Experience the Hops

Get your tickets for this unique weekend experience learning and connecting with beer experts and enthusiasts from around the region! You will have the opportunity to attend seminars, eat dinner, and taste plenty distinct beers from our professionals from local and regional breweries including: 4204-Main Street Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada, Half Acre Beer Company, Schlafly Beer, Revolution Brewing, Bell’s Brewery, BrickStone Brewery, The Old Bakery Beer Company, JT Walker’s Restaurant and Brewery, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, Truly Hard Seltzer,Dogfish Head, and Brick River Cider.

From 1-5pm, attendees will enjoy talks, beer, and the company of fellow beer lovers. Tasting tickets ($1 each) are required for samples. Full servings of beer also available for purchase. Staying for dinner? We have prepared a five-course menu that includes four free beer pairings from 6-8pm. A cash bar will be available until 11pm.

Staying overnight? Join us for Community Yoga in the Library or a hike through the trails!

Potato Skins with Beer Cheese and Bacon
with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Smoked Trout Flat Bread with Radish and Herbs
with Revolution Eugene Porter

Spicy Kimichi Slaw
with Bell’s Hopsolution

Chicken Breast with Honey Beer Sauce
with Schlafly Kolsch

Chocolate Stout Brownies with Macadamia Nuts
with Maplewood ‘Morbidly Obese Pub Extra Brownie

Talks + Tastings Only: $5 – Includes entry and access to all educational seminars; Available in advance online or at the door the day-of (DOES NOT INCLUDE tasting tickets; available for purchase at $1 each)

Talks, Tastings, and Dinner: $89 – Includes beer tastings, entry and access to all educational seminars, dinner, four free beer pairings, and access to a cash bar (DOES NOT INCLUDE tasting tickets; available for purchase at $1 each)

Lodging is available on Saturday night for $80/night, which includes a special Boots-and-Brew Hike on Sunday morning. Please call the front desk at 217-333-3287 to make your reservation.


Feb 29 2020 - Mar 01 2020


1:00 pm - 11:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 29 2020 - Mar 01 2020
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 12:00 pm



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