International Beer Festival at Lakewood Ranch Florida

The 2011 inaugural International Beer Festival will kick off this year’s Tour of Homes , and will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 on Main Street at Lakewood Ranch, FL. There will be unlimited samples of more than 100 craft and specialty beers included in admission. Pre purchased tickets will be available for $25 at the participating establishments or online, and day-of tickets are $35. The beer sampling will start at 4 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Food from local Lakewood Ranch restaurants will be available to purchase. A variety of fine wine will also be available to purchase.

A local band will play at the event and wear your best Halloween costume to take part in the $500 costume contest. Lakewood Ranch has teamed up with Brewed Life to help organize the event and Gold Coast Eagle Distributing to provide all of the beer for event.

Restaurants and sponsors taking part in the event include: The Polo Grill, Main Street Travel, Raymond James, Ana Molinari Salon, Main Street Trattoria, MacAllisters, El Lago Ranchero, Main Street Bazaar, Vanessa Fine Jewelry, Village Bikes, Pastries by Design, Viking Culinary Center, The Fish Hole Miniature Golf, MGA Insurance, LWR Communities and Gold Coast Distributing.

Part of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Honor Animal Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit Animal Rescue organization.


Lakewood Ranch is the 8,500-acre award winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches, and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more 15,000 residents and features A-rated schools, a hospital, the Sarasota Polo Club, a 75 acre sports complex, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and four million square feet of commercial property. For more information Visit