BrewFest

2100 Riverside Dr, Monroe, La
Saturday, May 11, 2024

Event Information

Date change due to weather! April 20th to May 11th


BrewFest is back! Join us for an afternoon on the Ouachita River filled with the best craft brews on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the Forsythe Boat Dock (1 PM - 4 PM).  Get ready to indulge in various flavorful beers, fun yard games, delicious food, and enjoy live music from local favorite, Early Ray Borden followed by the 2023 NELA Music Awards Singer/Songwriter winner Clay LaBeff. Whether you're a beer connoisseur or just looking for a fun day out, Sponsored by Choice Brands, BrewFest has something for everyone.

At BrewFest, you'll have the opportunity to sample an impressive selection (60+) of local homebrew, craft beers, ciders, and seltzers. From hoppy IPAs to smooth stouts, there's a brew for every palate. Discover new favorites or enjoy old classics while mingling with fellow beer enthusiasts. Must be at least 21 years of age to purchase tickets to participate in BrewFest. Valid ID must be presented at the time of check-in.

Sampling includes: Choice Brands, Flying Tiger Brewery, Local Homebrewers, Abita Brewing Company, Bell's Brewery, Sam Adams, Dogfish Head, Twisted Tea, Angry Orchard, Truly, Yuengling, Guinness, Smirnoff Ice, Seagram's, Shiner, Heineken, Dos Equis, Red Stripe, Strongbow, Laguinitas Brewing Co, Blue Moon, Simply Spiked, Leinenkugel's, New Holland Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co

That's not all!

We've added a Margarita Competition into the mix where YOU tell US who the 2024 People's Choice award winner is. This part we put in with BrewFest for our friends who have missed Rita's on the River. Expect to be wowed with varieties from Iron Cactus, Taco Bandido, The Stumble Out, Clawdaddy's Crawfish and Oyster Bar, Sideline's Sports Lounge, and Flying Heart Brewery.

In addition to the amazing beer, BrewFest offers a fantastic selection of food vendors serving up delectable bites to pair with your brews. You won't go hungry at this event from savory snacks to mouthwatering meals.


($35) Tickets: 3/20 - 5/10

($40) Day of event ticket price

All ticket sales are final.

NELA BrewFest is hosted by ACE Development of NELA. We are a 501 (c)3 nonprofit dedicated to bringing art, culture, and entertainment to Northeast Louisiana through festivals and special events such as the NELA Music Awards.

Sponsors: Choice Brands, Stephens Media Group Monroe, KTVE 10/KARD FOX 14, Payroll Plus, Pelican State Clothing, Delta K-9 Solutions, DKS Mobile Grooming

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