First Ever Murphy Craft Beer Fest Set

Craft Beer Festivals go hand in hand with good times. The first one ever in the City of Murphy will be no different. Photo Courtesy: Samantha Ritter
Craft Beer Festivals go hand in hand with good times. The first one ever in the City of Murphy will be no different. Photo Courtesy: Samantha Ritter

Brewvolution, LLC (founders of Big Texas Beer Fest) has teamed up with the City of Murphy to produce their newest event, Tunes, Tails and Ales. This event lands at Murphy Central Park, directly east of Plano on Saturday, May 14. The hours of the event are 1-8pm, with the craft beer section convening at 6:30pm. The occasion is family-friendly, and is completely free for anyone to attend. This event combines a craft beer sampling with a crawfish boil, free concert with headliner Rise & Shine, and kids’ activities.  Activities for the kids range from bounces houses, face painting, a root beer tasting challenge, and the Murphy splash pad will be open.

Craft beer sampling packages are $30 in advance, or $40 the day of the event. Festival goers can expect to sample from 150 different beers from the 35 participating breweries.

One of the festival organizers, Chad Montgomery, when asked about this event gave some insight into the origins. “We see a lot of potential with this space and the City of Murphy. The space is huge and has a lot of room to grow. We see great events like Addison Oktoberfest which have grown to huge numbers, and hope to one day bring something like that to Murphy.” Brewvolution’s other events have always sold out in the past, but this one has nearly unlimited potential being that it’s outdoors.

In addition to award-winning beers from 35 different breweries, the festival will also feature local food trucks, and a handful of local vendors serving up their wares. Attendees don’t necessarily have to attend the craft beer sampling area to taste some of the local crafts, as you’ll also be able to purchase canned beers at the event.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit local 501(c)3 charity, the Murphy Chamber Scholarship Fund which provides scholarship funds for outstanding Murphy graduates who are college-bound. Nellie added, “while everyone is finding out more about craft beer, they’ll also be helping local students who want to get a better education. As I’ve told other people in the past, we also love making connections between the breweries and other businesses for collaborations and making connections they might not have found elsewhere.”

Tickets for the craft beer sampling portion of the festival are on sale now at http://www.murphycraftbeerfest.com. General admission tickets are $30 in advance and VIP can be had for $50. General admission tickets will also be available at the door for $40.

Free parking will be available at the site, and shuttles will run patrons from the parking lot to the festival site. The Montgomery’s recommend people use Uber or another ride-sharing service to get safely to and from the event, or bring a designated driver since there’s no admission cost for attendees not sampling beers.