Erie Micro Brew Fest in a Can
WQLN, Ale Trail shift to portable potables for 2021
Due to unforeseen circumstances, last year's Erie Micro Brew Fest — one of the region's oldest and largest craft brewing festivals and WQLN PBS NPR's biggest annual fundraiser — was disappointingly canned. In 2021, however, it is the Brewerie at Union Station and its Lake Erie Ale Trail partners who will be doing the canning, bundling their potent potables into a compelling compilation sure to please.
All you need to do is to lager onto eriebrewfest.com and reserve your Erie Micro Brew Fest In A Can Party Box between now and April 6 to beer a part of the action. You'll then pick up your Party Box at the Brewerie on Saturday, April 10, to be enjoyed domestically in the comfort of your home. Each Party Box costs $50 and includes the following:
- One (1) mixed six pack comprised exclusively of Ale Trail brews (from Lavery, Erie Ale Works, Voodoo, TimberCreek, Riverside, and Five & 20)
- One (1) 16 oz. can of "Erie Micro Brew Fest in a Can," brewed by Erie Brewing Company, Lavery, and The Brewerie in collaboration with Mighty Fine Donuts
- A snack bag of PopLuck Gourmet Popcorn
- Commemorative pint glass, 16 oz. beverage koozie, and coasters
- Exclusive festival t-shirt*
- Other goodies
T-shirts will only be included with the package through March 15 — afterwards, they can be purchased separately for $12 apiece.
Brewerie owner Chris Sirianni won't divulge much about the much-anticipated "Brew Fest In A Can" limited release, other than it is something "very unique" and "never made before" — and "may never be made again." Aside from Erie's Best Donut (variety unknown), he hinted that it will be brewed with other local flavors (such as maple syrup). The most obvious conclusion is that it will be some sort of (coffee?) stout, but Sirianni also used the adjectives "fresh, fruity, and a lot of fun," so who knows what the Fuggles is going on.
In any case, supplies are limited, so if you don't hop to it you just malt be out of luck.
Pickup Saturday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. // The Brewerie at Union Station, 123 W. 14th St. // $50 // eriebrewfest.com
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