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updated: 7/5/2011 4:07 PM

Barrington Brew Fest set for July 9

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Join the fun at one of Barrington's favorite summer festivals.

Regional and national craft breweries will pour at the eighth annual Barrington Brew Fest, from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Enjoy live music, tasty food and a beanbag tournament while sampling the best of the brews.

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The event will again be held in the Fourth of July "Brat Tent" next to the Metra station in downtown Barrington. More than 30 craft brewers from the Midwest as well as from other parts of the country are expected. Seventy different choices will be available. Food vendors will include McGonigal's Pub, Cooper's of Barrington, Frantonio's Italian Deli and Ruth's Chris Steak House. Music will be provided by Second Time Around. The fest will also feature a bean bag tournament and a 50/50 raffle.

All proceeds will benefit the Barrington Area Council on Aging. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on the day of the event. The ticket price includes a commemorative glass and brew tastings. The first 750 ticket purchases will also receive a free commemorative T-shirt. It is anticipated that some T-shirts will be available at the gate on the day of the event but advance purchases at McGonigal's in Barrington will guarantee you a "T" in your size and color -- as well as a $5 ticket price discount.

Primary sponsor for the event is McGonigal's Pub; other sponsors include Barrington Bank & Trust, Barrington Print & Copy, and Insignia Kitchen and Bath.

For information, call (847) 852-3897 or visit the fest's website at barringtonbrewfest.com. Tickets can be ordered at the site. Tickets and T-shirts are also available at McGonigal's Pub; tickets only are available at Wool Street Grill and Sports Bar and the Onion Pub.

The Barrington Area Council on Aging, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization. Its mission is to serve seniors, family caregivers and the community. Visit bacoa.org.

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