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GLBN Hop Tips, June 2016

The days are getting shorter, the temps cooler, and with an eye toward another change of seasons, we gather for another Hurrah! I won't say "final hurrah" because I firmly believe that we need to continue to celebrate, regardless of temperature and season. Enjoy August, readers, and let us know what festivals and events you're looking to forward to attending this fall. Cheers! Jenn


August 13, Illinois Beer Festival, Morris, IL -
Beer, music and freedom. What more could you want? Probably some food; they'll have that, too.

August 20, Oak Park Microbrew Review, Oak Park, IL -
Over 50 breweries bring their best for you to sample along with tasty food and four music stages providing entertainment throughout the afternoon.

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August 12-14, Tour deUpland, Nashville, IN -
A weekend of camping and cycling, fueled by beer and food.

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August 14, In Cahoots, Minneapolis, MN -
The Red Stag Supper Club is again hosting a late-summer block party. This year 12 breweries are in cahoots to provide you the best beer; you decide the winner.

August 20, Summer Beer Dabbler, St. Paul, MN -
8th annual beer festival at CHS Field.

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August 16, The King Rains at Stormcloud, Frankfort, MI -
A celebration of Elvis to benefit the Archipelago Project Music Education; wet your whistle and howl like a hound dog.

August 17-21, Homebrew Festival, Lake Orion, MI -
A weekend of camping and events showcasing Michigan's homebrewers and homebrew clubs.

August 18, Zoo Brew, Detroit, MI -
People has so much fun last time, they added another event. Join the real animals for an evening of sampling and snacking at the zoo. Want to see the animals? Most of them head to bed at dark, so come early.

August 20, Abbeyversary, Shelby Township, MI -
Sherwood Brewery would like you to help them celebrate 10 years of obnoxiously pretentious (their words, not mine) beers. They're also releasing limited bottles of a variety of barrel-aged delights; release times on the website.!abbeyversary/yvdby

August 20, 15th Anniversary, Warren, MI -
Kuhnhenn's 15th anniversary party is not to be missed. Featuring over 40 drafts and many rare offerings, it's like a mini-beer fest with just one brewery.

August 26-27, Traverse City, MI -
The festival will pay tribute to Michigan’s eclectic craft brewery scene while featuring flavors from select breweries throughout the U.S and Canada. With over 300 beers, ciders, meads, and wines, the weekend will be overflowing with flavorful beverages, delicious food, talented musicians, and thousands of beer and music lovers. Patrons will be able to explore every corner of the craft brew culture via a Rare Brew Tour, Homebrewer’s Challenge, and a new Brewer’s Collaboration Court. Also, the Hop n’ Brew Shack will make its return and feature extra-special brews and first releases from select breweries.

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Western Pennsylvania

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August 11-14, River Trails Ale Fest, Marietta, OH -
Down-home celebration of paddling, road and mountain biking and local ales.

August 13, Brewfest Waterfront District, Lorain, OH -
Beer, wine and cider pair nicely at this festival with tasty food and great live music. Save $10 and buy your tickets ahead of time!

August 13, Brewfest, Chardon, OH -
Enjoy an afternoon of beer and food; kick off the morning with the Run for Suds 5K.

August 19-20, Cleveland Summer Brewfest, Cleveland, OH -
Two evenings of sampling and fun, benefiting the Music Education Society

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New York (Western and Central)

August 19, Flour City Brewers Festival, Rochester, NY -
Featuring over 50 breweries this year, this festival is not to be missed. Beer, wine, cider, food trucks (did someone say poutine?) and music: sounds like a great Friday night!

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