Crowds turn out, tune in for brewfest

by | May 3, 2018 | Latest

The weather was perfect, tunes were heard, tails were cooked and ales were sampled at the 3rd annual brewfest event Saturday, April 28 at Murphy Central Park.

The event, aptly named as The Tunes, Tails and Ales Craft Beer Festival, kicked off at 1 p.m. with free concerts, a crawfish boil, food trucks and a variety of children’s activities including bounce houses, entertainers, face painters, a root beer tasting challenge, and the splash pad.

If you were there for the food, crawfish was available for purchase until they sold out, which wasn’t until the latter part of the event. Special Events Coordinator Kayla McFarland reported there was 1,000 pounds of crawfish sold during the brewfest.

If crawfish wasn’t your thing, there were ample food truck offerings including Big D Kettle Corn, The Gourmet Bread Pudding Company, Mel’s Grill BBQ, LaRosita’s and Rockin’ Ricks Cajun American Fushion .

If you were there for the brew, and were 21 years old or older, there were more than 120 different beers from multiple breweries to sample two ounces at a time. Attendees also had the option to purchase cans of craft beer or Texas wines. The beer portion was co-sponsored by the Brewvolution LLC.

There were 22 breweries that had offerings on tap including 903 Brewers, Austin Eastciders, Nine Band Brewing, Noble Rey Brewing Co, Small Town Brewery and more.

If you were there for the tunes, taking the Amphitheater stage at 1 p.m. was the band Hard Country, followed by ET Sound DJ and later the Live 80s performed.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Murphy Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.

 

Sonia Duggan • [email protected]

 

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