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Chad and Nellie Montgomery are the sole driving force behind planning the Big Texas Beer Fest. Make no mistake, a lot of our friends have stepped up along the way and helped us out in uncountable ways. Without help, none of this would be possible.
Chad and Nellie visited Denver, CO in September 2010 to attend the Great American Beer Festival and had a phenomenal time. The entire city came alive with beer events that happened organically as a result of the amazing beer festival that culminated at the end of the week. Already in year two, we’re starting to see some of that organic event growth in the week leading up to and following Big Texas Beer Fest!
Many of these events benefit charity, bring good people together to drink amazing beers, focus on everything craftbeer, promote small businesses (breweries, restaurants, great bars, and more), and local economy. We both wondered why Dallas had no craftbeer festival. While we didn’t know the answer, we knew that this had to be corrected.
We’re not entrepreneurs by design, but out of necessity to create the Big Texas Beer Fest. We’re just two people who love great beer, small businesses, supporting local charities, and festivals.
Chad Montgomery by day is a Customer Care/Operations Manager of a local IT-consulting firm for small businesses in Dallas. His favorite styles of beer are Belgians, sours, Russian imperial stouts, and English barley wines. He loves photography, music, traveling, professional football, movies, and technology. He’s also a college student in his spare time.
Nellie Montgomery by day works for a regional architecture firm. She’s a graduate of UT Arlington and Boston Architectural College. Her favorite styles of beer are sours, porters, and coffee-infused beers. She loves photography, architecture, professional basketball, and traveling. She’s an amateur photographer in her spare time.
The most important thing we want to emphasize is that by the time this festival is over, we want the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex to have an event they’re proud of. This event doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to you, the festival attendees. We hope the event has a massive cultural, philanthropic, and economic impact.