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."
"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.
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.
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.