2012 Iowa Craft Beer Festival Date and Location Announced

Received this email from the Iowa Brewer’s Guild:

The Iowa Brewers Guild announces the second annual Iowa Craft Brew Festival will be held on Saturday, June 16 from 1:00-5:00pm on the Locust St. bridge in downtown Des Moines.


The event will feature more than 25 Iowa breweries and 100+ craft beers, along with a host of regional and national micro-brews. Craft beer lovers will enjoy unlimited beer samplings, live music, food, and a wide variety of special brews exclusive to the Iowa Craft Brew Festival.


After a sell-out inaugural event last year, the festival has been moved to the Locust St. Bridge from its previous location at 10th and Walnut, to have more space and accommodate additional people.


“The second annual Iowa Craft Brew Festival marks a significant shift in the Iowa beer industry,” says Dave Coy, Iowa Brewers Guild president and head brewer at Raccoon River Brewing Co. “More breweries are launching in Iowa, companies are distributing Iowa beer throughout the Midwest, brewers are winning national awards, and many Iowans are choosing to drink local. The Iowa Craft Brew Festival is an opportunity for craft beer lovers to experience all that Iowa breweries have to offer, as well as mix in some favorite regional and national micro-brews. We’re looking forward to another great year.”


Advance VIP ($25) and general admission ($20) tickets are on sale now at http://midwestix.com. VIP pass holders get exclusive early access into the festival to beat the crowds from 1:00-2:00pm. There are a limited number of VIP passes available and will not be sold day of. General admission ticket holders can enter the festival grounds at 2:00pm. Designated driver tickets are available for $5.


Iowa Craft Brew Festival
Saturday, June 16
VIP 1:00-2:00pm, General Public 2:00-5:00pm
Locust St. Bridge, between 2nd Ave. and E. 1st St., downtown Des Moines, Entrance on west side of bridge next to YMCA
Takes place rain or shine
Live music acts TBA
VIP (advance only, limited quantity) – $25
Advance General Admission – $20
Day of – $30
Designated Driver – $5

Advance tickets are available for purchase at http://midwestix.com. If the event does not sell out in advance, day of tickets will be available for sale with cash or credit card.

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