With the cool weather settling in around Edmonton sooner than anyone would really have liked, warming up with a few beers seems like a worthy enough cause.
But when that worthy cause is actually for a worthy cause, it makes it even better, right?
The Kidney Foundation is hosting its annual Shabam Beer Tasting Festival this Friday, Sept. 12, at the Alberta Aviation Museum Hangar on Kingsway Ave.
“It’s the fifth year we’ve been putting together the event,” said Flavia Robles, executive director of the Kidney Foundation Northern Alberta and The Territories Branch.
“It’s really a time for people to be intimate and interactive with the brewers.”
The event features brewers from across Western Canada: Alley Kat, Big Rock, Brewsters, Central City, Great West, Grizzly Paw, Hogs Head, Okanagan Spring, Wild Rose, Yellowhead and Yukon, as well as Sherbrooke Liquor Store, who will have a sampling table, plus they’ll be running the on-site store, for those who want to take some home afterward.
Admission to the event is $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and with it you get a glass and two drink tickets, and every ticket after that is $2 for a 4-0z. pour.
In addition to the beer tastings, there will be music and food on site, as well as a silent auction.
The event goes from 7-11 p.m., but pouring stops at 10.
For tickets and more info, click here.