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FEARDIZ 06-06-2011 01:12 PM

Aug 27th Plainfield, IL Midwest Brewers Festival
The Midwest Brewers Festival is being held at the Plainfield Riverfront Park here in Plainfield, Illinois on August 27th. The Plainfield Riverfront Park is located on Route 126 just West of the DuPage River on the West side of downtown Plainfield. The gates will open on Saturday the 27th at noon and the festival will end at 8pm.


kramerica 06-27-2011 12:09 AM

Getting my tickets this week, they've added some excellent brewerys, can't wait.

FermentEd 07-01-2011 04:07 PM

The Midwest Brewers Fest is a craft beer festival organized by local brewing enthusiasts. This is our inaugural year and we expect over fifty breweries, brewpubs, and AHA registered homebrew clubs to serve about 200 different beers right here in Plainfield, Illinois on the banks of the DuPage River. We will have local artisanal food, great craft beer, local musical artists and brewing expositions. Come join us and meet some of your favorite brewers!

Some of the breweries attending: 5 Rabbit, Big Muddy, Brickstone, Destihl, Finch's, Flossmoor Station, Founders, Galena, Goose Island, Haymarket, Lagunitas, Limestone, Mendocino, Metropolitan, New Belgium, Rock Bottom, Smuttynose, Stockholm’s, Two Brothers, Wild Onion.

Stop by the homebrew tent and say hello!


FermentEd 07-23-2011 08:12 PM

We are thrilled to announce that noted beer authority Marty Nachel (The Ale-Conner) will be joining us at The Midwest Brewers Festival (www.midwestbrewersfest.com) as one of our Craft Beer Celebrity guests. Marty has written articles that have appeared in print and online publications such as Brew Your Own, Brewing Techniques, Celebrator Beer News, Cooking Pleasures, Fine Cooking, Epicurious.com, Malt Advocate, and Zymurgy.

Marty’s books include "Beer Across America”, "Beer For Dummies" and "Homebrewing For Dummies" he is also a contributor to Microsoft's digital Encarta Encyclopedia.

In 1996, Marty was named one of the Top Three Beer Writers in North America by North American Guild of Beer Writers. In a span of six years Marty won eight Quill & Tankard awards for excellence in beer writing.

In addition to being an award-winning homebrewer, Marty has been a BJCP Certified Beer Judge since 1986 (first BJCP judge in the state of Illinois) and was a beer evaluator at Beverage Testing Institute's World Beer Championships from 1994 to 1998. In 1998, Marty was appointed to the Professional Panel Blind Tasting at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado, and in 2008 Marty joined Jim Koch at the Boston Beer Company to judge the LongShot Homebrew Competition finals.

Marty’s booth will be in the Homebrew Pavilion. Visit his website at http://www.ale-conner.com/

Rhoobarb 08-10-2011 03:58 PM

Wanted to bump this up, as it is getting closer. From what I hear from people I've talked to, there should be a large turnout. I was fortunatle enough to be at The Map Room last Saturday and saw posters placed on both bathroom doors!

I can't wait to be there!

GeoGirl 08-11-2011 03:24 AM

I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas waiting for the 27th. Thrilled that they are gonna have some Mendo brew and saw on their page that Shipwreck is gonna have some brews too.

FermentEd 08-11-2011 03:54 AM

Check attending breweries here: http://www.midwestbrewersfest.com/breweries.php

jtlawlor 08-18-2011 08:17 PM

shameless bump!

jtlawlor 08-22-2011 08:03 PM

5 days to go...

absoluthamm 08-26-2011 07:51 PM

Just bought my tickets.

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