Entering year three, Uptown Untapped is Westerville’s first-ever beer festival, recognizing both the city’s rich history as a hub for the temperance movement and celebrating its bright future in the heart of the city’s unique Uptown district.
Let’s face it - it’s our biggest party of the year. And we want members of our community and visitors to our great city alike to join us for the festivities.
We are a week away, so here’s ten things to know about Uptown Untapped in 2019:
Let’s start with the most important part - the beer. We are thrilled to welcome 13 local breweries offering up their unique and tasty brews to attendees. For a full list, visit UptownWestervilleInc.com/Uptown-Untapped.html.
Every year we’ve introduced new enhancements to the experience. This year we are offering both full 12 ounce pours and 4 ounce tasting options. Tickets will be mailed for quick entry at the door for those who preorder, and an affordable $10 day of the event entry tickets will be available.
Stay and Play
Also new this year is the Untapped Stay and Play Package that includes one standard room at the Fairfield Inn & Suites on Polaris Parkway, just a couple miles from Uptown. The Package includes transportation to and from the event (until 11 p.m.), complimentary breakfast at the hotel, two early event entry tickets, and four 12 ounce pours.
This event wouldn’t happen without the countless volunteers leading up to and during event day. We still need amazing individuals to help pour, so sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4aadaa23a2fc1-pouring.
Who Else Helps
Our presenting sponsor is Amish Originals Furniture Company. We owe so much to our local sponsors as well: Middlefield Banking Company and Heartland Bank. Thanks for supporting our work.
Need Some Grub
Nothing goes better with local brewed beers, like amazing food. Some of Uptown’s finest restaurants, Asterisk Supper Club, Barrel and Boar, Old Bag of Nails, Tosatadalicious, Cardinal Pizza, and Shirley's Popcorn will all be there offering up delicious grub.
Listen to the Music
Three new bands will play throughout the night, including JR Roth Band, Topher James and the Biscuit Brigade and Whiskey Would.
Want some Untapped gear? We offer not one, but two t-shirt options to purchase. Get yours before the event!
Westerville had long been known as the “The Dry Capital of the World” and the birthplace of prohibition. Uptown Untapped is our way to pay homage to this history on the same streets that once connected the Anti-Saloon League with the rest of the country.
Why We Do This
Uptown Westerville Inc. is a nonprofit organization focused on strengthening and beautifying our unique Uptown by fostering revitalization, historic preservation and a sense of community. Uptown Untapped is one of our major fundraising activities, and the bonus is it’s a ton of fun!
See you October 12!