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Sun City Craft Beer Festival Announces Local Brewers, Exclusive Brews for Festival

More than 150 craft beers, exclusive El Paso brews, live entertainment and awesome food trucks are the perfect recipe for the Hoppiest Day Ever at the Sun City Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Downtown El Paso.

The Sun City Craft Beer Festival announced today that it will proudly showcase El Paso’s leading local brewers from Deadbeach Brewery, Ode Brewing Co., and Sun Brewing Co., at this year’s festival.

The Sun City Craft Beer Festival is also proud to announce that three beers from Firestone Walker Brewing Company will be available for the first time ever in El Paso at the festival.

Those offerings are in addition to some of your favorite craft beers from brewers near and far including Big Bend Brewing Co., in Alpine, Texas; New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colo.; and Van Steenberge Brewery in Flensburg, Germany.

But there’s a lot more than just tasty brews on the menu. Attendees can participate in larger-than-life versions of Beer Pong, Human Foosball and Jenga; two stages of live music will rock Downtown El Paso; and some of the best food trucks in the Sun City will be cooking up amazing fare.

“I am really excited to have the greatest support from El Paso Live and the City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department to make this years the biggest craft beer fest in El Paso,” said SCCBF organizer Nahum Avila. “This festival belongs to El Paso and we have worked hard at every detail to make this the top quality event that El Pasoans deserves.”

So how much does all this fun cost?

  • $30 advance purchase wristbands include beer sampling and opportunity to purchase full beers plus access to the festival grounds from noon to 8 p.m. and an awesome commemorative 2016 SCCBF tasting pint while supplies last.
  • $80 VIP wristbands include complimentary beers, complimentary food, exclusive access to VIP areas and unique beers from local brewers.
  • $10 designated driver admission includes access to all the fun of the festival, just none of the beer.

Buy tickets NOW at before prices increase on the day of the event.

Where is the Sun City Craft Beer Festival taking place?

The Sun City Craft Beer Festival is centered on the Judson F. Williams Convention Center Plaza in Downtown El Paso. Some of the event venues will be hosted inside the Convention Center, while other activities will take place in the Pedestrian Pathway which links the Convention Center to the Union Plaza District.

Paid parking is available at the Convention Center garage and other garages in Downtown El Paso. Parking meters in Downtown will be free the day of the festival.

What if I have a little too much fun?

The Sun City Craft Beer Festival promotes responsible drinking. We have partnered with NO DUI El Paso and local taxi companies that will be available outside the festival. The SCCBF has also partnered with the DoubleTree Hotel and Hotel Indigo to offer special rates for the event.

Sun City Craft Beer Festival Returns with New Location, 1-Day Special Ticket Offer

El Paso Live is excited to announce that it will be teaming up with the Sun City Craft Beer Festival to bring the popular event to the El Paso Convention Center Plaza and Pedestrian Pathway on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 12-8PM.

The Sun City Craft Beer fest is working with local and national breweries to put together the biggest craft beer festival in West Texas. Besides the participation of more than 60 different breweries, there will also be two stages with live music, merchandise, art, and food trucks that will pair the right food with the perfect beer.

“We are excited to be teaming up with the Sun City Craft Beer Festival this year’” said Bryan Crowe, Quality of Life Managing Director. “Our goal is to make this event even bigger and better than it has been in past years.”  The SCCBF leadership is also eager to forge this partnership. “Destination El Paso is the perfect partner for an event of this magnitude. Their vision is completely aligned with our goals for the festival and we are excited to have them on the team,” said Nahum Avila, SCCBF Founder and co-organizer.

Tickets for the Sun City Craft Beer Festival start at $30.00 and go on sale Friday, February 5 at 10AM. Tickets can be purchased at, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, and the Plaza Theatre Box Office.

$20.00 tickets will be available on Friday, February 5 from 10:00AM until midnight.  To purchase the $20.00 tickets, use the code BEER at any point of sale.

A Limited number of VIP tickets are available for $80.00. The VIP ticket includes a dedicated entrance to the festival, exclusive access to the VIP Area with unique beers available for tasting, and complimentary food.

The Sun City Craft Beer Festival and El Paso Live promote responsible drinking. $10.00 tickets are available for Designated Drivers.

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