Global Brew Tap House & Lounge in Edwardsville is set to host its third annual Edwardsville Fall Beer Festival in Edwardsville City Park on Sat., Oct., 11. As with last year's festival, a portion of the event's proceeds will support the local chapter of Toys for Tots. Last year, Global Brew donated more than $2,000 worth of toys to the organization.
“We're getting into the season of giving and this festival is a great way to get out and enjoy yourself, knowing that a portion of the sales are going to a local nonprofit group,” says Laura High, co-owner of Global Brew, in a press release sent out earlier this week.
The festival will feature more than 30 seasonal and special release craft beers from local breweries such as Schlafly Beer and the Civil Life Brewing Co., as well as favorites from Dogfish Head Brewery and Boulevard Brewing Co. This year's festival also includes special release casks from Tallgrass Brewing Co. based in Manhattan, Kansas, including its 8-Bit Pale Ale with whole-leaf Australian topaz hops, and its Ethos dry-hopped IPA with whole-leaf cascade hops and orange and grapefruit peels.
Food will be provided by Edwardsville's acclaimed Cleveland-Heath as well as 1818 Chophouse, Aya Sofia and Chava's Mexican Restaurant. Live music will play throughout the day, and Toys for Tots will be on-site collecting new and unwrapped toy donations for children of all ages. The festival will also hold a drawing for attendees who bring a toy to donate.
The festival will run from 11am to 8pm and is free to attend. Attendees do not have to be 21-years-old to attend, only to imbibe.
“This is our third fall festival in the area and each year it gets bigger and bigger,” says High in the tap room's press release. “The crowd is great, the music is ideal, and the beer is plentiful. Rain or shine, we'll be there.”
Global Brew Edwardsville Fall Beer Festival, Edwardsville City Park, Edwardsville, Illinois, facebook.com/GlobalBrew
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