Chad and Nellie Montgomery are very well known in North Texas as a few of the foremost authorities on beer. The couple are also behind the Big Texas Beer Fest that they will be hosting the April 6, 2013. Last year was the first run for the event and it was an incredible success, selling out in record time, leaving many thirsty beer nerds at the gate wanting a few sips of the finest beers found in Texas and across the country.
There have been major improvements this year and the Montgomery’s have been actively working the 2013 event the day after the 2012 version ended. Food trucks were used last year to feed the hungry masses and they have been increased from 3 to 10 confirmed trucks. There has also been a major increase of Texas brewers represented. This makes sense as the number of breweries has skyrocketed in 2012. This brings the total of unique beers from 350 to 400 plus with over 100 breweries in total.
The VIPs will get extra treatment this year with their own dedicated entrance and pre-scanned tickets for quick entry. VIP tickets allows for an hour earlier start time and access to the very best and rarer beers that go extremely fast at these festivals.
The cost for a regular admission ticket is a low $35 and allows entrance from 2 to 6:30pm. This also gives you access to the bands playing, which includes the unofficial band for every North Texas Brewery, Fish Fry Bingo. All ticket holders are given a punch card offering 12 2 ounce beers, with extra tastes for $2 each in accordance to TABC rules.
VIPs are allowed the same benefits, but also have the earlier entrance ability to snag first access to rare, limited, firkins, and one-off beers. VIP also allows in and out privileges which general admission does not. A limited amount of VIPs will be sold, so get your tickets early.
For more information, or to purchase your Big Texas Beer Fest tickets check out the website.
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