Saturday, May 5, 2012

Win tickets to the 2012 International Beer Fest

In honor of the multiple Shandy beverages that I consumed last night, I have a beer lovers giveaway today.

The IX Center is hosting the 2012 International Beer Fest on May 11th and 12th. This craft beer event is one to look forward to, featuring over 200 breweries offering more than 800 different beers to sample. They have added a couple of new highlights this year, including Ohio's largest Silent Disco (headphones and your own dance party), enhanced Real Ale Bar, Mixology Lounge, and a Cider & Meads tasting pavilion.

I personally love large beer tasting events like the IX Beer Fest, because it pushes me to taste beers that I wouldn't normally order on my own. I've discovered some new brews the last couple of years, and stouts even wormed their way into my heart.

The list of vendors is impressive. Just a few that "R" and I are looking forward to sampling include: Bell's, Ommegang, Dogfish Head, Founder's, and Hoppin' Frog. Of course, I always love to see the great representation from Ohio breweries as well!

A Single-Session General Admission ticket is $45, and includes 36 tasting pours, commemorative tasting cup, access to all demos and appearances, and a one-year subscription to Draft Magazine. You can also purchase an All Session General Admission pass for all three sessions for $120, or a VIP All Session pass for $200. I appreciate that they also offer a Designated Driver ticket for just $10. Be safe, people!

One lucky Bite Buff reader can walk away with two one-session general admission tickets, just for commenting on this post. Tell me what your favorite beer is, or which Beer Fest brewery you want to try most. Leave a comment on this post for one entry, and you can gain a second entry in the giveaway by tweeting "I want to win IX Beer Fest tickets from @BiteBuff at http://tinyurl.com/7chmcam ." Make sure that you leave a second comment to let me know that you tweeted. I will select the winner using random.org on Wednesday.

Cheers!
Disclosure: IX Beer Fest provided me with two general admission passes for one reader, and two media passes to attend the event myself. My opinions are 100% my own.

52 comments:

Kristina said...

I cannot wait to retry 312 by Goose Island. Other than beers in the 216, it is one of my favorites.

Kristina
klr1215@yahoo.com

runningaroundcleveland said...

I want to win tixs to IX Beer Fest!

@Justin_McI

runningaroundcleveland said...

I tweeted it!

@Justin_McI

Lennie.ellen said...

My favorite beer is Magic Hat #9. Oh so tasty.
I'll be tweeting this too!

John said...

Looking forward to the Epic beers!

John said...

Tweeted about it @JohnAFay

Unknown said...

My favorite beer is KBS.

Tyler Mains said...

tylermains@hotmail.com

I'd love to meet Patrick and Tyler from The Bruery.
All of their beers are TBA, but I'm sure they will be awesome.

All Lacquered Up said...

It's hard to pick a favorite but I recently tried Cellar Rats stout and it's amazing.

All Lacquered Up said...

Oh and I tweeted about it @AllLacqueredUp

Reshae @ Cleveland Food Goddess said...

I tweeted @clefoodgoddess

Reshae @ Cleveland Food Goddess said...

so many good beers! my latest I tried and liked is Southern Tier's 422

Scott said...

Would love to try the Cherry Vanilla Edmund Fitzgerald by Great Lakes!

Holly R said...

I love almost every fruit beer! However I would have to say I'm really looking forward to trying Great Lakes' Cherry Vanilla Edmund Fitzgerald!

Hollers10@yahoo.com

Ryan said...

I'm most looking forward to Cherry Vanilla Eddy Fitz from GLBC!

Ryan said...

I Tweeted it! (@clecraftbeerrun)

Scott said...

I tweeted as well @SPappadaPhD

Holly said...

I would definitely want to try Ommegang. My beer taste ranges but I do favor Guiness. Another favorite is Wild Blue.

Holly said...

Tweeted!

Jay the Husband said...

Dying to try the Walleyepa beer and what Cellar Rats has with them. Staying in OHIO!
Thanks!

Jay the Husband said...

also tweeted!

mojamala2 said...

Favorite beer is Founders breakfast stout (and yes, sometimes for breakfast). I a looking forward to trying the Chocolate Stout by Fort Collins while there though.

Jess said...

Anything from Belgium! Gulden Draak, Chimay, Ommegang...

Suzanne said...

I just want to get drunk with you and R...doesn't matter what the beer is. :-)

Heather said...

Favorite beer is Wild Blue! Love the sweet......

Heather said...

Tweeeted!

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

There are so many that I want to try! One of my favorites is the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - can't get enough of it.

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/#!/EatDrinkClev/status/199471832775139328

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ChrisCodySeth said...

I'll be putting in work @ the Dogfish Head Stand! Also, Great to see all the Ohio breweries as always.

ChrisCodySeth said...

I tweeted it! (@chriscodyseth)

Sara said...

Love Love LOVE Bell's brewery and their Oberon! So good!!

Nikki said...

I love Victory Golden Monkey! I'd love to try some new IPAs.

ClevelandGooner said...

Bell's Two Hearted ale might be the best beer in America. I've got a soft spot for sour beers though.

ClevelandGooner said...

Also tweetered it. @ClevelandGooner

Chase said...

Would love to win the tickets. Favorites are Dog Fish Head Punkin and Bell's Oberon.

Chase said...

Tweeted it @cnewt07

KudosX said...

Tickets to this would be awesome! My favorite beer is White Rajah by The Brew Kettle.

I will be tweeting this also, @whatyousayokay

rebellion brewing said...

looking forward to hoppin frog

rebellion brewing said...

also tweeted

Frank said...

The cherry vanilla Edmund from GLBC sounds great, and Hoppin Frog always has something going on st their table

Frank said...

I also tweeted @puckinggoalie

Anonymous said...

I want to try whatever Cellar Rats is bringing! @Tribechic

Julie said...

I want to try whatever Cellar Rats are brewing and tapping!

Julie said...

I tweeted also @Tribechic!

muhmuhmuhmark said...

I would love to check out Founders Brewing Company at the International Beer Fest!

highpines said...

the Belgians!!

Anonymous said...

Rockmill's Dubbel for SURE

Anonymous said...

I tweeted! @Sarahcleimbach

Saccharomyces Cerevisiae said...

Looking forward to trying some goodies from my fave locals such as Fat Head's, the Brew Kettle, etc.

Saccharomyces Cerevisiae said...

Tweeted my desire to win via @SacchCerevisiae. Cheers.

Bite Buff said...

Congratulations to Julie from @Tribechic. Thanks to everyone that entered!