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More than 150 beers to be featured at Pretzel City Brewfest this month

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Pretzel City Beer Fest

FREEPORT (WREX) — Pretzel City Brewfest will be held September 25 featuring over 150 craft beers from local and national breweries for tasting in a modern outdoor setting in Downtown Freeport.

Tickets can be purchased online through noon Friday, September 24 at and also at the gate during the event.

The event is open from 1-5:30 pm.

Pre-event general admission tickets are $30 and include 20 tasting tickets, entry to the event and a souvenir tasting glass.

VIP tickets are only available pre-event for $60. VIP ticket holders receive 30 tasting tickets, one-hour early event entry at noon, access to special release beers, a Brewfest t-shirt, a special VIP cooler, swag bag, and access to the VIP lounge with complimentary food and additional seating.

Additionally, VIP ticketholders will have the option to buy a discounted limited-edition Pretzel City Brewfest hoodie that is not available to the general public. These tickets are almost sold out!

General admission tickets are available at the door on September 25 for $40. VIP is unavailable for same-day purchase. People who do not plan to drink but serve as designated drivers are allowed to attend the event after purchasing a ticket for entrance of $10.

“Brewfest is a fantastic event inviting residents and visitors from multiple states to enjoy a tremendous selection of beers and the great atmosphere of Downtown Freeport. Growler contests, large-scale beer pong for prizes, and delicious food vendors create a lively event for all,” said Brand Director Nicole Haas.

Pretzel City Brewfest, along with many other community events, are hosted by the Greater Freeport Partnership with the help of many great sponsors and volunteers. For more information on this or other great events and activities in Stephenson County, visit

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