Dallas Observer BrewFest

These Are the 135 Breweries That Will Be at This Year's Dallas Observer BrewFest

The 6th annual Dallas Observer BrewFest is fast approaching, and this year's fest is bigger than ever. With 135 breweries on the bill — each one serving four different brews — that leaves you with more than 500 different beers to choose from. Time to start putting together your must-drink list, because smart beer drinkers always plan ahead.

This year's fest, sponsored by Whole Foods Market, will take over the Dallas Farmers Market on Saturday, September 10. General admission tickets will get you 12, 2-ounce samples, which you can sip while catching live music and hitting up food vendors. VIP tickets will get you into the event one hour early and include liquor sampling and access to the VIP lounge, along with food catered by Laili, LUCK, Pollo Tropical and The Palm.

There are some new beer-faces this year, and  here are the breweries participating in BrewFest for the first time, two of which (Whistle Post and Wild Acre) are local:

(512) Brewing Co
Alesmith Brewing Co
Backcountry Brewery
Big Bend Brewing Co
Coney Island
COOP Ale Works
Guns & Oil Brewing CO
Henry’s Hard Soda
McKenzie’s Hard Cider
Meridian Hive Meadery
Mike's Hard Lemonade
Smirnoff Ice Electric
The Bruery
Truly Spiked and Sparkling
Whistle Post Brewing Co
Wild Acre Brewing Co
Woodchuck Cider

Why hello, The Bruery. We'll be hopping in line for your experimental barrel-aged brews as soon as the gates open. If you want in on this sweet, hoppy action, you'll need tickets — and in a few days, ticket prices will go up. 

For general admission tickets: 
Early Bird Pricing: $35 (Now until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 7)
Advance Pricing: $45 (Midnight Monday, August 8 to 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 9)
Day-of Pricing: $55

For VIP tickets:
Early Bird Pricing: $65 (Now through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 7)
Advance Pricing: $75 (Midnight Monday, August 8 to 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 9)
Day-of Pricing: $90

Snag tickets early to save money. If you need a ride home from the fest, Sofer'd, a service that will give you a ride while simultaneously driving your car home for you, is giving festival-goers a $25 credit on their first ride if they use the code BREWFEST. 

Here's a list of all the breweries participating in this year's fest:

(512) Brewing Co
3 Nations Brewing Co
903 Brewers
Abita Brewing Co
Ace Cider
Adelbert's Brewery
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alesmith Brewing Co
American Vintage Beverage
Angry Orchard Hard Cider 
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Armadillo Ale Works
Asahi Beer USA
Audacity Brew House
Austin Eastciders                             
Backcountry Brewery
Ballast Point Brewing Co
Big Bend Brewing Co
Bishop Cider
Bitter Sisters Brewery
Blue Moon Brewing Co
Boulevard Brewing Co
BrainDead Brewing
Breckenridge Brewery
Brewery Ommegang
Brooklyn Brewery
Cayman Jack
Cedar Creek Brewery
Chimay Brewery
Cobra Brewing
Coedo Brewery
Community Beer
Coney Island
COOP Ale Works
Crabbie's Ginger Beer
Crispin Hard Cider
Curious Traveler
D & V International
Deep Ellum Brewing Co
Deschutes Brewery
Dogfish Head
Einstok Beer
Epic Brewing Co
Estrella Damm
Firestone Walker Brewing Co
Founders Brewing Co.
Four Corners Brewing Co
Franconia Brewing Co
Full Sail Brewing Co.
Goose Island
Grapevine Craft Brewery
Gulden Draak
Guns & Oil Brewing CO
Harpoon Brewery
Henry’s Hard Soda
Imperial Beer
Independence Brewing
Julius Echter
Karbach Brewing Co.
Kronenbourg 1664
Lagunitas Brewing Co
Lakewood Brewing Co
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co
Magic Hat
Martin House Brewing
McKenzie’s Hard Cider
Merchant du Vin
Meridian Hive Meadery
Mike's Hard Lemonade
MOA Brewing Co
New Holland Brewing Co
Nine Band Brewing Co.
Ninkasi Brewing Co
No Label Brewing Co
Noble Rey Brewing Co
North American Breweries
North Coast Brewing
Oak Highlands Brewery
Odell Brewing Co.
Original Sin Hard Cider
Oskar Blues Brewery
Palm Breeze
Pedernales Brewing Co
Peticolas Brewing Co
Pyramid Breweries
Rabbit Hole Brewing
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co
Real Ale Brewing Co.
Revolver Brewing
Saint Arnold
Samuel Adams
Samuel Smith Brewery
Sapporo Premium Beer
Schneider Weisse
Shannon Brewing
Shock Top
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Small Town Brewery
Smirnoff Ice Electric
Southern Star Brewing
Southern Tier Brewing Co
Squatters Craft Beers
St. Killian Importing
Stella Artois
Stella Cidre
Stone Brewing Co
Texas Ale Project
The Bruery
Total Beverage Solution
Truly Spiked and Sparkling
Tupps Brewery
Upslope Brewing Co.
Val Dieu
Victory Brewing Co.
Viven Belgian Ales
Wasatch Brewery
Whistle Post Brewing Co
Wild Acre Brewing Co
Woodchuck Cider

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10
Where: Dallas Farmers Market, 1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Tickets: $35 to $90
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Beth Rankin is an Ohio native and Cicerone-certified beer server who specializes in social media, food and drink, travel and news reporting. Her belief system revolves around the significance of Topo Chico, the refusal to eat crawfish out of season and the importance of local and regional foodways.
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