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‘Cot’Ober Fest set for next month

September 4, 2010
With Labor Day quickly approaching, that means fall can’t be far behind. Time to roll out the barrel! Warren County’s Council on Tourism (COT) is planning to host its second annual “Cot”Ober Fest on Oct. 2 at the Holiday Inn, including two beer sampling sessions, food samples from various restaurants and a battle of the bands. “It went really well last year,” said COT Executive Director John Papalia, Jr. “We had hundreds of people there all throughout the day and evening. The beer sampling sessions, sponsored by COT and Erie Brewing Company, will be broken into two sessions: 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Brews include: Beck’s Oktoberfest, Lowenbrau, Shock Top and Wild Blue by Anheuser-Busch; Yuengling Black & Tan, Chesterfield, Premium Light, Lager, Porter and Premium; Erie Beer Company’s Nine, Howl and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale; Southern Tier Brewing’s India Pale Ale, 422 and Phin & Matt; Erie Brewing Company’s Derailed Ale, Fallenbock, Mad Anthony, Misery Bay, Railbender and Presque Isle; and Ellicottville Brewing Company’s Blueberry, Nut Brown and Pale Ale. Tickets for the beer tasting will be sold at the gate and will be available at the Holiday Inn prior to the “Cot”Ober Fest. Tickets for food samples from the “Taste of Warren” portion of the event will be available through the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry at 723-3050. “We plan to have a much larger turnout this year,” Papalia said. “Our hope is to keep growing it little by little.”


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