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Press Release – 2nd Annual “Great Fox Brew Ha Ha Ha”

December 22, 2009

From a Clear Channel press release…

The 2nd Annual “Great Fox Brew Ha Ha!” Serves Up Beer and Laughs by the Barrel!


(Grand Rapids, MI) – With more beer, more entertainment, and more fun than last year, the Second Annual “Great FOX Brew Ha Ha!” is a can’t miss weekend!

Presented and organized by Rock Station 101.3 The FOX, WBFX, the “Great FOX Brew Ha Ha!” will take place on Friday, January 15th and Saturday, January 16th at the Deltaplex Conference Center, 2500 Turner Northwest in Walker, Michigan. Hours are 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday, January 15th and from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Saturday, January 16th.

“We’ve tried to make everything bigger and better than last year so The ‘FOX Brew Ha Ha!’ is two days of twice as many laughs and more craft beers then last year,” said Rich Berry, Event Coordinator for 101.3 The FOX, WBFX. “There is no better combination than great Craft Beer and hilarious comedians. Everyone had a blast last January so we wanted to build off of that success and make things great.”   

Three different categories of Craft Beer will be showcased – Michigan Craft Beer, Regional/National Craft Beer, and National Imports.  With nearly 200 different beers to sample, there’s enough to keep even the biggest Craft Beer lover satisfied.

“The Craft Beers are really the stars of the weekend and they continue to grow in this area – and with it being in the dead of winter, who doesn’t want a fun-filled day inside” explained Berry.

Patrons can try a number of different three ounce samples of Craft Beers and purchase their favorite 12 ounce beers.

Craft beer isn’t the only thing being served by the barrel however.  Four nationally recognized comedians are on the “Great FOX Brew Ha Ha!” bill including award winning comedian Auggie Smith and 2007 HBO Comedy Festival “Best Stand-Up” award winner Kirk Fox. Additionally comedians Chris D’Elia and Lord Carrett will be performing both Friday and Saturday, January 15th and 16th.

“Kirk Fox was booked on Jay Leno’s last night of hosting the ‘Tonight Show’ said Berry, “so you know he is good. We booked the ‘Brew Ha Ha! comedians based on how much they made us laugh. We found the funniest people that were out there and said ‘Want to come to Grand Rapids?’”

“Since we will have plenty of beer available, they said ‘Sure!” laughed Berry.

Admission to the “Great FOX Brew Ha Ha!” is $15 per person in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Deltaplex box and through Ticket Master. Souvenir glass will also be available while supplies last. All patrons must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Here’s a list of the breweries involved:

Michigan Craft:



New Holland



Uncle John’s

Saugatuck Brewing



Mt. Pleasant

National/Regional Craft:

Sam Adams

Sierra Nevada

Goose Island

Steven’s Point

Magic Hat

Brooklyn Brewing

Flying Dog Brewery


Dundee’s Beer / Genesee

Green Mountain Beverage

Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.

National Imports:

Blue Moon


Anheuser Busch / InBev

Michelob Craft


Stawski Imports

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