Dear, oh dear, do not fear, for spring is here, and with it comes beer. All riddles and foam top jokes aside, spring and April 26th/ THIS WEEKEND in particular brings forth something extra special and extra tasty to the Topsail Island area—The Hops of Spring Beer Festival.
Hosted by The Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, this event has become a must-do for islanders and area residents and visitors. Why, you ask? Well, it may just be a TI area thing, but The Hops of Spring Beer Festival is about the basics—good music, good food, good brews, and good company. I’m not sure what more someone could ask for during an afternoon in April, but it’d be tough to beat that list of goods.
This year the festival has moved locations. More folks means more of everything, so in lieu of high volume and popularity, the festival will now take place on HWY 17 between Holly Ridge and the HWY 210 intersection (by Lowe’s Hardware). This open field space will be great for beer and food vendors (and of their consumption), the onslaught of live music, and, of course, the mingling and relaxing with friends and family.
Tickets for the event will be on sale this week for $25. Your ticket ensures beer samplings from a wide variety of brews, guarantees great jams from numerous bands during the events entirety, and gives you the space and outlet to sing and dance and be merry with the people you enjoy most.
The Hops of Spring Beer Festival is bigger and more radical than ever. More food, more brews, more bands, and a whole extra scoop of awesome (with sprinkles). The gates open at noon and the fun and festivities last until 7 PM. Tickets at the gate are $35, but can also be purchased at http://www.etix.com, http://www.topsailchamber.org, or at the Topsail Chamber of Commerce (13775 HWY 210 in Surf City). Portions of the benefits, sales, raffles and donations will be handed over to the Hope For Warriors. What’s that? Great beer for a great cause? Shucks, that’s a steal.
Look, no jive: this Saturday will be the best kind of Saturday in the Topsail area. Why live a life of regret? For more info check out the event profile on http://www.insiderinfo.us, or the event Facebook page.