NewBo City Market will host its first BBQ & Brew event on Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

Home-brewed beer is seeing a resurgence and the NewBo City Market will recognize that popularity with its first BBQ & Brew event on Saturday, July 20, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

NewBo’s BBQ & Brew aims to provide local and regional food producers and home brewers with a venue to gain exposure to the public and serve their quality food and beer.

Here is more from the market: General admission to this great event is free (and you can buy all the barbecue you want), with live music from 12:00pm-8:00pm.

Ten Iowa-based home brewers will be giving samples of styles ranging from IPAs, to porters, to stouts. In addition to our home brewers, we’re pleased to have samples from Great River Brewery, Peace Tree Brewing Co., and Van Houzen Brewing.

We have ten great barbecue vendors coming this Saturday — and they’re all from the great state of Iowa.  We’ll have vendors slinging the finest barbecue styles from throughout the U.S., as well as international styles. Yum, yum, yum!

Entertainment includes: Betty Calling, a dynamic six piece band specializing in an eclectic mix of music from the 60’s to the present.
They’ll be playing from 12:00pm-4:00pm.

The Significance Of Simon is a small ensemble that delivers intelligent and emotional lyrics built around detailed, acoustic guitar work. They’re playing from 5:00-8:00pm.

If you haven’t already, be sure to buy your beer tasting tickets ahead of time. For just $25, you get to taste nearly 20 great home brewed and Iowa-made commercial craft beers. (Don’t want that much beer? You can buy a pint or two of Iowa-made commercial beer for just $5 a pint.)

Come to BBQ & Brew as a beer tasting VIP.
For $50, you get in 30 minutes early, get a free t-shirt, a free stein, and an extra people’s choice vote.

NewBo City Market is located at 1100 Third St. SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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