San Antonio’s top breweries team up for a festival to benefit Uvalde

More than 30 breweries, most of which are located in and around San Antonio, are joining together to help members of the Uvalde community affected by the May 24 mass school shooting.

Bandera Brewery will host more than 30 breweries and winemakers, as well as more than 20 bars, restaurants and other businesses during a two-day beer festival from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 4-5. All proceeds will benefit the First State Bank of Uvalde Robb Elementary School Memorial Fund.

On May 27, Bandera Brewery announced on Facebook that it was launching an “Oktoberfest-style fundraiser as we support our neighbors in Uvalde”.

According to Bandera Brewery, many San Antonio breweries have confirmed their participation in Uvalde’s fundraiser, including Weathered Souls Brewing Co., Second Pitch Beer Co., Alamo Beer Co., Busted Sandal Brewing Co., Roadmap Brewing Co. ., Dos Sirenos Brewing, Black Laboratory Brewing Co., Back Unturned Brewing Co., Viva Brewery, Mad Pecker Brewing Co., Kunster Brewing Co., Gather Brewing Co., Freetail Brewing Co. and Cactus Land Brewing Co.

Participating breweries outside San Antonio include Boerne’s Cibolo Creek Brewing Co. and Tusculum Brewing Co., Kerrville’s Pint and Plow Brewing Co. and Basement Brewers of Texas, Blanco’s Real Ale Brewing Co. and New Braunfels’ Guadalupe Brewing Co. and Faust Brewing Co. Several other breweries participate in the event.

Beer-free options will be offered by Austin Meridian Hive Winery and Comfort Newsom Vineyards Winery.

The fundraiser will also include food, an auction and raffles for prizes donated by numerous companies, individuals and organizations, such as Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Santikos Entertainment.

An item in the auction includes a private concert with musician Walt Wilkins. Plus, attendees can visit and get an autograph from former San Francisco giant Jeremy Affeldt, co-owner of Free Roam Brewing Co.

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