Key West, the Sunrise Rotary and the Southernmost Hotel Collection Hosts 4th Annual BrewFest Labor Day Weekend

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The 4th annual Key West BrewFest will be held in Key West, Florida August 28th through September 2nd. This year’s festival has added an additional day to the schedule along with many more events to satisfy those beer enthusiasts and make beer novices become fanatics by the end of the weekend.

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The signature events will again be held by the Southernmost Hotel Collection and Southernmost Beach Café. BrewFest is an annual event put on by the Southernmost Hotel Collection to raise money for the Key West Sunrise Rotary of the Conch Republic. The main event of the festival, The Signature Tasting Festival, takes place on Saturday, August 31 on South Beach. It’s a unique opportunity to experience tasting a wide variety of unique brews on the beach in Key West. An opportunity you do not want to miss.

2013 BrewFest will kick off at 5pm on Thursday, August 29th at The Smokin’ Tuna Saloon. This kickoff party is a fundraiser for Key West Sunrise Rotary and will include drink specials, raffles, prizes, and live music. If you want to get in on the festival before the official kick-off, make sure to check out the pre-events on Wednesday, August 28th. Old Town Manor will be hosting a Key West Home Brewers competition, and Rum Barrel will host a beer and rum pairing dinner. Both events are new to the festival this year.

Friday, August 30th, the Southernmost Hotel Pineapple Bar at 1319 Duval Street, will host the 3rd annual Florida Beer Company’s Pool Party beginning at 1pm with give-a-way’s, drink specials and much more.

Saturday, August 31st, make sure to check out the beer seminar at the Restaurant Store to learn more about craft beers before heading to the signature event, the Key West Brewfest Tasting Festival. The festival will be open from 4pm – 8pm on South Beach Key West adjacent to the Southernmost on the Beach Hotel. There you can taste over 150 different beers on the beach all for $35 per person if purchased in advance, or $40 at the door. And, for those beer enthusiasts there will be a VIP hour from 3pm – 4pm. VIP tickets are limited and can be purchased for $75 in advance. It’s a chance for your taste buds to travel the world without leaving the beach!

On Sunday, shake off Saturday’s late night with brunch at either Turtle Kraals or 2 Cents, and then spend the afternoon in the sunshine at the Sheraton pool party. For dinner, enjoy endless views of the Atlantic Ocean and attend the Signature 4th annual Samuel Adams Beer Dinner from 6pm – 9pm at the Southernmost Beach Café!

The last day of the festival, on Monday, September 2nd, will start with morning breakfast specials at Camille’s. Spend the afternoon with beer flight specials at the new World of Beer located on Greene Street. The holiday weekend will come to a close with the last beer dinner at Roostica followed by Bingo at the Green Parrot.

For more information and a full list of events on Key West BrewFest and ticket sales, please call 305-295-6519 or visit us on the web at You can also check out the festival and events that are happening on Facebook, Hotels in Key West and vacation planning information can be found at

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