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Time to make Midwest Beerfest dinner reservations

09/10/2013 5:42 PM

08/15/2014 11:31 AM

The Midwest Beerfest’s signature event — its grand tasting inside Century II on Sept. 21  – is still more than a week away. I’ll be writing about it in detail for the Sept. 20 Go!

But if you want to attend the equally beer-rific events that precede it on Friday, Sept. 20, you’ll need to act soon. The Beerfest also puts on three beer dinners that happen concurrently at venues around town, and they usually sell out. They’re fun, informative, and each one costs $55 a person.

Last year, I attended a New Belgium beer dinner at Larkspur, and it was delicious and delightful. I met some fellow beer fans at my table, and its always fun to taste food that’s been expertly paired with beer by people in the know.

This year, the Boulevard Brewing Company will put on a dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport. Another one will be at the Wichita Marriott and will feature beers by Smithwicks  and Guinness.

And Larkspur’s beer dinner will be hosted by Peace Tree Brewing Co. out of Knoxville, Iowa, with Dan McKay, vice president of Peace Tree.

Each beer dinner features guests hosts from the breweries.

The multi-course menus for the dinners can be viewed at on the Beerfest website.

Get tickets by calling 316-682-5502 or by visiting www.midwestbeerfest.com

About Denise Neil

Denise has been an Eagle reporter since 1997. She writes about pop culture on Sundays, reviews restaurants on Fridays and blogs at Dining with Denise. Previously, she worked for the Chattanooga Times and graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Kansas.

Contact Denise at 316-268-6327 or by e-mailing dneil@wichitaeagle.com

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