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Lead brewer at Sierra Nevada to be keynote speaker at 'Beers To You and Gourmet Too'

December 16, 2016

Blake Argotsinger, associate marketing manager, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center,


Blake Ruane, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will present a special 10-year celebration of their fundraiser "Beers To You and Gourmet Too" at the Five Sullivan Brothers Center in Waterloo at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

The event raises funds for the Friends of the Gallagher Bluedorn to put on programs such as the Kaleidoscope Series for Youth. This year's keynote speaker is Nick Ison, the lead brewer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company for the past 15 years. Guests will be able to taste a variety of over 100 beers and food from over 20 area restaurants beginning at 4 p.m.

Ticket prices begin at $35 and can be purchased by visiting, calling 1-877-549-7469 or at any UNItix box office location.

For more information, contact Blake Argotsinger, associate marketing manager for the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, at 319-273-3660 or