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First "Beer Summit" held in Abilene Saturday

Published On: Sep 22 2012 10:34:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 22 2013 11:54:03 PM CDT
Abilene, TX -

The first "Beer Summit" was held at Frontier Texas Saturday.

This is the first beer summit to be held in Abilene.

"Well over the past 5 years in Texas especially, there have been a lot of these beer summits, and beer festivals, going on and I've been wanting to bring one here to Abilene and get it out to West Texas, so I'm glad we could put this together," said Mike Weber, General Manager of Ben E. Keith Beverages.

Over one thousand people turned up to taste 87 different brands of beer from breweries all across the country.

Keith hopes to continue the tradition next year after seeing such a large crowd.

The summit also included plenty of live entertainment and brewing presentations.

All proceeds will go to New Horizons, a non-profit that helps Texas children and families.