Friday Nov 18th
6pm – 10pm

FREE PARKING • Venetian Gardens
201 E Dixie Ave. • Leesburg, Florida

Leesburg Craft Beer Girl

Welcome to the Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival!

Come experience this colorful, festive and popular event as you travel from station to station around the Islands of Venetian Gardens sampling over 25 different Craft Beers, Wines from around the world and a variety of Food from the regions best restaurants. The Islands are decorated with a dazzling array of holiday lights complimented by live music and plenty of seating for you, your friends & family! As you enter, you’ll be given a guide that explains the offerings at each station and even provides a way for you to keep track of your favorites! It’s a Blast!!!

Festive Atmosphere!

Great Fun!

Over 25 Craft Beers!

Wide Variety of Wines!

Fantastic Food!

Get Tickets!

ONLY $30!

In advance – $40 at the door
21 years of age or older only.

or
Call 877-318-0069

What is Craft Beer?

Well, there are varying definitions, but all generally agree that Craft Beer comes from small independent brewers that make less than 2 million barrels a year, but many make far less. Although craft beers use traditional ingredients like malted barley and hops, Craft Brewers add different and unique flavors and processes. This is what makes sampling Craft Beers so much fun. Like the variety of different wines, different craft beers go with different occasions and complement different foods. Here’s what we have on tap for you!

In advance – $40 at the door
21 years of age or older only.

What’s on Tap!!

Tap or Click on beer logo to learn more!

Craft Beer Stations Sponsored by:

Leesburg Craft Beer Girl

Wines From Around The World!

France, Germany, South America, California, Florida and More! Sample wines from the area’s finest wine stores and wineries. Discover the wonderful “bouquet” of flavors from a variety of different types of wines. What goes best when pairing wines with foods and more. A Wine Lovers Delight!

Wines Provided By:

Wines Provided by Two Old Hags

  • Kenwood – Cabernet Sauvignon (California,Sonoma) Intense aromas of cherry and raspberry are followed by aromatic notes of fresh sage and forest floor. Smooth and approachable tannins with an excellent finish.
  • The Sum – Red Blend (California,St.Helna) – The 2013 vintage of The Sum boasts an inky deep purple color accompanied a lovely nose of blueberries, espresso, and dark chocolate. Full bodied and multilayered, this wine exhibits what can be achieved through meticulous winemaking and blending. A fantastic wine that will quite easily age for 15 to 20 years but that it also shows wonderfully right away.
  • Laird – Chardonnay (California) – Our Cold Creek Chardonnay is grown in the slightly cooler microclimate of the Sonoma side of the Los Carneros district to the west, where thick fog and cool marine winds protect its tender skins. Indigenous to the Burgundy region of France, Clones 15 and 95 at a 50:50 ratio exhibit an approachable style and luminous, golden color.
  • Bitch Grenache – (Spain) Bitch, a provocatively named 100% Grenache from R Wines, achieves the potential of this difficult-to-grow grape. Winemakers Chris Ringland and Lisa Wetherell use fruit from the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Yields from the 25-year-old vines grown in sand over clay are modest, 3 to 5 tons an acre. Fleshy and round, with tons of jammy strawberry and raspberry fruit, this is neither shy nor light in the alcohol department, but it’s so darn hard to bitch about the heat, when there is so much lip-smackingly good fruit!
  • Bitch White -(Spain) 100% Viura from bush and double cordon trained vines of 15 to 40 years of age that are planted on light sandy soils of limestone and clay. Harvested at moderate ripeness, it is fermented in tank at low temperatures followed by extended aging on its lees. Viura is the traditional white grape of Rioja and Aragona. Aroma of honeydew melon, with a hint of musk. On the palate, it is soft, juicy and with juicy fruit flavors, with structured acidity that makes the second glass obligatory.
  • Bitch Bubbly -(Spain) Bitch Bubbly is a non-vintage Rose Sparkling wine. The color is a vibrant deep pink with scarlet hues. The bubbles are extensive and the bead is fine and active. Seductive aromas of ripe red berries and Honey-crisp apples tease you to take a sip. The mouthfeel is sexy and unctuous, with juicy black cherries, strawberry conserve and red currants vying for attention. The fruit ripeness is superbly balanced with a subtle dose of acidity making for a crisp refreshing finish. Serve this wine to your loved one as an Aperitif or, with a chocolate or fruit based dessert.

Wines Provided by Starlight Ballroom

  • Robert Mondavi Cabernet – Dark fruits of black cherry, plum and blackberry are layered seamlessly with sweet spice, herbal, dark earth and a touch of sweet tobacco to accompany the rich concentration, silky tannins and long finish that we look forward to in our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon each year.
  • Robert Mondavi Merlot – Deep black plum, cassis, violet, fresh dark earth and herb flavors flow seamlessly on a silky palate to a deliciously long, velvety finish.
  • Robert Mondavi Chardonnay– Fragrantly ripe Anjou pear with fresh orange blossom on the nose complement hints of exotic green almond, lemon zest, and white grapefruit with a touch of creaminess on the palate created by battonage.
  • Robert Mondavi White Zinfandal– A dry to sweet, pink-colored blush wine. White Zinfandel is made from the Zinfandel wine grape, which would otherwise produce a bold and spicy red wine. White Zinfandel is not a grape variety but a method of processing Zinfandel grapes.

Sample Food From The Areas Best Restaurants!

This is not just cheese and crackers. Not even close! Sample foods from the areas finest restaurants traversing from entrees to desserts. Top Chef’s pull out all the stops in providing you cuisine that will delight your palate! Steak, Roasts, Chicken, Soups, Fruit, Cakes, Cookies and more!

What’s on Tap!!

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Participating Restaurants

Soda & Water Provided by

Leesburg Craft Beer Girl

Live Music Perfect for the Occasion!

The Leesburg Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival wouldn’t be complete without the finest musicians in the area filling the air with not only great music, but great entertainment as well.

Who’s Playing?!

Justin Heet

Justin Heet

Jusin Heet of the new-millennium is sitting at the apex of the great American music: Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Country, Rock ‘N Roll! They are one of the only remaining Dinosaurs on the planet; no “tracks” or technology enhancement. Justin Heet is David Tinny, Ric Stott, Kenny Hicks & Bobby Croft. Occasionally augmented by Kelly Jarrard, Bob Merrell, Alex Bodytko, Greg Went & Larry Hoppen.


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201 E Dixie Ave. • Leesburg, FL. 34748

Craft Beer Festival

Venetian Gardens
201 E Dixie Ave.
Leesburg,FL 34748