This popular craft beer-tasting event is Saturday, April 9, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Join SCCF on the grounds of SCCF’s Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, for great craft beer, live music, dancing, and a few surprises.
“Beer in the Bushes has become the unofficial End-of-Season Party,” said SCCF’s Jeff Siwicke, creator of the event. “Whether you’re looking for new craft beer tastings, great food, world-class music or just a chance to catch up with fellow islanders at the end of a very busy tourist season, Beer in the Bushes is the place to be.”
The headliner this year will be Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers. The New Orleans natives are award-winning favorites of Jazz Fest and HBO’s hit show “Treme.” Kermit Ruffins is an unabashed entertainer who plays trumpet with a bright, silvery tone, sings with off-the-cuff charm, and knows how to get the party going.
Come and vote for your favorite beer as eight local craft breweries compete for the SCCF People’s Choice Award: Point Ybel Brewing Company (the defending champs of 2015), Ft. Myers Brewing Company, Momentum Brewhouse, Old Soul Brewing, Naples Beach Brewery and Palm City Brewing, Bury Me Brewing, and Cape Coral Brewing Company.
Four local food trucks will keep everyone happy and full. All tickets include $10 in TruxBux redeemable for dinner choices from any of the trucks.
“Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor – The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company – as well as the Host Committee and other corporate sponsors, we’re able to keep ticket pricing down,” said SCCF Executive Director Erick Lindblad. “We couldn’t make Beer in the Bushes the good time it is without their generous support.”
Guests will have a great evening while helping to support SCCF’s mission of conserving coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed.
Reservations and advance payment are requested; register online at sccfbeer.eventbrite.com.