The Independence BrewBQ is a one day outdoor festival featuring BBQ vendors, live music, a Craft Brew Zone, a bike ride and is a fundraiser for charity at the same time! This year is our 16th year and we hope you are able to join us!
Admittance into Riverwalk Parks is FREE with the opportunity to purchase delicious barbecue and brews on tap. Everyone can enjoy live music from Catfish Murphy and the Schmidt Brothers. A hatchet throwing trailer will be onsite from 2-6 p.m. Those wishing to check out the Craft Brew Zone can purchase brew tasting passes in advance or the day of the event.
The Craft Brew Zone is a separate fenced area with over 100 craft brews from breweries and home brewers. Each paid entrant will receive a commemorative BrewBQ glass for the tastings, and several hours to taste all of the magnificent creations from home brewers and breweries alike. Tasters are welcome to come and go as they please from the Craft Brew Zone until 7pm.
Really into craft beer? Purchase a limited V.I.P. Craft Brew Zone pass to gain early entry into the tasting area starting at 3pm. Taste some exclusive options during the V.I.P. hour, get a first crack at the full list of options and chat with our brewers. Craft Brew Zone participants must be at least 21 years old to enter and take part in the tasting. No one under the age of 21 is permitted into the Craft Brew Zone.
The R.A.S.H. Ride Too! is set to kick off early in the morning. Ride at your own pace around the beautiful rolling landscape of Buchanan County all on hard surfaced roads - some of the best in the state. Ride participants can register for just the ride or also purchase Craft Brew Zone passes online at the same time. All proceeds from the ride registration benefit the Buchanan County Four Seasons Trails Association.
Even more information can be found on our website at www.brewbq.org. The Otter Creek Animal Shelter is our 2021 charity partner. Proceeds from this year’s event will help fund their Trap, Neuter, and Release (TNR) program.
R.A.S.H. Ride Too is an annual ride that helps raise money for the Buchanan County Four Seasons Trail Association. The trail association consists of a diverse group of citizens working to develop a recreational trail system within Buchanan County which can become a component in the statewide trails of Iowa.
Visit www.brewbq.org for more info.