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Beers for a cause

Brewfest aids Foundation

August 27, 2012
By KURT HAUGLIE - DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - Crystal McLeod was getting a couple of beers from the Bell's Brewery table Saturday at her first Keweenaw Brewfest, and she was enjoying herself.

"It's a lot of fun," she said

McLeod said she tried four beers and she particularly enjoyed Tommy Knocker from Colorado and Magic Hat from Vermont. Her husband, Phil, liked the Bell's Oberon.

The Brewfest, now in its third year, is a fundraising event for the Keweenaw Community Foundation.

Mike Rose, event chair, said he expected attendance to surpass last year's, which was 1,225.

"I'm hopeful we'll beat last year by 200," he said.

Rose said he heard that many of the people attending this year's Brewfest traveled from out of town.

The event featured 35 breweries and more than 100 beers, Rose said.

Last year, the Keweenaw Brewfest raised $19,000, Rose said.

"It all goes to the Foundation," he said.

Tom Rozich was attending Brewfest for the first time, and he liked what he saw and tasted.

"I think it's great," he said.

The good weather, the variety of beers and the the fact the money raised is for the KCF all made the day a good one, Rozich said.

Rozich said he was trying out the India Pale Ales.

"I like the hoppier beers," he said.



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