Posted June 20th, 2020
Unfortunately due to the continuing pandemic, this year’s event will not be taking place. As much as the committee loves to produce this event, it’s simply not safe. Even if only one person were to catch this virus, that’s one too many. We realize there are a few different sects of the public that have their own views. Some think it’s no big deal, some are cautious with masks and practicing social distance,and the last group just isn’t going anywhere beyond necessity anytime soon. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with any of those viewpoints. However, it goes against everything BrewFest is. This event is as social as you can get! It’s meant to be! Friends, family, co-workers, heck even strangers become friends at this event! We’ve had several meetings and discussed long and hard, throwing out possible scenarios for a different date, or venue. The bottom line is, we can’t guarantee anyone’s safety. Some of our volunteers represent an older demographic, sponsorship dollars are tough to come by in this economy, and there’s no way to predict where we’ll end up with ticket sales. Being a non-profit, again, these are all risks we can’t take. We remain extremely proud of the work we’ve done in producing this ever-growing and evolving event and we’re as dissapointed as anyone could be. So many great things have been happening downtown Lorain, and we have every reason to believe they’ll continue. By no means are we giving up on BrewFest, we’re simply re-grouping for next year, Saturday August 14th, 2021.
For those of you that have purchased tickets, we hope that you’ll just hang on to them, this year’s ticket will be good for next year, whether general admission early bird tickets, V.I.P, or the designated driver ticket. That’s also the only way to guarantee entry, every year this event grows, we do have a capacity limit each year. IF you’d like a refund, we’ll be working with Eventbrite on how to best facilitate that as they’re our ticket agency, we’ll have details on refunds within the next 7-10 business days.
If you’ve been to BrewFest, you know how much fun we all have, the laughs, the high-fives, the cheers, the incredible music, and last but not least, the thrill of discovering new flavors of beer,cider, meads, wine or food. Those thoughts will keep us looking forward to 2021 for the best event yet. We’ll miss you, please stay safe, be patient with one another, after all, we are in this TOGETHER.
–==The BrewFest Crew==–