BY PCC STAFF
FORT MADISON – Southeast Iowa is gearing up for the Premier Craft Beer Tasting Event- Fort Madison Barley Hops, Friday May 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
2018 is well on its way to again providing you the opportunity to find a new flavor. Vendors participating include: Back Pocket Brewing (Coralville, IA) Bent River Brewing Co (Burlington/Rock Island), Clock House Brewing (Cedar Rapids), East Grove Farms (Salem, Iowa), Fire Trucker Brewing Company (Ankeny, IA), Fleck Sales Distribution, Front Street Brewing Company (Davenport, Iowa), Golden Eagle Distributing, Iowa Brewing Company (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Johnson Brothers Distributing, Kalona Brewing Company (Kalona, Iowa), Keg Creek Brewing (Glenwood, Iowa), Lost Duck Brewing Company (Fort Madison, Iowa), Parkside Brewing Co (Burlington, Iowa), Peace Tree Brewing Co (Knoxville, IA), V’s Brew Pub (Keokuk, Iowa)
We will return to the designated area in Riverview Park alongside the pavilion for you to experience the event in one location, making sure you get the full experience. There will be plenty of parking, a flat surface for vendors to set up and wide open space to enjoy the most beautiful view in Iowa!
“There may be a bit of standing water due to the higher levels of the river”, said Tim Gobble, Executive Director for the Partners. “We have kept our eye on the weather and it’s supposed to be clear and sunny and the water levels are looking to go down about 6-9 inches- out of the way of the area we are using.”
Food options for purchase at the Barley Hops include selections from a couple new options: Twisted River Food Truck & Orange Ember Food Truck.
Get your commemorative tasting pilsner glass at the Fort Madison Partners office (during regular business hours) or the day of event for $15.00. “We are setting the event up the same as last year, having all the vendors in one location providing the ability for people to enjoy the event while they mingle from one vendor to the other,” Gobble said.
“This way the participants will be able to try all the flavors within the time frame and enjoy food options on site”. Atlas will again be hosting all the breweries back at their place to talk about their brewery and their beers after 8:00 pm. For more information about the event and selections, check out the website: http://fortmadison.com/mainstreet/events/fort-madison-barley-hops/.
The Fort Madison Barley Hops will make for a perfect night out with friends. This is a 21+ event and we request you plan ahead to have a designated driver. See you Friday, May 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm in Riverview Park! All proceeds benefit Fort Madison beautification projects. If you have questions, please call the Fort Madison Partners office at 319-372-5471. We hope everyone continues to have a great time and participate responsibly.