Jan 29, 2016 to February 7, 2016

DeLand Craft Beer Festival was started in 2010 by two local beer enthusiasts, Todd Carpenter and Vinnie Morrissey. With an attendance of around 450 people, the first DeLand Craft Beer Festival included a large component of public education focusing on craft beer brands.  Since then the event has expanded to encompass an entire week devoted to craft beer in Volusia County with nearly 4000 people attending beer week events.

Volusia Beer Week, formerly DeLand Craft Beer Week started in 2013 and has hosted events from Ormond Beach to Sanford. Events include pint nights, special bottle releases, rare and limited draft releases, art and music events, beer dinners and brunches, beer tastings, meet the brewer events, educational sessions, a homebrew competition and the signature event, DeLand Craft Beer Festival.

This year's Volusia Beer Week Premier Events include the #DrinkVolusia Bus Tour, Brews and Bowties, and DeLand Craft Beer Festival.  These events started as a way to benefit our community and they continue to support the community that supports us.  One hundred percent of the proceeds from these Premier Events go to support the Craft Beverage Community in Volusia County and MainStreet DeLand Association, a 501c3 charity, to support their efforts dedicated to supporting and enhancing the economic development of Historic Downtown DeLand while protecting and promoting DeLand's historic heritage.

#DrinkVolusia Bus Tour

January 30, 2016

Noon to 8:00pm

Take a Bus Tour of Volusia County Breweries.  The #DrinkVolusia Bus Tour will begin at Odd Elixir Meads in Downtown DeLand and will take you on a tour of 6 additional Volusia County Breweries.  Your ticket includes bus transportation from Odd Elixir, one featured drink at each stop, and the camaraderie of 35 fellow beer enthusiasts!

Tickets - TBA

Participating Breweries: TBA

Brews & Bowties: A Dinner Gastronomic Proportions

February 4, 2016

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Brews & Bowties is a Beer Pairing dinner like no other.  It features 12 area restaurants partnered with 12 rare and unique beers.  Tickets are limited to 100 people and the event is held in Historic Artisan Alley in Downtown DeLand.

Previous dinners have had some amazing pairings.  Among the favorites were Gas Full Service's Chipolte Cinnamon Beef Taco Sliders with Terrapin Cinnamon Roll'd Wake n Bake, Spanish River Grill's Mulled Stout Braised Pork Belly with CCB Humidor Series Smoked Imperial Stout and Sweet Spot's Palo Santo Ice Cream with 2012 DFH Palo Santo Marron, just to name a few.

Tickets - $35, advance sales only (tickets go on sale December 1st)

Participating Breweries: TBA

Participating Restaurants: TBA

2016 DeLand Craft Beer Festival

February 6, 2016

1:00pm to 5:00pm

The 7th Annual DeLand Craft Beer Festival features 100 Breweries and over 350 different beers. Beers include Rare and Vintage Beers, Cask Beers, over 50 Florida Breweries,  and 3 Homebrew Clubs from all across Central Florida.

DeLand Craft Beer Festival is located in Historic Downtown DeLand on Georgia Avenue. Tickets include unlimited samples from 1 to 5 and access to the Brewing Demonstration provided by Sanford Homebrew Shop.

Tickets - $35 in advance, $40 at the gate (tickets go on sale December 1st)

DeLand Craft Beer Festival is a Rain or Shine Event.  This is a 21 and Up event and ALL attendees must have a photo ID.  No ID No Entry.  No infants or pets allowed.

Parking Map

Participating Breweries: TBA

Note: The Krewe of Amalee have scheduled their Mardi Gras Dog Parade for the same day as the DeLand Craft Beer Festival.  The parade begins at 11am and will be wrapping up right about the time the festival begins.  Please plan appropriately to avoid delays on entry. The entry gate will be located at the intersection of Georgia and Florida Ave to alleviate some of the potential traffic issues on Woodland Blvd.