Sylvia Allen, owner of the historic Aitkin Butler Building and co-founder of Aitkin’s Harvest Moon Brew Fest (with the Glacial Lakes Home Brewers), will be making the rounds on a number of Minnesota TV news programs this coming week, to share with viewers what they can expect to see at the 2nd Annual Harvest Moon Brew Fest on Saturday, September 12.

Starting on Thursday, Sept. 10, Allen will appear on Duluth’s NBC affiliate, KBJR 6, during its morning show hour, shortly after 6 a.m. Following this, Sylvia will be taping a segment with Duluth’s ABC affiliate, WDIO 10/13, to air shortly afterwards.

On the following day, Friday, Sept. 11, in advance of the Brew Fest, Sylvia will be traveling to the Twin Cities to appear first on Minneapolis-St.Paul’s NBC affiliate, KARE 11, during its 6 o’clock morning hour. Following this, she will appear on Minneapolis’ CBS affiliate, WCCO 4, nearing the end of the 9 o’clock morning hour.

Scheduled to be held (rain-or-shine, 21-and-over) from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the historic Aitkin Butler Building (301 Minnesota Ave North), the 2nd Annual Harvest Moon Brew Fest, presented by Glacial Lakes Home Brewers, will give festival goers the opportunity to sample more than 30 beers from an eclectic array of Minnesota breweries, which will include samplings and exhibits from specialty Minnesota craft beers, ciders and home brews.

Local food vendors such as Log Home Wood Fired Pizza and Rob’s Smokehouse will serve up their delicious food offerings to attendees.

Guests will also have a chance to take in live entertainment, and have fun by trying their luck at the Minnesota-perfected Hammerschlagen!, or register to win the Bucket of Beer. Dake Olson and Jeff Sather will provide a home brewing demonstration that will be both educational and entertaining.

The cost to attend is $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the event. Designated drivers are free. Tickets can be purchased by visiting, The Beanery, Aitkin Age and Security State Bank.

All net proceeds will be divided equally among the Glacial Lakes Home Brewers and Sylvia’s Children, a 501(c)3 organization that has been working over the past decade to improve the living conditions for more than 1,000 children in Uganda, Africa.

This year, sponsors for the Harvest Moon Brew Fest include Security State Bank, Paulbeck’s Country Market, The Aitkin Independent Age, Bargain Hunter, and Culligan Water.

For more information on the Harvest Moon Brew Fest, contact Sylvia Allen at (218) 678-2441, or visit Harvest Moon at Butler Building.