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.