This past Saturday the Oswegoland Park District hosted our first Craft Beer Festival. We had beer from 19 different brewing companies, great music, food from four amazing local vendors, and palette-cleansing pretzel necklaces from the Oswego Optimist Club.
All of this accompanied the most beautiful fall weekend. If you didn’t try BBQ from Cherry Red Roasters, Sausages from the Wurst Kitchen, Pizza from Shef Brothers or the Tap House offerings, you missed out!
Over 5,000 people came out to enjoy Brew at the Bridge, which was a terrific success for our first year. We were able to show the local craft brewing industry that when we say the people will come to this event, we mean it! We are excited to have the breweries come back next year with enough product to satisfy the curious crowds.
We are grateful to our volunteers and our event partners, the Tap House Grill, Weblinx Inc., and the Oswegoland Park and Recreation Foundation. Their support from the very beginning enabled us to try putting this “something new” on the community calendar.
We used a lot of the same format that the community has already enjoyed and for that we are thankful for the gracious Michelle Bergeron and the Village of Oswego staff. After this weekend, we can’t wait to enjoy the Village’s Wine on the Fox, May 4-5, 2013!
Kristie Vest, Special Events Supervisor, Oswegoland Park District