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Border Beer Fest – Tales from the Edge

Border Beer Festival on Tap

By Blasita Lopez

Beer and food has a new way of presenting itself in the fourth annual Border Beer Fest this month at the Laredo Energy Arena! Set for Saturday, February 28, from 7:00 p.m. – midnight, the event will feature the appearance of major breweries, craft brewers, tips on home brewing, food pairing workshops, the history of beer, and the Beerlympics. The $25 dollar admission fee gets you a tasting glass, sample taste ticket, food, pairing workshop access and live entertainment!



This year the event will include a few extras that organizers are calling Border Beer Week which includes the Border Bike Challenge, Border Beer & Doughnut Run and 2015 Beerlympics qualifier leading up to the Border Beer Fest. All the events will begin February 21, 2015 and conclude at the Festival.

Border Beer & Doughnut Run: Runners/Walkers/Crawlers will join us for an early morning run to raise money for South Texas Academic Rising Scholars.

Border Bike Challenge: a mountain bike challenge that is set to bring out the best in pro biking. Sunday February 22, 2015 – the trails are set and the weather will be perfect for anyone set to take the challenge at the Shiloh Bike Trails.

Beerlympics: a competition of Beer Pong, Darts, Quarters & Life-sized Jenga. Beerlympians compete to take the GOLDEN KEG home. They are now taking teams!


Take some time to visit the website of the event at www.borderbeerfest.com. Ticket purchases can be made through the LEA and Ticketmaster; registration for the run and the cycling event, as well as, teams for the Beerlympics can get signed up on-line.


Blasita Lopez is the Director at the Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau.

A product of Texas and IH35, began her career as a journalist. Longhorn 4 life!

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