Kalamazoo Beer Exchange again hosting WIDR fundraiser

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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

KALAMAZOO--Fourteen craft brewers from across Michigan will join WIDR FM at the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, 211 Water St. from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29, for a fundraiser for the Western Michigan University student-run radio station.

Admission to the second annual WIDR Sliders & Brew is $15, which includes nine tickets for sliders and samples, as well as a souvenir tasting glass. Additional sets of five tickets are available for $5.

This event is part of the WIDR 60th Anniversary Celebration and an opportunity for beer lovers to experience the diversity of Michigan's craft brewing industry. Brewers and representatives from each company will be on-hand to explain technique, discuss flavor profiles and answer questions about their products.

Participating craft brewers

This year's edition is nearly double the size of the inaugural event. Returning participants Arcadia; Dark Horse; Founder's; New Holland; and Short's Brewing; will be joined by B. Nektar Meadery; Brewery Vivant!; Greenbush Brewing; Michigan Beer Cellar; Mount Pleasant Brewing; Right Brain Brewery; Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery; Tri-City Brewing; and Vander Mill ciders.

Food will be provided by Bill Kennedy, executive chef at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, and his staff, and will include vegetarian options.

Visit widr.org or contact Johanna Kelly at widr.gm@gmail.com or (269) 387-2839.