HARRISON HOT SPRINGS CELEBRATES CRAFT BEER MONTH WITH OKTOBERFEST-STYLE BEER FESTIVALHARRISON HOT SPRINGS, BRITISH COLUMBIA, October 11, 2012: October is craft beer month and Harrison Hot Springs is celebrating with its own beer festival.
On October 26 and 27, Tourism Harrison will host the Harrison Beer Festival, bringing breweries from around BC to the shores of Harrison Lake. As the first major beer festival in the Fraser Valley region, this event will provide an opportunity for BC's finest craft breweries to showcase their wares in a region rich in hop growing history. This weekend-long celebration has three not-to-be-missed events: Friday October 26: Cask Night â Three of the best local breweries in the region will present a cask of their finest one-of-a-kind brews. A friendly competition will see which brewery's cask can be finished first. With a warm and friendly British pub feel, complete with Irish stew and bread pudding, this will be a fun night of song and games. Saturday October 27: The main event, Harrison Beer Festival â Armed with your complimentary tasting glass, compare the finest crafted beers in BC. Your vote will decide the winner of the first ever Harrison Beer Festival. Saturday October 27: Oktoberfest Dance â In true Oktoberfest style, guests will experience classic beer hall music with the Black Forest Boys, great beer and German-inspired food (think bratwurst and pretzels). Come dressed to celebrate; the best male and female costumes will win an Oktoberfest prize!Tickets for each event are available separately or as a package, and can be purchased online, or by calling 604-796-5581. All events will take place in the St. Alice Centre, at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa. For information and to purchase tickets, visit www.harrisonbeerfest.com. The Harrison Beer Festival is organized by Tourism Harrison, with the support of a number of key partners including the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, the Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce, Agassiz Harrison Museum and the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa.Responsible Drinking â This is a licensed event open to those 19 years of age and over. Tourism Harrison encourages all attendees to drink sensibly. To avoid any problems with drinking and driving, we advise participants to:• Stay overnight, thanks to special festival packages available at local hotels • Take advantage of the shuttle bus service to Agassiz and Chilliwack • Pick a designated driver before you arrive to ensure you have a sober driver on the way back. Connect with Tourism Harrisonwww.tourismharrison.com | @harrisontourism | Facebook | YouTube | PinterestFor more information contact:Liz Sperandeo Robert ReyerseSpectacular Ink Tourism Harrison(604) 925-8187 (604) 796-0288 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com