FENTON — Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance for the Bottles, Brews & News “Beer Fest in a Bag” event set for Saturday, Nov. 21.
The first-ever event of its kind replaces the in-person Bottles, Brews & News — a craft beer and wine festival, which was held in downtown Fenton last year. Unable to host the sell-out event this year due to health and safety guidelines, organizers got to work to find a way for beer and wine lovers to sample new adult beverages while supporting their community. The result is the Bottles, Brews & News “Beer Fest in a Bag.”
For just $30 attendees receive a reusable souvenir bag filled with a variety six pack featuring craft beer, hard cider, hard seltzer and wine, two souvenir mugs, pretzel necklaces, plus other goodies for two – to go!
Ticket holders can pick up their Beer Fest in a Bag in the parking lot of John’s Pizzeria, 1492 N. Leroy in Fenton between 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. A special drive-thru will be set up for easy grab-and-go service. The bag will also include details on each of the featured beverages so that ticket holders can bring the beer and wine fest experience home for just themselves or a small group of friends.
Those wanting to add a to-go food order to their Beer Fest in a Bag can call John’s Pizzeria at 810-629-5060 to place a carry-out order in advance.
“We are so excited to be able to bring this event to the community,” said Emily Caswell, brand manager at View Newspaper Group, publisher of Genesee County View and host of Bottles, Brews & News. “Last year’s event was such a success that we knew we had to find a way to keep the Bottles, Brews & News name and spirit of community advocacy alive. This year we feel it is more important than ever to give back.”
Proceeds from the event will benefit the nonprofit agency, Fenton Area Resources and Referral Network, Inc. (FARR). Last year’s Bottles, Brews & News raised $6,000 for the nonprofit.
“FARR is very excited to be partnering once again with View Newspaper Group,” said FARR Executive Director Dawn Placek. “We feel fortunate that the View team and our partners found a way to keep the event alive in a challenging year. As with last year, money raised at Bottles, Brews & News will help us continue our mission of serving this community.”
Formed in 1990 by community leaders, churches and civic organizations, FARR works with area residents in crisis in the Fenton, Lake Fenton and Linden school districts. FARR assesses their basic needs (food, shelter, health) and identifies immediate and long-term objectives. FARR then coordinates with local partnering organizations to help address those needs and raise their level of self-sustainability.
The event is for those 21 and older only.
Thanks to this year’s sponsors Genisys Credit Union, Sawyer Jewelers, Dort Financial Credit Union, Sharp Funeral Homes, Fischer, Franklin & Ford, Construction Solutions, Legacy Realty Professionals, ELGA Credit Union, J.P. O’Sullivan and John’s Pizzeria.
Tickets are on sale now at www.myfenton.com, the Fenton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Tri-County Times and John’s Pizzeria. For sponsorship opportunities or more info contact Emily Caswell at 810-513-8501.