Top of the Hops Beer Festival at the Wharf Orange Beach

Taste craft beers, enjoy live music and participate in a cornhole tournament during the Top of the Hops Beer Festival slated for August at The Wharf at Orange Beach.

Top Of The Hops Beer Fest Returns To The Wharf

The Top of the Hops Beer Festival presented by New Belgium will be held Aug. 13 at The Wharf. This is the fifth year for the festival.

Vendors from more than 150 craft beer companies will offer samples in a commemorative sampling mug. Gates will be open from 4-8 p.m.

General admission tickets are $35 until July 22, $40 from July 23-Aug. 12 and $45 at the gate.
VIP tickets, which are $75 in advance or $80 at the gate, give patrons early entry at 3 p.m. to take advantage of a more exclusive beer-tasting experience including a private VIP area with complimentary food from a collection of restaurants at The Wharf from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and an exclusive beer selection not available to the general public.

Brew University will hold educational sessions throughout the afternoon on topics such as pairing beer with food, Brewing 101, news from around the brewing world and more.

Live music and the official Top of the Hops Cornhole Tournament will also be part of the festival.

The Mixology Garden will offer samplings of hand-crafted beer cocktails crafted by local Orange Beach bartenders.

A condo at The Wharf is an ideal spot to serve as home base during this and other festivals held at the Orange Beach entertainment complex. Other vacation rental accommodations are available in nearby Orange Beach and Gulf Shores.
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