It’s not Labor Day weekend in the Florida Keys without Key West BrewFest 2022. The multi-day beer-lover’s paradise (in paradise) features tastings from local craft breweries and beloved international brands alike, plus beer brunches, beer dinners, pool parties, and after-parties.
Set your calendar for the last hoorah of summer, planned for Sept. 1 - 5, 2022. Here’s everything you need to know about the Key West beer festival. Cheers!
Key West BrewFest 2022 Events
The main event is the signature tasting festival, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 3 from 5 - 8 p.m. on South Beach, in front of the Southernmost Beach Café at 1405 Duval St. Your general admission ticket gets you unlimited tastes of beer at the festival from some of the biggest craft brewers in the world. While the tasting event is the highlight, it doesn’t even tap the surface of BrewFest - there’s plenty more planned for the long weekend.
Tastings aside, make sure to get tickets for at least one of the beer brunch or dinner pairings. Some of the island’s best restaurants and chefs are teaming up to create specialty menus to compliment the festival’s featured beers.
For a complete list of times and events, stay up to date with the Key West BrewFest schedule of events - which is being added to daily! Events are taking place at select locations across the island.
Breweries at Key West BrewFest 2022
BrewFest’s main tasting event features unlimited tastes of beer from dozens of breweries from around the world, including Belgian ales (Duvel, Grimbergen, and Stella Artois), German wheat ales (Erdinnere Weissbrau, Franziskaner Premium Weissbier, and Schofferhofer Weizen), and Mexican lagers (Dos Equis and Negra Modelo).
Some of our favorite domestic craft brewers will be in attendance, such as Lagunitas Brewing Co. (Petaluma, CA), Kona Brewing Co. (Kailua-Kona, HI), Shipyard Brewing Co. (Portland, ME), and Dogfish Head Brewery (Milton, DE).
Florida breweries steal the show at BrewFest 2022, with breweries like Holy Mackerel Beers, The Native Brewing Co., Miami Brewing Co., MIA Beer Co., Funky Buddha Brewing, and Barrel of Monks Brewing (all from Fort Lauderdale/Greater Miami); Tampa Bay Brewing Co., Cigar City Brewing, 81 Bay Brewing Co., 7venth Sun Brewery, and Green Bench Brewing Co. (Tampa/St. Pete); and so many more slated to appear.
Discover the best beer in Key West. Albeit small, the Florida Keys have an excellent craft beer scene, and most will be in attendance at BrewFest 2022. Local favorites like The Waterfront Brewery (Key West), Florida Keys Brewing Co. (Islamorada), and Islamorada Beer Co. (Islamorada) are among a few scheduled to serve up their hardy concoctions. Check BrewFest’s full list of breweries here.
Tickets to Key West BrewFest 2022
Purchase your tickets online, at the Key West BrewFest Hospitality Suite at the Southernmost Beach Resort on Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., or at the gate of the main event on Sept. 4 beginning at 3 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance. VIP access ($100) gets you two hours of early admission as well as the official Key West BrewFest 2022 t-shirt and passed appetizers. Check back with BrewFest’s website for tickets to individual events as they go on sale.
If you’re a beer lover, make a good brew the focus of your next vacation. Not only is 24 North Hotel near all the Key West BrewFest 2022 action, but we’re well-versed in the art of drinking. Toasted Coconut is our on-site family-friendly outdoor restaurant, located poolside. Sip on a namesake Toasted Punch cocktail al fresco and enjoy a rotating list of imported, domestic, and local beer. Inside, Republica Bar & Lounge is our Cuban-inspired craft cocktail lounge featuring authentic mixology, charcuterie boards, and live music seven nights a week. Click the link above to see the current menu, which includes out-of-this-world offerings like the Cigar Smoking Smuggler and Coconut Jalapeño Margarita.
Ready for a beercation? Book your final trip of the summer with 24 North Hotel. We have awesome amenities that set us apart from the rest, such as shuttle service to and from Old Town, a Starbucks on site, as well as an awesome pool area, and comfortable rooms.