From Illinois Business Journal news services
EDWARDSVILLE – On Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Global Brew Tap House will play host to the Edwardsville Oktoberfest for the second year at Edwardsville City Park on Illinois Route 159.
The event is being co-hosted by Gori Julian & Associates of Edwardsville and a portion of the proceeds from the event will be used to support Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
“The Global Brew Oktoberfest brings some of our favorite festival elements together but with a traditional German flair – great beer, live music, wonderful food – all for a great cause,” said Laura High, co-owner of Global Brew.
Beer trailers featuring 10 German style beers will be available, as well as six craft beer selections. Breweries include: Paulaner, Hofbraü, Urban Chestnut, Schlafly, Great Lakes, Civil Life and California Cider Company.
Local food is from Cleveland-Heath, 1818 Chophouse and Gus’ Pretzels,
Live music is throughout the day. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is Larry Haller, with traditional Bavarian tunes; and from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. is ÜberCool, offering traditional Bavarian songs with a German rock/pop twist,
There will be an onsite raffle to win a seven-day trip for two to Germany with brewery tours – sponsored by Gori Julian & Associates of Edwardsville. There will also be a photo booth with Oktoberfest-themed props.
“We are excited to co-host this year’s Oktoberfest with Global Brew as a way to help raise funds and awareness for continued research and advocacy for those suffering from mesothelioma. A portion of sales during the event will benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation to help them continue their mission to support the families and victims impacted by this disease,” said Randy Gori of Gori Julian & Associates.
There is no cost to attend Oktoberfest and attendees do not have to be 21 to enter the park, however, those who wish to purchase beer must be 21. No outside food or alcoholic beverages are permitted in the park. Only leashed dogs are allowed. The Edwardsville Police Department will be on site.