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"Beers to You" benefits Gallagher-Bluedorn programs


CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn will host the fourth annual Beers to You and Gourmet Too, gourmet food and beer tasting event from 3-7 p.m. at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Tickets are now on sale and are available at any UNItix location or by visiting the Beers to You website at www.beerstoyou.org. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $45 for VIP access. All attendees will receive a commemorative tasting glass.

VIP ticket holders will have access to the VIP Lounge where they will sample gourmet offerings from the four featured chef sponsors, as well as a selection of specialty craft beers that pair with the gourmet food offerings.

The Beers to You event is the signature fundraiser for Friends of Gallagher-Bluedorn, which support the general programming and Kaleidoscope series at Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The Kaleidoscope Buck-a-Kid program last year allowed over 40,000 children grades K-12 from across Iowa to see performances for only one dollar.

Tara Sagers and Angie Fuller, event co-chairs, along with committee members, are thrilled to host an event featuring the top restaurants and caterers from the Cedar Valley. Specialty items from each exhibitor will be paired with more than 40 import, craft and specialty beers. Representatives from Anheuser-Busch, Boston Beer Company, Goose Island Beer Company, Potosi Brewing Company, Millstream and the Cedar Falls CRAZE, a local home brewers club, will be present.

Featured chef sponsors are Cedar Falls Brown Bottle & Montage, Isle® Casino Hotel Waterloo, Hy-Vee Cedar Falls & Crossroads and Art House Café. Current participants include: Beaver Hills Country Club, Beck's Sports Brewery, Centennial Oaks, Chubby's on the Hill, Gary's Catering, Famous Dave's, Fox Ridge, Indulgence, J's Home-style Cooking, Jameson's, Longhorn Steakhouse, Moment in Thyme Catering, Mulligan's, Okoboji Grill, Old Chicago, Peppercorn Pantry, Ramada, Randall's Meats and Catering, River City Beefstro, Rocco JoJo's, Roux Orleans, Scratch Bakery, Southern Smoke Shack, The Special Tea Room, Three Friends Desserts and Tony's.

Fahr Beverage is pleased to again bring to the event George Reisch, Director of Brewmaster Outreach at Anheuser-Busch. Mr. Reisch, a fifth-generation Brewmaster, will walk people through the brewing process one step at a time, tasting Budweiser from the first stage until it is bottled. George Reisch has also been featured as a tasting judge in the World Beer Cup and the American Beer Festival for many years. "It is such an honor to have George Reisch in our market for another year," said Sagers, who is District Manager of New Age Beverage at Fahr Beverage. "The Beers to You guests are in for yet another amazing experience."


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