CRAFT BEER & SPIRITS JAM

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Town Center and Grand Park

FRIDAY, APRIL 28 | 6 PM – 9 PM

On Friday night food & beverage industry celebrities representing some of the hottest breweries and happening distilleries from across the country pour more than 100 different kinds of specialty craft beers and spirits samples in the Town Center and Grand Park. Along EATS Street, guests can nibble on a smorgasbord of savory small plate menu items prepared by a range of award-winning restaurants, eateries and food trucks.

At Friday night’s Craft Beer & Spirit Jam, you can find small plates prepared by local favorites on EATS STREET. This year’s event features Roux 30A, Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican Food, Longleaf, Cabana Café, Another Broken Egg Cafe, The Beach House, Crepe La Rus, Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi and The Craft Bar.

Highlights of this lively event include celebrity guest appearances by some of the beverage industry’s elite including Tommy Brunett owner/founder of Iron Smoke Whiskey; James. C. “Jimmy” Russell, iconic master distiller of Wild Turkey and Russell’s Reserve Bourbon; Carlton Grooms of Papa’s Pilar Rum; Fred Parent, Brand Ambassador for Hendricks and Rob Ryan of Tullamore D.E.W.

Beers will be poured by, among others, Abita Brewing Company, Sweetwater Brewing Company and New Belgian, local breweries include Idyll Hounds, Grayton Beer Company, Destin Brewery, Nivol and many others.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ROCKS THE HOUSE

Tommy Brunett Band

As a singer, songwriter, and showman, Tommy and his band Tommy Brunett Band, have opened for such acts as ZZ Top, Ted Nugent, Cracker, Marshall Tucker, and Kellie Pickler. Tommy has performed on local and national stages, including the Today Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and was the touring guitarist with the British rock band Modern English in the late 80s – early 90s. (You know the song, “I Melt With You). Tommy is also founder and president of Iron Smoke Whiskey, which will be poured throughout the festival weekend.