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Growth in Second Year of AleFest

A couple enjoy last year’s inaugural Egg Harbor AleFest. Photo by Jeff Larson.

Jeff Larson, 
president of the Egg Harbor Business Association, said everything but the weather is in place for the 2nd Egg Harbor AleFest taking place 1 – 5 pm on Sept. 21, with more breweries and more beers than the inaugural year.

“We want to continue to grow,” he said. “Craft beer is just such a growing area.”

Forty brewers will be represented this year, with most coming from Wisconsin, but Larson said some other Midwest breweries will be represented.

“People don’t come to just drink,” he said. “It’s an opportunity to take a trip around the whole Midwest, to enjoy and explore and grow, and get educated a little bit.”

The VIP event, which starts at noon, features delicious Belgian beers and food pairings by Wisconsin Cheese Masters (only 200 tickets to be sold).

In addition to the commercial beers, Larson said members of the Society of Oshkosh Brewers will be on hand to talk about the art and science of homebrewing.