To All Our Incredible Supporters!
As many of your already know, due to an issue with spacing, earlier this year we were unable to host our 8th Annual Space Coast Craft Beer Festival. This event has become near and dear to our hearts, as it had become the largest and longest running festival of its kind in East Central Florida.
From the outset, we established this event as a means to give back to our community while also bringing attention to the incredible offerings and growth in the craft beer market. With your support, The Space Coast Craft Beer Festival has enabled us to raise and donate over $50k of the over $250k our restaurant has donated to charity since we were established in 2009.
It is with great regret that we must announce that we will be ending our annual festival. Given the amount of time and resources it takes to put together such a massive event, and our desire to only host a first class event, we feel we can no longer host an event that will meet both the expectations of our guests and ourselves. We will continue to support our local community and its children.
The Space Coast Early Intervention Center, the benefactor for six of the seven years of our previous festivals, could not be a more worthy cause. SCEIC has inspired multiple decades of children, parents and community members to seek a better life for all children in their inclusion model. We hope that you will consider further support of this organization, their incredible staff and inspirational children.
From a fifty-brewery festival in front of our restaurant in 2011, to the 100-brewery juggernaut in 2017, we have remained so very grateful for your support. Know that we will continue to support our community, and hope that you will continue to join us in that endeavor!
Kevin E Menard
Chair, Space Coast Craft Beer Festival
Chief Sampler, The Broken Barrel Tavern