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After a successful premiere in 2013, the World Beer Festival returns to Cleveland this month to wreak havoc on your taste buds. Festivities will be Sat., June 14, under the Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.
Brought to you by All About Beer magazine, this event offers attendees the luxury of sampling over 200 craft and international beers.
General admission and VIP tickets are available, and each ticket holder receives a souvenir glass, 40 beer tickets and access to the Art of Beer Experience, which includes beer ingredient samplings, pairings and educational seminars.
VIP pass holders will also be treated to early entrance, access to a bonus selection of beers not available to general admission ticket holders, a private entrance, hospitality area and bathrooms, a festival commemorative gift and a food buffet.
This year, organizers have added The Taste of Belgium beer section. Presented by Duvel Moortgat USA, this section will solely feature Belgian-style beers. A representative will be on hand to educate attendees and discuss Belgian styles as part of the Art of Beer presentations.
Food is available for purchase, and live music will entertain guests throughout the festival.
General admission tickets are $40, while the VIP treatment is available for $75. The fest runs from 1 to 5 p.m., and VIP tickets allow entrance an hour early.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.allaboutbeer.com/wbfcleveland or at the door, if not sold out by the day of the festival. Visit the website for info about accommodations for out-of-town guests.
/ Writer Aaron Fowler is a bit of a craft beer geek. Though hemay deem himself a bona fide hophead, he never passes up a well-defined stout.