Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Columbus beer festival

I've received lots of questions about the upcoming beer festival in downtown Columbus. Here's what I know so far.

The Loft's Brews Boogie is 2:30-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Rankin Courtyard. Tickets are $25. Open to guests 21 and older.

You'll get 3 oz. samples of over 100 American craft beers. Confirmed brewers include Yuengling, New Belgium, Gordon Biersch, Magic Hat, Southern Tier, Anheuser-Bush, Michelob, Kona, Reook & Widmer, Red Brick, Blue Moon, Spoetzl, Boston Beer (Sam Adams) and The Cannon.

More brewer announcements are pending.

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. at The Loft Downstairs. The event is limited to 1,000 guests. Purchase advance tickets at The Loft Downstairs, The Loft Live, Ride On Bikes and online.

Attend the Brews Boogie and you'll get complimentary admission to the Blues Boogie, which begins at 7 p.m. the same night and is held in the same area.

That event is open to all ages and features acts like Heather Luttrell Group (Atlanta), Eric Culberson Trio (Savannah), Rick Fowler Band (Athens), Kent DuChaine (Fort Gaines) and The Good Doctor (Auburn-Opelika), as well as local musicians Neal Lucas, Marshall Ruffin, Lloyd Buchanan and Eric Rose.

Admission to the Blues Boogie is $10.