Village of WestmontDate Issued: Sept. 10, 2014
The inaugural Ale Harvest Fest in Westmont will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. The event, which requires a purchased ticket, will be held at Ty Warner Park, near the corner of Plaza Drive and Blackhawk Drive. There will be over 40 craft breweries and more than 80 craft beers from throughout the country represented at the event. The event will emphasize seasonal and autumn brews. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Westmont Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation.
“When we first started talking about having this event in Westmont, our main thought was to figure out how the community could benefit from it,” says Westmont First Committee Volunteer Jim Wright. “Westmont First was able to coordinate a relationship between the event hosts and the Westmont Chamber so that now their Education Foundation will be able to offer more scholarships to area students over the upcoming year. In addition, we have an excellent new event coming to our community.”
Attendees will be able to sample home brews from beer aficionados across Illinois and vote for their favorite. The Ale Harvest Fest is a joint production between Lou Dog Events and Beer Dogging. Additionally, the final competition of the Illinois Professional-Amateur Homebrew Championship will take place at the fest as well. Also, event guests are encouraged to bring canned goods to the event to be collected by The People’s Resource Center.
The main event is from 1 to 5 p.m. with a noon start time for VIP guests. Tickets are $45 and $75. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event website at www.aleharvestfest.com.