BrewFest WD Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deal

Black Friday/Cyber Monday just got a whole lot better. Get your BrewFest Waterfront District tickets early and be ready for Lorain County’s BEST festival of great beer with our first Black Friday/Cyber Monday BrewFest Ticket Opportunity!

VIP Tickets will be available from Friday November 29th through Monday December 2nd for ONLY $50!!!

Every ticket bought gives you a shot at receiving 2 FREE BrewFest BrewCruise tickets!

BrewFest VIP Tickets give you the chance to get into BrewFest early, with a Noon – 1p reception that includes appetizers and beer & awesome BrewFest SWAG!

So check back here on this post for ticket details once they are available!

The Brew Crew
Taproom Exclusive - Podcast recorded live at BrewFest 2019
In this special edition episode, Dean Zarbaugh with Tap Room Exclusive report’s live from BrewFest Waterfront District 2019 in Lorain, Ohio. He interviews Irwin Shires of Craft Beer Journeys, Mark Young of Two Bandits, Mathias Hauck of Avon Brewing Company, Howard Ross, one of the BrewFest organizers and member of Franklin Brewing, Jeff Shaw, the host and DJ for Brewfest, plus hear from people enjoying themselves at this years event!
BrewFest Home Brew Brew Off Lineup Set

For those of you who love home brewing, not much excites you more than the idea of having your OWN brew on tap at your favorite tap house, brew pub, and watering hole. For nine lucky and talented locals, that opportunity is near to becoming a reality…


Our Lineup for our Inaugural BrewFest Home Brew Brew Off is all set and the brewers are busily working to create a batch of beer that will earn them a draft handle at a local brewery!

Bascule Brewery & Public House, of Lorain, Avon Brewing Co. & Railroad Brewing Co., of Avon, and Franklin Brewing of Elyria will judge our challengers’ brews and decide WHO among them will earn their spot in BrewFest history!

Our competitors – Ryan Asik, Adam Bittner, Austin Clark, Ben Cohen, David Cousino, Jason Lowery, Ben Marthey, Adam Martin, and Doug Wiedmann – are just weeks away from being forever immortalized in BrewFest lore and quite honestly, if they’re not excited, we sure are!

So come on down to Black River Landing on Saturday, August 10th and join BrewFest Watefront District to be a part of the all the excitement, all the brews, and all the fun.

It’s sure to be a memorable occasion!


Your Brew Crew!

Be a Part of YOUR BrewFest!

By Chris Nabakowski


Traditions are funny things.

Sometimes they’re as old as the people who honor them, a part of a community’s culture so ingrained that it would drastically change if the tradition was no longer kept alive.

And sometimes traditions are of a newer kind. Sometimes they’re evidence of a change in cultural identity. They represent a shift in the way the citizens of a specific community see themselves, their place in the world, and what they believe to be most important.

Sometimes a new tradition can even be used as a rallying point for a people. A shining beacon that draws not only the eyes of the community in which it resides, but those of outsiders; folks who might not be fully aware of what they’re looking at, but want to know more.

THAT is what we envision for BrewFest Waterfront District.

Sure, we bring great beer, wine, mead, and cider to the table. And yeah, we most definitely are a celebration of the great skill necessary for creating such lip-smackingly good refreshments.

But we also strive to highlight the greatness of the city of Lorain and, beyond its borders, the county that bares its name! At BrewFest, we see incredible potential in the communities west of Cuyahoga County. We know that we’re underdogs and yet we embrace that!

And that’s why I’m writing today to earnestly ask anyone who loves Lorain as much as we do to join us this year.

Whether it’s simply volunteering to pour beer (a task of utmost importance at our Fest), showing up as a vendor to inform the thousands of attendees about what YOU are doing in our area, or even becoming a Sponsor and helping us put on a better festival than ever before, we’d love to see you rally along with us.

Because of you and your patronage, we’re well on our way to becoming one of the preeminent beer festivals in the Buckeye State. We love that we can bring happiness and enjoyment to the community that we care so deeply about. And we would be incredibly appreciative of anyone who wants to be a part of building upon our past accomplishments and creating a longstanding tradition that celebrates not only brews, but the uniqueness and beauty of Lorain and Lorain County.

We’re certain the city of Lorain is a community on the rise.

We’re doing our very best to help.

And we’d love if you’d like to help, too.

Chris Nabakowski