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Mile High Brewfest this weekend has new location, VIP ‘glampout’

OHSO Brewery crew having fun at their tent with patrons at last year's Brewfest. (Courtesy)

OHSO Brewery crew having fun at their tent with patrons at last year's Brewfest. (Courtesy)

This weekend’s seventh annual Mile High Brewfest, put on by the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona, is in the new location of Mile High Middle School’s athletic field.

Not only is the field a great space right in the middle of downtown Prescott, it’s a better location for the event, said organizer Molly Fernow.

“We didn’t have the street closure. We usually have it on Cortez Street,” Fernow said. “Logistically we had a little bit easier time.”

Held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, tickets for the Mile High Brewfest are $40 and includes admission, 15 tastes, a commemorative glass, and a live music performance by The Instant Classics. There’s also a designated driver ticket for $10, which will give designated drivers free tastings of craft non-alcoholic beverages.

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Emily Streeter, Tracy Madler, Jack Carpenter, Ron Madler, Chelsea Carpenter and Jeanine Woods having a great time at the 4th annual Mile High Brewfest on Cortez Street in Prescott. This year’s Brewfest is at the Mile High School football field. (Courtesy)

One taste is a five-ounce pour.

This year, the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona also created the VIP Glamp-Out, Fernow said. For $75, VIP attendees get exclusive tastings from Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Tequila and Superstition Meadery, barbecue from Montana Bar-BQ, a build your own s’mores bar, a commemorative glass and VIP Tent access. It also provides early entrance at 3 p.m.

“It’s really cool for those people who are interested in how the brewers came up with stuff and can talk to them without so many people around,” Fernow said. “It’s a really fun experience to do that as well.”

With 30 different brewers, this year has the same number participating though there are new ones, along with some food trucks, she said. Brewers include Coppertop Alehouse, Wild Tonic, The Grand Canyon Brewing Company, Four Peaks Brewing Company, Rickety Cricket Brewing, Lonesome Valley Brewing, Prescott Brewing Company, Granite Mountain Brewing and Cerveza Paraiso Especial.

Attending the event supports the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona, with all the money taken in going right back to the organization, she said. Last year saw $20,000 come in and the goal is $30,000 this year.

“You’re helping a great cause locally,” Fernow said. “Also, it’s a great time to spend outdoors listening to great music and just being with the community.”

For more information about the seventh annual Mile High Brewfest, visit www.milehighbrewfest.com.