Monday, August 18, 2014
The Joe and the annual Ballpark Festival of Beers have been synonymous with Lowcountry fun for more than a decade. The festival, presented by The Kickin’ Chicken, will continue to offer some of the finest beers on earth while also capturing the enthusiasm for local food trucks.
This year attendees can sample more than 100 varieties of beer including American and international ales, stouts, lagers, pilsners and specialty brews to quench the taste buds of every die-hard beer enthusiast at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 6-9 p.m. This is a 21-and-over only event.
The Ballpark Festival of Beers will feature live music by The Blue Plantation Band and Midnight City, food trucks, corn hole and beer sampling.
The first 2,500 people through the gates will receive a commemorative sampling glass. Q104.5 will once again host a corn hole tournament, and those interested in participating in the tournament should visit Q1045.com for more information.
The Joe will also have an array of delicious food available to soak up the suds which are sure to satisfy the palates of each and every fan. Food trucks will provide a variety of delicacies and the list of trucks include The Kickin’ Chicken, Hello My Name is BBQ, Roti Rolls, Cast Iron and the Creole Food Truck.
With the ever-growing popularity of the RiverDogs Beer Shakes, there will also be a chance for beer-lovers to submit their own recipe for a new beer shake flavor. Contestants will select one beer, one ice cream flavor and one topping for a chance to win four tickets to the Ballpark Festival of Beers. Also, the winning beer shake will be sold during the event and during the last three games of the season.
“In an on-going effort to promote responsible drinking, a designated driver wristband for $15 will be available for purchase at the stadium box office on Aug. 23 only. Green Taxi will be on site,” said vice president of Special Events Melissa Azevado.
Advanced tickets are now on sale for $25 and may be purchased at any area Kickin’ Chicken location. Advanced and day-of tickets are $30 at the RiverDogs Box Office or online at www.riverdogs.com or www.rileyparkevents.com. The Ballpark Festival of Beers is rain or shine.