Midwest BeerFest

2014 Midwest Beerfest is October 17 & 18

Come help change the world ! 

Get crafty with Wichita’s 2014 Midwest Beerfest!

Wichita’s chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food is proud to bring you the 14th annual Midwest Beerfest, Oct. 17-18 at Wichita’s Century II’s EXPO Hall.

What event allows you to taste an amazing selection of craft beers around the world including an outstanding selection of microbrews from Kansas, vote for your favorite chicken wing and bid on Silent Auction items to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation of Kansas — all while take a “sip for a scholarship?” It’s Midwest Beerfest!

Join fellow brew-lovers and increase your beer knowledge from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at EXPO Hall for a “big brew” adventure and help celebrate our 14th year of outstanding beers, delicious food and lots of fun, fun, fun.

To start your Beerfest weekend, join us on Friday, Oct. 17 for one of our Beer & Food Lovers Beer Dinners. Choose from three amazing venues each hosting a stellar brewery. This year dinners include Rogue Ales & Spirits and Odell Brewing Company. Venues and menus to be posted on www.midwestbeerfest soon!

Guests will enjoy some of the finest American beers paired with spectacular food selected to celebrate and enhance the flavors of these outstanding beers. Dinners begin at 7 p.m. and the cost is $55 per person. Reservations for dinners are available only by calling (316) 682-5502. Seating is limited, so call soon.

On Saturday, grab your ticket and get in line. Doors open at 1 p.m. for the Midwest Beerfest Grand Tasting and Silent Auction. Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $40 (inclusive of convenience fee) and can be purchased at Century II’s WichitaTix box office, by calling (316) 219-4TIX or online at www.wichitatix.com. Tickets entitle participants to a tasting mug, program guide and a key to the world of beers. Also look for non-beer drinks, an array of beer-friendly food, a brew-lover’s Silent Auction with the opportunity to win lots of great prizes, and music. The Silent Auction is a benefit for MAW.

Back by popular demand is the 5th “Midwest Wingfest,” a chicken wing Cook-off contest featuring chicken wings prepared by local restaurants and chefs. Admission to the tasting is $6 (with your admission to the Beerfest) and proceeds benefit Make A Wish Kansas. Your ticket entitles you to sample a number of different wings and vote for your “People’s Choice.”

The Midwest Beerfest, sponsored by the American Institute of Wine & Food, Wichita Chapter, features beers, ales, lagers and more from your favorite breweries and microbreweries from all over the world. Monies raised benefit the AIWF-Wichita Chapter’s Terry Palmer Memorial Culinary Scholarship Fund for local culinary or hospitality students, chefs, or those in the food and beverage industry pursuing education.

American Institute of Wine and Food

The American Institute of Wine & Food, Wichita Chapter is dedicated to understanding and celebrating the pleasures, benefits and traditions of the table! The Wichita chapter, founded in 1992, is one of more than 12 chapters nationwide, producing more than 300 mission-related programs each year. Educational programming is the core of The AIWF and the vehicle for fulfilling the Institute’s mission. It’s also lots of FUN!

make-a-wish-logo

Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. To date, Make-A-Wish Kansas has granted more than 1,325 wishes. Thanks to our generous sponsors, donors and volunteers, we continue to make dreams come true throughout the state of Kansas.

Must be 21 years of age to attend. No strollers. I.D. will be checked at the door. Designated drivers get in for $15!

Sponsors/Partners for the event include: B98, Budweiser, Clear Channel Radio-Wichita, Channel 96.3, DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport, House of Schwan, Kissin Country 102.1, Goebel Liquor, LDF Distributors, Make A Wish Kansas, Pepsi/Aquafina, Specs Eyeware, Standard Beverage Corporation, The Brew 107.3, The Bull 102.1, Guy Bower & The Good Life Radio program, The Spice Merchant, The Wichita Eagle, Unifirst, and Waste Connections.

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