The Bluebonnet Brew-off organizers have prepared a full weekend of activities.

Friday will feature local and regional “Professional Brewers Showcase”. The Homebrew “Room Crawl” Showcase will be Saturday evening after the Awards Ceremony. Hotel discounts available, click here

We will have a variety of vendor booths. Very popular recently has been a cigar vendor who also hosts an educational session as one of the Saturday seminars.

One of the most exciting new features is a Saturday paired luncheon. The Sheraton’s chef Jeff Glick and his team have developed a 5 course paired menu featuring local beers from Rahr and Sons Brewing Co., Rabbit Hole Brewing, and Lakewood Brewing Company. The first course will incorporate all three breweries, the next three will highlight one brewery each, the dessert will again feature all three. This luncheon is not part of the event admission. Seating is limited and so we encourage early online registration.

For those not attending the paired luncheon, we are partnering with several local establishments who will have special Bluebonnet meal deals. In year’s past we partnered with LUCK (Dallas Trinity Groves), Rockfish (Southlake), Uncle Buck’s (Grapevine brew pub), stay tuned for 2018 partnering establishments.  In addition, the hotel will also offer grab and go turkey or ham box lunches.

We will also have our famous Saturday afternoon Pub Crawl with participants driven by bus to pubs of the route directors’ choice. Sign up on-line for the Pub Crawl with event registration. We expect everyone will have a great time and enjoy the Pub Crawl outing. Pub stops for each route will be published.

And of course the Big Thirsty will be available as a place to sip and visit.

Keynote Speaker

The 2018 Bluebonnet speaker comes to us from Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo Michigan.

Event Schedule

Friday, March 23, 2018

  • 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm Registration Desk Opens/Closes
  • 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm Bluebonnet Big Thirsty Hospitality Suite open
  • 5:00 pm LSC Committee meeting
  • 7:00-8:00 Director’s Welcome and Keynote Speaker
  • 8:00-12:00 Professional Brewers Showcase /Tasting

Saturday, March 24, 2018

  • 9:00 am – noon Late Registration
  • 9:00 – 11:00 Technical Talk – TBD, Bell’s Brewery
  • 11:00 – 2:00 Lunch special at local restaurant/pub (tentative)
  • 11:30 – 5:00 Pub Crawl!
  • 4:00 – 6:00 Registration Desk open for awards only arrivals
  • 2:00 – 5:00 Cigar Clinic
  • 2:00 – 6:00 Bluebonnet Big Thirsty Hospitality Suite open
  • 2:00 – 2:45 Educational Seminars – Brewer’s Round Table
  • 3:00 – 3:45 Educational Seminars – Lager Brewing or Yeast
  • 4:00 – 4:45 Educational Seminars – Sour Beers or Scottish Beers
  • 6:00 – 9:00 Raffle and Awards
  • 9:00 – 12:00 Homebrew Club Showcase

Event Tickets

  • Online Advanced Tickets – $50.00
  • Day of Event Tickets (Walk-up) – $60.00
  • Single Day Ticket (Walk-up only) – $40.00

Special Events (additional ticket required)

  • Food and Beer Pairing Lunch – $45.00 per person
    LIMITED SEATING TO 115
  • Pub Crawl – $15 per person
    Routes to be determined and assigned at registration
  • Cigar Clinic – Varies based on cigar chosen

The Bluebonnet Brew Off does not condone drinking and driving, participants are expected to drink responsibly.