MWBF 2013what is it?
Midwest Brewers Fest – is a true craft beer festival where you will find over 150 unique beers. The brew masters and their staff will be on site to for you to directly interact and ask questions about your favorite brews.
The event has two purposes. The first is to raise funds that will be used to restore the Plainfield Riverfront Park. The Riverfront Foundation plans are focused on a total restoration aimed at bringing people together (www.plainfieldriverfront.org) so that generations to come can enjoy the scenic views and recreational amenities the park once held.
The second is to introduce those not familiar to the art and craft of fine beer.
The idea was originated by two local craft beer enthusiasts, Dale Lewis and Steve Caton, and is now being produced by volunteers from all walks of life who share a passion for great beer and a spirit of community.
help supportPLAINFIELD RIVERFRONT FOUNDATION
In 1990 a devastating tornado changed the face of Plainfield and included the destruction of one of the town’s historic landmarks that was formerly known as Electric Park.
In 2007, a plan was formed to revitalize Electric Park. That plan in now known as Project: Riverfront. The simple idea behind Project: Riverfront was to reestablish and then maintain the natural characteristics of the land, create an attraction that would provide an entertainment venue for people across the area, build back the identity that was unique to this local community, and create memories that would last for another 100 years.
Late in 2009, to spearhead this initiative with fundraising and implementation The Plainfield Riverfront Foundation was formed. We honor the tradition of past times with the simple things of life in a town that seeks to preserve its culture and memories for generations to come. We are proud to announce The Plainfield Riverfront as the venue for the Third Annual Midwest Brewers Fest.
WINNERSmidwest brewers fest
Many thanks to the breweries, judges and stewards who participated in the 2013 Midwest Brewers Fest
Pro Brewer Competition. Congratulations to all the winners! The results are listed below. Hopefully you were able to sample some of these top notch beers.
Category 1: Lighter Colored Beers 7% ABV or less
1. Church Street Brewing Company – Helles
2. Hopvine Brewing Company - Urban Tumbleweed Hefeweizen
3. Big Muddy Brewing - Pumpkin Smasher Pumpkin Ale
Category 2: Darker Colored Beers 7% ABV or less
1. Deschutes Brewery - Black Butte English Porter
2. Tyranena Brewing Company - Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown
3. Horny Goat Brewing Company - Oktoberfest
Category 3: Lighter Colored Beers Over 7% ABV
1. Brewery Vivant – Trebuchet Belgian Double IPA
2. Tyranena Brewing Company - Hop Whore Imperial IPA
3. New Belgium Brewing – Rampant Imperial IPA
Category 4: Darker Colored Beers Over 7% ABV 1. Ten Ninety Brewing Company - Cayenne-Pomegranate Imperial Porter
Category 5: Cask Beers
1. Lakefront Brewery - Black IPA w/ Sorace Ace
2. Three Floyds Brewing Company - Zombie Dust
3. Urban Legend Brewing Company - Krispy Karl Russian Imperial Stout
Best of Show
Church Street Brewing Company – Helles