Bruegala with a Twist 2021 2021-10-01T00:36:36-05:00

Hi there Beer Lovers! If you haven’t heard… Brüegala is BACK…with a ???? twist ????

Join the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees and the City of Bloomington as we team up to create a whole new week long Oktoberfest-themed beer-venture:
Click on the links above to find out more about each unique twist to this fantastically Fall beer-venture! This year’s event is a fundraiser for the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees to ensure we can continue providing our community with awesome events such as Bruegala Beer Festival, The Annual Christmas Parade, Holiday Helpings Meal Donation Project, and the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt.

Downtown Bloomington’s Friday Oct 1st First Friday

Central IL Breweries, Live Music, Live Screen Printing, and Food Trucks, Oh My! Downtown Bloomington on the blocks of Main and Jefferson adjacent to the McLean County History Museum from 5-9pm. 
This is a cash only event. ATMs available at the event.
Central IL Breweries will be serving Fall Favorites from 5-8pm (cash only!!):
Destihl Brewery, White Oak Brewing, Lil Beaver Brewery, Keg Grove Brewing Co, Triptych Brewing, and Unpossible Mead

Want to Volunteer? Click Here!

If you are a new fan, Bruegala is a local charity beer festival that in the past has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for multiple local charities and is hosted by the BN Jaycees. In 2019 (the last real Bruegala we raised $40,000 for charity).


Typically the event is in August and takes about 8 months of planning. As restrictions were still in effect in January this year we decided to postpone planning. When the world started opening up again we decided to combine our Oktoberfest project with Bruegala and came up with a weeklong tribute to local breweries and bring you Bruegala with a Twist!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Video provided by James Dean Kersten