In just a few short days Porter’s Hawthorne Park will be filled with the familiar sound of clinking glasses and conversations of barley, hops, and wheat thanks to the arrival of the 4th annual Porter’s Perfect Pint Festival. The craft beer and cider centric event was started in 2011 by Porter business owners Liz Tilden (Pat’s Liquors) and Leroy Flores (Leroy’s Hot Stuff) as a fall festival to benefit the Town of Porter Park Department and Volunteer Fire Department.
In addition to sampling the best that over 30 different brewers have to offer, attendees can take part in a silent auction and multiple drawings throughout the afternoon featuring a variety of prizes including themed gift baskets, round trip airfare, golf passes, jewelry, and gift certificates to area businesses. All proceeds from the auction and drawings are split between the Porter Park Department and Porter Volunteer Fire Department for use on programming, training, equipment, and other community events.
This year’s “Pint” takes place on Saturday, October 11th from Noon to 5:00pm (VIP Entrance at Noon – General Admission begins at 1:00pm) rain or shine under the big tent at Porter’s Hawthorne Park (500 Ackerman Drive). VIP Admission, which includes an extra hour of tasting, t-shirt, and commemorative pint glass is set at $50. General Admission at $35 includes four hours of tasting time and a commemorative pint glass. Designated Driver tickets can be purchased for $15, and includes unlimited root beer and water. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com by searching “Perfect Pint”.