Live music at Texas Beer Camp 2015

Live music at Texas Beer Camp 2015

Alex Lepe

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.

Texas Beer Camp

What: Texas Beer Camp (Facebook link)

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.

What else:

  • 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.

  • Music from Texas bands Buffalo RuckusSilo RoadPhantom Sensation, Sawman, and Bottlecap Mountain.

  • 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.

Booze News Insider Mae Rock is a craft beer enthusiast, and local brewery groupie.

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