LAPEER – Craft beer lovers mark your calendar and get your taste buds ready.
The third annual View Brew Fest is set for 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at Louie’s Sports Tavern in Lapeer. The VIP event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 also at Louie’s.
“Following the success of the first two years of View Brew Fest, we knew we were bringing the event back for a third year” said View Newspaper Group Publisher Wes Smith. “We would love to see last year’s attendees return and bring a friend or two with them to check out this exciting community event that everyone has come to love.”
Along with craft beer samples, event attendees can enjoy food prepared by Louie’s and live music by two area bands – The Reefermen and The Locals. Both groups are set to perform a mix of wellloved music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today.
“All of the feedback was positive from the first two years of View Brew Fest. People like to network and hang out with friends in an informal setting,” added Smith. “The Michigan craft beer we feature is world class. The music has been great. The food at Louie’s is always good. Our sponsors receive community recognition and great marketing value for their investment. But mainly, people just had a good time. Our VIP event was close to selling out last year. I’d recommend that anyone wanting to get into the VIP party this year had better get on board early.”
This year’s event will once again take place in the parking lot of Louie’s at 3301 Davison Rd. Parking is available in the adjacent lot, formerly Lapeer Lanes.
Advance tickets are $10 and day-of tickets are $15. An entry ticket includes three beer samples and a souvenir glass. VIP tickets are available for $50 and include all of the above, plus entry to the VIP event featuring food, entertainment and more.
A portion of the proceeds from View Brew Fest will once again benefit The Lapeer County Hockey Association. Thanks to the event, $10,000 has been raised for the organization throughout the past two years.
“We greatly enjoy partnering with the LCHA,” said Smith. “They are a great group to help us put on an event like View Brew Fest, which we believe truly helps put Lapeer on the map.”
Keep an eye out for festival updates at www.mihomepaper.com. For more info or for sponsorship opportunities call Emily Caswell at (810) 452-2608.