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Hoover – Alabama Craft Beer Festival – 21st September, 2019

If you’re a lover of quality craft beer, you need to get along to the Alabama Craft Beer Festival, to be held in Hoover on the 21st of September, 2019. A showcase for Alabama breweries, the Festival also includes the 2019 Alabama Craft Beer State Championship, a prestigious award that is coveted by all entrants. Craft beer is big business these days and Alabama is home to some of the finest breweries of all, so this is certainly an event that should be in your calendar.

What can you expect to see and do at the Alabama Craft Beer Festival? Well, drink beer of course! There will be other drinks available too – water will be on tap if you don’t want to drink also – but mainly the idea is to sample the craft beers from some of Alabama’s best breweries. There is no other opportunity to sample so many different brews in one place in Alabama, so don’t miss this chance.

Penny Beer Garden

One of the highlights of the Alabama Craft Beer Festival is the ‘Penny Beer Garden’. This is open to general admission ticket holders from 2 pm to 5 pm on Saturday afternoon. As Alabama state law does not permit the giving away of free samples, you pay one cent per sample when you are inside the Garden. In fact, the Festival invites you to deposit a quarter, and help yourself to 25 samples, so you don’t need to carry a lot of cash! Just remember to be honest!

The many breweries entering the Festival will be aiming to win the grand prize at the State Championship, too. Best of show last year went to Folklore Shadow Caster, and the local brewery also took second prize as well as being awarded Brewmaster of the Year. There are several categories, including American Pale Ales, Ambers, Belgian Beers, Sours and more, so there is plenty for you to sample no matter what your personal taste may be.

Entertainment for All

We should remind you that must be 21 years old or more to attend this event, and the organizers advise that you have you ID ready to prove it in order that they can process the line at the entry point efficiently. This is a popular event, so expect a short wait when you get to enter.

In addition to the craft beer tasting, you will also be able to meet many of the brewers and learn about their craft, which is an interesting introduction to brewing. You will find crowds at the beer tents, but be patient and you’ll enjoy the day.

In fact, you can also enjoy live music at the Alabama Craft Beer Festival, so there is something to enjoy while you wait! You can choose between standard entry and a VIP entry ticket – the latter of which comes with a grab bag including a t-shirt and a invitation to the VIP Lunch – and whichever you choose, be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!

Ready for Kid Con 2019 at the Hoover Library July 27th?

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Bring the whole family – SciFI/Fantasy Fest at the Hoover Library

  Every parent knows the stress and strain of organising things for the kids to do during the school holidays! Even in the 21st century kids get bored, and finding something that might interest them is never easy. It gets even more difficult when you’re looking for something that interests mom and dad too,  but we think we might have the answer. If you’re one of the many families who are into sci-fi and fantasy, Hoover, Alabama, is the place to be on the weekend of July 27th.  More specifically, the wonderful Hoover Library, which plays host to the Hoover Sci Fi/Fantasy Fest. It’s a brilliant event where you can immerse yourself and enjoy a wide variety of exciting features, which is now in its fifth year. The Sci Fi/Fantasy Fest is about enjoying all your favourite fantasy games, TV shows and famous characters, all in one place, and there’s something for everyone here. Especially for kids is the KidCon 2019 element of the event, which promises plenty of fun for the little ones in the family! Teen Titans Go! A special treat is in store for your kids with the appearance of the famous characters from Teen Titans Go at KidCon 2019! They can join a dance party with their favourite character, take a trip through Jump City and much more, and it’s all taking place in the children’s department of the Hoover Library on Saturday, July 27th. If you have kids and they want something exciting to do, then you’d be crazy to miss this opportunity to meet the famous young superheroes, and while you’re there, you can also meet some of your own! Special guests include Birmingham’s own John Anderson, an actor with a list of appearances that is second to none. With parts in Guardians of the Galaxy, Sleepy Hollow, Spider-Man and many more, John is a versatile sci-fi actor who will be taking part in several talks over the weekend that will be of interest to festival attendees. Also present will be Don Teems, an actor famous for portraying a variety of zombies on The Walking Dead, and whose image has appeared on a vast array of merchandise! Don will be involved in a talk about special effects make-up that is not to be missed. So Much to See There is so much to see and enjoy at the Sci Fi/Fantasy Fest that you need to visit the website and draw up a plan. If gaming is your thing, or your kid’s thing, there’s plenty in the way of gaming demos and more to look at in the gaming track. You can stop by the Cosplay track for advice on costumes and more or go to the TV track and enjoy talks about your favourite TV shows. For all the family, there is no doubt that the Hoover Library Sci Fi Fantasy Festival and KidCon 2019 are the places to be, so check it out now and book your tickets online at the Hoover Library website.