Thank you for making the first four years of the Harbor Island International Beer Festival a success! From the first drop of beer, your support and feedback has blown us away. Sadly, despite the enthusiasm all of us have for this event, we will not be able to host the festival this year. This was not an easy decision to make, and we will certainly miss celebrating what would have been our fifth year with all of you, our greatest fans and supporters.
HiiBF is our favorite event of the year, and although we are saddened by our decision, we are excited for what's in store for the future—namely, our partnership with Decadent Ales. This project is among the most ambitious we have taken on, and we can confidently say that when the brewery opens in Mamaroneck, your patience will be greatly rewarded. We are also in the process of reimagining HiiBF with new experiences, new brews, and a new name: Harborfest.
While we are sorry to disappoint those of you who were looking forward to 2018's HiiBF, we hope that you can rest assured knowing that, like a cellared bottle of Goose Island's Bourbon County, 2019's new and improved Harborfest will be worth the wait.
Cheers & Love from your Half Time family