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Lake Zurich advisory board considers craft beer festival

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Lake Zurich advisory board considers craft beer festival

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Lake Zurich advisory board considers craft beer festival

A craft beer festival could be on tap as another special event in Lake Zurich’s portfolio to engage the community.

Details are to be determined, but the working plan being considered by the park and recreation advisory board is to hold the festival at Paulus Park over the Columbus Day weekend in October.

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It would be the first craft beer festival held in Lake Zurich and is the only item listed for discussion at a special meeting of the advisory group at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the village hall, 70 E. Main St.

The staff recommendation is to approve the festival and forward the proposal to the village board.

A craft beer festival was among the ideas that surfaced in general discussion over ways to engage the community, said Bonnie Caputo, recreation manager for the village’s parks and recreation department.Caputo said events and activities like the farmers market, which opened for a second season Friday, and the Rock the Block party — which drew about 5,000 to downtown Lake Zurich last September and will be back this year — are "interest generators.""Special events is a huge movement we’re involved in," she said. "This (craft beer festival) came up as a wonderful addition to […]

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