If you’ve ever traveled anywhere, you’ll understand what I mean when I say that going somewhere new can make you feel like you’ve entered a whole new world. Travel can energize you. It feeds your soul. It makes you feel like you are alive. There’s nothing quite like it.
Capturing the essence of what it feels like to travel is what Alberta Beer Festivals has done with their fall event – THE MASHING – Spirit/Cider/Beer Festival. From the moment you walk in, you get the sense you are somewhere special. “Everyone at ABF love to travel. I’ve been to 84 countries, and every one of them has felt special. That’s the feeling we wanted to capture with THE MASHING. We believe an event should be fun and help you get out of your day to day – even just for a little while. To transport you somewhere the energizes you.” said Bill Robinson, President of ABF.
If you haven’t been to THE MASHING before, it’s hard to put into words because there is just so much going on. “We’ve completely turned the concept of the sampling event on its head. We really wanted to mix things up,” adds Mark Kondrat, CEO of Alberta Beer Festivals.
As you enter ‘THE MASHING’, you’ll feel the same energy and excitement you get when you travel somewhere amazing for the first time. Around every corner, you’ll encounter tantalizing sensations that allow you to:
- Sip and savour craft spirits, craft beer, craft cider and delicious food from over 75+ amazing breweries, distilleries, cideries and eateries!
- Check out the incredible entertainment on the 5 stages spread out over 2 levels!
- Listen to the very talented David Bradford play!
- Sample one-of-a-kind creations at the Cask stage!
- Live art demo with Keegan Rice!
- Chlll out and enjoy the community in the Brightside Lounge!
- Enjoy the Dandy Record Party, the Wild Rose Record Party, and the DJs from Crafted Sessions!
- Wow your senses at the ATCO Cooking with Beer Demonstrations!
- Find your inner-performer at the Green Fools Circus School!
- Be wowed by mentalist Jeff Newman!
- Celebrate a drag show headlined by Nina Tran!
- Connect with this amazing community as we all come together over incredible food and beverage to celebrate all the things we believe in!
- Support our amazing charities of choice – AAFS and Kids Up Front!
- Experience a sampling event like no other in the world – and feel the excitement of travel right here in your own city!
What else do I need to know?
- The MASHING Calgary – September 13th & 14th, 2019 – The Grand Stand on Stampede Park
- Get TICKETS at: www.albertabeerfestivals.com/tickets
- Get More Information at: www.albertabeerfestivals.com
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