Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Beer Festival in Bancroft

I received an email from a reader directing me to a link for a beer festival in Bancroft. The other cool thing is that it got me to follow yet another blog, Sioux Brew. This is a blog written on beer for the Sioux City paper.

Anyway, here is the press release from the story. Also, please send me stories if you have them, it can only benefit someone else.

From a press release:

Besides being a renowned writer and Nebraska’s “Poet Laureate in Perpetuity,” John G. Neihardt loved good beer.

On August 1st that love will come full circle in the first annual “Bancroft Neihardt Beer Festival,” a specialty beer-tasting fund-raiser sponsored by the Neihardt Foundation.

The fest will be held at the Country Pub, 409 Main Street in Bancroft on Saturday, August 1st from 7 to 9 PM.

More than 20 brews provided by area distributors and brew pubs will be available for sampling, along with appetizers, a demonstration of home brewing, and a silent auction of specialty items. “We’ll be serving up a healthy helping of good cheer for a good cause,” said Event Coordinator Paul Hammel.

Contributors to the beer festival include: Nebraska Wine and Spirits, Premier Midwest Beverage, Budweiser of Norfolk, Johnson Bros. Distributing, Spiker Ales of Cortland, Lazlo’s of Lincoln and Gottberg Brewery of Columbus.

Tickets are $20 and $25. Purchasing a $25 in advance includes a beautifully etched glass Neihardt mug. Proceeds benefit the Neihardt Foundation’s programs and projects of the Neihardt State Historical Site, which requires additional private funding to operate.

Tickets are available through the Neihardt Site and at several businesses in the Bancroft area.

This event is the evening before the state legislated Neihardt Day Celebration with a full program of presentations and an art exhibit beginning at 1:30 PM on Sunday, August 2nd at the Neihardt State Historic Site, 306 W. Elm Street.

For more information on either event and to order tickets, call 1-888-777-4667 or 1-402-648-3388 or e-mail.

Must be 21 to participate.

1 comment:

nickspies said...

Sounds like it might be fun. However, Vej and I are going to Colorado to visit our friend and visit the breweries. I believe Vej used to live there at one point.

If anyone goes, or is planning to go, please post comment.