Multi-day beer festival set for Oct. 5 in downtown Youngstown

Microsoft Word - October52013YoungstownBeerFestPR.docPlans are underway for a new, multi-day beer festival to be held this October in downtown Youngstown. The Youngstown BeerFest will feature a number of beer-related events around the city leading up to the main event at the Covelli Centre on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Organized by Gatta Productions, BeerFest will feature a large variety of beers from the local area, from across the country, and from around the globe.

Dominic Gatta III, president of the Youngstown, Ohio-based production company says this event will be different than most others. “There will be a number of smaller events leading up to Saturday,” he said. “Some restaurants downtown will be hosting tastings and brewer ‘meet-and-greet’ sessions during the week.”

Gatta said he has been working with a number of distributors for the past few months in lining up top-name breweries to participate. “We will be marketing heavily not just locally, but well into the Cleveland and Pittsburgh markets too,” he said.

Ticket information and a list of participating breweries will be released in the coming weeks. The event’s website, Youngstown BeerFest, will be launched soon, containing additional information.

A portion of the BeerFest proceeds will benefit Golden String, Inc., a Youngstown-based nonprofit organization providing respite staffing, transportation, vocational training and social opportunities to persons with disabilities.

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