Beverages from around the world will be paired with fine food and music for EAA's "Hops & Props" tasting fundraiser. This will take place on Saturday, March 5, from 7-10 p.m. at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. Proceeds support EAA's education programs.
More than 300 extraordinary beverages are available from micro-breweries and distributors from around the world, along with delicious food and desserts. This year's food offerings include local Wisconsin favorites from The Machine Shed in Appleton, Wis. Hops & Props tickets include entrance to the museum, tasting guide, commemorative tasting glass, hors d'oeuvres, and live music throughout the evening.
Hops & Props offers an opportunity to meet master brewers and understand the distinguishing characteristics of ales, lagers, and hybrid or mixed styles of beers. Attendees can learn about the brewing process and history, and become discerning beverage tasters.
In addition, the VIP Dining Experience offers an in-depth, more intimate food and drink sampling experience. This added gala begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m. This year's event is hosted by Avery Brewing of Boulder, Colorado, and Becket's Restaurant of Oshkosh. Guests will be educated on the brewing process of Avery's specialty microbrew beers matched by Becket's culinary specialties.
Hops & Props general admission tickets are $75 each ($65 for EAA members). Limited tickets remain for the VIP Dining Experience at $125 each ($115 for EAA members). Tickets can be purchased through EAA's secure website or at the EAA AirVenture Museum. Attendees must be 21 or older. There are also special hotel rates available that include shuttle transportation.
For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org.