Sarasota, FL (Oct. 17, 2013) - The third annual International Beer Festival will kick off this year’s Tour of Homes, and will be held from 5 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 on Main Street at Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

There are three different ticket levels to choose from this year. Pre-purchased tickets will be available in advance for the following: Bronze level – $25, includes unlimited craft and specialty samples; Silver level – $35, includes unlimited craft and specialty samples and full 16 oz. domestics; and VIP –$65, includes a one-hour pre-party at Polo Grill with unlimited food, select seasonal and craft beers, unlimited craft and specialty samples and full 16 oz. domestics in a collectible Tervis Tumbler. The beer sampling will start at 5 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Food from local Lakewood Ranch restaurants, as well as a variety of fine wines, will be available for purchase. Entertainment will be provided by Pitbull Toddler, and wear your best Halloween costume to take part in the $500 costume contest! Lakewood Ranch has teamed up with Brewed Life to help organize the event and Gold Coast Eagle Distributing to provide all of the beer for the event. Sponsors include LWR Communities, Gold Coast Distributing, BrightHouse Networks and Bay News 9.

Part of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Humane Society of Manatee County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit Animal Rescue organization.

This fall, Lakewood Ranch presents its annual Tour of Homes from Oct. 26 through Nov. 18. Make plans to stop by one of the Lakewood Ranch information centers to pick up a tour guide map. Models will be open daily, including the private showcase homes at the exclusive Lake Club village as well as the private, gated Country Club East village. Stop in to see the models in our newest village, Esplanade; and Haddington and Windy Hill, the newest neighborhoods in Country Club East.

About Lakewood Ranch
Lakewood Ranch is the 17,500-acre award winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more 18,000 residents and features A-rated schools, a hospital, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, the Ancient Oak Gun Club, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and four million square feet of commercial property.

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