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- Garrison Hilliard
August 6, 2010, 9:49 pm
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FORT MITCHELL, Ky. - Hundreds of beer-lovers from the region will
taste dozens of varieties of beer from all over the world at the Great
Midwest International Beer Festival at the Drawbridge Inn in Fort
Mitchell, Ky. on Saturday.
The festival is a partner with the Greater Cincinnati Independent
Restaurants, a coalition of 42 locally-based restaurants.
Chefs from the GCIR will demonstrate and prepare recipes that show
cooking with beer and offer food samples.
Participating chefs will conduct a "Beer & Burgers" feature, in which
the chefs will take a beer and create their vision of the "perfect
bite" to create their perfect bite for that beer.
Chefs taking part include Matt Winteroud from the Summit Restaurant,
Sean McCoy from the Brown Dog Caf? in Blue Ash, Michelle Brown from
Jags Steak & Seafood in West Chester, Guy Burgess, chef at the
Oriental Wok in Fort Mitchell, who's a national beer judge and an
instructor at the Midwest Culinary Institute, and Harry & Gay
Stephens, owners of Bella Luna on Eastern Avenue and The View on
The "Beer Fest" will have two sessions on August 7: noon until 4 p.m.
and an evening session beginning at 6 and ending at 11 p.m.
GCIR will donate a Portion of the proceeds will be donated to the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and volunteers from the Society will man
the beer taps.
Admission is $40 per person, which will include unlimited tastes of
beer and food samples; "designated drivers" may come for $10 and
receive unlimited soft drinks and food. Tickets at the door are $45.
The Beer Festival is the kick-off of Restaurant Week, coming September
13-19 at all area GCIR locations.
For more information on the Great International Beer Festival, and to
see updates on beers and new participating restaurants, go to
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