Monday, June 23, 2008

Room with a Brew: Ogle Center's Bier Prost 2008 this Friday at Caesar's, and here's the deal.

The complete story of Bier Prost 2008 comes to you below in the form of the official press release from the Ogle Center.

As with the previous two Ogle/Bier prost events at Caesar's, I've had a hand in organizing the beer selections. The new twist this year is that we've grouped the world beers around the world food stations, which is to say that instead of going to the Mexico table and finding Mexican food prepared by the Caesar's cooking staff alongside all Mexican beers, you'll find the Mexican food and beers from various locales that I think might accompany the food.

There'll be six such groupings: America, Asia, England, Germany, Mexico and Desserts at large. There'll also be a sampling-only "local micro" table with NABC and BBC beers.

There's a catch from my end: I can't attend owing to my 30th high school class reunion, which I'll be hosting Friday night at the pub. The event still sounds like fun, and I recommend it.

NEW ALBANY, IN, (June 11, 2008) - Cheers! It's time for Bier Prost 2008 at the Ogle Center.

The Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center at Indiana University Southeast is toasting summer with Bier Prost 2008. For the price of admission, the event offers.

*Showcase of 50 beers and accompanying food from around the world

*Bier Prost guests can taste-test beer from their own limited edition tasting mug

*Dance the night away to local artists - The Wulfe Pack

*Enjoy a Live Auction by T&S Auction Services - bid on items ranging from a full can of Billy Beer to Bruce Fox art pieces to a priceless pendant necklace which was mined from Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Bier Prost 2008 will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, June 27, at Caesars Colosseum. Tickets are $50 per person, $175 for a group of four, or $350 for a group of eight. All funds raised from Bier Prost 2008 will go to support the Ogle Center. Contributions allow the Center to continue arts programming for thousands of guests each year, including the more than 12,000 children who take part in the Chase Children's Series and other performances.

Attire is drinking casual so khakis and sneakers are acceptable and encouraged.

For more information on the event or ticket sales, call Michaleen Ogden at (812) 941-2526 or e-mail her at mmogden(at)

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