Katy Wild West Brew Fest: Great Entertainment and Community Support

By Bryan Carey with Examiner

Katy Wild West Brew Fest 2016 is only three days away. In just 72 hours, more than 125 breweries will descend upon Katy Mills Mall, located at 5000 Katy Mills Circle in the west Houston suburb of Katy, Texas where they will serve more than 500 different malt beverages to the craft beer curious.

The main event is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2016 and runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Those with VIP tickets gain admission at 3 p.m. VIP and General Admission tickets are still available and can be purchased here. There is also a Launch Party at the same location, scheduled for April 22, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets for the Launch Party are also available and can obtained through Eventbrite when you purchase your festival tickets for Saturday.

Beer is the main attraction at the Katy Wild West Brew Fest, but there is much more, including a Brewer’s Competition; Live music from five different bands; delicious food; and other assorted fun. Texas Beer Bus has teamed up with the Wild West Brew Fest this year and will offer transportation from three different locations. And since the event is held at the Katy Mills Mall, it’s within walking distance from several hotels. You can purchase a package that includes the festival and hotel through the Eventbrite link.

Beer, entertainment, and convenience are reason enough to attend the Katy Wild West Brew Fest, but there is more. This festival, selected as the Top Beer Festival in the USA by Beeryeti.com, is one of a very small number of festivals in the United States that donates 100 percent of proceeds to local charities and non- profit organizations. You read that correctly. There are NO management fees or payments made to organizers, workers, etc. The Katy Wild West Brew Fest is 100 percent volunteer driven with all money directed to the local community.

Houston has several notable beer festivals each year but few can match what the Katy Wild West Brew Fest brings to the table. The Houston area was hit by heavy rainfall early in the week, but the Katy Wild West Brew Fest and Launch Party will continue as planned. Time is running out, so go to Eventbrite and purchase your tickets today!

Katy Wild West Brew Fest: Let the Countdown Begin!

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By Bryan Carey from The Examiner – April 18, 2016

Katy, Texas is known for many things and one of the newer associations with the Katy area is beer. The reason is because Katy happens to be home to an excellent beer festival- one that was selected by Beeryeti.com as the top beer festival in the USA. I’m talking about the Katy Wild West Brew Fest, held at the Katy Mill’s Mall and scheduled for April 23 with a launch party on Friday, April 22.

Katy’s Wild West Brew Fest is now in its fifth year and it keeps getting better and better. This year’s event is going to feature more than 125 breweries serving more than 500 beers and will also feature live musical entertainment, food, and more. Like with past years, there will be a Brew Off to select the best beer in show plus Best Dressed Volunteer contest, Best Bites competition, and other fun. Wild West Brew Fest has also partnered this year with Texas Beer Bus, helping provide transportation to and from three locations: Woodlands Market Street, Sugar Land Town Square, and Houston Uptown Park.

One other thing that sets the Katy Wild West Brew Fest apart from the competition is the emphasis on charity. The event is organized by the Katy Rotary and charity is the primary reason for the hard work and dedication from the volunteer staff. The Wild West Brew Fest is one of the few events of its kind that donates ALL proceeds to charity! That is correct. No one collects management fees or other financial incentives. Everyone who works here is working as a volunteer, with proceeds from the event going to support local causes.

Tickets to the Katy Wild West Brew Fest are going fast and can be purchased here. There are still a few VIP tickets left which gain a ticket holder entry to a special VIP tent, early admission at 3pm, and exclusive access to beers not available to the rest of the festival. General admission tickets are still available as well, but they are going fast as the big day approaches. It’s an event like no other and myself and the other sponsors/organizers hope you can join us for this amazing afternoon of beer and giving.