Each year, Big Bend Brewing Co. celebrates Valentineâ€™s Day in Valentine, Texasâ€”the tiny town with a big heart. From the Old Mercantile building, visitors from all over the region gather to experience West Texas hospitality with friends old and new, to dance under the stars to some legendary live music, and get the first taste of the breweryâ€™s new seasonal beer, PasiÃ³n Peppermint Porter.
With visitors expected from all over the region, this yearâ€™s event features:
â€¢ Live Music: Headlined by The Joe Ely Band, Mike & the Moonpies, Crooks and Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars.
â€¢ Seasonal Brew Debut: Brewed especially for this event, the new PasiÃ³n Peppermint Porter.
â€¢ Craft Beer: Big Bend Brewing will also be selling its tried and true brews: Tejas Lager, Terlingua Gold Ale, La Frontera IPA, Big Bend Hefeweizen, and No. 22 Porter
â€¢ Local Vendors and Food Trailers: Merchandise, including shirts, posters and more will be available as well as some food trailers from Marfa to provide non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and meals.
Ticket sales for Valentineâ€™s in Valentine began pre-selling on Dec. 3 and are available exclusively online at BigBendBrewing.com/Valentine.
â€¢ WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 from 3 p.m. â€“ 12 a.m.
â€¢ WHERE: The Old Mercantile, Valentine, Texas
â€¢ TICKETS: $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Tickets for individuals 11-21 years of age are $10 at the gate. Tickets are on sale online at BigBendBrewing.com/Valentine.
â€¢ FOOD AND BEER: All five Big Bend Brewing beers will be available for purchase for $3/can. PasiÃ³n Peppermint Porter will be available for purchase for $15/bottle and $5/draft. Local food vendors will be on hand for non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and meals.
About The Old Mercantile Building
Valentine, Texas has been virtually abandoned for 70 years and has fewer than 200 residents. The Old Mercantile Building, the location for Valentineâ€™s in Valentine, sat empty for years when Big Bend Brewing began a slow restoration process in 2012 and held the first event here in 2013. The Mercantile was originally established in 1907 as the Johnson Grocery building and once served as a bustling hub of the community, Valentine residents frequented the mercantile for daily needs such as banking, picking up groceries and even catching the train. Today, there is a fully renovated stage for live music, an old roping arena and horse stalls lining the property. Big Bend Brewing is proud to, once again, make this a vibrant hub of the community each Valentineâ€™s Day.