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Keep ‘Em Brewing Homebrewfest On Tap for Saturday

August 9, 2018
By Darren Fraser , Emmetsburg News

by Darren Fraser

The third annual KEMB-LP Keep 'Em Brewing Homebrewfest takes place this Saturday at Soper Park starting at 5 p.m.

Chamber of Commerce Director Deb Hite says the first brewfest had all the ingredients for success except people. "Only 35 showed up," says Hite.

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TASTE?TESTING - Last year’s Keep ‘Em Brewing Homebrewfest drew nearly 200 people who enjoyed sampling the various brews.
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Last year's fest drew close to two hundred people. Hite says she expects more attendees this year because the Chamber and KEMB radio have been doubling down on advertising and promotion.

This year's People's Choice contest features nine home brewers. The People's Choice judging runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone of legal drinking age who purchases a $10 commemorative glass is eligible to participate in the judging. The People's Choice homebrew winner will take home a commemorative growler and $250. Northern Auto is sponsoring the People's Choice contest.

Hite wants to remind all involved to abide by the tasting limits

Homebrews are just that and are not licensed.

This year's craft beers include brews from August Shell, Single Speed, Laketime, Exile and Okoboji's West O. Craft samplers will be available for purchase in the beer garden.

Avey/Grouws Band from Decorah is this year's entertainment. Avey/Grouws plays blues, country and classic rock. The band takes the stage at 6 p.m. and plays until closing.

Palo Alto Cattlemen will provide the eats, including ribeye sandwiches and hamburgers in the burger bar. Food is available from 5 p.m. and until it is gone.

As always, the Keep 'Em Brewing Homebrewfest is free; all are welcome.

Come hungry, come thirsty, drink responsibly and a have a great time. More information is available at the Chamber website.



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