Lewiston Brewfest is back Saturday at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds

Lewiston Brewfest is back Feb. 19, after a pandemic hiatus last year, with more than 30 beverages to choose from. The event is for those 21 and older only.


There will be “32 beers, mixed in there with ciders and seltzers and kind of a little bit of everything,” said Angie McVey. She and her husband, Lee, founded Northwest Best Entertainment, the company that organizes the event.


It’s good to be back with the full-blown event after easing back into it with a smaller brewfest on Black Friday, she said.


Tickets for the 2-7 p.m. tasting at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds — which also includes food, live music and free rides home — are available at Rosauers in Lewiston, Riverport Brewing Co. in Clarkston or at lewistonbrews.com. Standard tickets are $20 and include a pint glass and eight drink tokens; 500 VIP tickets, which sell for $25 and include a pint glass, koozie, 10 tokens and early entry, are available for advance purchase only, McVey said.


The event typically supports a local nonprofit organization, and volunteers from the Lewiston Civic Theatre will help serve and clean up this year.


“They get to keep all the tips, and then we also make a donation to them at the end,” McVey said.


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