While we concentrate on local beer events and news, we also like to let you know about regional beer events like this one.
16th annual AleFest Dayton returns to the Miami Valley on Saturday, August 23, 2014 showcasing over 400 unique beers and ciders from more than 180 craft breweries around the world with a special focus on Dayton area breweries. This year’s event offers exciting changes starting with a new venue, Wegerzyn Gardens, to be held from 2-5PM. Beer aficionados will enjoy live music and a variety of food from some of the Miami Valley’s favorite local restaurants. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit selected local non-profit agencies.
The week will kick off with Dayton Beer Week beginning Saturday, August 16th featuring a golf outing benefitting Breast Cancer Foundation, followed by the annual Dayton Beer Pride Parade on Sunday, August 17th. Dayton Beer Week features numerous craft beer-centric events throughout the entire week leading up to Saturday’s AleFest Dayton celebration.
“This is the perfect opportunity for craft beer fans and those new to craft beer to discover a new favorite,” said Joe Waizmann. “In the last year, we have witnessed first-hand just how popular craft beer is here in the Dayton area with 9 local participating breweries. Whether you’ve been enjoying craft beers for years or are brand new to the category, you’ll be impressed with the diversity of aromas & flavors as well as the culture. AleFest is the longest running craft beer festival in Ohio, offering a brew for every palate, and a unique perspective on craft beer.”
Exciting additions to the AleFest family are local beer enthusiasts and event and marketing professionals, Jennifer Dean and Amanda Pond. They will be working as Event Managing Partners alongside Joe Waizmann, AleFest Founder.
Although AleFest has called Carillon Park home for 11 years, recent cost prohibitive rental policy changes beyond our control lead to the move to the new home at Wegerzyn Gardens. Wegerzyn offers a beautiful park setting, allowing AleFest to continue to grow, bringing guests from throughout the region to the Dayton community. With the support of The City of Dayton, AleFest drives tourism and showcases Dayton’s vital role in craft beer appreciation & brewing throughout the Miami Valley.
General admission tickets, $40 at the door or $35 in advance, include 20 tasting tickets, a commemorative glass, and program guide.
Tickets can be purchased online (www.AleFest.com) or at select locations throughout the Miami Valley. Visit our Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/AleFests for advance ticket locations. (Designated drivers will be admitted for $15 and will receive a commemorative tasting glass as well as complimentary soda and water. No one under 21 will be admitted).
A new feature this year, AleFest Dayton will also offer a limited number of V.I.P. admission tickets, allowing early access to the event. 500 tickets will be available offering beer enthusiasts the opportunity to enter at 1PM to mingle in a relaxed environment with brewery representatives and industry experts. V.I.P. tickets are $50 and only available for purchase online by visiting www.AleFest.com or by clicking here!