Many people may not realize that beer can actually be good for you, so long as it is not over-consumed. The healthful benefits of beer include anti-cancer properties, decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases, increased bone density, prevention of dementia and coronary disease, digestive system support, anti-ageing properties, as well as treatment for diabetes, gallstones, kidney stones, osteoporosis and hypertension, according to Organic Facts (www.organicfacts.net).
Here’s a great reason to share a pint or two with friends, while also benefiting the San Antonio Food Bank. Make plans to participate in the 11th Annual San Antonio Beer Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15. Enjoy a beautiful fall day at Dignowity and Lockwood parks while tasting more than 400 premium and craft beers from 150+ breweries from around the world. Hosted by the San Antonio Current, this is the largest beer festival in San Antonio and features unique casks, live music, interactive games, a wine garden, food trucks and booths, local vendors and much more.
Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy sipping on a selection of everything from porters and stouts to pilsners, wheats and Belgians. Pre-sale VIP tickets (early entry at 12 p.m.) are $70 and include a limited edition keychain and bottle opener, VIP cool-off zones, lanyard, VIP parking, catered food and a branded swag bag. General admission (entry at 1:30 p.m.) is $30 and includes entrance into the beer festival and a beer sample card for use between 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Food Bank.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.sanantoniobeerfestival.com.