From Stephanie Andrews of Cityview Brewfest –
Cityview’s Brewfest is scheduled for July 9th from 3pm-7 at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.
We have made many improvements since last year. Last year we had 300 varieties for people to sample and this year we have well over 400 samples. The full list of beers and breweries can be found here http://brewfestdsm.com/beers. We have 117 breweries as well. Another change since last year is that we are upgrading to glass, everyone that enters will get a souvenir glass to do all of their sampling out of. We have had plastic in the past. We have also added glass-cleaning stations around Principal Park so that people can rinse their glasses out between samples if they prefer to.
This year we are also using two levels of Principal Park to avoid the side where it is sunniest and help spread out the increased number of vendors and beers. The entire event is under cover at the ballpark so it will be there rain or shine.
Tickets are $23 in advance and can be purchased from Tikly.co https://tikly.co/dsm/index.php/cityviews-brewfest.html, Des Moines Area Hy-Vees, or at Principal Park. If they would rather purchase tickets at the door it will be $28. Designated Driver tickets are also available for $10 and they will be able to have unlimited pop, although that is not as exciting as beer.
For up-to-date information they can follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BrewfestDSM
Here is the event website http://brewfestdsm.com/