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The Rave's craft beer lounge is located just off the lobby and has a range of brews on offer. (PHOTO: The Rave)

The Rave opens craft beer lounge

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The Rave, 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., has opened The Rave Craft Beer Lounge just off the main lobby. The lounge features over 50 bottled local and national brands of beer, with a focus on Wisconsin and Illinois brewers.

The lounge hosts craft beer tasting events that will feature brand-new selections with a representative from the brewer to provide insight about the brewing process and answer any questions that guests may have. There'll always be something new to taste, as products will rotate as new brands become available.

The new lounge will also have multiple flat-screen televisions showing the evening's concert.

Some upcoming events (with blurbs from The Rave):

Saturday, March 15, 7-9 p.m.
Featured brands: Guinness, Stella Cider and Redhook Audible Ale

"A mixologist specializing in beer will be mixing up Guinness, Cider drinks and Redhook Audible Ale."

Saturday, March 22, 7-9 p.m.
Featured brand: Southern Tier

"Founders Phineas DeMink and Allen 'Skip' Yahn started the brewery with the vision of reviving the practice of small batch brewing to a region rich in brewing tradition. Try several styles of their unique beers that have made
ST one of the most creative brewers in the industry. Debuting a new bran called 'Live,' which is all about live music!"

Sunday, March 23, 7-9 p.m.
Featured brand: New Belgium

"As our aspiring young home brewer/founder rides his mountain bike with 'fat tires' through European villages famous for beer, New Belgium Brewing Company was but a glimmer in his eye. Or basement. For Jeff Lebesch would return to Fort Collins with an imagination full of recipes and a handful of ingredients ready to embark on a whole new journey."

Visit The Rave Craft Beer Lounge page for a full list of events.


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