Students Get Crafty With Beer
Oxford, Miss.-- Mississippi’s new beer laws have tapped the keg for beer fanatics. The organizers of the 5th annual Miss-I-Sippin’ event are excited that the change will create a buzz around this years event. The UM Hospitality Management students and partner, the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, have scheduled the annual beer and food tasting fundraiser for April 4, 2013. The event provides hospitality management students with experience in planning an actual event from designing the beer infused menu to serving as hosts during the event.
The popularity of craft beers and microbreweries along with other specialty beers made by national brands has increased the knowledge and cravings for the new beers. Since the change in the law, two craft beer stores have popped up in the city of Oxford. Miss-I-Sippin’ is a fun opportunity to feed those cravings and learn the language of beer. This unique event features eclectic brews with hard working students whose efforts raise funds for educational and arts programs.
Legislation in the past, banned these craft beers which often featured higher alcohol content. The change put in to action on July 1, 2012 allows these boutique beers to be distributed within the state meanwhile having beer enthusiasts learning a new side of their favorite beverage. Who would have imaged discussions, similar to those of fine wine connoisseurs, fueled by terms of bouquet, oakyness, or body would occur among beer drinkers. Clark Beverage Group is sponsoring event in the hopes that participants will become adventurous expanding their beer palate. In addition to the beer tasting, there is an art auction and beer mug sale to raise funds for the program.
Pre-sale tickets for the event are available now for Art Council members. Tickets cost $25 for members and $35 for non members. The event has sold out for the last three years giving the best reason to become a patron of the Arts. Tickets for the event can be ordered by calling the Arts Council at 662-236-6429 or visit www.oxfordarts.com.
For more information please contact:
Project Coordinator: Olivia Geels email@example.com (501) 765-4302
Director: Wayne Andrews firstname.lastname@example.org (662) 236-6429