BrewNost 2019

Thank you to all who came to support BrewNost 2019, an international beer festival that benefits the educational and cultural mission of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.

Mark your calendar for BrewNost 2020 - October 2!


Now in its 16th year, BrewNost will feature a wide range of international beers selected from Doug Alberhasky, from John’s Grocery in Iowa City. All beverages will be specially paired with culinary creations by chefs from some of the area’s finest restaurants. In addition, local breweries and distilleries will offer distinctive brews and beverage creations, including wine, cider, and spirits.

Returning this year will be the successful and popular Live Auction, led once again by celebrity auctioneer Nicholas “Nicho” Lowry, president of Swann Auction Galleries in New York City and frequent appraiser on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.

Join us for a memorable night of beer, food and festivities that supports the educational and cultural mission of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, which is now a Smithsonian Affiliate.

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Presented by Basepoint Wealth.

Basepoint Wealth Logo

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for BrewNost 2020, contact Evelyn Rossow at erossow@ncsml.org or 319-362-8500.

See 2019 BrewNost photos!

2019 Vendors

2019 Restaurant Vendors

A Touch of Class logo

A Touch of Class Banquets and Convention Center

Black Sheep Social Club

Chrome Horse Saloon and Slop House

Fongs Pizza

Hacienda Las Glorias

John’s Grocery


Lost and Found

Lucky's on Sixteenth

Lucky's on Sixteenth Avenue

Parlor City Pub & Eatery

New Pioneer Food Co-Op

Popoli Ristorante and Sullivan’s Bar

Rodina Logo


The Hungry Rooster

The Hungry Rooster

The Longbranch

The Longbranch

Smoke'n BBQ Pitts

Beverage Vendors

1st Avenue Wine House

Big Grove Brewery & Taproom

Cedar Ridge Distillery

Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery

Clock House Brewing

Franklin St. Brewing

Iowa Brewing Company

Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House

The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery

Thew Brewing

Thew Brewing

Wilson’s Hard Cider

2019 Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for BrewNost 2020, contact Evelyn Rossow at erossow@ncsml.org or at 319-362-8500.

2019 Major Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:
Basepoint Wealth, LLC

Tap Room Sponsor:
Bankers Trust

Safe Ride Sponsor:
TrueNorth Companies

Collins Aerospace

VIP Hour Sponsor: 
Collins Aerospace

Volunteer Sponsor:
King’s Material

GreenState CU logo

Silent Auction Sponsor:

Raffle Co-Sponsor:
Robert W. Baird & Company, Inc.

Raffle Co-Sponsor:
Gary and Cathy Rozek

Tent Sponsor:
Morgan Stanley

Patron Party Sponsor:
George and Beth Drost

Gilded Pear Gallery Logo

Patron Party Sponsor:
Gilded Pear Gallery

Terrace Sponsor:
Skogman Realty

Glasses Sponsor:
Executive Benefit Services

Live Auction Sponsor:
McGrath Automotive Group

Featured Restaurant Sponsor:
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Table Sponsors

3A Inc logo

3A, Inc

AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising

Amperage Marketing

CCB Packaging

Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors


de Novo logo


F&M Bank

Gray, Stefani & Mitvalsky P.L.C.

Lynch Ford Chevrolet Inc.

MidAmerican Energy Company

MidAmerican Energy

Paulson Electric

Randy's Flooring

Randy’s Flooring

Ron and Peg Detwiler

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll

Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Valenta Plumbing

In Kind Sponsors

Photo Sponsor

Water Sponsor
Culligan Water Conditioning

TShirt Sponsor

Raffle Sponsor
Hotel Rott

Printing Sponsor
J&A Printing, Inc.

Photo Sponsor
Joseph Green Studios

Graphic Design Sponsor
MACook Design

Mailing Sponsor
Mailing Services, Inc.

Media Sponsor
MediaQuest Outdoor

Signage Sponsor
Signs etc.

Lighting & Sound Sponsor
Sound Concepts, Inc.

Equipment Rental Sponsor
Spielman’s Event Services, Inc.

Printing Sponsor
Strategic Print Solutions

Media Sponsor
The Gazette

Photo Sponsor
Weddings by Carue

Media Sponsor

Live Auction
Vacation in Southern Bohemia

Vacation in Southern Bohemia
If you have dreamt of traveling in southern Bohemia the time is now! Bid on this incredible package for a one week stay in Novy Hrady in southern Bohemia. This is a paradise only minutes away from the Austrian border and near to Ceske Budejovice and Tabor. Enjoy easy train access to Prague and a dinner for 2 at Restaurace U Miry.
Donated by Marcela Kotrcova

Dinner with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department

Dinner with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department
Join the Cedar Rapids Fire Department for a Fire House Style meal for 10. Have dinner and share stories with your local fire fighters at the Fire House. After dinner take a private tour of the Fire House and learn all the ins and outs of what it’s like to work for the CRFD.
Donated by Cedar Rapids Fire Foundation and Hy-Vee

Slovakia Spa Town Getaway

Slovakia Spa Town Getaway
Have you ever wanted to stay in the most famous and biggest spa town in Slovakia, Piestany? Here is your chance thanks to donors Martin and Martina Valko as they are opening up their home for 4 days and 3 nights in the month of June 2020. During your stay in western Slovakia there are plenty of spa activities to choose from to make this your most relaxing and enjoyable vacation yet!
Donated by Martin and Martina Valko

Authentic Czech & Slovak Dinner with Dr. Cecilia Rokusek

Authentic Czech & Slovak Dinner with Dr. Cecilia Rokusek
Dr. Rokusek wants to open up her home for an authentic Czech and Slovak dinner, with authentic beverage accompaniments for 6. Place your bid to be one of the first to dine with the newest leader of the NCSML!
Donated by Dr. Robert Petrik and Dr. Cecilia Rokusek

Turner Alley Memento

Turner Alley Memento
This package is for history and beer lovers alike! The old Turner Alley Brewing opened in Cedar Rapids in 2014 and was named after Grant Wood’s Cedar Rapids studio. Known best for their Czech Village Pilsner and Mays Island IPA you now can take home a piece of Cedar Rapids and beer history!

Mountain Retreat in Donovaly, Slovakia

Mountain Retreat in Donovaly, Slovakia
Enjoy a one-week get away in the mountains of Slovakia. It is a skier’s paradise in the winter. Walking distance from the ski lift.  It’s a hiker’s wonderland in spring, summer and fall. The apartment is a penthouse level unit that can sleep up to 6! The views are fantastic. The location is surrounded by some of the most important Slovak castles and you will be less than a 2 hour drive from famous castles such as Orava and Spis. Restaurants, breweries, spas, and water parks are abundant all around! You will even be close enough to Poland and Hungary for day trips to make this a trip you won’t forget!
Donated by Dr. Robert Petrik and Dr. Cecilia Rokusek


The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library celebrates the 16th year of BrewNost on Friday, Sept. 20 – here are the FAQs you need to know!

There are no physical tickets for BrewNost – when you arrive, check in under your name or company name at the two check in locations in the outdoor front circle. Tickets are available at the NCSML and online until 2:00 p.m. on 9/20. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. For all ticket level details, visit NCSML.org/BrewNost. *Please note BrewNost is a 21+ event.

5:30-6:30 p.m. is Sponsor & VIP hour! Enjoy a special VIP beer from 2019 Featured Brewery, The Quarter Barrel. At 6:30 p.m. doors open to General Admission.

Parking is available around the NCSML and in Czech Village. NCSML parking garage closes at 11:00 p.m. 9/20. Handicap parking is located in the NCSML parking garage. A special BrewNost Safe Ride Uber code will be available for rides home from the NCSML within a 20 mile radius.

BrewNost has a business casual/dressy casual atmosphere. The weather for BrewNost looks great! Keep in mind that this is event is partially outdoors so consider your footwear.

Nicholas D. Lowry is back to auction off the 2019 Live Auction packages! Meet him at the outdoor front circle at 8:00 p.m. when he takes the mic to kick off the 3rd Live Auction.

Our traditional Silent Auction has a wide variety of items and experiences, so be ready to put your pen to paper to support a great cause!

Raffle tickets for your chance to win the Prague Getaway will be available for $10. The winning ticket receives round-trip airfare for 2 and 7-nights lodging with breakfast at Hotel Rott, in central Prague next to Old Town Square. The raffle drawing will take place immediately following the Live Auction at the outdoor front circle.

There is an ATM on-site.

There is no-smoking or vaping on the BrewNost grounds. There will be a marked designated smoking area.

No pets allowed but as always, service animals are welcome.


Your continued support of our mission through these difficult times has been invaluable. We are committed to the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff throughout our reopening. Your donation ensures the continuation of our excellent exhibits, education programs, and community events. Donate today!