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Crowne Plaza presents Fall Beer Summit; All proceeds donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2013) – The Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, announces its Fall Beer Summit to take place on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m.

Featuring Chicago-based brewery Goose Island, the summit will include a guided tour of Goose Island’s “vintage ales,” as well as a seasonal four-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Kevin Healey:

First course: Brie & Lobster Claw Salad with mixed greens and orange vinaigrette

Second course: Oysters Rockefeller

Third course: Steak Au Poivre with potato gratin and fresh local vegetables

Fourth course: Chocolate Lava Cake with a warm caramel sauce

“The demand from past beer summit guests make this one of the most fun and creative events we host at the Crowne Plaza,” said Jim Larkin, general manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers. “We are delighted to welcome Goose Island brewery to this season’s event and look forward to having many more beer summits.”

Tickets are $50 per person all inclusive. Space is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 239-210-2465.

All proceeds from the summit will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services.

When the first Goose Island brewpub opened its doors in 1988, domestic, mass-produced beer was deeply ingrained in mid-western culture. The craft beer industry was still in its infancy with only a handful of brewpubs existing in the Midwest. In his travels across Europe, beer-lover John Hall had enjoyed a distinctive local brew in each region he visited. Hall was convinced that Midwesterners could produce beers as good or better than those he had tasted in his travels. Living on the shore of the largest system of fresh water on Earth, in a city with rapidly evolving tastes, Hall decided that his hometown, Chicago, would be the ideal place to do just that.

Today, Goose Island continues to brew an innovative selection of more than 50 craft beers at its brewpub, the best of which are then bottled at its Fulton Street brewery. Goose Island beers are now enjoyed in all 50 states and Europe.

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