LakewoodAlive’s Popular Late-Summer Event Returns to Downtown Lakewood
It’s been said that variety is the spice of life. In this case, it’s also the catalyst of a tremendous community festival.
More than 180 craft beers representing nearly 50 breweries and 60 wines from 50 wineries will be on hand when the 4th Annual Lakewood Wine & Craft Beer Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 10, from 5-10 p.m. in the heart of Downtown Lakewood. Sponsored by Sibling Revelry Brewing and presented by LakewoodAlive, the festival has emerged as a much-anticipated tradition to close the summer season, typically drawing a sellout crowd of 2,000 attendees.
The burgeoning wine and craft beer industries, both locally and across the nation, will be on full display within a two-story, open-air parking deck in the heart of Lakewood’s downtown district. The festival is held behind the INA Building at 14701 Detroit Avenue. Tickets, available for $40 in advance, can be purchased online at WineandCraftBeerFestival.com or at Rozi’s Wine House (14900 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood).
Guests at this year’s Lakewood Wine & Craft Beer Festival will receive a commemorative tasting glass, 15 sample tickets and access to The University of Akron Lakewood Wine & Beer School. Food will be available for purchase from 10 of Lakewood’s best restaurants, and live music will be heard from the First Federal Lakewood Stage throughout the event
Headlining the craft beer selection is title sponsor Sibling Revelry Brewing, which will have a half dozen of its signature brews available to attendees. Guests with VIP tickets will also have an opportunity to enjoy “Fat Sibling,” a Dry-Hopped Saison resulting from a collaboration between Sibling Revelry and Fat Head’s Brewery. The Rozi’s Wine Row, sponsored by Rozi’s Wine House, will feature an extensive – and increased – selection of domestic and international wines catering to every connoisseur’s palate.
The festival represents a fundraiser for LakewoodAlive and the Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance, a program of LakewoodAlive, aiding in the continued revitalization of Downtown Lakewood. “We’re extremely excited to host the 4th Annual Lakewood Wine & Craft Beer Festival,” said Ian Andrews, Executive Director at LakewoodAlive. “This popular community event affords us yet another opportunity to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods in Lakewood. We invite wine and beer enthusiasts from Lakewood and across the region to attend and enjoy our festival.”
General Admission tickets are available for $40 in advance and $50 at the gate, though this festival is expected to sell out. Designated Driver tickets are available for $10 (pre-sale only). This event is intended for guests aged 21+. Due to safety concerns, dogs will not be permitted. Visit WineandCraftBeerFestival.com.
LakewoodAlive thanks the following festival sponsors: Sibling Revelry Brewing, Rozi’s Wine House, Around The Corner, First Federal Lakewood, Geiger’s, Georgetown Restaurant Lakewood, Sprokets, The Beehive Studio, Vosh Lakewood, Alaskan Brewing Co., Breckenridge Brewery, Rhinegeist, The University of Akron Lakewood, Cox Communications, Discount Drug Mart, Great Lakes Brewing Company, The Lakewood Citizen, Laskey Costello, LLC, Pat Catan’s Craft Centers, Platform Beer Co., Scalish Construction and Shinn Lanter, LLP.