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"Hey Amarillo" BeerFest To Highlight Local Breweries On Saturday

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The first-ever Hey Amarillo Beer Festival will highlight local craft beer this Saturday, August 3, from 5 to 11:30 p.m. at Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive, Amarillo. 

Hosted by the Hey Amarillo podcast, this festival showcases Amarillo breweries—including Pondaseta Brewing Co., Six Car Pub & Brewery, Long Wood Spoon Brewing and The Big Texan Brewery—along with Lubbock breweries and craft beer lines from across the state of Texas.

“In recent years, Amarillo has seen a surge of interest in craft beer, with several new breweries and brew pubs opening across the city,” says Jason Boyett, host and creator of the Hey Amarillo podcast and sponsor of the event. “We want to call attention to those businesses. We hope this event is a way for them to connect with Amarillo’s craft beer fans and for beer drinkers to sample some amazing local beer.”

The afternoon and evening event begins with tastings from participating breweries, from 5 to 8 p.m. Local food trucks will be present. Awards will be given out for a variety of beer styles, as well as fan favorite votes for Best Beer and Best Local Brewery. The event concludes with a full concert featuring FastLane, an Eagles tribute band, with Amarillo duo Fine & Dandy opening at 8:30 p.m.

General admission tickets are $30 (plus fees). VIP tickets are $55 (plus fees) and include a private VIP entrance, private VIP bar with select craft beer options, a VIP viewing area for the show and more. Tickets are available online at bit.ly/amarillobeerfest

About the Hey Amarillo podcast: Launched in 2017 by local writer Jason Boyett, this weekly interview podcast features the most fascinating people and stories of Amarillo, Texas. Recent guests have included AC President Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, entrepreneur Justin Howe, and Salad Dualle, an immigrant from Somalia. The show is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and most other podcast platforms.