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Suns plan been tasting festival Thursday

July 18, 2006

The Hagerstown Suns are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual "Hagerstown Suns Beer Tasting Festival." On Thursday evening, July 20th, over twenty-five regional breweries will be on-hand at Municipal Stadium distributing samples of nearly 75 different varieties of beer and ale. The Beer Tasting Festival is scheduled to begin at 6pm.

The public will determine the "Best Brew" at the event via the redemption of tasting coupons. Whichever brewery receives the most tasting coupons for their entire selection will win the "Best Brewery" award. In addition, breweries will also be competing for the "Best Booth" display.

The event will feature live music, courtesy of "Good for Nothing," that features Rock-n-Roll hits from all generations throughout the evening.

Beer connoisseurs will be put to the test with several selections being provided from the following breweries and distributors: Wolavers, Allagash, Rogue, North Coast, Chimay, River Horse, Abita, Victory, Miller, Atlantic, Anderson Valley, Clipper City, Dogfish Head, Pabst, Saranac, Mikes Hard Lemonade, Sierra Nevada, Coors, Magic Hat, Wild Goose, Otter Creek, Troegs, Genesee, Pittsburgh and Gambrings.

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Tickets for the event are as follows: $15 at the door and $12 in advance. Each ticket purchased includes 10 free sample tickets. Each sample ticket can be redeemed for one 5 oz. sample at any brewery booth within Municipal Stadium. Additional sample tickets can be purchased at the event for $1 each.

The first 500 fans to enter the ballpark on Thursday will receive a free Hagerstown Suns souvenir tasting mug, courtesy of Professional Uniforms. Concessions items, including items from the Suns Grille, will be available for purchase.

All patrons who attend the event will need to show appropriate government-issued identification. Only fans 21 years of age or older will be allowed to enter Municipal Stadium. The Suns Beer Tasting Festival is a rain or shine event.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Suns at 301.791.6266 or online by visiting the "Beer Tasting Festival" website by visiting www.hagerstownsuns.com and then clicking on the Beer Tasting Festival logo. A complete, up-to-date listing of all participating breweries is also located at the event website leading up to July 20th.

The Suns "Beer Tasting Festival" is presented by WQCM 94.3fm.

The Hagerstown Suns are the single A affiliate of the New York Mets and are owned by Los Angeles based Mandalay Baseball Properties. For more information, contact the Suns at 301.791.6266 or via email at info@hagerstownsuns.com.

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