Youngstown Craft Beer Fest The Big Tap In Returns After 5 Year Hiatus

Youngstown, Ohio – It’s baaaaaaack!!!

After five successful years of growth and sell out crowds, the event organizer of The Big Tap In Real Craft Beer Festival is once again hosting the popular craft beer and cider event. The last Big Tap In occurred in 2014, and organizers are thrilled to get it going again after a five year hiatus.

The Big Tap In Festival has been moved to the Metroplex Expo Center in Girard and will take place on April 27, 2019 with proceeds, once again, to benefit Project MKC.

“We could not be more excited to bring this event

back to the Valley” said Event Co-organizer, Phill Reda said in a press release. “The newly updated Metroplex Expo Center is a great venue and a great location for Big Tap In 6”.

Co-organizer Sandy Reda emphasized that the great energy of the event, not simply a beer tasting, will remain.

“We will have entertainers such as Disco Inferno, Youngstown Samba, The Djembe Friends, North Coast Pipe Band and more there to keep our guests energized and entertained while tasting unique craft beers”, she said.

The sixth iteration of the fest plans to have 80 different breweries with even more specialty craft beers offered this year for the VIP attendees. The Big Tap In, in its hey day, was the biggest craft beer festival between Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and the with the anticipation that has built up and craft beer being more popular than ever, it’s expected it will take that mantle again. The event will host area food vendors, food trucks, local artists and local retailers.

Tickets for The Big Tap In will go on sale online at 12PM on Saturday, December 8, 2018 via VIP tickets are $75 and General Session tickets are $55.

Per the press release, “Project MKC, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to make the lives of children and their families a little brighter by focusing on their individual needs with the help of volunteers. Proceeds from The Big Tap In will help to fund Project MKC’s current programs as well as to help the organization add new programs.”

Project MKC’s Jana Coffin states, “We are so grateful to be a part of this great event for another year.”

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