It's first event of its kind in Laredo: Border Beer Fest 2012 will be the first ever beer celebration in the Gateway City, giving South Texas a chance to experience the flavors of more than 100 different beers from around the world including Germany, Japan, Turkey, England and domestic brews from all over the U.S.
Wednesday night was the big announcement and people from the community were on hand to talk about the upcoming event.
The 2012 Beer Fest will be Saturday, February 4th, at the LIFE Downs Pavilion.
Doors open at 6 pm and the event runs through 11 pm.
Tickets are $15 pre-sale for people choosing beer and food, while those who choose not to drink beer can buy their ticket for $10.
Proceeds from the Border Beer Fest go to benefit the South Texas Academic Rising Scholars and the Rio Grande International Study Center.