Advancing the art and science of home brewing in central Iowa
Thanks to everyone in past years that have supported the Festival of Iowa Beers. We’ve come a long way since
we started this festival 7 years ago. We’ve formed the Iowa Brewers Guild, raised the alcohol limit in Iowa,
gained several new Iowa breweries and raised awareness about Craft beer made in Iowa. We should all pat
ourselves on the back for all the hard work it has taken to get us this far in such a short time.
I would like to invite you to attend the 7th Annual Festival of Iowa Beers. This festival will be held Sunday,
September 4, 2011 from 1 – 5 pm. A tentative schedule is as follows:
anytime – 1 pm set up
1 – 5 pm
brew fest open to public
5 – 6 pm
Admission: Admission will be $15.00. Admission will include a souvenir glass, unlimited 1 oz. samples from
participating breweries and the cooking with beer seminar.
Entertainment: Entertainment will be provided during the festival. Silver Wings will be performing for us
this year. They are a local Beatles Tribute Band and are very entertaining.
Hat Contest: We are going to have our 2nd Annual Hat Day this year. So if you want to wear your crazy
hat to kick things off please feel free. We are going to ask attendees to wear their crazy hat they’ve made or
purchased that they are very fond of. The crazier the better. Judges will be walking around rewarding the best
hats with free beer vouchers and a parade at 4 pm will determine the best overall hat. If you would like to bring
a door prize to put into the gift basket for the winner that would be great, if not that is fine too.
Proceeds: Proceeds from the festival will go to help offset the cost of the festival, the Iowa Brewers Guild
and the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation is once again our charity. The Juvenile Arthritis Foundation was chosen
because it is close to my heart as one of our boys was diagnosed at 15 years of age. We have donated over
$31,000 in the last 6 years. The Festival of Iowa Beers will again pay each brewery $200 for participating. If
you choose to donate that to the Iowa Brewers Guild please let me know. I believe that is what most breweries
have done in the past and that is what we have used as the seed money for our Iowa Craft Beer Festival.
Beers: Again this year we ask that each home brew club bring up to 5 1/6 bbls of beer. I think last year worked
out great and with the increase in Iowa Breweries this year I feel we will have plenty of beer for everyone.
We look forward to a wonderful festival, a lot of great beer and good companionship. Let’s build up Iowa,
what fabulous craft brews we make and build up each other. If you have any questions, please feel free to
contact me at anytime at 319-213-2024 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLY 4 FREE PASSES THIS YEAR PER CLUB