The University of St. Thomas hosted its first Celt Beer Fest on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6-10 p.m.
Festival director and UST associate psychology professor Jo Meir-Marquis said all proceeds from the event will be used to provide study abroad scholarships for students.
“I have been wanting to do this for a couple of years, but things really came together this year,” said Meir-Marquis, who is also co-director of the UST study abroad program.
Pre-sale tickets were sold online for $35 and tickets purchased at the gate were $45. Each ticket included eight 3-oz. pours from any brewery at the festival, a hot dog named the Celt Dog and a free Celt Beer Fest beer glass.
The signature Celt Dog is a hot dog made by Aramark, the University’s meal provider. It consists of an all-beef hot dog topped with red and yellow bell peppers, french-fried onions and a spicy red sauce.
Breweries at the Fest included: Saint Arnold, Celis, Eureka Heights Brew Co., 8th Wonder, No Label, Spindle Tap, Four Corners, Twisted, 11 Below, and Houston Cider.
The event was only open to people age 21 and over.