Bruegala 2014 will be on
Friday and Saturday – August 22nd and 23rd.

There will be much more information to come soon.  Updates will be here at , , and @BaronVBruegala on Twitter.   We look forward to releasing more information as it comes available.  You are awesome, its going to be great to have you at Bruegala XV

Brüegala partners with Summer Concert Series

Friday, August 23 6-11 pm
Saturday, August 24 5–11pm (An extra hour of drinks and music!)


Venue – Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA)
Located in Historic Downtown Bloomington, IL


Entry is only $15 at the door. Must be 21+ to enter with valid ID


After another record setting year in 2012, the Bloomington Normal Jaycees will once again partner with the BCPA to provide Central Illinois with the best beer festival yet: Bruegala XIV! This year will feature over 200 beers to sample, nearly 100 varieties of wine, great local food, and live musical performances.

Headlining bands:

Friday – Red Wanting Blue

Saturday – David Mayfield Parade


All profits will go to local charities

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Don’t miss out! End your summer the right way and check out Brüegala XIV and the BCPA Summer Concert Series in Downtown Bloomington, Illinois.

Competitions Galore!

At Bruegala 2013, we are offering two additional challenges for you to compete in!

Friday — THE MUSTACHE CONTEST! $10 to enter your ‘stache against the other manly men of at Bruegala! Two Categories: Best of Show (thickness, style, general awesomeness) – winner gets a $100 gift card to Jack Lewis Jewelers; and Most Stylized (can your stache/beard do tricks? can it be used as a beer holder? do your best!) – $50 gift card to Jack Lewis Jewlers

How long can you hold a full 34oz stein parallel to the ground without spilling?! sound easy? Then put your skills to the test! Contestants receive the 34oz stein, the beer in said stein and the ability to boast their strength. There will be 2 heats on Friday, 2 on Saturday. Contestant with the longest time, wins a $200 gift card to Jack Lewis Jewelers! (need not be present to win).   $25 preregister; $30 day of.

Goto the Merchandise Page to signup!

Need a place to stay over Bruegala weekend?!?

Are you coming into Bloomington from out of town for Bruegala or want to make the night extra special and make it a night on the town?

The Baron has been negotiating (over several pints of ale) a great deal with the Double Tree in Bloomington!
For $99.68 (including tax) you get a night’s room with a King or 2 double beds, transportation to/from the event, and breakfast the next morning!        This is a reduced from the normal nightly price (that doesn’t include taxes or breakfast) of $119.00


What can the Baron say, he’s a man for the people and will do anything for them!

To get this awesome rate, follow the link below, or give the friendly folks at the Double Tree a call at 309-664-6446

or online at:


Admission – $15 Includes Sampling Glass, admission to the beer tasting, and admission to the outdoor festival

VIP tickets – $25 includes Sampling Glass, admission to the beer tasting, a reserved section near the stage with quick/easy access to the beer truck, and guaranteed seating in the auditorium if the bands need to be relocated inside due to weather.

Once inside, you will be able to purchase beer sample tickets. Packages in years past have been:

5 punches for 5 dollars
11 punches for 10 dollars
17 punches for 15 dollars
24 punches for 20 dollars

These numbers will be determined once the beer list/prices have been set.

Most beer samples will cost 1 ticket. There are a few premium / special tap beers that can cost 2–5 tickets per sample.

Buy Admission Tickets online at the BCPA Box Office