Independent Craft Hops Festival Launches in Abu Dhabi
HustleFest, the nation’s first-ever craft brew festival, is set to take place on February 28th and 29th on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
HustleFest aims to be more than simply a block party, the two-day family friendly festival will be a platform for a growing regional community of folks who truly appreciate the art of hops. Over 30 never-before-tasted in the UAE beverages will be on offer during HustleFest from nine US craft breweries. From citrusy, refreshing suds to deep, malty brews, there will be something for all tastes at the country’s first craft hops festival.
Top brewers hailing from Colorado, Louisiana and Pennsylvania will be on tap all weekend to lead tastings, talks and trainings that will crack open the secrets to their craft. Yas Marina’s mouthwatering food outlets will be turning their attention to the fest, offering festival-goers dishes designed for pairing with the unique flavors of small-batch hops.
Entry to the event is free with registration, and tasting packages are available for purchase at the entrance. For AED 100, the ‘Tastemakers’ package provides an official HustleFest tasting glass and affords three complimentary samples. For only AED 200, the ‘Brewmasters’ VIP tasting package comes with a commemorative Teku style glass, three full size samples and a guided tour of the best on offer at the festival, curated by one of the festival’s hops experts. Half pint pours are available for purchase for those who want to experience more of their favorite crafts.
There will be plenty of entertainment too over the weekend, with live performances from some of the best DJs and musicians, including DJ Bliss, DJ Kaboo and Paddyman.
Both entry packages come with a HustleFest passport that contains information about each visiting brewery, guidance on how best to taste craft hops, and plenty of space for tasting notes. True hops explorers who get a stamp in their HustleFest passport from each vendor will walk away with a unique souvenir of their sudsy adventures.
SKA Brewing; Durango, CO, USA
Telluride Brewing Co; Telluride, CO, USA
Parish Brewing Company; Broussard, LA, USA
Urban South Brewery; New Orleans, LA, USA
Birthright Brewing Company; Nazareth, PA, USA
East End Brewing Company; Pittsburgh, PA, USA
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company; Shawnee on Delaware, PA, USA
Susquehanna Brewing Company; Pittston, PA, USA
For more information visit www.hustlefest2020.com