Raise a glass for the return of…

Raise a glass for the return of…
Cornwall's Summer Beer Fest 2015 attendees toast the inaugural event's success by raising a glass at Nav Centre's Jet Set Pub patio on Saturday

CORNWALL, Ontario – It may only be January, but thanks to the second round of an outdoor festival, a cold beer on a hot summer day feels within reach.

Organizers Sebastien Manigat, director of the Seaway Food Festival, and Ian Bentley, food & beverage director of the NAV Centre, announced Cornwall’s Summer Beer Fest is returning to the Jet Set Pub patio on Saturday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“This was by far the largest craft beer event Cornwall has ever seen, and now we hope to deliver an even better social experience for our community,” said Manigat.

Last year’s inaugural festival drew over 1,250 guests to the heart of the Nav Centre, with a mix of live entertainment, 15 breweries on site offering over 35 beers and ciders, and local vendors serving gourmet fare, including Love Love Food, Bar Q, Table 21, Truffles Burger Bar, Schnitzels European Flavours.

“This year, we will be releasing 2,000 tickets, and our expectation is that this will be another sell-out event,” said Bentley.

Tickets will go on sale starting May 30.

“We’ve already received confirmations from restaurants, breweries, partners, and sponsors,” said Manigat. “Everyone is eager to get to work and make this happen.”

The final list of participating breweries and restaurants will be released in the upcoming months.

Festival-goers will be able to purchase coupons (2/$5 or 5/$10) on site that they can exchange for alcoholic or food consumptions.

For more information on Cornwall’s Summer Beer Fest, visit www.seawayfoodfestival.ca/beerfest or www.facebook.com/seawayfoodfestival, or contact info@bastionhospitality.ca.

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