Live Music Provided by Moodafaruka
In a fine collaboration of musical cultures and styles, Moodafaruka deserves stellar attention in the world music spotlight. Blending Flamenco, Indian, Moroccan, Latin, and Western sounds in a tapestry all their own, Moodafaruka delivers an eminently tasteful and danceable mix as they capture the essence of world fusion.
Red Hot sliders sizzling on the Square. Spend the evening sampling from 100 craft beer and wines. Sway to the beat of Moodafaruka and enjoy the sizzling sounds of the Slider Chefs serving up their best for your vote. Sliders and fun foods will be served from participating restaurants
Find unique items in the vendor village and meet your area neighbors and businesses.
One lucky person will win tickets to Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival plus accommodations at Moody Gardens Hotel over Labor Day Weekend.
Upgrade your experience to VIP. VIPs will have access to premium beer and wine selections that aren't available for the general public plus water and additional eats. Sit in the covered VIP area and listen to live music.
No Sliders will be available for purchase. All IDs will be checked at the gate and wristbands will be distributed and must be worn to receive free sliders and beer and wine tasting tickets.
Ronnie Crocker published his first book, Houston Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Bayou City, through The History Press in 2012. But he has been writing and editing professionally for more than 25 years. His daily newspaper career began after graduation with a journalism degree from Texas A&M University and continues today on the Business desk of the Houston Chronicle. He also has taught news writing at Rice University. He began writing about beer in 2009 with a blog called Beer, TX.
Wine Writer, Corporateevents.com
Mr. Webster defines "oenophile" as "a person who enjoys wine, usually a connoisseur." And that would indeed describe Denman Moody, who recently self-published a book called "The Advanced Oenophile."
Moody has tasted the best ('45 Roman é-Conti, paired with fresh white Alba truffles) and toasted with the famous (André Tchelistcheff, Robert Mondavi, Michael Broadbent) during his four decades as one of Houston's Oenophiles. But don't be put off by the title. "The Advanced Oenophile" is, in fact, an everyman's wine book that makes the subject accessible to all.
Both a memoir and primer, it provides a good base for the beginner and enough nuggets of "inside ball" - including Moody's tasting notes from too many great wines swirled, swished and spit to count - to also keep us grapevine geeks turning the pages.