TLH BeerFest set for Saturday at the Tucker Civic Center

Proceeds raised at festival to go to non-profit organizations
Posted at 12:29 AM, Sep 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-10 13:08:11-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Beer Festival is set for Saturday at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.

Stouts, ciders, wines and more are rolling into the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center for the 4th annual Tallahassee BeerFest.

It's a day filled with different local businesses and people from across the Big Bend coming together for a greater cause to raise money for local non profits.

"So if you think about someone who maybe hungry or maybe doesn't have housing or as a health care mental issue or has child care needs our agency are the ones stepping in the gap to really provide those services," Amber Tynan said.

Tynan is the Executive Director for United Partners for Human Services.

It's an organization that puts on TLH Beerfest with the help of local non profits in the area.

The goal is to raise money for non profits like 211 Big Bend who directly benefits.

"That funding that we will get from the beer fest will help us hire additional hot line counselors," Kay Meyer said.

Meyer, Director of communications and development at 211 Big Bend says their 988 call center has experienced an up tick and they could use extra hands to help.

Funding from TLH BeerFest could be the answer.

"And create infrastructure to support the calls we're getting because we are seeing a higher rate of calls," Meyer said.

The 211 Big Bend is one of 48 local non profits that receive proceeds from the TLH BeerFest.

The Alzheimer's Project is another participant who says this opportunity gives organization a reason to continue.

"So it helps us not only keep the lights on but keep offering programs," John Trombetta, the Executive Director for Alzheimer's Project said.

All the proceeds from TLH beer fest will be distributed between their participants.

For more information about the festival, click here.