Opelika Main Street’s July 27th ‘On Tap’ event to feature craft beers from around the region


By Morgan Bryce

Opelikans can sample some of the best local and regional craft beers during Opelika Main Street’s “On Tap” event July 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 25 breweries and distributors will provide beer samples during the event, along with approximately local 10 food trucks serving a wide range of cuisines.
New Opelika Main Street Director Ken Ward said he sees this as an opportunity for people to flock to downtown to sample great food and drink as well as leave a positive impression of what downtown Opelika has to offer.
“We’re really looking forward to it and think it’ll be something unique to this area as well as a great way for craft beer enthusiasts to get a chance to taste a lot of different beers from across the nation. As an organization, there are several major events we host throughout the year and we think it’ll be a great addition to that lineup,” Ward said.
Following is a list of the event’s confirmed beer vendors, as of Monday:

  • Abita
  • Avondale
  • Back Forty
  • Beacon
  • Blue Pants
  • Cahaba
  • Chattabrewchee
  • Chattahoochee
  • Cigar City
  • Fat Bottom
  • Ghost Train
  • Goat Island
  • Good People Mad Malts
  • Grayton
  • Omaha
  • Oskar Blues
  • Pretoria Fields
  • Red Clay
  • Resting Pulse
  • Serda
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Straight To Ale
  • Trimtab
  • Wild Leap Twisted Barley and
  • Yellowhammer.
    The segments of First and North Railroad avenues between 7th and 8th Street will be closed off for the event. Patrons will enter through The Railyard where they will present their tickets before entering.
    After presenting their tickets, Ward said patrons will receive a punch card with a select number of available tastings and can purchase more if necessary during the event.
    Advance tickets cost $35 and can be purchased through eventbrite.com or www.opelikamainstreet.org. Day-of tickets will cost $40.
    For more information, call 334-745-0466.


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