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May 26 The Grand Brewery Tour *** THE GRAND BREWERY TOUR *** MAY 26TH - 29TH 2017 www.docks.beer/tour Join fellow Ohio craft beer lovers on the 2017 Grand Brewery Tour. This year we will be making our way from Canton through Columbus and Cincinnati down to Asheville, NC for a weekend of gustatory wonderment. Boasting more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville itself is home to more than two dozen breweries that make hundreds brands. If you fancy yourself a seeker of fine beers, this is a rare opportunity enjoy a little bit of what Asheville has to offer on an exclusive tour of breweries and beers big and small guided only by brewers and your own good taste. WHAT: Brewery Bus Tour WHEN: Friday, MAY 26th – 29th 2017 (Memorial Day Weekend) WHERE: Travel from Canton, Columbus, Cincinnati and then on to Asheville, NC Pick Up in Canton or Columbus, Ohio The Grand Brewery Tour will include: - Luxury motor-coach travel (Pick up in CANTON or COLUMBUS) - 3-night hotel stay - (Four Points by Sheraton Asheville Downtown) double occupancy Room - Breakfast (Fri. – Sat. – Sun. – Mon.) - 2 lunch stops (Friday & Monday) - Exclusive Grand Brewery Tour t-shirt - Two 32oz growlers - Beer on the bus! Including at least one newly released brand - Guided brewery tours Itinerary: Friday – 05/26/2017 6:15am – CANTON PICK UP Bus arrives at Royal Docks Brewing Co. - 7162 Fulton DR. NW Canton, OH 44718 (Parking available over weekend) 9:30am – COLUMBUS PICK UP Arrive at Land-Grant Brewing Company - 424 W. Town St. Columbus, OH 43215 12:00pm Arrive at Rheingeist Brewing Co. - 19010 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 Lunch and Tour Travel and Dinner Break 9:30pm Arrive at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel - 22 Woodfin St., Asheville, NC 28801 Saturday – 05/27/201 Breakfast at hotel (INCLUDED) Depart hotel for a day of brewery tours including New Belgium Brewing Co. Lunch Return to Hotel (Evening Details TBD) Sunday – 05/28/2017 Breakfast at hotel (INCLUDED) Depart hotel for a day of brewery tours including Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Lunch Return to Hotel (Evening Details TBD) Monday – 05/29/2017 Breakfast at hotel (INCLUDED) Depart from the hotel for OHIO. Rest stop around Bristol, TN area Lunch stop in Beckley, WV Rest stop in Parkersburg, WV (OH/WV border) 6:45pm – COLUMBUS DROP OFF (Brewery Open) Arrive at Land-Grant Brewing Co - 424 West Town St. Columbus, OH 43215 9:30pm – CANTON DROP OFF (Brewery Open) Arrive at Royal Docks Brewery Co. - 7162 Fulton DR. NW Canton, OH 44718 FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: tour@docks.beer Cancellation Policy and Small Print: Total paid trip cost ($750) is NON refundable if the cancellation notice is received from the traveler on or after April 13, 2017 unless the traveler is able to find a substitute passenger at which time Royal Docks Brewing Co. must be notified within 5 days of new traveler change. $750 in double occupancy (two guests sharing one room). Any Parking fees (if any) and optional gratuity to the bus driver is not included in above price. Sightseeing services as indicated in the itinerary is subject to change without notice but a final itinerary will be provided. 3-night accommodation at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Asheville, NC (22 Woodfin St., Asheville, NC 28801), Check in May 26, 2017 and Check out May 29, 2017. Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel for maximum 2 guests per room. All hotel taxes included. Booking Cut-off Date: April 9th, 2017. All payments and valid travel information must be provided by 05:00 PM Sunday, April 9th, 2017 Eastern Time (ET). May 26 LIVE MUSIC - Ryan Humbert Join us for a night of great music from this amazing local talent! Ryan Humbert live in the taproom starting at 8pm. “One of the hardest-working singer/songwriters on the local scene” - The Akron Beacon Journal Drawing influence from musical greats like Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello, Ryan Humbert’s songs mix the honesty and lyricism of roots music with the inventive, infectious arrangements of rock and pop. Having performed with Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, Train, Elvis Costello, Chris Isaak, Third Eye Blind, Matt Nathanson, Pete Yorn, Foreigner, The Zac Brown Band, Josh Ritter, Shelby Lynne, The Gin Blossoms and more, his unique style of American/Pop transcends barriers of genre and time, making his music as much at home in the 21st century as it would be in the classic rock era. Hailing from the Akron-Canton area of Ohio, Ryan’s energetic, crowd-pleasing shows and loyal fan base have made him a local music staple for over a decade at such notable venues as Playhouse Square, Blossom Music Center, The House of Blues, The Beachland Ballroom, Scene Pavilion at Nautica, The Akron Civic Theatre, The Canton Palace Theatre, The Kent Stage, The Tangier, Lock 3 Live and more. The Cleveland Free Times claimed “Humbert is a dynamo…eager and rapid-fire…a catalyst for and enthusiastic supporter of the Ohio music scene.” His recent releases, though, have propelled him to recognition on a national level as well. In 2009, Ryan released Old Souls, New Shoes, an independent, fan-funded pop/rock album recorded in Nashville, featuring members of Third Eye Blind, The Counting Crows, The Black Crowes and more. The follow-up, 2012’s folk-laced pop album Sometimes the Game Plays You, has been in heavy rotation on “The Coffee House” on Sirius XM Radio with the song “I Will Find My Own Way.” While on tour supporting that album, he recorded a 5-song in-studio performance at the Sirius XM studios in New York City. Sometimes The Game Plays You features musicians who have played with Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Johnny Cash, Robert Plant, John Mellencamp, Patty Griffin, and Lucinda Williams as well as members of his own band. Most recently, Ryan’s new album, Half Way Home, will be released in November 2014. Combining the rock influence of Old Souls with Sometimes the Game Plays You’s singer/songwriter flavor, the album was recorded in just six days in Nashville, TN. The album features some of Ryan’s most personal writing to date. The title song, an upbeat track about overcoming obstacles, was inspired by his mother’s recent battle with breast cancer, while “California to Ohio,” co-written with Grammy-winner Kim Richey, tells the story of his grandfather’s odyssey from Camp Pendleton, California to Hartville, Ohio to meet his first child in February, 1953. Ryan also co-wrote five of the songs with fellow Ohio musician Tracey Thomas, including the album-closing “Space Enough,” which features the legendary McCrary sisters (Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Buddy Miller, Stevie Wonder) on backing vocals. “When I was young, I never knew I would end up being a singer or songwriter,” Humbert says. He would often peruse his father’s extensive CD collection, test-spinning albums by Waylon Jennings, Bob Seger, and Neil Young. “I didn’t find my niche though until I listened to Americana artists like Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Springsteen, and Lucinda Williams,” Humbert says. “That’s the music that truly inspired me, but still I listen to everything from George Jones to Arcade Fire. I’m just drawn to hooks. I’ve bought records by The Clash and Patsy Cline at the same time.” Humbert attended the Pittsburgh Art Institute and graduated with a graphic arts degree. He worked in promotions for the National Gallery of American’s Young Inventors and was the Development Director for the Akron Triple-A radio station 91.3 The Summit FM, where he created the station’s logo and helped boost membership numbers. In addition, he has also produced for many local Ohio artists, the most notable being singer Tracey Thomas, onetime singer of the Akron ‘80s new wave sensation Unit 5. Humbert’s savvy marketing approach, his networking skills, and his sincere commitment to his charity work have bolstered his music profile in an honest, fluid, and very natural way. #RoyalDocksBrewing #RDB #DrinkCantonBeer #MindTheTap #LiveMusic #Music #Live #Band #RyanHumbert May 27 LIVE MUSIC - Prime Acoustic Trio Prime is an acoustic trio that performs a variety of music that features pop, country, oldies, classic rock and original tunes. The band features strong vocals and harmonies in an informal style. Attempting requests from the audience that are not on their standard playlist is a speciality. Their performances are musically entertaining, but most of all fun! THE BAND: Tom Putnam - Guitar and Vocals Van Eidom - Bass Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals Neil Putnam - Percussion and Vocals May 30 Swingin' at the Docks (FREE Lessons) Join us the LAST TUESDAY evening of every month for Swingin' at the Docks at Royal Docks Brewing Co. Local area “Swing Dance Community” will be gathering at the brewery every LAST TUESDAY of the month. We will enjoy lively swing music, great dance floor, yummy food, crafted beer and cocktails. There is NO COST to you but we ask you to order a drink and grab a bite to eat as this locations is allowing us to dance for free. Free swing dance lessons for all levels. Join us as we swing our way through! #RoyalDocksBrewing #MindTheTap #DrinkCantonBeer #Dance #SwingDance #FREE Jun 2 LIVE MUSIC - John Marković John Marković Music is returning to the taproom for some Friday evening fun. Guitarist John Markovic has been playing guitar for 30+ years. His influences include the Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Henderson, John Scofield, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, BB King, Buddy Guy, Frank Zappa, Brian Setzer, Michael Hedges and Andres Segovia (just to name a few). Guitars used include a Vantage semi-hollow body, Ibanez Artcore, Babicz Spider acoustic-electric, Wechter Pathmaker acoustic-electric and a Cordoba nylon string. Amps used include a Fender Super Reverb, Peavey Classic 30, Fender Showman and an Ibanez acoustic amp. #Live #Music #Canton #RoyalDocksBrewing