Tuesday, April 1, 2008

FTH sets Brewfest date, looks for volunteers

The folks at Free the Hops are looking for volunteers to staff their second annual Magic City Brewfest, the big whopping beer extravaganza at Birmingham's Sloss Furnaces (info on last year's Brewfest is here). There's a sign-up form available online, here.

This year's festival is set for two sessions, one Saturday, May 31 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m., the other Sunday, June 1 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. FTH prez Stuart Carter says volunteers who work one session get to attend the other for free. Good deal, if you ask me.

I went to the inaugural festival last year, with a cadre of backup tasters drawn from The Star's staff. A good time - and a lotta good beer - was had by all. This is THE beer event in Alabama. If you like the good stuff, or just want to try a lot of new things, don't miss it.