International Beer Fest
On Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, the International Beer Fest in Cleveland will once again showcase some of the best beers in the world. Last year’s inaugural event was considered a huge success, and beer enthusiasts from surrounding states made the trek to the Cleveland I-X Center to get their drink on.
This year, three separate sessions will feature more than 800 beers from 200 breweries. Session 1 will take place Friday, May 11, from 7 to 11 p.m. Sessions 2 and 3 will happen Saturday, May 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m., respectively. Single-session general admission is $45 while single-session VIP tickets can be purchased for $75. Tickets for all three sessions are available for $120 (general admission) and $200 (VIP). Designated driver tickets will be available for each session for only $10.
For those struggling to make up their mind about what beers to try, we have made things easy for you. Below are the 25 most anticipated brews, according to the akronlife staff. We have provided both the brewery and the beer name to make your life less complicated.
Let us know what you are looking forward to the most in the comments section below.
Alesmith – Grand Cru (Belgian strong dark ale)
Arcadia – Cereal Killer Barleywine
Black Box – 2012 IPA
Black Diamond – Rampage Imperial IPA
Buckeye Brewing – PawPaw (fruit beer)
Columbus Brewing – Double Dry Hopped IPA
Epic – Pumpkin Porter
Fat Head's - Hop Juju IPA
Fat Head's – No. 1 Saison
Fat Head's – Bean Me Up (Coffee Stout)
Goose Island – Barrel Aged Lolita (American wild ale)
Great Black Swamp – Hellfish Imperial IPA
Great Lakes – Cherry Vanilla Edmund Fitzgerald (porter)
Great Lakes – Lake Erie Monster (double IPA)
Jolly Pumpkin – Bam Biere (farmhouse ale)
Nogne O – Imperial Porter
Rockmill Brewery – Organic Farmhouse Ale
Rogue – Double Mocha Porter
Sierra Nevada – Southern Hemisphere Harvest (IPA)
Stone Brewing – 2011 Old Guardian (barleywine)
Stone Brewing – Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean
The Brew Kettle - Tunguska Imperial Stout
The Bruery – Three French Hens (Belgian strong dark ale)
Thirsty Dog – Barrel Aged Siberian Night (stout)
Willoughby – Hop Jam Black IPA