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Your Hogtown Craft Beer Festival ticket entitles you to sample beers from various local, regional, and national breweries. Plus, your ticket can be used for beer specials during Gainesville Craft Beer Week! Tickets for the 2015 festival are $45.00



All tickets are non-refundable. No outside alcohol will be permitted. Event will occur rain or shine. All attendees must be at least 21 years of age. IDs will be checked upon entrance to the Festival. ALL attendees must bring valid identification. No ID = no admittance OR refund, even if you have a ticket. Vendors reserve the right to refuse to serve any attendee who is deemed too intoxicated or disruptive. Please drink responsibly and know your limit!


Some of the best local restaurants and caterers will have terrific food & cuisine available for purchase. Many of these entrees will have a delicious beer sample to pair with it.


There is no charge for individuals attending the Festival as designated drivers for attendees.


Any minors in the beer festival area must be supervised by parent/guardian. Unsupervised minors are required to leave the beer festival area.


Dogs and other pets are not allowed onto the Festival grounds.


Coming from out of town? We're thinking of you! We have reserved a block of rooms you can take advantage of at The Lodge at Gainesville. Deluxe King and Queen bed rooms available for $99/night (plus tax) when you use the group code HCBF417. To reserve your room, call for reservations at 800-843-8735, or go to www.lodgeatgainesville.com. The Lodge is located at 3726 SW 40TH Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608.


Please join us at the 2015 Hogtown Craft Beer Festival where you can enjoy great beer and food, and learn more about the amazing diversity of beer produced at the local and regional level!

HCBF 2015 Photos

HCBF 2014 Video

HCBF 2013 Video

HCBF 2012 Video


What you can expect:

Craft beer from most Florida craft breweries and brewpubs in addition to beers from many other regional and national craft breweries


Food and craft beer pairings from local Gainesville area restaurants and caterers


Educational beer seminars


Homebrewing demonstrations


Event t-shirts


A beautiful outdoor setting to enjoy craft beer, and more


Hogtown Craft Beer Festival T-Shirts

Show your craft beer pride by wearing one of these spiffy 2015 Hogtown Craft Beer Festival T-shirts. These shirts will be available for $15 (CASH ONLY) at the Beer Fest.

Are You a Geocache Fan?

If so, good news, you can geocache and get yourself a complimentary 5 oz beer sample at one of your favorite pubs/taprooms. Here's how:

See the agave plant in our HCBF T-shirt above? Go find this beerfest agave virtual geocache at:

N 029 39.242
W 082 28.837

Take a picture/selfie with you near it. Then present your picture AND your Beerfest ticket to either World of Beer, House of Beer, Swamp Head taproom (Wetlands), or First Magnitude taproom (The Source) and you will receive a complimentary 5 oz beer sample of your choice. This opportunity is good up to the day of the festival.

About the Hogtown Brewers

The Hogtown Craft Beer Festival is organized by The Hogtown Brewers, Gainesville's local non-profit homebrew club! Since 1985, the Hogtown Brewers have been promoting brewing and craft beer through classes, educational brewing events, competitions, beer/food pairings, and other activities.

We currently have over 200 members which include multiple professional brewers (guess who?), numerous medal winners in state and regional competitions, plus a healthy gaggle of BJCP homebrew competition judges (including master and national level judges). Our members are from a diverse range of backgrounds and professions, but we all share a passion for brewing, beer science, and all things craft beer.

For more information about us, please visit www.hogtownbrewers.org.

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