Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Halifax Seaport BeerFest: Atlantic Canada’s Largest Beer Festival Set for August 10 & 11

Halifax, NS


Named “Favourite Beer Festival” in Canada’s beer magazine, TAPS, the Halifax Seaport BeerFest: Atlantic Canada’s largest beer festival returns for its 6th year at the Halifax Seaport on Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11.


Attendees can taste samples from nearly 200 local, regional and international beers and ciders on offer at three sessions over two days. The first session is Friday evening from 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. the second is Saturday afternoon from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and the final on Saturday evening from 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. In addition to samplings, event-goers can experience great live music by local musicians SoHo Ghetto, Keith Andrews and Petty Lacerny along with locally inspired cuisine from Taste of Nova Scotia restaurant members.


“It will be two and a half hours of the most fun you’ll have all summer!” said Bruce Mansour, co-producer of the Halifax Seaport Beerfest. “When the beerfest is on, you won’t want be anywhere else. Discovering and sampling great beer, enjoying fabulous local food and having fun in the sun, this is the place to be!”


BeerFest staff are working hard to coordinate the nearly 200 beers and ciders that arrive each year. Maritime favourites, like Picaroons and Rogues Roost, will join national brands and European imports alike to show the quality and diversity that makes today’s beer market so interesting. Specialty pavilions will also return from Ontario, Quebec and Maine.


Tickets are on sale now at the Ticket Atlantic box office, by phone at 451-1221 (1-877-451-1221) and online at http://www.ticketatlantic.com/. The Saturday afternoon session is $40 per person in advance ($45 at the gate). The evening sessions are $45 per person in advance ($50 at the gate). Tickets at the gate are limited as sessions do sell out. Prices do not include tax and applicable surcharges.


The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) returns for the 6th year as event sponsor. Tickets will be available at select NSLC locations throughout the province starting Wednesday, June 13. Check your local store for details.


A portion of the net event proceeds will again be donated to the official Festival charity - Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic: http://www.prostatecancer.ca/


For full event details on the Halifax Seaport BeerFest, visit: http://www.seaportbeerfest.com/ and at http://www.facebook.com/HalifaxSeaportBeerFest and https://twitter.com/#!/@seaportbeerfest

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