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Cheers to Fort Wayne's Oldest Craft Beer Festival

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Festival coordinator, Neil Davey, believes that local beers and beer lovers are meant to meet their matches at the annual festival

When "Brewed IN the Fort," Northeast Indiana's premier craft beer festival, served its 1st taste back in 1998, it featured a handful of local and regional brewers.

This year's event, which is Saturday, in Headwaters Park East, features more than 50 Hoosier breweries and 200 of their finest products, with equally tasty local foods and musical fare to complete the annual celebration.

The festival is partnering with Fort Wayne Trails this year, and offers a special Trails VIP pass that directly benefits the trail system. Designated driver tickets will also be available at a special non-alcohol rate, offering craft root beers and sodas.

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Festival coordinator, Josh Volz advises festival goers to study the available brews listed on the website before the festival, to plan your tasting strategy

Earlier this week, WBOI's Julia Meek spoke with local beer advocates, and festival coordinators, Josh Volz and Neil Davey, to discuss the pleasure and passion for the art, as well as its staying power, to beer crafters and beer lovers alike.

 Event Information:

Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Festival
@ Headwaters Park East, Fort Wayne
Saturday, September 8th, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Must be 21

For more information and a complete listing of breweries and beers, visit the festival website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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