The Flatlander’s Beer Festival is back with enough beer and cider to stimulate the most adventurous of palates. The festival is presented by Manitoba Liquor Marts, in support of the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation. This year will mark the 13th year of the festival and the second year it will be held in the MTS Center.
Kait Flett, Festival organizer, says the move from the Convention Center to the MTS Center arose out of a growing number of attendees and a natural inclination
to want to host the event in their own house.
“It was a huge crowd last year. I think we had close to double our normal attendance,” Flett says, “so we’re kind of looking to grow on the success of last year.”
The festival will offer 50 booths boasting 160 beers and ciders for sampling. Patrons looking to fill their bellies with something else can enjoy the best of what Winnipeg’s food trucks have to offer.
Be sure to check out the local brewery booths (Half Pints, Fort Garry, and
Farmery) as they often do a specialty beer that they only bring to Flatlander’s, Flett says. The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation booth will also be a good stop for door prizes, freebies, and charity information.
Those wanting to take a break from walking the festival circuit can hang out in the lounge area to relax, watch TV, and socialize. If you’re looking for a mix of good drinks, food, and people, the Flatlander’s Beer Festival is your place to be.