RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) – Meals, music, and beer is what folks discovered on the fifth annual Mountain West Beer Fest.
With greater than 200 completely different craft beers, the Mountain West Beer Fest introduced collectively 80 completely different breweries from across the area.
“Simply within the final couple of eight years I’ve lived in Speedy Metropolis, we’ve seen an main enhance in native breweries. So, after we began a beer fest that’s what we had been fascinated about however then hastily, we obtained curiosity out of Colorado, and Wyoming, all that stuff. We’re frankly really feel like we’ve got the perfect beer fest for miles and miles and miles round. So, this can be a nice occasion, a extremely nice occasion,” mentioned Craig Baltzer, government director for the Monument.
The occasion brings collectively 1000’s of individuals to take pleasure in a day of actions like human foosball, beer yoga, corn gap, and, in fact, sampling the collection of craft beers.
“There simply at all times a variety of actions and video games. The principle salon is doing a beard and mustaches contest, so we attempt to make it greater than only a beer pageant. We are saying ‘meals, enjoyable, pals, and beer,’ so we make it extra than simply beer,” mentioned Chris Hornick, director of Mountain West Beer Fest.
One vendor and very long time participant was Hay Camp, Speedy Metropolis’s first manufacturing brewery.
“I feel it’s a celebration of not solely what all of us like it but it surely’s the concepts that come out of it, speaking about it, listening to what folks like growing old and possibly arising with one thing new for the following yr,” mentioned Karl Koth, founder and proprietor of Hay Camp Brewing Firm.
Since beer won’t be for everybody, the Mountain West Whiskey Pageant is scheduled for March 4 on the Rushmore Resort.
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