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Ale in Autumn cancelled in downtown Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 September 2019 at 8:08 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: Rosenkrans created this sign to welcome the Ale in Autumn crowd on Sept. 30, 2017. The event started in 2009 and usually included about 24 beer-tasting stops.

MEDINA – A popular event in downtown Medina, the annual Ale in Autumn, has been cancelled on Sept. 28, “due to unforeseen circumstances,” said the Medina Business Association.

Ale in Autumn started in 2009. About 700 people typically buy tickets to sample beer at 24 locations in the downtown.

“While this pains us greatly, it is unavoidable at this moment in time,” the MBA said in a statement about the cancellation. “We do, however, plan to continue the event next year when these issues have been resolved. We also plan to continue with Wine About Winter in February of 2020. All ticket sales will be refunded promptly. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we resolve this matter, and we look forward to a bigger and better event in the Fall of 2020.”

When the Medina Business Association first started Ale in Autumn in 2009, the organization hoped an event with beer tastings would bring in a few outsiders and get more locals to visit Medina merchants.

Ale and Autumn has done far more than that. It quickly sells out and creates a buzz on Main Street.

Businesses welcome the chance to serve as a tasting location because that means hundreds of people will come inside the stores.

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