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Craft beer festival coming Saturday to the downtown

STERLING – Hops on the Rock, a craft beer festival, will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., with a VIP session from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at Avenue A and West Second Street, behind The Factory Pub ‘N’ Grub.

More than 30 brands, some from home brewers, will be on tap, and food will be sold.

VIP admission costs $40 in advance only; general admission costs $25 and there’s a designated driver ticket for $10, both available at the gate.

Only 200 VIP tickets will be sold; they come with 20 2-ounce sampling tickets, a tasting glass, a T-shirt and gifts. General admission comes with 12 sampling tickets and a tasting glass, while designated drivers get no sampling tickets or glass, and must wear a red wristband. Additional sampling tickets cost $1 for two.

You must be 21 to participate; a photo ID will be required. Outside food and drinks, and pets, are not allowed.

Find Hops on the Rock on Facebook, go to the Sterling Main Street office at 31 W. First St. or to sterlingmainstreet.org or call 815-626-8610 for tickets and more information.

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