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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Hosts BrewNost

Join us at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on September 20, 2019 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM for BrewNost, a memorable night of beer, food and festivities that supports the educational and cultural mission of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, which is now a Smithsonian Affiliate.

Now in its 16th year, BrewNost will feature a wide range of international beers selected from Doug Alberhasky, from John’s Grocery in Iowa City. All beverages will be specially paired with culinary creations by chefs from some of the area’s finest restaurants. In addition, local breweries and distilleries will offer distinctive brews and beverage creations, including wine, cider, and spirits.

Returning this year will be the successful and popular Live Auction, led once again by celebrity auctioneer Nicholas “Nicho” Lowry, president of Swann Auction Galleries in New York City and frequent appraiser on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.

Join us for a memorable night of beer, food and festivities that supports the educational and cultural mission of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, which is now a Smithsonian Affiliate.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for BrewNost 2019, contact Becky Robinson at brobinson@ncsml.org or 319-362-8500.