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BERWYN’S FIRST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL WILL BE A WALK IN THE PARK

 

WHAT:               Berwyn Brew Fest

WHEN:               Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:            Proksa Park, 3001 W Wisconsin Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402

WHY:                  Experience American Craft Beer – BerwynStyle!

                                The inaugural Berwyn Brew Fest will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Fest will feature over 80 unique beers from craft breweries around the country as well as live music and food from some of Berwyn’s favorite restaurants. Expand your palate while getting back to nature. The fest will take place at Proksa Park, situated just blocks from the Depot District. Free parking is available along the BNSF Metra tracks and fees will be waived in the Depot District Parking Facility at 3320 S Grove Ave on the day of the event. A free shuttle will taxi event-goers between Proksa Park and the parking deck. Or you can simplify, take the train and walk!

                                Anthony Griffin, Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) Executive Director, commented, “We welcome everyone from beer novices to enthusiasts to enjoy an afternoon in Proksa Park, one of our local gems. Great beer in a great venue will make for great times.”

                                The net proceeds from the festival will benefit the Moving Wall Initiative. The Moving Wall is the half-size replica of the Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It was conceived of and built by Vietnam Veterans, John Devitt, Gerry Haver and Norris Shears as a remembrance and healing tool for all those people who may never have a chance to visit the Memorial in Washington, D.C.                          “The Moving Wall” will come to the Berwyn Park District’s Proksa Park from August 7 through August 11, 2014. This event will be free and open to all who wish to visit. Access to the Moving Wall will be available on a 24-hour basis at Proksa Park.

                                Mal Montoya, BDC Board President, continued, “The BDC is thrilled to be able to pledge the festival’s net proceeds to a meaningful cause that honors our veterans’ legacies of bravery and sacrifice.”

                                For more information, visit www.berwynbrewfest.com. Follow the event on Facebook: facebook.com/BerwynBrewFest. For more information on the Moving Wall, visit movingwall.berwynparks.org.

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