SAINT AUGUSTINE – Unlimited beer tastings from 30 craft breweries will be the highlight of the second annual St. Augustine Brewers’ Festival, from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in St. Augustine. Each ticketholder will receive a commemorative 6-ounce tasting glass. Tickets are available at stabrewersfest.com
Proceeds will go to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, a nonprofit that preserves history by maintaining the 145-year-old Light Station and five other historic buildings on the site.
Admission is $40 in advance, and $45 the day of the event. There is limited on-site parking.
VIP tickets are available for $100 each and include guaranteed on-site parking, access to the climate-controlled pavilion, private restrooms, a catered buffet, a festival tasting glass, and full festival access. There will be no charge for individuals attending the festival as a designated driver for festival goers.
The event is organized by four St. Augustine breweries: Dog Rose Brewing Company, Old Coast Ales, Ancient City Brewing, and Bog Brewery Company. The group is establishing a nonprofit called Brewing
Food trucks will include Funkadelic, El Agave Azul Mexican Street Food, and Wingin’ It.
The live entertainment lineup includes Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizard, The Dewars, Let’s Ride, and Not Quite Dead.
Heritage Boatworks volunteers from the Museum will have a handmade wooden boat at the St. Augustine Brewers Festival, with tickets available for a drawing. Suggested minimum donation is $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.
“This was such a wonderful event last year, it will be great for us to be a part of it again,” said Bob Buehn, a retired Navy captain who is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. “We so appreciate the support as we work to maintain the Light Station and keep alive the stories of the Nation’s Oldest Port.”
For tickets and more information about the St. Augustine Craft Brewers Fest, visit stabrewersfest.com