Postponed from its originally planned date in January due to a wintry spike in COVID-19 infections, the 14th-annual Cincy Beerfest is finally ready to tap some kegs and roll out the barrel.
Hundreds of local and regional craft beers from 130 breweries will be featured over the three-day beer extravaganza, turning the Duke Energy Convention Center into a massive beer hall, complete with live entertainment, vendors, wine and cocktails for non-beer drinkers and a special discount for designated drivers.
Tickets include commemorative mugs and give access for Friday or Saturday sessions. Regular admission tickets are $50 or $60 day-of, while “connoisseur” tickets are $90-$95 (only available in advance online) and include 25 beer sample tickets, a souvenir snifter glass, access to a special VIP area with appetizers and bigger beers, a private bathroom and early access. Designated driver tickets are $25. Early admission tickets are also available and get you into the party an hour early.
Proceeds benefit the Big Joe Duskin Music Foundation, described as a “501-C-3 tax exempt organization dedicated to helping music programs in underfunded elementary and junior high schools.”
7:30-11 p.m. Friday; 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday or 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. More info and tickets at cincybeerfest.com.
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