Hoptoberfest features local brewery, benefits Bates students and programs

Tuesday, October 8

For Immediate Release: Oct. 8, 2013

Chelsea Lindquist | Communications Specialist | 253.680.7106
Kym Pleger | Director of College Relations | Office: 253.680.7102 Cell: 253.459.5219   

Beer and food pairing event raises needed funds for scholarships, program equipment and more  

TACOMA, Wash. -Tacoma's first microbrewery, Harmon Brewing Co., has partnered with Bates Technical College's Foundation for the annual Hoptoberfest event, a beer-and-food-pairing fundraiser.   The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. in the college's Downtown Campus Auditorium, 1101 S. Yakima Ave, Tacoma.

The evening will begin with the Harmon brewery's light and crisp Mt. Takhoma Blonde. Representatives from the brewery will pour five additional brews to complement a five-course meal prepared by students in the college's Culinary Arts program.  

In addition to the popular Pt. Defiance IPA, the award-winning brewery will offer a Vanilla Porter and Imperial Redd, with an option to blend, paired with the dessert course of chocolate raspberry linzer tart and pumpkin chiffon mousse.  

Tickets are $60 each or two for $100. All proceeds from this event support students in need through scholarships from the college's Foundation.  

To purchase tickets and to view a menu, visit www.bates.ctc.edu/Hoptoberfest. For more information, call 253.680.7160.  

About Bates Technical College

Founded in 1940, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in 53 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to www.bates.ctc.edu, or call 253.680.7000.

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