Air Force Marathon after-party on Sept. 22, 2015 (Image courtesy of The Greene)

Beer Fest at The Greene returns to celebrate the Air Force Marathon ... and beer

Air Force Marathon after party to feature music, kids activities, skydiver, food and beer.

You don't have to run, walk or crawl to the Air Force Marathon this weekend to help celebrate after the fact. 

Beer Fest!, the Air Force Marathon after party, will take place this weekend from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Greene's Town Square. 

Live music, kids activities, a skydiver (weather permitting), food and, of course, beer will all be part of the celebration.

"We have live music featuring the Reaganomics — they are a fun band — the OSU games, kids activities, burgers from EO Burgers," said Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association (MVRA), who is coordinating the event.

"There is literally something for the whole family. And if you do not want to partake in Beer Fest, we do have a beer garden available with cold Bud Light, Mich Ultra, White Claw, Goose Island, and water," Zahora said. "This is one of my favorite events." 

The first annual Beer Fest at The Greene, which benefitted The Miami Valley Restaurant Association, took place after the Annual Air Force Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 15. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Photo: Tom Gilliam

TICKETS

"Beer Fest is just a fun event where you get 15 beer samples, a souvenir mug, and choose from 36 beers for just $20 in advance, $25 day of. Veterans and Air Force Marathon runners cost $20 if they show their medal," Zahora said.

The first annual Beer Fest at The Greene, which benefitted The Miami Valley Restaurant Association, took place after the Annual Air Force Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 15. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Photo: Tom Gilliam

THE BEERS

If you are grabbing your crew to sample the brew, here's a look at what's being served up at the event, now in its second year:

🍺19 CRIMES IPA, 6.0% ABV 

India Pale Ale. A nicely balanced IPA, easy to drink with a bitter presence.  

🍺21st AMENDMENT BREW FREE OR DIE! BLOOD ORANGE IPA, 7.0% ABV 

This IPA beer has fresh blood orange puree and a twist of citrus dry hops.  

🍺ALASKAN BREWING AMBER, 5.3% ABV 

Richly malty beautiful amber colored “alt” style.  

🍺BALLAST POINT ALOHA SCULPIN, 7.0% ABV 

Award winning IPA, with notes of mango, pineapple and guava.  

🍺BON & VIV SPIKED SELTZER GRAPEFRUIT, 4.5% ABV 

Spiked seltzer made with purified water and natural fruit flavors. Gluten free.  

🍺BRECKENRIDGE STRAWBERRY SKY, 4.8% ABV 

Kolsh style ale brewed with strawberries. Light-hearted ale.  

🍺BROOKLYN OKTOBERFEST, 5.5% ABV 

Marzen lager harnesses sweet, bready malts and traditional German hops.  

🍺BUDWEISER RESERVE COPPER LAGER, 6.2% ABV 

Copper lager, aged on Jim Beam Bourbon Barrel Staves. Limited edition.  

🍺CIDERGEIST SWIZZLE, 5.0% ABV 

Hard cider. Dry, effervescent cider, twist of infusions of lemongrass and ginger.  

🍺DESCHUTES LIL SQUEEZY, 5.0% ABV 

Pale Ale. Refreshingly juicy.  

🍺DESCHUTES BOTANIC ALE, 7.0% ABV 

Spiced, herbed beer. Botanic Ale. Lively aromas, twisted roots.  

🍺DEVILS BACKBONE O’FEST, 5.9% ABV 

Medium bodied, deep amber in color.  

🍺DEVILS BACKBONE BRIGHT TANGERINE, 4.0% ABV 

Tangerine Sparkling Ale. Dry, low calorie, gluten removed, dry bubbly finish.  

🍺ELYSIAN SALT & SEED, 4.0% ABV 

Sour Beer. Watermelon Gose and kosher salt. 

🍺GOLDEN ROAD MANGO CART, 4.0% ABV 

Light Wheat Ale with mango flavor and aroma, finishing crisp and refreshing.  

🍺GOLDEN ROAD MELON CART, 4.0% ABV 

Light, crisp, Wheat Ale bursting with watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe. 

🍺GOLDEN ROAD PINEAPPLE CART, 4.0% ABV 

Light, crisp, Wheat Ale bursting with pineapple, strawberry and blood orange.  

🍺GOOSE ISLAND OKTOBERFEST, 6.4% ABV 

Notes of toffee and burnt sugar, dried apricots. Dry malty body.  

🍺GOOSE ISLAND NEXT COAST IPA, 7.0% ABV 

IPA. Piney hop flavor meets tropical bouquet of nugget, citra and mosaic hops.  

🍺KONA BIG WAVE, 4.4% ABV 

Lighter-bodied Golden Ale with tropical hop aroma and flavor, easy drinking.  

🍺MICHELOB ULTRA INFUSION-PRICKLY PEAR & LIME, 4.0% ABV 

Light beer infused with lime peels and prickly pear cactus, loaded with exotic taste.  

🍺MOTHER STEWART’S WEEKEND WARRIOR, 5.3% ABV 

Local beer out of Springfield. Light Wheat base with hints of mango. 

🍺MOTHER STEWART’S OKTOBERFEST, 4.5% ABV 

Local beer out of Springfield.Brewed with continental malts, hops and our house Bavarian Lager yeast.  

🍺NATURAL LIGHT NATURDAYS, 4.2% ABV 

Light Lager with a combination of ripe strawberry and fresh lemonade flavors.  

🍺RHINEGEIST LITTLE BUBS, 4.7% ABV 

Fruited Ale. Bright and refined session Rose’ Ale with apple, peach and cranberry.  

🍺RHINEGEIST FRANZ, 5.3% ABV 

Oktoberfest beer takes on a German brew. Not traditional, but uber German.  

🍺SAM ADAMS KOSMIC SOUR, 4.6% ABV 

Tart and Wild ale. Semi Sour  

🍺SAM ADAMS OKTOBERFEST, 5.3% ABV 

Smooth and roasted malt character of Octoberfest. Perfect beer for fall.  

🍺SIERRA NEVADA OKTOBERFEST, 6.0% ABV 

Rich amber color smooth malty flavor brings the Munich tents to you.  

🍺SIERRA NEVADA TORPEDO IPA, 7.2% ABV 

Featuring citrus, pine and herbal character of whole cone hops.  

🍺TAFT’S OKTUBBERFEST, 5.7% ABV 

Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, floral hops. Moderate sweet and lightly bitter.  

🍺TRULY PINEAPPLE, 5.0% ABV 

Hard seltzer. Tropical in a can, perfect for sipping in the sun.  

🍺TWO ROADS - ROAD JAM, 5.0% ABV 

Wheat Ale fermented with red and black raspberries and accented with lemongrass.  

🍺VIRTUE CIDER MICHIGAN CHERRY, 5.0% ABV 

The final cider is tart and rich with a touch of sweetness.  

🍺WHITE CLAW MANGO, 5.0% ABV 

Made using blend of seltzer water, gluten free alcohol base and hint of mango.  

🍺YUENGLING OKTOBERFEST, 5.4% ABV 

Medium bodied, blends of roasted malts with just the right amount of hops.

The first annual Beer Fest at The Greene, which benefitted The Miami Valley Restaurant Association, took place after the Annual Air Force Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 15. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Photo: Tom Gilliam

WANT TO GO?

What: Beer Fest! — Annual Air Force Marathon After Party 

Where: The Greene, 4452 Buckeye Lane, Beavercreek 

When: 5-10 p.m. Sept. 21 

Cost: $20 per person get you 15 beer samples and a souvenir mug. Each ticket purchased will be entered into a raffle. If tickets are not sold-out they will be $25 the day of the event.

INFO/TICKETS: Website

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