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‘COT’Ober Fest is shaping up

September 29, 2010
By DEAN WELLS dwells@timesobserver.com
The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling down. A perfect time for “Cot”Ober Fest. The annual festival modeled after popular Octoberfests will be held this Saturday at the Warren Holiday Inn from 2 to 9 p.m. “We’re in good shape,” said Council on Tourism (COT) executive director John Papalia, Jr. “We’ve got the restaurants and all the beer lined up. We’re pretty much ready to go.” The “COT”Ober Fest includes two beer sampling sessions, food samples from various local restaurants and a battle of the bands. 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. Food vendors for the festival include Cornerstone, Holiday Inn, U.S. Foods, Liberty Street Cafe, Kondak’s Market, Tony Ceriola’s doughnuts, Nutten But Nuts roasted nuts and CJ Chuckwagon BBQ.
 
 

 

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