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Ninth Annual Key West Brewfest

More than 150 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this “tasty” annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic. Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the offered activities.

2018 Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 30th: 

  • All day: Poker Run Stop by all 5 bars and have a pint from the featured brewery to receive a poker card. Turn in your hand at the Sunset Pier by 8pm on Friday. $200+ in prizes will be awarded to the winners. Participating bars/restaurants to receive a card are: Cork and Stogie, Old Town Tavern, Sinz Burrito, General Horseplay, and Sunset Pier
  • 1pm-4pm: Estrella Galicia Pool Party at Marker Waterfront Resort featuring DJ Chaka, beer specials, tapas, Jenga competition and giveaways.
  • 3pm  – Dodgeball Tournament at 24 North, sponsored by Wynwood Brewing Co., Tampa Bay Brewing Co., Florida Keys Brewing Co., and Waterfront Brewing Co.  Duck, dive, and dodge your way to the winners circle at the first annual Key West BrewFest Dodgeball Tournament. Bring a team of 5 to compete in this bracket style format. $20 entry fee per team benefits the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club. 
  • 5:30pm – 9pm: Shipyard Tap Invasion at the Green Parrot Bar.
  • 6pm–  Opening Kick-off party at Waterfront Brewery. Waterfront will be releasing  new brews during the event. Enjoy Key West specialty draft beers, great food, and fun.  Located at 201 William Street.
  • 630pmBlue Heaven beer dinner featuring Florida Keys Brewing Company. Email or call 305-690-3564 to make your reservation today. Menu
  • 7pm: Beer Pairing Dinner sponsored by Barrel of Monks at The Perry Hotel located at 7001 Shrimp Road, Stock Island. Menu to come. $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 786-862-6640 to reserve your seat today. Seating is limited. 2018 Menu
  • 7pm: Dog Fish Head Beer Dinner at Bagatelle located at 115 Duval Street $99 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 305.296.6609 to reserve your seat today! 2018 Menu
  • 9pm: Lets get Poppin with Lagunitas and Corn & Co Craft Popcorn as they pair some of Lagunitas most special Beers along with Corn and Co specialty popcorn at General Horseplay… Try one or get a flight and try them all! Also live music on the patio by the Helmsmen bringing you Island Indie all the way from Jupiter Florida.   

Friday, August 31st

  • All day: Poker Run Stop by all 5 bars and have a pint from the featured brewery to receive a poker card. Turn in your hand at the Sunset Pier by 8pm on Friday. $200+ in prizes will be awarded to the winners. Participating bars/restaurants to receive a card are: Cork and Stogie, Old Town Tavern, Sinz Burrito, General Horseplay, and Sunset Pier
  • 12pm – 3pm: Island Dogs Pup Kraawl – BYOD (Bring your on dog) to the Lagunitas Tap Takeover at Island Dogs! Continue the party at Shots and Giggles, then over to Turtle Kraals. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the local FKSPCA.
  • 1pm – 4pm:  Come party with the Islamorada Brewing Company crew. DJ, games, and giveaways all afternoon long.  Islamorada Beer Company tap takeover will be at the Pineapple Pool. Beat the heat and stay cool at Southernmost Beach Resort’s Pineapple Pool 1319 Duval Street. 
  • 1pm- 4pm: Keybilly Island Ale Pool Party at the Marker Waterfront Resort. Enjoy tunes from DJ Chaka, giveaways from Keybilly Island Ale, and drink specials all afternoon.
  • 2pm until 6pm: Florida Tap Takeover featuring exclusively beers brewed in Florida with special release beers released every half hour  at the Waterfront Brewerylocated at 201 William Street.
  • 2:30pm – 5pm: Paddle Battle at Mellow Ventures Café. Bring your team of 4 to Mellow Ventures to compete in the second annual Paddle Battle! Compete alongside your favorite breweries in this relay style race.
  • 3pm – 4pm: Shots and Giggles Lagunita’s Pup Kraal Stop number two.
  • 4:20pm – 9pm: Lagunita’s Acoustic Sunset at the top of Turtle Kraals. Join us for the final stop of the Lagunita’s Pup Kraal to watch a classic Key West Sunset from one of the premiere spots on the island. There will be plenty of Live Beer, Fresh Music and of course the World Famous Turtle Races. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the FKSPCA.
  • 5pm – 8pm: Cigar City Brewing and Rodriquez Cigar Pairing at the Rodriquez Lounge at the Gates Hotel
  • 5pm – 8pm: South Beach Brew Company Pool Party at the Marker Waterfront Resort. Giveaways, DJ and drink specials all evening long.
  • 4pm – 7pm: Funky Buddha and Ballast Point Brewery Pool Party at the Wicker Guesthouse
  • 7 pm: Kona Beer Beach Party at the Southernmost Beach Café overlooking the Atlantic Ocean featuring 4 stations paired with Kona Beer…including one very rare beer coming from Hawaii –  $60/person plus tax  DJ Doc Brown DJing. Tickets available at the Southernmost Beach Café Located at 1405 Duval Street or online HERE.| 2018 Menu
  • 7pm: Florida Whales @ The Porch. Check out some of the rare and hard to find beers form some of your favorite breweries in Florida and beyond.
  • 8pm: Lagunitas Pint Night at the Green Parrot BarBuy a Pint and keep the mason jar.

Saturday, September 1st

  • 8:33am: Magic Hat Hot Trot starting at the Southernmost Beach Cafe, head to the Porch, drink a beer, and run back. Fun prizes to be won! Register Today.
  • 3pm – 5pm: VIP admission at the Key West BrewFest Signature Tasting Festival on South Beach, located at 1405 South Beach Purchase Tickets ($75 per person, tickets must be purchased in advance, limited number sold). Purchase Tickets
  • 5pm-8pm: The Signature Tasting Festival on South Beach, 1405 South Beach, $40 in advance; $50 day of or at the door. Located at 1405 Duval Street. Purchase Tickets
  • ***8pm: Second Line March led by New Orleans band Water Seed sponsored by New Belgium Brewery leaving South Beach at end of the Signature Tasting Festival. Get your dancing shoes on to march your way from the end festival at South Beach, down Duval Street, to the Green Parrot. Keep the night alive with the live brass band leading you to the next party!
  • 8pm to close: Join Water Seed as they head on stage at the Green Parrot for the live after party.
  • 8pm to close: Key West BrewFest annual After Party at The Porch and Key West’s newest hotspot General Horseplay

Sunday, September 2nd

  • 9am to the party ends: Hangover Brunch and Pool Party at The Perry Hotel located at 7001 Shrimp Road, Stock Island. Call 305-294-3939 to reserve your table for brunch, then head over to the Perry’s waterfront pool for live music, pool floats, beer games and more. Pool party is open to the public!
  • 10am – 2pm: First Class brunch at First Flight with beer specials to pair.
  •  12pm – 7pm: Lagunitas Pool Party at Southernmost Beach Resort Pineapple Pool Cool off and ease into the evening at the Pineapple Pool as the sun sets on this year’s Key West Craft Beer Week. Continue to enjoy Live Beer, Fresh Music and Good eats. A VIP area limited to 30 people to benefit the Key West Reef Relief foundation will also be available for a $15 donation. You can get your wristband at the Reef Relief table or stop by Saturday to the Lagunita’s tent.
  • 1pm- 4pm:  Kona Pool Party at The Marker Waterfront Resort , at 200 William Street, featuring tunes by DJ Jimmy. $20 buys you a plate full of pig roast and a draft Kona beer.
  • 1pm – 4pm: Funky Buddha Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at the Salty Lime, Hilton Garden Inn
  • 5pm – 8pm: Islamorada Beer Co. Tap Takeover at Rum Row at the Gates Hotel
  • 7pm: Funky Buddha Beer Dinner at the Southernmost Beach Cafe located at 1405 Duval Street. $60 plus tax per person. Tickets available at the Southernmost Beach Café or online HERE2018 Menu

Monday, September 3rd

7pm: Bingo at the Green Parrot located at 601 Whitehead Street.
7pm: Funky Buddha Dinner at Roostica