Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Omaha Beer Fest returns for 6th year in June

When:  Fri June 11th, 5-9pm / Sat June 12th, 1-5pm (VIP access at 12pm)
Where:  Stinson Park at Aksarben Village, 2285 S. 67th St., Omaha
Tickets: $35 in advance, $45 day-of-event / Saturday VIP tickets $55 (SOLD OUT)

From their press release---

Omaha Beer Fest returns for its sixth year on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11 at Aksarben Village's Stinson Park. Hundreds of unique American craft beers, ciders and meads will be available for tasting from 60+ breweries, including debuts from Surly (Minneapolis, MN), Toppling Goliath (Decorah, IA), 10 Barrel (Bend, OR), and DESTIHL (Normal, IL). Sixteen Nebraska breweries will be in attendance including Farnam House Brewing Co and Upstream Brewing Co (both in Omaha), Kinkaider Brewing Co (Broken Bow) and the newly opened Bottle Rocket Brewing Co (Seward).

On Friday night, patrons can taste through dozens of experimental brews at the Homebrewer Expo. Participants include members of 14 different homebrewing clubs, including Local 402, Homebrewers Anonymous, Iowa Brewers Union, and the Greater Topeka Hall of Foamers.

On Saturday, the highly anticipated "Battle Of The Beards" returns, sponsored by Bearded Builders, where dozens of hairy contestants will show off their manliness for cash and other cool prizes. Cunningham's Pub & Grill is sponsoring Saturday's VIP Lounge.

Saturday also features free hourly "Beer Academy" sessions and include unique food and beer pairings and special tastings. Schedule to be announced.

On the park's main stage, live music will be featured all weekend long including Omaha and The Six on Friday, and Thrift Shop Radio and Joystick on Saturday.

Tickets are available online and at the following locations:  Cunningham's Pub and Grill in Omaha, LIV Lounge in Omaha, Moonstruck Meadery in Bellevue, Ploughshare Brewing in Lincoln, Spirit World in Omaha, and Upstream Brewing in Omaha (both Old Market and West Omaha/Legacy locations).

Attendance supports Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.


For more information, check out their event website, Facebook page, or Twitter feed.

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