Saturday, August 22, 2015

Ticket Giveaway: Great Lakes Burning River Fest

Since 2001, folks from all over the Great Lakes region have come together to remember the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River, and to celebrate the renewed sense of eco-consciousness that the infamous fire sparked. In 2015, Burning River Fest invites guests to discover and celebrate Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with live music, fresh food from local farms and eateries, chef demos, and plenty of Great Lakes Brewing Co. beer, including Burning River Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, and a very special beer...
Steady Rollin'. This new release will be available for the first time at next weekend's Burning River Fest. The Session IPA will be a year-round beer. Its light-body and fruit flavors made this the easiest sipping IPA that I've tried in a while.

A handful of bloggers were able to get an exclusive preview of this new release at the Beer Symposium at Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Ohio City. Originally home of the historic Fries & Scheule’s department store, that building acted as their production brewery throughout the mid-1990s. Just around the corner from the brewpub, its first floor now acts as the visitors center and features displays showcasing GLBC history and company culture. With its own bar and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, this room is ideal for meetings or smaller gatherings.
We were treated to Great Lakes' beers, some tasty appetizers, a tour of the brewery, and a session with GLBC founder Pat Conway himself.
Proceeds from the upcoming Great Lakes Burning River Fest benefit the Burning River Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides resources for the sustainable future of our waterways, which has donated almost $400,000 to date. Pat's passion for improving, maintaining and celebrating the vitality of our regional freshwater resources is infectious. I could have sat there and listened to him speak for hours. The whole crew at Great Lakes is very passionate about their business, and this festival.

Taking place on Friday, August 28th and Saturday, August 29th, the Great Lakes Burning River Fest features Great Lakes beers, food from local vendors, chef demos, live music, and a historic and picturesque setting at the Coast Guard Station.

Pre-sale tickets for Burning River Fest are now available for just $12! All pre-sale tickets include a FREE yoga class taught by the amazing Balance & Brews yoga group. Ticket prices will increase on August 24th to $15.

Or, you can win two General Admission passes here. Just use the Rafflecopter form below for ways to enter the random ticket giveaway. I will select a winner on Tuesday, August 25th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Enjoy a celebratory evening at one of Cleveland's best kept secrets, while helping Northeast Ohio be recognized as an environmental leader that is dedicated to the sustainability of its high quality freshwater resources.

Disclosure: I was invited to attend a preview of Burning River Fest, and was provided with samples. I was provided with four tickets in exchange for this post and an event recap, two to attend and two to give away. All opinions stated are 100% my own. 


Unknown said...

I love Dortmunder!

Anonymous said...

Chill Wave has been my favorite GLBC beer of the year.

Unknown said...

Sharpshooter!! :D

Bite Buff said...

The giveaway has ended. Thank you to all that entered. The winner is...Andrea Fox. She has been notified by email.