Now in its 8th year, Labor of Love Homebrew Competition & Festival returns with more festivities, homebrewers, local vendors, and of course, beer! Listen to live local bands as you sample craft beer in its purest form from dozens of local hobbyists and aspiring professional brewers. The beers range from local twists on traditional styles to one-of-a-kind works of art with exotic and unexpected ingredients.

Several winning homebrew teams from the past seven years of Labor of Love have gone on to become full production breweries, and each year the winning beer recipe is produced by Deep Ellum Brewing and released commercially for a limited time.

Last year’s winner is Long Haul CDL by Big Rig Brew Crew and will be available for purchase in the taproom. To make Labor of Love even better, September 1st is Beer-to-Go Day, meaning that we’ll officially be allowed to sell Long Haul CDL in crowlers for you to enjoy at home.

You must have a Labor of Love Membership ($10) to sample homebrew. Your annual membership includes a unique Labor of Love tasting glass (pictured above), unlimited samples of homebrew at the festival, and immediate access to Deep Ellum’s Brew Buzz newsletter. Deep Ellum beers will be sold separately in the Taproom.

Enjoy live musical performances by these great local artists as you sample local home brew. We couldn’t ask for a better Labor Day weekend!


Taylor Young Band
“Born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Was a touring rock drummer, a psychedelic robed percussionist, and frontman for a folk-country duo. Now I have a bunch of new songs…kinda country, kinda spacey, kinda pop.”


Bryce Bangs
“With a stop-in-your-tracks voice and a blues-tinged backing band rollicking behind him, Bangs seems poised for a breakthrough. His songs, like the swampy “Chasing That Gold” and the sinewy “Belmont Tiff,” echo Jack White-esque garage rock.”


Atlantis Aquarius
“Born from the stars and rooted in Texas, Atlantis Aquarius blends atmospheric psychedelia with golden era rock and roll. Th EP, Nibirian Sun’s title track is in frequent rotation on indie radio and featured on international Spotify playlists.”


Thanks for supporting local beer and homebrew culture. We wouldn’t be here without it. Love Runs Deep!