Islay’s Barrel-Aged Brew Fest Application
Join Journeyman Distillery as we host breweries from around the region in raising funds to send local kids to summer camp.
Islay's Barrel, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to extend summer enrichment opportunities to Southwest Michigan children in need. In addition to improving the lives of local kids, your donation supports valuable programs including Dunes Learning Center and Camp Eberhart. Because of the generosity of friends like you, we are able to continue to enhance the lives of the students and families we serve! With this goal in mind, we hope that you will kindly consider donating the beer provided for the festival this year.
To participate in the Barrel-Aged Competition for the “Golden Keg” (and bragging rights, of course), you must purchase a used 15-gallon Journeyman Distillery barrel for $106 (sales tax included) and use it to create a unique brew of your choosing. Each brewery is encouraged to bring a second, lighter-side beer offering.
With participation, you will receive two festival passes and 2 volunteers to pour samples for guests. Additional participants or guests from your brewery will be provided with a code for 20% off ticket pricing. Food will be available for sale. The festival will begin at 12pm EST on Saturday, October 19th, with the first hour reserved for VIP ticket holders. Additional details will be provided upon registration.
There is no cost to participate in this festival beyond your barrel purchase. Cut-off for registration, barrel purchase, and pick-up is July 17th, 2019.
Sponsorship packages available. Let’s work together to make great brews and a big difference!