Join members of the Pflugerville community on Saturday, April 13, and enjoy live music, food trucks and craft beer at the second annual Wild West Brewfest.

The event will be hosted by The Rotary Club of Pflugerville, a group of citizens dedicated to volunteering and meeting needs in their community. The organization, which is open to all individuals, supports many local nonprofit organizations such as Libraries of Love, the Circle of Hope Community Center and Senior Access.

“We volunteer our time, our skills and our resources to address the needs in our community and to solve issues that we can,” said Treasurer Barbara Najera. “We have three fundraisers a year. We've awarded over 400,000 in scholarships since our founding back in 1996.”

Proceeds from this year’s Wild West Brewfest will be put toward giving scholarships to high school seniors and to support other charitable organizations.

Guests at the event can sample craft beer from approximately 50 breweries and enjoy live music from six bands. The event focuses on highlighting local breweries such as Austin Beerworks, Austin East Ciders, Blue Owl Brewing, Big Country Organic Brewing, Lone Pint Brewing, Meridian Hive, Power Brewing Project and more.

The event will also provide an opportunity for Pflugerville residents to get to know one another.

“We're bringing together not just some awesome breweries, but we're bringing the community together,” said Committee Chair Eli Alborn. “It really comes down to a celebration to do good for the community.”

Beer enthusiasts can purchase tickets to the VIP tent, which will feature 32 exclusive taps to sample.

“VIP guests also get to have free snacks and small bites from some of our community supporters and restaurants such as Growler Bar, Shakers and Nothing Bundt Cakes,” Alborn said.

For people who don’t drink beer, the event will have ciders, wine, seltzers and free water throughout the event.

Last year was the first Wild West Brewfest in Pflugerville and Alborn said it was gratifying to see members of the community get to know one another.

“We brought people from the community together,” Alborn said. “We had an awesome time and at the end of the day we did some awesome things by helping support the community and help provide scholarships for high school students.”

One aspect of the event that will be new this year is a launch party the night before the festival. On Friday, March 12 from 7-10 p.m., guests can enjoy beer tastings, food samples, a DJ and a live auction.

Additionally, many of the featured breweries will be new to the festival this year.

“I'm already super stoked that over 50% of our breweries are new breweries that were not at the brew fest last year,” Alborn said.

Putting on a large event like Wild West Brewfest would be impossible without help from volunteers, Alborn said. Thirteen event captains, members of the Rotary Club of Pflugerville and community members are heavily involved with the production of this event.

“It takes almost 200 volunteers to make this event successful,” Alborn said.

Pflugerville residents who want to volunteer at Wild West Brewfest will receive a free t-shirt and free admission to the event.

To sign up to volunteer or to purchase tickets, visit General admission costs $50 and guests can purchase VIP tickets for $150.

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