As of Friday, May 25th Port City Brewfest has been cancelled. They commented on their Facebook page that only 20 tickets had been sold and that it was determined there was not enough interest to hold the event.
Free The Hops (FTH), hosts of Rocket City Brewfest (Huntsville, AL) and Magic City Brewfest (Birmingham, AL), added a third fest to their schedule this year. The inaugural Port City Brewfest will be held at Cooper Riverside Park in Mobile, AL on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014.
Port City Brewfest is an event dedicated to learning about craft beer and sampling the best that Alabama has to offer. There will be 200+ individual beers available, including many rare, specialty and cask ales which have never been seen before in Alabama (and may never be seen again).
The full list of participating breweries / beers will be posted on the official website in the near future. Advance tickets are $33.50 and can be bought through Ticketmaster. Tickets at the gate will be $38. Admission for designated drivers, accompanying a general admission attendee, is free.
The festival uses a "Penny a Pour" system, which is a reasonable and charitable method of working within the law without overburdening the attendees:
State law and ABC regulations do not allow us to give “unlimited free samples.” The gate price gets you admission to the festival. Once inside you will be charged $0.01 for each beer sample, which we donate to charity (In 2011, $298.33 for tornado relief in Alabama during the Magic City Brewfest in Birmingham). We utilize the honor system so you can leave a quarter in one bucket and enjoy 25 samples.
Event: Port City Brewfest
Location: Cooper Riverside Park, Mobile, AL
When: Saturday, May 3rd 4 - 8pm
Updated due to cancellation of event.