIP tastings and privileges, and have included a new ticket level: the ULTRA VIP ticket. The ULTRA VIP ticket holders are the first inside the event at 5:00 p.m. and have access to special guests and beers from famed brewmasters, such as John Legnard, from Blue Moon Brewing Company. There are only 200 tickets available to this unique experience of being an ULTRA VIP.
We We invite you to join us and your fellow beer enthusiast to sample over 45 different breweries with well over 300 beers to taste. We have added 10 plus new brewers to our list this year, as well as over 40 new different beers to sample. Several local restaurants are participating and serving up great food to pair with the wide selection of beer samples. Several different live music acts (such as local recording artists, Something Distant) will keep you entertained, as well as a few different DJ’s to keep you flowing with the beer.
This event will also be hosting a silent auction and other prize give-aways. The 2013 Craft & Import Beer Festival charity is the Southside Businessmen's Club charities, JAX Chamber West Council and First Coast No More Homeless Pets, as well as a few other non-profit organizations. This festival allows you to not only sample some of the absolute best beers in the world, but also learn more about them. You will get an inside look at the industry and be put on the short track to becoming a beer aficionado.
The festival is a one day event, Friday May 17th at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. ULTRA VIP starts at 5 p.m., VIP starts at 6 p.m. and General Admission starts at 7 p.m.; all going until 10 p.m.
For more information please visit www.beerfestjax.com.