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01/22/2007 5:20 PM ET
Miracle hosting third Festival of Beers

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Coirm, Pito, Sor, Zitos. No matter how you say it beer is a word that is understood around the world. From Ireland to Greece, Miracle Baseball will give Southwest Florida a chance to taste some of the finest beers from around the world at the Third Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers at Hammond Stadium.

On Saturday, January 27, over 40 different types of beer will quench the taste buds of even the most diehard beer drinker. From 5:30-8:30 p.m., for just $20, patrons will receive 20 sampling tickets, each good for a four-ounce taste of their favorite beer and the first 350 people will receive a commemorative sampling glass presented by Shoeless Joe's Sports Café. They will also receive tickets good for the Best of the Ballpark Wing Contest, with local restaurants such as Mr. Burro, Wings to Go and Scorz, there will be over 30 varieties of wings to sample.

Along with great beers and wings, the entertainment is sure to bring the house down with the rocking sounds of Vintage Vinyl. Cigars of Ybor will offer a cigar-rolling demonstration for those who enjoy the fine tastes of tobacco.

"Beer, wings, a rock band and cigars in one event, what more could you ask for?" said Miracle General Manager Steve Gliner. "We're proud that we are one of the first organizations in Southwest Florida to come up with this event and have it be as successful as it has been for the past two years. This event continues to grow and, with this event taking place on the off week between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl, this will give people something to do."

The Ballpark Festival of Beers is a 21-and-over event. Kids, babies in strollers and anyone under the age of 21 will not be allowed into the event. For more information call the Miracle office at 239-768-4210 or check it out at www.miraclebaseball.com.