Third Annual Brewmasters Festival de la Cerveza Artesanal, Puerto Vallarta

Lizeth Contreras

Puerto Vallarta will host its third annual “Brewmasters Festival de la Cerveza Artesanal,” a craft beer festival, which this year is estimated to attract more than three thousand attendees. Locals, Mexican nationals, along with tourists from throughout the world, are sure to be equally delighted by the variety of brewed flavor and inventive creations by professional mixologists. Canadians may feel particularly at home this year as one of their countrymen will be a guest of honor.
This year’s offerings will include more than 120 varieties of beer plus a host of exquisite culinary selections prepared by celebrated local chefs and restaurants. The public can enjoy pourings from 15 different breweries from throughout Jalisco, Nayarit, to as far away as Hidalgo and Nuevo León.
Another of this year’s special invitees is the municipality of Autlán, and participants from this unique region will provide several traditional dishes to try. Dining areas will allow guests to sample gastronomic offerings, including tacos, ceviches, aguachiles, birria, homemade ice cream, and aguas frescas.
In participation with the international environmental movement and to raise awareness among festival participants, this year we join the “DESPLASTIFICATE” (plastic-free) campaign, inviting attendees to bring their own reusable glasses or to purchase them as official souvenirs of the event. A craft market will also feature the wares of local purveyors and artisans offering organic coffee, handmade clothes, desserts, drinks, and personal care items. The following special activities will also be available: a soccer tournament, beer pong, target shooting zone, beer pairing workshop, trampolines, plus a large musical repertoire with such diverse genres as rock & roll, cumbia, reggae, house, and mariachi.
As announced by event organizer Edgar Cisneros in collaboration with the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, this year’s festival is scheduled for November 16 and 17 and will take place at the Instituto Vallartense de Cultura on the Río Cuale Island with activities running from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm both days.