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9th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler

Aug. 26
5-9 p.m.
$45-$55; $20 designated driver; $50-$99 VIP
Barhopping, Festivals, Food and Drink, Music

This weekend, CHS Field welcomes the ninth annual Summer Beer Dabbler, inviting attendees to sample from a dizzying array of more than 350 beers from upward of 135 breweries, including respected national brands, buzzworthy upstarts, and revered local crafts. Providing a base for better sampling, food vendors will be serving up a spread of ballpark-friendly snacks. Since beer drinking tends to go best with music, the event also features performances from DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip, Graveyard Club, and Dwynell Roland. For those who prefer to do their drinking in style, the higher priced V.I.D. (Very Important Dabbler) tickets allow access to an air-conditioned lounge, 30 minutes of exclusive sampling, private restrooms, a catered meal, and a commemorative T-shirt. Alcohol-abstaining attendees are welcome to soak up the atmosphere (and keep a watchful eye on imbibing friends) by purchasing special designated-driver tickets. By the time of the post-event fireworks, this minor league ballpark may feel as though it’s just played host to the World Series of beer drinking. Tickets and more info can be found at beerdabbler.com. 21+.