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Event Summary

Destination Brew Fest is a boutique beer festival featuring some of the best lagers and farmhouse style beers from Texas and beyond. Serving as the launch of the Texas Brewshed Alliance, the festival is hosted on Vista Brewing’s beautiful 21-acre property in the Texas Hill Country, just southwest of Austin and about an hour and a half north of San Antonio.  

Festival guests will have an opportunity to dive deep into the story and history behind these beers with brewery representatives and a hand-picked range of specialty partners.

The VIP area will feature a guided beer tasting and panel discussion with national brew personalities, rare beer pourings from around the world and a sweet swag bag including a YETI tumbler.  

1 PM - VIP Early Entry 

2 PM - General Admission Entry

6 PM - Festival Pouring Ends 

5 - 9:30 PM - Live Music with 

Rock Bottom String Band and Strahan & The Good Neighbors

Vista open from 11 am - 10 pm


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Free parking!

Carpooling and ride-sharing encouraged

The Fairmont Hotel

Take our shuttle and enjoy a room and valet parking after the festival!

Shuttle option from the Domain and The Fairmont Hotel (Downtown): $25 round trip or $15 post-festival one-way.  Shuttle tickets purchased via Tipsy Tours website Ride share with Lyft! New and existing users can get $5 off their Lyft ride to or from Destination Brewfest by using the code: VISTABREWFEST Rates starting at $199 include luxury accommodations and valet parking for the evening of June 8th. Book your room here.


Vista Brewing
13551 Ranch to Market Road 150
Driftwood, TX 78619

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Destination Brew Fest serves as launch of the Texas Brewshed Alliance, which works to preserve our most critical natural resource: clean groundwater. The Brewshed is a collaboration of breweries, conservation groups, local businesses and beer lovers joining together to inspire communities across Texas through fun, educational events and engage them in taking action to steward their local lands and waters which are vital for brewing exceptional craft beer.



Destination Brew Fest celebrates crisp, clean lagers and the unique flavors & complexity found in mixed-culture and wood-fermented ales.  With a curated list of participating breweries, guests will taste a unique range of brews throughout the day. Check out the full beer list below!





Malt, hops, yeast....and WATER!  We've gathered the experts behind the four fundamental ingredients in beer to showcase the importance and effect that each has on the brewing process.  Be sure to stop by the "BREW DAY" area. Great ingredients = great beer!  

Texas Yeast Lab - Totally into [brewing] science?!  You'll love learning from these experts about the magic of fermentation and the role that yeast plays in producing certain flavors in craft beer.   

Yakima Chief Hops - Preservative, bittering, aroma, flavor....different hop varieties produce unique qualities in our beer.  Visit one of our favorite suppliers from the Pacific Northwest, 100% grower-owned YCH for a Hop Sensory Experience!  

Blacklands Malt - Local malt makes for truly local craft beer. Since 2012, Blacklands Malt has blazed the trail for Texas-grown malting barley statewide, providing brewers with access to local malt for the first time in Texas history.  Visit their vintage truck inside the festival tent to sample the Texas-grown malt that goes into many local brews.

And last but not least, the Texas Brewshed Alliance will be sharing their research and knowledge on the impact that unique water sources have on our beer. 



Taste rare beers from around the world, have an insider’s conversation with beer fanatics, and walk away with sweet gear – including a YETI tumbler!  The experts at Craft Pride will moderate a guided tasting and panel discussion with some of the top destination brewers from Texas and beyond.  

VIP Panel & Guided Flight, moderated by Emanuel Bernal of Craft Pride. 


Carl Cross, Head Brewer of Flying Machine Brewing Co, Wilmington, NC

Kent Killough, Co-Founder of Vista Brewing, Driftwood, TX

 Tim Schwartz, Director of Brewing Operations at Real Ale Brewing Co, Blanco, TX

Chris Brundrett, Co-Founder and Winemaker, William Chris Vineyards




Poured at set time or in the guided panel:

The Collective Blueberry Pomegranate Vanilla 

Real Ale Lux Aeterna Barrel-Aged Sour Belgian Wit

Vista Brewing Fresh Wine Barrel Aged Apricot Sakura

Bosteels Deus Brut Des Flandes

Oud Beersel Green Walnut Lambic

2007 BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien Grand Cru



Mort Subite + Belgian Importers pouring in main festival tent:

De Proefbrouwerij Sour Barrel #3

Duvel Single Fermented 

Liefmans Cuvee Brut 

Lindemans Strawberry Lambic

Oud Beersel Kriek

Verhaeghe Duchesse Cherry

Westmalle Triple


* Beer list subject to change. Limited pourings noted below, times announced at the festival. 


Hell Yes Helles (Gold Medal 2018 GABF)

Rocket 100 Pre-Prohibition-Style Pilsner (Gold Medal 2015, 2017, 2018 GABF)


Argus Cidery

Lagered Cider

2013 Perennial Farmhouse Cider with 100% Texas apples and native yeast


Black Star Co-op

Midtown Light Pilsner

Vulcan Rye IPA


The Collective Brewing Project

Commercially Viable Pilsner

Wood Folk Mixed Culture Sour

Limited Pouring: Guavacot Mixed Culture Foeder Aged Golden Sour with Pink Guava and Apricot


Family Business Beer Co

Golden Age Pilsner

Saison C’est Bon! Saison 

Limited Pouring: Farm Stuff Barrel-Aged Saison with Brettanomyces and Satsuma Oranges


Hops & Grain

Volumes of Funk Foeder-aged Saison

The One They Call Zoe Pale Lager


Independence Brewing

Native Texan Pilsner

Freak Power Blood Orange Hefeweizen

Limited Pouring: Redbud Cucumber Berliner Weisse with Cucumbers


Live Oak Brewing Co

Berliner Weiss



Oddwood Ales  

Pool Dad Style German Pilsner 

Minitel Foeder-aged Wheat Saison


Real Ale

Firemans Light

El Camino Imperial Mexican Lager

Limited Pouring: Grisette, collab with Deadbeach Brewing 


Roughhouse Brewing

Ona Farmhouse Amber

Floral Print Farmhouse Beer with Flowers


Skull Mechanics

Demon Crusher Dark Czech Lager 

Horimana Dry Japanese Light Lager


Texas Beer Company

Pecos Amber Lager (Gold Medal GABF)

Local Blonde Lager


The Brewer’s Table

Made in the Nightshade Field Beer

Vor Ort Corn Lager


Upland Brewing Co

Champagne Velvet Pre-prohibition Pilner

Found American Wild Ale, collaboration with Blackberry Farm Brewing in Tennessee

Limited Pouring: Entwined Barrel-aged Fruited Sour Brown Ale, collaboration with Mikkeller Brewing in San Diego 


Vista Brewing

Stonewall Lambic-Style Ale with Texas Peaches

Le Saison Farmhouse Ale

Dark Skies Black Pilsner

Zwickled Pink Dry-Hopped Pilsner 

Limited Pouring: Velo de Flor Lambic-Style Ale



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