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2019 CarbondALE Brew Fest set to return to Town Square Pavillion

Kellen Lopez, of Long Beach, Calif., dries an overflowing glass of beer before serving it to a customer Thursday, May 5, 2016,  at Hangar 9 in Carbondale. Lopez has worked at Hangar 9 for two years and said he enjoys the diversity in Carbondale’s beer culture with respect to types of beer and the age-groups of drinkers. “I enjoy gaining experience from the older generation about why they enjoy the craft expansion of beer as opposed to just drinking your regular Bud Light, Busch Light,” Lopez said. “Right now my favorite beer is the Founders Mosaic Promise. Founders Mosaic Promise is a single hop beer and it’s delicious.” Hangar 9 is hosting the CarbondALE Brew Fest afterparty Friday night and granting free entry to all Brew Fest attendees.

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Kellen Lopez, of Long Beach, Calif., dries an overflowing glass of beer before serving it to a customer Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Hangar 9 in Carbondale. Lopez has worked at Hangar 9 for two years and said he enjoys the diversity in Carbondale’s beer culture with respect to types of beer and the age-groups of drinkers. “I enjoy gaining experience from the older generation about why they enjoy the craft expansion of beer as opposed to just drinking your regular Bud Light, Busch Light,” Lopez said. “Right now my favorite beer is the Founders Mosaic Promise. Founders Mosaic Promise is a single hop beer and it’s delicious.” Hangar 9 is hosting the CarbondALE Brew Fest afterparty Friday night and granting free entry to all Brew Fest attendees.

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

SIU Fermentation Science and Carbondale Main Street are partnering to host the 2019 CarbondALE Brew Fest from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3 at the Town Square Pavillion.

The festival is set to feature over 100 different beers from different breweries across the United States and Germany – including Illinois, Alaska, New York and Pennsylvania.

The university’s fermentation program will use funds raised to organize public seminars and workshops and Carbondale Main Street will be using funds to continue improvement and revitalization efforts in downtown Carbondale, according to event organizers.

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Contestants will also participate in the 2nd annual Home Brewers Competition, sponsored by the Southern Illinois Brewers, with judging taking place at the Southern Illinois Fermentation Science Institute and the winner announced at the festival.

Following the festival, Hangar 9 in Carbondale will be hosting a free party starting at 9 p.m.

General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Entrants will receive a souvenir tasting cup and drink tastings throughout the day.

VIP admission tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the gate. Entrants will receive a premium tasting glass, early entrance and more.

Entrants must be 21 years old or older, including designated drivers. Tickets for drivers are $5 at the gate.

Staff reporter Elizabeth Biernacki can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @EBiernacki_619.

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