Join us at our 2nd annual craft beer festival celebrating great local Florida craft beer as well as various accomplished breweries from around the country. Harbinger Fest will bring breweries and beer enthusiasts from across the region together one Saturday afternoon for an unlimited sampling of over 100 fresh beers of all styles and tastes. Your familiar craft favorites, rare finds and some of America’s next great craft beers are waiting for you in Lakeland. There will also be retail vendors, concessions, and live music all day long. We look forward to seeing you for an afternoon of great beer and great friends!

General Admission to the event at 1:00pm
Commemorative tasting glass
Unlimited samples from over 100 beers
Access to concessions & vendors
VIP Admission to the event at 12:00pm
Access to an exclusive bottle share in the Tasting Room
1st access to purchase barrel aged special release bottles
Complimentary Harbinger Fest T-shirt
Complimentary tasting glass
Access to concessions & vendors

Last Call: 5:30pm • Last Drop Poured: 5:45 • Event Ends 6:00pm

Full List of 2016 Participating Breweries

Brewery Beer Style ABV
21st Amendment Toaster Pastry India Style Red Ale 7.6%
2nd Shift Unicorn Killer Saison / Farmhouse Ale 7.6%
Katy Sour / Wild Ale (Brett) 5.4%
Chateau La Douchebag (Barrel Aged) Sour / Wild Ale (Brett) 6.0%
4 Hands Snake Oil IPA 6.5%
Chocolate Milk Stout Sweet Stout 5.5%
Dakine Tropical IPA 6.0%
4 Hands/Wicked Weed Super Flare IPA 6.5%
Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin Spice / Herb /Vegetable / IPA 7.0%
Bell’s Brewery Oarsman Tart Wheat 4.0%
Roundhouse American Amber/Red Ale 7.5%
Expedition Stout Russian Imperial Stout 10.5%
Booth Brewery Kieuk Session IPA 4.5%
Brew Pop Carmel Graham 8.5%
Haute Boehme 10.0%
If your Bud had Balls 10.4%
Big Red Eye 9.2%
Brown Rice 10.4%
My Bitter Right Arm 8.0%
Ying & Yang Cider 11.0%
Apple Stolls through the Strawberry field Cider 10.0%
Brew Bus
Brew Hub Precursor – caribbean rum barrels Blonde Barleywine 10.0%
Precursor – Bandy barrels Blonde Barleywine 10.0%
Precursor – Chardonnay barrels Blonde Barleywine 10.0%
Eskimo Brothers – Double-Oaked Woodford Reserve Bourbon Imperial Porter 10.0%
Eskimo Brothers – Brandy Barrels Imperial Porter 10.0%
Eskimo Brothers – Caribbean rum barrels Imperial Porter 10.0%
Thunder Axe – Double-Oaked Woodford Reserve Bourbon Smoked Baltic Porter 10.0%
Thunder Axe  – Brandy Barrels Smoked Baltic Porter 10.0%
Thunder Axe – Caribbean Rum Barrels Smoked Baltic Porter 10.0%
Shadow Axe Imperial Porter blended w/ Smoked Baltic Porter 10.0%
Sun Gose Down Gose 5.0%
Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Cider 5.0%
Grand Mimosa Cider 5.0%
Cigar City Seasonal Sneak Chocolate Pumpkin Ale 7.0%
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale 9.6%
Vanilla Maduro Vanilla Brown Ale 5.5%
Barrel Aged Big Sound Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy 8.5%
Marshal Zhukov’s (VIP ONLY) Russian Imperial Stout 11.0%
Darwin Charapa Spiced Porter 7.0%
Ayahuasca Belgian Dubbel 8.0%
Mulatta Chocolate Dumpling Brown Ale 5.2%
Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale Gose 4.9%
Funky Buddha Sweet Potato Casserole Spice/Herb/Vegetable Ale 7.90%
Last Snow Coconut Coffee Porter 6.40%
High Heel Brewing Slingback (GABF 2016 Gold Medal) Perry Ale 5.50%
Too Hop’d To Handle IPA 8.40%
M.I.A. Brewing Big in Japan Specialty Sake Ale 10%
Neon White IPA w/ Blood Orange 7.50%
O’Fallon Brewery 5-Day IPA IPA 6.1%
Wheach Peach Wheat 4.8%
Pumpkin Spice/Herb/Vegetable Ale 5.5%
Ommegang Three Philosophers Belgian Quad 9.70%
Orange Blossom Toasted Coconut Porter American Porter 6%
Orange Blossom Pilsner Squared Imperial Pilsner 11%
Perennial Artisan Ales Meriwether (GABF 2016 Silver Medal) Saison / Farmhouse Ale 5.5%
Saison de Lis Saison / Farmhouse Ale 5.0%
Phins & Feathers Phins &Feathers Pale Ale 6.0%
Saltwater Brewery Locale Golden Ale 3.7%
Screamin Reels IPA 7.0%
Octo fest-bier 5.6%
Pumpkin Puffer Pumpkin Stout 6.0%
Tampa Bay Brew Co. Destroyer Annihilator Oak Aged Doppel Bock 8.4%
Imperial Gourds Gone Wild Imperial Pumpkin Brown Ale 9.2%
The Bruery Autumn Maple Spice/Herb/Vegetable Ale 10%
Potiere (Bourbon Barrel Aged) (VIP ONLY) Old Ale 16.8%
Toppling Goliath Dorothy’s Larger 5.5%
Pseudo Sue Pale Ale 5.8%
Golden nugget IPA 6.0%
SoSus  Double IPA 8.0%
Two Henry’s Roasted Jalapeno Porter American Porter 6.0%
Pineapple Cider Cider 6.2%
Sunset Bikini Ale Pale Ale 4.5%
Uinta Brewing Funk’N Patch (VIP ONLY) Spice/Herb/Vegetable Ale 8%
Urban Chestnut Oachkatzlschwoaf Oktoberfest / Marzen 6.5%

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Harbinger Fest?

Harbinger Fest is Brew Hub’s beer festival held at their Lakeland brewery. More than 100 craft beers will be available to sample from over 25 breweries from across the country. In addition to the beer sampling, there will be live music, food trucks, and local vendors.

When is the event?

Saturday, October 22, 2016. VIP access begins at noon and general admission access begins at 1 p.m.

Last call is 5:30 p.m. Last beer poured is 5:45 p.m. Event ends at 6 p.m.

Where is the event?

Harbinger Fest will take place at Brew Hub’s Lakeland, Florida, brewery located along I-4 at 3900 Frontage Road, Lakeland, Florida 33815.

How much does it cost?

VIP tickets cost $75 ($90 day of) and include unlimited sampling of more than 100 craft beers, access to Brew Hub’s indoor Tasting Room and restrooms, light appetizers, attendance at a bottle-share event and the ability to purchase limited release beers.

General admission tickets cost $35 ($50 day of) and include access to the festival grounds and unlimited sampling of more than 100 craft beers.

Designated driver tickets cost $10 and include access to the festival grounds.

Transportation/general admission tickets cost $60 and include chartered bus transportation to and from the event from Tampa Bay along with general admission to the festival. Transportation tickets must be purchased in advance – there will be no day of transportation tickets available for purchase. The chartered bus will pick up and drop off at Cigar City Brewing – Cigar City Brewing .

Can I buy tickets on-site the day of the festival?

Yes. Festival staff will be on hand to sell tickets the day of the event. Credit Cards and Cash are both accepted.

How big are the samples? How many samples do I get?

Guests of the festival receive one 5 oz. commemorative sampling glass. Sampling is unlimited.

Is food available?

Details Coming

What bands are playing?

Details Coming

Is the event family friendly?

Harbinger fest is for guests 21 years of age and older. All guests must have a valid ID to enter the festival.

Can we bring our dog?

No. Pets are not allowed access to the festival.

Where do I park?

Parking is available in the lots surrounding Brew Hub. We’ll have staff in front of our building to direct you in the right location. 

Can I exit and re-enter the festival?

No. Once you exit there is no reentry allowed.

Is there anything other than beer to drink?

Water stations will be available to guests and concession vendors will be selling a variety of craft sodas, lemonades and other non-alcoholic beverages.