The town of Kaycee is hoping to cash in on tourism season with a new locally minded brewfest. Hannah Stepenoff has the details.
The Kaycee Chamber of Commerce, city council and Harold Jarrard Park Board officials are hoping to pull off the town's very first brewfest slated for the end of August.
The event will feature food, music, free tastings and brewing competitions with cash prizes. Those participating will include local "home brewers" and Buffalo's own Clear Creek Brewing Company will be an official sponsor of the event.
Hugh Turk is the secretary for the park board. He had this to say about the how the idea for the brewfest began.
The point of the brewfest, he said, will be to attract the local "home brewers."
One such Kaycee "home brewer" is Milo Warren, he said, who has won the brewing competition in Buffalo two years in a row making him a bit of a local celebrity.
Other small-time brewers will be coming from Buffalo and Johnson County as well, but Turk is also looking to get more local residents who wish to try their hand at brewing to get involved.
He said he can't stress enough that this brewfest is all about Kaycee, including to the music. Local Dylan Crossland, son of Jalan Crossland of the Jalan Crossland Band, will be providing the music for the fest.
The brewfest will be held at Jarrard Park at 3 p.m. on August 31. For more information on the event, or if you are interested in entering the competition, contact the chamber at 307-738-2444