Crocker Park's Refined festival features all-Ohio alcohol

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Proceeds from Refined benefit a local no-kill cat shelter.

By Patricia Nugent

One of the coolest new events to hit the CLE, mark your calendar for Saturday, March 10, 2018 as Refined rolls into Crocker Park in Westlake.

Billed as “The Alcohol Festival Featuring Alcohol Only from Ohio,” Refined will serve up our state’s finest beers, wines and cocktails at five interactive indoor bars, from 4 to 10 p.m. Several Ohio food trucks will also be on hand to spice up the local flavor.

“The dead of winter is no excuse not to have fun,” says Clem Marshall, who is director of the Original Festival Collective, the organization that produces the event. 

“Refined gives people a chance to sample some of Ohio’s finest spirits and have a wild time hanging out at the Amphitheatre at Crocker with their friends, listening to awesome music, while giving to an amazing cause. A portion of the proceeds will support Tails from the City, a non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer cat shelter in Ohio City.” 

Each hour of the event, at each of the interactive bars, people will sample different drinks, from Muddle Me Baby at the Classic Bar to Beertinis, Beerjitos and Beergaritas at the Beer Bar, and Star Wars at the Pop Culture Bar. And those who do not choose to imbibe spirits can hang at the Mocktails bar.

In addition to a special bar of Cat Cocktails, the highlight of the night will be an auction for some spectacular items.

Spirits vendors include: Buckeye Vodka, Seventh Son Brewery, Hocking Hills Moonshine, Cleveland Whiskey, Red Eagle Distillery, Stillwrights, Woodstone Creek, Cleveland Distillery, Karate Cowboy, Middlewest Spirits, Toms Foolery, Humble Bee, Voodoo Wines, Cleveland Urban Winery and Tessora.

In addition to Mimi Magazine, other sponsors are BMW of Westlake, Hot Cards and Chewy.com.

Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $15-$50. For more information, call The Original Festival Collective at 216-313-8562, visit OFCollective.com or visit them on  Twitter or Facebook.