CarbondALE Brew Fest

A woman pours a sample of beer during the 2012 CarbondALE Microbrew and Music Festival. The festival is back this year as simply the CarbondALE Brew Fest, and takes place Friday, May 6.

The Southern File Photo

Carbondale Main Street is partnering with the SIU Fermentation Science Institute and Southern Illinois Brewers to present the CarbondALE Brew Fest.

The festival will feature more than 30 brews from all over the U.S., including local breweries and those from Indiana, Missouri, Louisiana and Pennsylvania.

CarbondALE Brew Fest will be at the Town Square Pavilion from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 5. The event will go on rain or shine, organizers say.

Limited advance tickets are for sale; general admission tickets are $25 and include a souvenir tasting glass and beer tastes; VIP tickets are $45, and include a premium (larger) tasting glass, beer tastes, early entry to the fest, access to the VIP tent and more. This year, for $100, Platinum VIP ticket-holders will also receive an event T-shirt, complimentary lunch and a tour of the Fermentation Science Institute earlier in the day.

At the door, the prices increase to $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP entry. 

Proceeds will benefit Carbondale Main Street and the SIU Fermentation Science Institute. To learn more, call 618-529-8040 or visit www.carbondalebrewfest.com

— The Southern

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