Fans of craft beers and ales can savor them at Key Largo’s sixth annual outdoor Brew on the Bay event, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 6-7, at the waterside Rowell’s Marina property.
Friday evening kicks off the weekend with a home brew competition from 6-8 p.m. at the Key Largo Lion’s Club at mile marker (MM) 99.3 oceanside. Beer crafters compete for the best in four categories from light and easy lagers, middle of the road browns and ambers, to big and bold and all things hopped up. A limited number of tickets are to be sold for Friday’s event. The cost is $25 per person online and $30 at the door. Tickets include unlimited sampling, appetizers and live music.
Brew on the Bay’s main event is set for 2-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Rowell’s Marina, MM 104.5 bayside. More than 130 local, regional and worldwide craft and specialty beers are to be available for an unlimited tasting along the waterfront. For fresh, locally made seafood snacks, attendees can stop at the “Seafood Court” for mahi mahi fish sandwiches, lobster, shrimp and a Keys favorite, conch fritters. Specialty retail vendors, games, raffle drawings and live bands round out the afternoon.
General admission tickets are $40 per person. VIP tickets also are available and include a one-hour early admission for Saturday’s main event with priority parking, preferred seating, a souvenir glass, T-shirt and backpack, and food and specialty tastings in a VIP tent. VIP tickets are $80. Designated drivers can purchase event admission for $15.