Hanz Brew Fest comes back for fifth year

Published: Sep. 28, 2019 at 7:46 PM CDT
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Todd Hansmeier was found dead at a call center where he worked in June of 2014. Since Hansmeier’s death people have been drinking for the cause at Hanz Brew Fest.

The fest features not only beer but wine, local food, vendors and entertainment. The proceeds from the fest go toward a scholarship for a Hononegah community high school student.

"The year of his passing, a bunch of his friends invited me to beer festival that he normally went to. We were trying to think of a way that would be a good tribute to my brother. I thought ‘hey we should do this, we should have a beer festival’, it seemed like a good way to honor him and raise money," says Brian Hansmeier.