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The Little Giant Beer Summit is gearing up for another celebration of Iowa beer on Saturday.

This 7th annual event will take place on the patio of el Bait Shop at 200 SW 2nd Street from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature specialty craft brews from more than 35 Iowa Breweries.

In addition to the beer provided at the outdoor event, there are more than 100 Iowa beers inside of el Bait Shop available as part of the event, as well. 

“This event began in 2013 and paved the way for the Iowa Taproom to open its doors, and 120 Iowa tap handles, in 2016,” said Jeff Bruning, co-owner of both the Iowa Taproom and el Bait Shop.

The Little Giant Beer Summit was created to bring together the little giants of Iowa and celebrate the small-but-mighty breweries across Iowa, not just in the Des Moines metro.

It provides a one-stop-shop to showcase unique offerings from these breweries, along with brews that are soon-to-be new favorites. 

Representatives from breweries will be on-site for the event, along with their heavy-hitting stouts, hazy IPAs and sour beers. A few breweries still in the planning stages will also be at the event to host a preview sampling for their breweries opening later this year.

There is no cost to attend the event, and punch cards will be available for $20 to enjoy beers. Each card will have ten punches, good for a 3 oz. pour of one featured beer.

El Bait Shop will also be open for normal business and you can enjoy any of its 262 beers on tap or more than 125 bottled beers from across the country. 

For more information about Little Giant Beer Summit, follow the event on Facebook.

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