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Columbus Microbrew Festival, Columbus, OH, Sept. 11 & 12, 2009

Logo Glass 2008Ale! Ale! The gang will all be here for the Columbus Microbrew Festival at the North Market. The usual suspects in the Columbus craft brewing community will be present and accounted for during the fourth annual celebration of all things local ale-related.

This year’s event will take place on Friday, September 11th from 5 - 9 p.m. and on Saturday, September 12th from noon - 7 p.m. on the second floor of the market house. It’s a great place to start a stellar weekend and warm up for the rematch of the season with OSU taking on USC at home at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 at 8 p.m. 

Participating local microbreweries include: Barley’s Brewing Company (Ale House No. 1), Barley’s Smokehouse & Brewpub (Ale House No. 2), Columbus Brewing Company, Elevator Brewing Company, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Hoster Brewing Company and Weasel Boy Brewing Company. Representatives from each microbrewery will be on hand to pour samples of their signature drafts. Admission to the event is free. Beer tasting admission is $15 and includes a commemorative pint glass and ten tasting tickets. Discount coupons good for $2 off the tasting admission fee will be available at all participating microbreweries beginning September 1. Additional tasting tickets will be available for $.50 each. Tickets are available in advance online (starting September 1) at the North Market business office and at the door on the days of the event.

"The North Market is our community’s epicenter for all things local and culinary. We are home to local merchants, farmers, artisans and, this weekend, microbreweries!” said David Wible, Executive Director for the North Market. “The creativity exhibited and the quality of the beers created by our local craft brewers blend nicely with the atmosphere at our public market. The Columbus Microbrew Festival is an opportunity for our Market patrons to be exposed to our hometown brews and for beer aficionados to experience the North Market.”

Columbus Microbrew Festival
Schedule of Activities:

Scott Francis of Barley's Brewing CompanyFriday, September 11, 5-9 p.m.
• 5-9 p.m., Microbreweries open for tasting on the second floor of the North market
•5-7 p.m., Music by Great Mad Hoax
•7-9 p.m., Music TBA

Saturday, September 12, 12-7 p.m.
•8 a.m., North Market merchants and farmers open
•9-11 a.m., Music by Slate Ridge on porch
•10 a.m.-3 p.m., Face painting
•11 a.m.-1 p.m., Music by Loosely Strung on porch
•12-7 p.m., Microbreweries open for tasting
•1-3 p.m., Music by Gipson and Fitz Trio on second floor
•3-4 p.m., performances by Majestic Belly Dancing on porch
•3-5 p.m., Music by Island Breeze
•5-7 p.m., Music by Happy Chichester

Festival hours are Friday, September 11 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, September 12 from noon -7 p.m., regular market hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. For additional information on the North Market Microbrew Festival please call 614-463-9664 or visit NorthMarket.com

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