Homebrewing is my jam, and homebrew festivals are such a great way to try tons of new beers at once. Texas Beer Camp is a 24-hour camping and beer festival. Consider it the most fun and relaxed way to enjoy lots of brewskies, barbecue and music, while learning about local brewers and homebrewing.
Where: Long Road Farm, 2177 County Road 494, Princeton, TX
When: Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, Oct. 2.
Why: Beer, music and food like most beer events, but it also involves camping! It’s basically a giant bottle share, where people can bring their homebrew and chill.
How much: $40 for entry, which includes a T-shirt, plus $10-$12 for barbecue or bring your own food. Pay online here.
Homebrew: Attendees can bring their homebrew set ups, and get feedback in a very low-pressure environment. It’s not a homebrew competition, more like a homebrew tasting sesh.
Craft beer: Attendees can bring bottles of beer for a giant bottle share.
BBQ from L.U.C.K. (Nom nom nom)
Camping: This is the most unique part of TBC. Camping is relaxing on its own, and adds a chill environment for learning about beer, sharing beer, and meeting other beer lovers.
Learning: Keynote speech by Barrett Tilman, of Deep Ellum Brewing Co. and Black Man Brewing; brewing demonstration by Jason Van Gilder; podcast done live from the event by Sixpack Philosophy Podcast.
Charity: There’s a raffle with prizes ranging from $50-$500 in value. Tickets can be bought onsite.
Parking is abundant, but it’s all field-parking, so mind your step.
Not kid or dog friendly; sorry folks.