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2016 UW-Richland Brewfest

Plans are being finalized for the 4th Annual Home Brew Fest sponsored and hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Richland Alumni Association.

The free event is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st and will run from 2:00 until 5:00 PM in the Roadrunner gymnasium on campus. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Brew Fest committee organizers say several home brewers have committed to participating at this point. They include Mark Harper of Richland Center; Don Pfau of Sauk City; Eric Bearce from Blue River; Greg Johnson of Hillsboro; Travis Parr of Viroqua; Muscoda's Ashley Wirtz; Ross Harms from Sauk City; and Don Fleischman of Fitchburg.

In addition to the home brewers, several microbreweries will be providing product samples, including: Potosi Brewing Company; Vintage Brewing of Madison; Ale Asylum of Madison; and Hillsboro Brewing Company of Hillsboro. Wine samples from Weggy Winery will also be available that day.

A food & refreshment stand will be available throughout the afternoon, including a menu of hamburgers, chips and chili. Various area businesses are also providing product samples, including Meister Cheese and Oakwood Fruit Farm. Other vendors may be added.

Prizes will be awarded in various categories with award announcements to take place between 4:30 and 5:00 PM. This year’s Brew Fest is being underwritten by a grant provided to the UWR Alumni Association by the law firm of Jacobson, Schrinsky and Houck, S.C., of Milwaukee. Tom Houck is a 1984 UW-Richland alumnus who saw a need and provided assistance. Home Brew Fest 2016 aims to provide an afternoon of Oktoberfest-style fun and fits in very well with the community-wide Center Color Fest celebration that weekend. For more information about this event, visit uwralumnibrewfest.com.