Knoxville BrewFest 2012 & Wounded Warrior 5K

Holy cow beer fans – it’s June! Somehow between the pints and life in general the summer snuck up on me. This is of particular importance as a little over a year ago we made a post to let you know about the inaugural run of the Knoxville BrewFest held in fabulous downtown Knox-vegas. As we reported after the event – fun was not only had by all but we had some pretty sweet beers to go along with our good time. I’m sure most of you are aware, round 2 is scheduled to go down on June 23rd beginning at 4pm and I’m here to encourage you to come join us for a great time with some awesome beer and killer food to enjoy it with. We’ll be at the Southern Railway Terminal beginning at 4pm and proceeds from the event go to Cure Duchene which is a form of muscular dystrophy that attacks the muscles in young boys. Here at KnoxBeerSnobs we’re all for any event that helps support great causes like this.

Looks like they’ve got an excellent line up of brewers including our local favorites like Smoky Mountain Brewery and Saw Works Brewing Company, as well as others like New Belgium and Sierra Nevada. If you don’t have tickets, be sure to check out for more info and ‘like’ them on Facebook.

Wounded Warrior 5K

Now, if you’re looking for an EXCELLENT way to kick off your Saturday before you go and partake in a few beverages, I’d highly recommend you join us for the Wounded Warrior 5K which starts just outside of the terminal gates where you’ll be later in the day. If you’re not aware, the Wounded Warrior Project works with our injured service members and provides programs and services to meet their needs. I think just about every one of us knows someone who has served, is serving or possibly was injured in the line of duty. I cannot speak highly enough about these brave individuals who have left their homes to defend our freedom. This is a great way to honor not just those who have been injured, but all our servicemen/women. My brother is currently serving in our armed forces overseas and had this to say about this event:

To everyone participating in the event whether it be running in it, sponsoring it, or hosting it, it means a lot to see people supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. Most people think it is for soldiers that have been physically wounded. But they forget about the one’s mentally hurt by combat. The Foundation covers all types of wounded warriors. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for participating in the upcoming event.

Beersnob Don and I signed up at The Bearden Beer Market yesterday. I have been working on reducing my beer gut and a 5K has been a personal aspiration. I’m probably jumping the gun but I’ll run most of it and have set a goal of simply finishing under my own power. I hope you’ll join us to help raise money and awareness of this organization. For more information on the race, click here.

I look forward to seeing you all on the 23rd, cheers!