Central Florida Beer Festival
Location: Central Florida Fairgrounds. Orlando, FL
Hosted By: Orlando Young Professionals in association with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida
Highlights: Indoor, air-conditioned venue; more than 200 varieties of beer, distributed at over 80 booths; food sampling; live music and other entertainment; brewing seminars; prizes; and safe rides after the festival.
Participants will enjoy unlimited beer and food sampling, music, entertainment, contests, prizes, brewing seminars, and safe rides after the festival. The Central Florida Beer Festival is Orlando’s premier celebration of golden beverage and an effective branding/sampling forum where brewers and consumers gather to taste and toast from a large supply of world-class beers (click here for a full beer list).
The event will be focused on providing a venue for beer enthusiasts to compare and rate their favorite and unfamiliar beers and brewers while enjoying the cool climate of an indoor beer festival. Tickets will be limited to prevent long lines. Purchase your tickets ahead of time to guarantee your spot at the festival. Don’t miss your chance to attend the 2008 Central Florida Beer Festival.
Celebrating Great Beers for a Great Cause. You must be 21 years or older to attend the festival.
There will be multiple contests during the Central Florida Beer Festival. Support your favorite brewer by participating in the First Annual Central Florida Beer Festival Brewer Competition. Test your strength by entering into the Strongman Beer Competition. Rattle your brain as you count off all the beer caps to win the Das-Boot Beer Cap Competition. Think you know beer, visit the mystery beer tent to sample multiple brews and see if you can guess the brewer and type of each beer. Enter your phone into the 911 Cell Phone Bank Raffle by dropping off old or used cell phones at the 911 tent. Looking for tax deductions? Visit the Blind Brew Auction and bid on several fantastic items donated from sponsors for charity. All contest winners will be announced at the end of the festival when they may claim their prizes. Additional information about the competitions can be found on the Events Page.
Brew Crew Girls
Enjoy the festival and meet the Brew Crew Girls as they tour the building pumping up the crowd and getting responses to host a bigger, better, beer festival for Central Florida next year. Try not to stare as you share your opinion on beer, food, entertainment, and contests as while getting interviewed by an official hottie Brew Crew Girl. They will also be taking names and emails to notify everyone of how much money was raised for the BBBS and 911 Cell Phone Bank. Look out for the Brew Crew Girls in your area as they host mini promotional beer tastings at select locations in Downtown Orlando, Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, and UCF football games. Sample up to three festival beers, grab some promotional gear, and hear about new prizes being given away at the festival.
The Central Florida Beer Festival will provide music broadcasted throughout the building for your listening pleasure. There will be a main stage and additional entertainment indicated on the festival site-map. A public seating area will be available for spectators to relax and enjoy the music, food, and competitions.
The 2008 CFBF Competitions will be professionally hosted by our live MC/DJ. Contestants will be selected from the crowd to come up on stage and participate in the competitions.