Drink Up at Lager Fest
Savor all things lager-related and the craft of lager-making at the second annual Craft Lager Fest.
Saturday, Sept. 23
Did you know that lagers are "the most difficult beers to make?" That's what Jason Lavery, president of Lavery Brewing Company explained. "They are simple yet elegant. [There's] nothing to hide behind on the brewing side, so you can really tell if a brewer is good at what they are doing by how well they make a pilsner or other lagers."
"They are also the most time-consuming of all beers to make," he adds, which is why you should take a moment to savor all things lager-related and the craft of lager-making at the second annual Craft Lager Fest. The festival was designed to coincide with Oktoberfest, and will feature a range of Lavery beers such as Rauch Lager Bier, Bulgar Display of Porter (Baltic porter), 814Pils, Boys from County Helles, Dark Warrior Black Lager and others. From other breweries, guests can sip on Victory Prima Pils, Troegs Troegenator, Penn Brewery Kaiser Pils and more. In fact, 18 breweries total are confirmed. Just $20 will get attendees unlimited beer samples from 12 to 4 p.m.
Need something to snack on with all that beer? The venue will be roasting a pig, so there is sure to be plenty of pork to go around, and all the eating and drinking will be complemented by Bavarian brass band "oompah" music. To work off some of the food and drink, lager lovers can join in traditional German drinking games like liter hoisting and keg rolling courses. — Miriam Lamey
Noon to 4 p.m. // Lavery Brewing Company, 128 W. 12th Street // (814) 454-0405 // $20 // 21+ // laverybrewing.com