Beer festival idea brewing

Suds could be flowing next summer if an idea by Sunrise Rotary 2000 takes shape.

A stein of beer in an outdoor scene. Sunrise Rotary 2000 is hoping to bring a beer festival to Castlegar next summer.

Prior to the start of the regular Public Safety Committee meeting held at Castlegar City Hall on Monday, Aug. 26, the two-person team of Shannan Laktin and Rick Miller of Sunrise Rotary 2000 informally discussed adding a third alcohol-related event to the group’s repertoire.

Sunrise Rotary already hosts successful scotch and wine events.

What is proposed for next summer is an outdoor beer festival on Aug. 23 – 24.

“We would need to find a location that is suitable and that everyone is comfortable with,” said Laktin.

Some topics raised with those who were gathered before the start of the meeting were with security, safe rides home for patrons, washrooms and parking.

Laktin said that the event is in the very early planning stages and would need a number of approvals depending on the location. Local bands, food vendors and the participation of local restaurants who would create dishes to pair with beers are also part of the idea.




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