2013 Midwest Beerfest is September 18, 20 & 21
Midwest Beerfest 2013 is scheduled for Sept. 18, 20-21 starting with a Riedel Beer glass tasting on Wednesday, September 18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport. Three beer dinners are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 20 at Larkspur, Hilton Double Tree and The Marriott. The Grand Tasting, from 1-4 p.m. will be on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Century II’s Expo Hall featuring more than 350 beers, the 4th Wingfest and Silent Auction benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the 2nd Special Beers Reserve Room (extra ticket purchased with GT ticket).
A Big Hit last year and sure to be sold out this year…
The “Premium Beer Room” at the Midwest Beerfest on Saturday, Sept. 21!
Beer connoisseurs will have the opportunity to sample these high-end beers and enjoy food from DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport. Cost is ONLY $30 with your purchase of a Grand Tasting ticket. Call (316) 682-5502 for reservations. The following brews are only available in the Premium Beer Room:
Check back soon for the updated list of brews in the Premium Beer Room…
The American Institute of Wine & Food Presents - Midwest Beerfest 2013
What event allows you to taste beer and malt products from around the world including an outstanding selection of microbrews from Kansas, purchase tasty food from local restaurants, bid on Silent Auction items to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals — all while taking a “sip for a scholarship?” It’s Midwest Beerfest!
Join fellow brew-lovers and increase your beer knowledge from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept 21, at EXPO Hall for a “big brew” adventure and help celebrate our 13th year of outstanding beers, delicious food and lots of fun, fun, fun.
This three-day event begins on Wednesday, Sept. 18 with an outstanding Riedel Beer Glass seminar and tasting at Doubletree by Hilton Wichita Airport. On Friday, Sept. 20, join us for one of our Beer & Food Lovers Beer Dinners. Choose from three amazing venues each hosting a stellar brewery. This year dinners are: Smithwick’s & Guinness with special hosts Del Mack and Ronan Noonan from Diageo at the Marriott Wichita Hotel; Boulevard Brewing Co. with special host Jeff Stanley, Boulevard, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport; and Peace Tree Brewing Co. out of Knoxville, Iowa, at Larkspur Bistro and Bar.
Guests will enjoy some of the finest regional 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 the Riedel Seminar and the Beer Dinners are available only by calling (316) 682-5502. Seating is limited, so call now.
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 CMNH.
If the beers offered in the Grand Tasting aren’t enough, visit our “Premium Beer Room” (last year’s Reserve Room). Attendees will get a special glass to try 20-25 high-end, limited release beers and sample foods from DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport. Cost is $30 with your purchase of a Grand Tasting ticket. Must call (316) 682-5502 for this ticket.
Also back by popular demand is the 4th “Midwest Wingfest” a chicken wing Cook-off contest featuring chicken wings prepared by local restaurants and chefs. Admission to the tasting is $5 (with your admission to the Beerfest) and proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health. 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.
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 20 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!
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals helps children throughout Kansas (primarily western and south central Kansas) without regard to illness, ability to pay or physician’s hospital affiliation. Families connect with CMN resources through a network of six regional hospitals serving more than 50,000 children each year in 64 counties. Since 1984, CMN in Kansas has raised more than $17 million — 100 percent stays here in Kansas — to help children in need.
For more information call, (316) 682-5502. 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: Budweiser, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Clear Channel Radio-Wichita, Channel 96.3, DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport, House of Schwan, Kissin Country 102.1, Goebel Liquor, Larkspur Bistro & Bar, LDF Distributors, Pepsi/Aquafina, Pratt Industries, Splurge! Magazine, Standard Beverage Corporation, The Brew 107.3, Guy Bower & The Good Life Radio Show on KNSS1330AM, The Spice Merchant, The Wichita Eagle, Unifirst, Waste Connections, and Wichita Marriott Hotel.