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2nd annual Top of the Hops Beer Festival is coming on April 9, 2011

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For all those that participaated in last year's Top of the Hops Beer Festival, I don't have to tell you what a great event it was. But for those who didn't, here's the scoop directly from their press release:



Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cajundome Convention Center – Lafayette, LA

LAFAYETTE, LA - Red Mountain Entertainment and Blue Deuce Entertainment are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Top of the Hops Beer Festival – Lafayette presented by Abita Beer, Saturday, April 9th at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette, Louisiana from 2pm – 6pm.

Top of the Hops Beer Festival – Lafayette will showcase the growing popularity of craft beers from around the country and the world in a relaxed and friendly environment. Patrons will receive a commemorative sampling mug and have access to unlimited, two-ounce sampling of over 150 craft beers in the Burgersmith, ZEA Rotisserie and Grill, and The Green Room Beer Gardens. The festival will also feature the Sam Adams Brew University Education Area where patrons will enjoy beer seminars such as Cooking with Beer, Brewing 101 and other beer education sessions. Come enjoy the 2nd Annual Top of the Hops Beer Festival – Lafayette with live music, food and fun games like cornhole.

The Party Central VIP Ticket will gain patrons access to the festival one hour early at 1pm to take advantage of a more exclusive beer tasting experience. The VIP ticket allows entry to the private Party Central VIP Area with complimentary food from 2pm – 5pm and an EXCLUSIVE beer selection not available to the general public.

Tickets to the Top of the Hops Beer Festival – Lafayette are $35.00 in advance and $40.00 the day of the festival. VIP tickets are $60.00 in advance and the day of the festival. There is also a General Admission Designated Driver ticket available for $15 and a VIP Designated Driver ticket for $25 for those patrons that will not be sampling beer.

Tickets to the festival go on-sale Friday, February 25th at 10am at the Cajundome Box Office, through, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 800.745.3000.

Top of the Hops Beer Festival – Lafayette presented by Abita Beer is sponsored in part by Burgersmith, ZEA Rotisserie & Grill, The Greenroom, Party Central, DRAFT Magazine, Rouses, Anheuser-Busch Responsibility Matters, Nite Town, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Courtesy Automotive, Independent Weekly, Cox and Townsquare Media.

**Top of the Hops Beer Festival – Lafayette believes in responsible drinking and does not promote mass consumption. Local taxi cab companies will be made aware of the event in advance and taxi service phone numbers will be listed prominently in the festival guide.

For more information, visit, call Betsy Avant at 205.714.5933 or Heidi Champagne at 337.265.2355.

You won't find a bigger selection of craft beer anywhere in Acadiana. Be sure to check out the great speakers planned for the Sam Adams Brew University. Last year there some were great give-aways for all the participants. If you are a beer connoisseur or just love beer, this is the place to be.