‘Tis the season for the annual Christmas Ales and other seasonal craft beers to be released to the public so if you are a craft beer enthusiast, you won’t want to miss the Holiday Craft Beer Extravaganza being held on Saturday, November 8 in a tent on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn in Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Holiday Craft Beer Extravaganza Sponsored by the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, the Holiday Craft Beer Extravaganza will feature 40 Ohio craft brewers and their Christmas ales, winter warmers and other seasonal beers, all available for tasting. Among the participating breweries will be Cleveland’s Great Lakes Brewing Co. (Christmas Ale and Edmund Fitzgerald Porter), North Olmsted’s Fat Head’s Brewery (Holly Jolly Christmas Ale, Barrel Aged Battle Axe Baltic Porter and Bean Me Up Imperial Coffee Stout) and Akron’s Thirsty Dog Brewing Company (12 Dogs of Christmas and Old Choco).
To get guests in the mood for the holidays, the Extravaganza will also feature a photo booth with holiday props, a DJ playing holiday tunes and brewers dressed in their holiday finery.
The Moerlein Lager House located adjacent to the event site will offer special menu items for purchase that pair well with the holiday beers and ales.
Hours for the Holiday Craft Beer Extravaganza are 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. for general admission and 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. for VIP ticket holders.
General Admission is $40 in advance and $45 at the door and includes a 2 p.m. entry time, 20 tasting tickets for 4 ounce samples and a souvenir glass. VIP admission is $60 and includes a 1 p.m. early entry, 20 tasting tickets for 4 ounce samples, a souvenir glass, an exclusive food and beer pairing presentation with Moerlein Lager House Executive Chef Nate Whittington and a special souvenir Santa cap.
Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each and include a non-alcoholic drink. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend this event.
For more information about the Holiday Craft Beer Extravaganza call 614-403-1206 or get online at www.ohiocraftbeer.org where you can buy advance tickets.
The Moerlein Lager House is located at 115 Joe Nuxhall Way in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event takes place at the Schmidlapp Event Lawn adjacent to the Lager House. It is approximately a 4 hour drive from Cleveland.