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Photos: Beer Tasting Brings New Brews, Old Favorites

Update, 9 p.m. Thursday July 16

Thanks to everyone who made this event a huge success! Babbette Adcock and Friends of KEDM; the entire Marsala Beverage team, with special mentions to Tyler Flemister and Damon and Charles  Marsala; the Strode family, and many others. Thank you!!

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Special thanks to Dansby's Taylor Rental Center for providing air coolers for tonight! 

What better way to enjoy the summer than by getting together with friends and trying out new beers? As the heat wave gets going, Friends of KEDM cools it down at the eighth annual Summer Beer Tasting at Marsala Beverage on Thursday, July 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

  “We’re excited to give people a chance to try out new things,” says Tyler Flemister, vice-president of marketing for Marsala. “Each beer is unique, and each brewer works hard in experimenting for just the right flavor – from fruit to flowers, even coffee and chocolate.”

The staff from Marsala has a huge selection of beers to sample, featuring Louisiana-brewed ales as well as beers from around the world. Featured brewers include New Belgium, Stella Artois, Tin Roof, Saint Arnold, Lazy Magnolia and Shock Top. Many of the brewers will be on hand to answer questions about how the idea for each beer was conceived, and to talk about the brewing process.

You'll enjoy a performance by musical guests Alan Brockman and Jesse Grinter, and enjoy award-winning bar-b-que,from Rhoda Brown and fresh burgers from the Central Station Slider Rider. 

Each brewer works hard in experimenting for just the right flavor.

  Friends of KEDM President Babbette Adcock says, “This is such a great way to celebrate the summer, with good friends, great beers, and live music!” Adcock adds, “We’re so grateful for Marsala Beverage for all of their help making this event a success.”

Admission is $15, with food available from Rhoda Brown and the Slider Rider. Marsala Beverage is at 825 Stone Avenue, near the Monroe Civic Center.

Proceeds from the event will benefit KEDM. Development Director Lila Strode says, “We’re so fortunate to have loyal patrons, members and friends of KEDM to support this unique event. We only ask that you show up looking to find your new favorite beer!”

Jay calls himself a "media producer" in a world of diversification. Jay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film Production from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and worked in video, feature film and television production for over 10 years before joining KEDM full time.
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