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Annual Craft & Import Beer Festival On Tap


The eighth annual Craft & Import Beer Festival is on tap for May 20 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

More than 40 breweries will be showcased, offering samples of more than 350 beers. The event will also feature 20-plus area restaurants.

Triviapalooza, hosted by Trivia Nation, is also a feature of this year's festival.

The one night trivia contest will have a prize pool of $5,000. A ticket for a team of up to four costs $180

and a ticket for a team of up to six costs $240. Tickets include general admission to the beer fest starting at 7:30 p.m. and a seat at the game, which starts at 9:00 p.m. Only those with a ticket to Triviapalooza will be allowed to participate in the contest.

The first place winner will receive $3,000, second place gets $1,500 and third place will receive a $500 prize.

Tickets for the beer fest begin at $45. For more information, visit


In celebration of National Craft Beer Week, which is May 16 through May 22, beer dinners will be held at area restaurants.

The first beer dinner will be May 17 at Lynch’s Irish Pub; the second is May 18 at Sahara Café and Bar; and the third is at Blackfinn on May 19.

Each beer dinner consists of four courses paired with a beer. Tickets for the beer dinners can be purchased at