Miami Valley Beer Fest
features Big Beers and Barley Wines!
Saturday, Oct 9th from 2-6pm the Roundhouse at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds will be filled with unique and interesting beers that you won’t get a chance to try anywhere else.
In 2009 Mike & Donna Schwartz, owners of Belmont Party Supply, teamed up with Resident Home Association to bring Miami Valley Beer Festival to the Dayton area. Planning for a boutique, quality event, the first year was a great success. Over 300 people attended and this year the goal is to double the event, yet still keep it intimate.
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Admission includes a tasting glass, door prizes, raffles, live entertainment and allows you to sample 20 unique craft beers. Live music will be provided by skilless villains. Food will be available for purchase, provided by local restaurants like Chappy’s and Thai9.
You can pick up tickets at Belmont Party Supply,Brewtensils, 5th Street Wine & Deli, Blind Bob’s, Boston’s Bistro, Chappy’s Tap Room, Harrigan’s Tavern, Jimmie’s Cornerstone Bar, King’s Table, Miami Valley Wine & Spirits, One Eyed Jacks, Oregon Express, Peach’s Grill, South Park Tavern, Thai 9, The Pub and Trolley Stop. Tickets are also available online. All ticket proceeds benefit The Resident Home Association (RHA). Learn more by viewing the video.
What advice do you have for first time attenders?
This is not an event where you should show up to the bar two hours early and start pre-gaming. Come with a fresh palate as you will want to enjoy every nuance of this fundraiser. Drink Responsibly.. there are a lot of beers to try, most with elevated alcohol percentages. Make sure you get some food. There are great area restaurants involved so have a bite. Deja Blue is a sponsor so make sure enough water. Dress accordingly.. this event is inside the roundhouse but it is not heated.. This is a giant part of the ambiance and the experience.
What makes this festival different from Ale Fest?
First off, both are great events for the Craft Beer Movement. Ale Fest I think has an attraction to a wider array of drinkers. They offer something for everyone. Pedestrians, Experience and Geeks. Where Miami Valley Beer Fest sort of cuts out the Pedestrian level. MVBF is set up to basically only be a 500 person event that focuses on Big Beers and Barley Wines. Which isn’t a bad thing.. its really kind of neat.. its chillier outside which screams “BIGGER BEERS” We will have Port barrel aged barely wines, Russian Imperial Stouts aged in 16 yr old Scotch Whiskey Barrels, Belgian IPA’s, smoked porters, trappist ales, old ales and even a Punkin beer.
I hear there will be some really special beers featured, can you tell us about them?
The whole list is special, but the highlights are:
Cask Conditioned Flying Dog Ragin Bitch. This beer is dry hopped with simcoe hops. Cask conditioned ale is unfiltered and unpastuerized. Yeast is active going through secondary refermentation. Its also naturally carbonated..
Variety of barrel aged Barley Wines. Calvados, port, cabernet, bourbon, and aged scotch whiskey barrels. To see a bigger list of featured beers, click here.
AND NOW A CHANCE TO WIN FREE TICKETS…
We have THREE PAIRS OF TICKETS to give away!. Simply comment on this post and tell us about your favorite craft beer and we’ll randomly choose winners on Friday, Oct 8th . Be sure to enter your correct email address, (which will not be made public). We’ll contact the winners by email and post their names here as well!
UPDATE: Ticket Winners Trang, Kim and Shannon will be enjoying their brews tomorrow courtesy of DaytonMostMetro.com!