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Fond du Lac, WI – On Saturday, October 8, Downtown Fond du Lac businesses will transform into tasting rooms for beers, hard ciders, hard sodas, and radlers during the Downtown Fest-of-Ale from 1:00 to 6:00 PM.

Tickets for the Fest-of-Ale are on sale now and may be redeemed for wristbands and souvenir glasses beginning at 8:00 AM near Downtown Deli to Go (74 S. Main) on the day of the event, allowing attendees to check-in early and then begin their adventure wherever they choose at 1 PM that afternoon. Wristbands have 10 tear-off tabs which are each good for one 3-ounce sample.

Tickets for the Fest-of-Ale are available at

There are a total of 16 sites and more than half are offering specialty non-alcoholic drinks in addition to the beers and ciders. Downtown Deli to Go is sponsoring the event and will be serving Stone Arch Scottish Ale, Coney Island Hard Root Beer, and Woodchuck Fall Harvest. Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, New Belgium Citradelic, and Loon Juice Hard Ciders will be available at O’Davey’s Pub. With more than 30 tasting options throughout the downtown, everyone is sure to find something they will enjoy.

Follow the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership on social media and on in the days to come as the rest of the names and locations for the 2016 Downtown Fest-of-Ale are revealed.

Special thanks to BrownBoots Interactive for their marketing support of the event.

The Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership is the administrative arm of the Business Improvement District, which is comprised of 284 businesses, 76% of which are locally owned. The mission of the partnership is to establish a diverse, prosperous and healthy district that is the social, commercial and cultural heart of our community. For information call (920) 322-2006 or visit

Posted 09-26-2016