Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Extreme Beerfest

I had eluded to this a few months ago, and now the official announcement came out last week. I'm looking forward to the TipTop venue. It's a move that I believe may make this one, if not the biggest, beer festival in Nebraska. There is also a beer dinner the night before the tasting event.

Here are the details I received from the Crescent Moon/Beertopia:

Extreme Beerfest

When: Saturday, February 6 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Tip Top Ballroom (15th and Cuming, Omaha)
Price: $28 in advance or $33 the day of the fest

Due to overwhelming demand for tickets to this event, we have moved to a much bigger venue. This year’s event will be held downtown in the Tip Top Ballroom across from the new ballpark. 900 tickets are available and due to demand we expect a sellout.

Over 150 of the most extreme beers the world has to offer!...Doppelbocks, Barleywines, Imperial Stouts, Belgian Dubbels, Tripels, Quads and many more rare and unusual beer styles...most beers above 7% ABV

Your ticket gets you a souvenir tasting glass, program, and 4 hours of sampling. Brewery and distributor reps will be onsite to answer your questions.

• Food will be available for purchase on-site
• A free shuttle will run continuously between Beertopia and Tip Top from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
• Because we care about your safety, we encourage you to book a room at the adjacent Downtown Fairfield Inn. The official hotel of the Extreme Beerfest. Offering a $79 room rate for Friday or Saturday. Make a reservation online by linking from our website or by calling the hotel directly at 402-280-1516 giving the group code : EBF

Purchase tickets at Beertopia, Crescent Moon, or online at

Beer Dinner - Extreme Beerfest

When: Friday, February 5 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Tip Top Ballroom (15th and Cuming, Omaha)
Price: $45 (includes four course dinner paired with beer)
Key Note Speaker: John McDonald (Founder and President of Boulevard Brewing Company)

Don’t miss your chance to attend our first ever Extreme Beerfest Beer Dinner. Enjoy a fabulous 4 course meal expertly paired with Boulevard’s Smokestack Beers. President and Brewery founder John McDonald will be on hand to discuss the history and philosophies of Boulevard Brewing Co., one of the largest and most successful craft brewers in the nation.

Seating for this dinner is limited and will likely sell out. Call Beertopia at 402-905-2603 today to reserve your spots.

1 comment:

nickspies said...


Aaron Bush from Beertopia sent me a few more details earlier this week.

The beer dinner will be hosted by John McDonald of Boulevard Brewing. He's the president of the company. There are not quite sure what the menu will be. Boulevard and Brandeis Catering are working together to put the menu out. As soon as they know more they will let the public know. They are focusing on the Smoke Stack series of beers. They will have a limit of 100 participants.