Missouri Beer Festival brings craft beer, food and live music to Columbia

1 year 5 months 2 weeks ago Friday, March 02 2018 Mar 2, 2018 Friday, March 02, 2018 7:11:00 PM CST March 02, 2018 in News
By: Joshua Tyler, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - The Missouri Beer Festival is hoping to tap into the audience visiting for True/False, as well as beer tasters from across the state.

Tom Bradley, who hosts a local radio show, has been coordinating the festival for eight years. He started it when he realized there weren't any beer festivals in Columbia. 

"The idea was a great one to begin with, but all we were really doing was copying off of other people's ideas," Bradley said. "This became our own with family and friends working really hard, but the true, great thing about it is getting to know these brewers," he said.

Aaron Banks, the owner of CoMo Growlers and Pints, is not a brewer, but will be a vendor at the festival. 

"The beers that I got are typical kinds of beers that you could find at CoMo Growler and Pints in that they are small breweries," Banks said. "Not many people have probably tasted these beers before."

Each vendor will be giving away their own prizes and have activities at their booths. Visitors will be given bottle caps to use to vote for their favorite beer for the People's Choice award. 

Bradley said people will be able to spend hours tasting beers, talking to vendors, figuring out what makes each beer different.

"We give them a sampling glass, they stroll around listening to live music from Johnny Henry. It's a great time," he said.

There are also food vendors at the festival and designated drivers will be allowed in for free. Tickets are $25 for general admission.

The festival will be Saturday at the Holiday Inn Executive Center beginning at 1 p.m.

More News

Grid
List
VIENNA - Multiple suspects are currently being questioned after officials said someone intentionally started the house fire leading to an... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, August 20 2019 Aug 20, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:59:00 PM CDT August 20, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The FEMA recovery center for Cole County closed its doors Tuesday. The center helped hundreds of... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, August 20 2019 Aug 20, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:51:00 PM CDT August 20, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — State officials say an improving economy is one of several factors that led to close to... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, August 20 2019 Aug 20, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:39:00 PM CDT August 20, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - An increased focus on climate change from legislature and activists has prompted utilities providers to implement renewable energies... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, August 20 2019 Aug 20, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:09:00 PM CDT August 20, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- A group of Missouri protesters are taking a stand against self-driving trucks in the state. Over 29... More >>
2 days ago Tuesday, August 20 2019 Aug 20, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:47:00 PM CDT August 20, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A Cole County judge issued a restraining order Monday against Senate Bill 391, regarding regulation of concentrated... More >>
2 days ago Tuesday, August 20 2019 Aug 20, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:25:00 PM CDT August 20, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS — Major League Soccer has awarded the next expansion franchise to St. Louis, where a new downtown stadium... More >>
2 days ago Tuesday, August 20 2019 Aug 20, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:33:00 PM CDT August 20, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY — A former teacher at a Catholic school in Kansas City alleges in a lawsuit that she was... More >>
2 days ago Tuesday, August 20 2019 Aug 20, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:15:00 AM CDT August 20, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Cole County FEMA Disaster Relief Center in Jefferson City is wrapping up operations on Tuesday, but... More >>
2 days ago Tuesday, August 20 2019 Aug 20, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:04:00 AM CDT August 20, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Department of Health and Senior Services received over 2,100 medical marijuana facility applications by the deadline.... More >>
2 days ago Monday, August 19 2019 Aug 19, 2019 Monday, August 19, 2019 7:37:00 PM CDT August 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Going grocery shopping Tuesday could impact more than just your own home. Lucky's Market and The Food Bank... More >>
2 days ago Monday, August 19 2019 Aug 19, 2019 Monday, August 19, 2019 6:26:00 PM CDT August 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri and the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital announced and signed a partnership to... More >>
2 days ago Monday, August 19 2019 Aug 19, 2019 Monday, August 19, 2019 3:40:00 PM CDT August 19, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Jefferson City Memorial Airport could face demolition after suffering major flood damages. Airport officials are... More >>
2 days ago Monday, August 19 2019 Aug 19, 2019 Monday, August 19, 2019 2:08:00 PM CDT August 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Boone Hospital Board of Trustees announced Monday that the hospital will pursue independent operations beginning in late... More >>
2 days ago Monday, August 19 2019 Aug 19, 2019 Monday, August 19, 2019 2:03:00 PM CDT August 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia is approved a plan that would put brighter lights in the city's downtown area.... More >>
3 days ago Monday, August 19 2019 Aug 19, 2019 Monday, August 19, 2019 1:54:00 PM CDT August 19, 2019 in News
SEDALIA - A Tipton Correctional Center inmate was found unconscious Monday night near Sedalia. Earlier that day, he had walked... More >>
3 days ago Monday, August 19 2019 Aug 19, 2019 Monday, August 19, 2019 1:12:00 PM CDT August 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - More than 5,000 freshmen began classes at the University of Missouri on Monday. According to the MU... More >>
3 days ago Monday, August 19 2019 Aug 19, 2019 Monday, August 19, 2019 12:29:00 PM CDT August 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia City Council is expected to vote on plans establishing medical marijuana business licenses at Monday night's city... More >>
3 days ago Monday, August 19 2019 Aug 19, 2019 Monday, August 19, 2019 11:57:00 AM CDT August 19, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 76°
2pm 78°
3pm 79°
4pm 79°
5pm 80°