Known for their alcoholic artistry, craft-beer makers made their brews even more accessible once they stopped decorating each bottle with glitter and dried macaroni. Sip scrapbook-worthy pints with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get two tickets to Beer Extravaganza on Saturday, April 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Ridge in Elkhorn.
Hosted in conjunction with the Nebraska Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Beer Extravaganza raises money, awareness, and spirits with more than 150 types of craft and import beers. Join throngs of brew lovers in the indoor open-tasting area where beer vendors will hawk their wares and hold tryouts for the Olympic keg-stand team. Taste beloved brews and new, nutty draughts alike, or spend some time with old imported standards such as Heineken, Dos Equis, and Corona. Between sips, guests can solve lingering hops conundrums during chats with more than 25 brewers, representing beers ranging from Peroni and Pilsner Urquell to Boulevard and New Belgium. Take a postconversation breather in the beer garden, refueling with a nosh from food vendors, moseying through a contemplative stroll, or sculpting a new beard out of beer foam.
A portion of the proceeds from the Beer Extravaganza, including 15% of all food sales, benefits the Nebraska Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, filling patrons with the good vibes associated with charitable magnanimity.