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Microbrew festival helps fund public radio
The KLCC Microbrew Festival, the public radio station's largest annual fundraiser, takes place today and Saturday at the Lane Events Center.
This year, 50 breweries will set up shop to help fund KLCC-FM, our local National Public Radio affiliate.
The collaboration brew for 2011 is a single malt/single hop pale ale, also known as a "session beer." Eleven brewers have created a version of this beer especially for the KLCC Microbrew Festival, the release says.
Blues act the Ty Curtis Band provides the musical entertainment today, and Jacob Merlin will play Saturday. Live music begins at 7:30 p.m.
Hundreds of low-priced used records and compact discs also will be for sale.
The event, exclusively for people 21 and older, begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. both days. Admission is $12, which includes two beer tickets for tastings; additional tastes are $1.
Lane Events Center is at 796 W. 13th Ave. Visit www.klcc.org or call 541-463-6000 for more information.