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Crane Alley to host international beer tasting and food truck showcase

Crane Alley will host an international beer tasting and food truck showcase on Saturday, October 5 in downtown Urbana. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the gate. Food and drink tickets are 75 cents. 

Here’s the press release: 

Crane Alley is proud to present the International Beer Tasting & Food Truck Showcase in downtown Urbana on Saturday, October 5th. The first 500 people through the gates will receive a free commemorative sampling glass. Sample tickets for beer and food samples will be $.75 each.

Tickets are $6 in advance and available at Crane Alley, The Blind Pig, The Canopy Club, Manolo’s Pizza & Empanadas, Exile on Main Street, by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX or on-line at Tickets will be $8 at the gate. Gates open at 3pm.

In it’s 12th year, Urbana’s International Beer Tasting is here to allow you to sample over 150 different types of import and microbrews from around the country and the world. With the addition of Crane Alley to the event team, patrons can expect a big step up in terms of the beer selection offered at the event. Amazing breweries like Founders, Green Flash, Yeastie Boys, Victory and Jolly Pumpkin will be among those represented at the event. With plenty of special release beers happening in limited quantities throughout the day, alongside delicious brews from some of the world’s premier breweries – this event is sure to be the beer aficionado’s dream come true.

With the growing popularity of food trucks around the country, we’re excited for this year’s newest addition to the event – the Food Truck Showcase. Patrons will be able to sample delicacies from some of the area’s finest food trucks. From BBQ to Mexican to Cupcakes and everything in between, the Food Truck Showcase will have whatever you crave to satisfy your appetite. Confirmed to participate in this year’s event are: Cracked Truck, Mas Amigos, Chester’s BBQ, Sweetie Sweets, Two Blokes & A Bus (Bloomington, IL), Healthy in a Hurry (Bloomington, IL) and more!

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