Mark your calendar! BrewNost will be September 15, 2023!

BrewNost is the Midwest’s premier international beer festival that supports the educational and cultural mission of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. Join us for a lively event featuring unlimited food and beverage from some of the area’s finest restaurants, local breweries and distilleries, along with international beers, wine, and spirits. The evening will be filled with yard games, live music from Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen, along with a special performance by Jozef Ivaška, a silent and a live auction, and the drawing of the BrewNost raffle prize – a trip for two to Prague!

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BrewNost Ticket Levels

• 5:30 p.m. BrewNost Happy Hour
• Unlimited Food and Beverage Offerings
• 2022 VIP BrewNost Glass
• Safe Ride Home within 20 miles of NCSML
• After-party at Hospoda

General Admission
• 6:30 p.m. BrewNost Entry
• Unlimited Food and Beverage Offerings
• 2022 BrewNost Glass
• Safe Ride Home within 20 miles of NCSML
• After-party at Hospoda

Designated Driver
• 6:30 p.m. BrewNost Entry
• Unlimited Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Offerings
• After-party at Hospoda

After-party at Hospoda

All BrewNost guests with a wristband are invited to the BrewNost After-Party at Hospoda at 9:30 p.m., directly across the street from NCSML at 62 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

Each guest will receive one free 10″ cheese pizza or 10″ pepperoni pizza and $2.50 pints of their Pilsner Urquell beer.

If you are interested in vendor or sponsorship opportunities for BrewNost, email or call 319-362-8500.

Thank you to our 2022 BrewNost Vendors

Enjoy unlimited samples of culinary creations and beers specially curated to match from some of the area’s finest restaurants, local breweries and distilleries, along with international beers, wine, and spirits.

Aroma Artisan Pizza

Cedar Ridge Distillery

Cedar Ridge Distillery


Czech Town Station

Feedwell Kitchen and Bakery

Fongs Pizza

Franklin St. Brewing

House Divided Brewery

Iowa Brewing Company

John’s Grocery

Kolache Club

Lion Bridge Brewing Company

Luna Gelato & Ice Cream

Lucky's on Sixteenth Avenue

Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House

Pinoy Cafe

Rodina Logo


Sugarfire Smoke House

The Hangry Lady

The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery

Up in Smoke BBQ

Zest Catering Co.

Thank you to our 2022 BrewNost Sponsors

An event as great as BrewNost simply does not happen without the generous support of wonderful sponsors, and BrewNost 2022 is no exception. This year, we enjoy the support of more than 30 sponsors, including individual supporters, leading area businesses, and community associations. Together, they are essential in providing a first-class evening with great community spirit in support of the educational and cultural mission of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.

3A Inc logo

3A, Inc


Bankers Trust

Printing Sponsor
Cedar Graphics

Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors

Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust


Collins Aerospace

Water Sponsor

Czech Heritage Foundation

Doug and Lori Wenzel

F&M Bank

Gary and Cathy Rozek

George and Beth Drost

Gray, Stefani & Mitvalsky P.L.C.

GreenState CU logo

GreenState Credit Union

After-party Sponsor

Hotel Sponsor
Hotel Rott

Media Sponsor

Media Sponsor
KCRG-TV9 Show You Care

Media Sponsor

Lynch Ford Chevrolet Inc.

McGrath Family of Dealerships

Ohnward Bank & Trust

Paulson Electric

Randy's Flooring

Randy’s Flooring

Ron and Sue Olson

Dr. Sharon Schweitzer

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll

Signage Sponsor
Signs etc.

Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Lighting & Sound Sponsor
Sound Concepts, Inc.

Glasses Sponsor
Tesar Group

SafeRide Sponsor

United Fire Group

2022 Prague Getaway Raffle

For only $10 per raffle ticket, you will be entered to win a trip to Prague, Czech Republic! The winner will receive round trip airfare for 2 and 6 nights lodging at the Hotel Rott in Prague, next to Old Town Square.*

Tickets can be purchased with cash or check only. Need not be present to win. Air tickets and lodging must be used by September 1, 2023.

Mailed entries must be received by September 15 for entry into the raffle.

BrewNost Live Auction

In 2022, Emcees Doug Wagner, 600WMT Morning Show Host, and Doug Alberhasky, from John’s Grocery, were joined on the live auction stage by Dr. Martin Izakovic, NCSML Board Member, and auctioneer, Nick Davis!

Born and raised in Iowa, Nick has been fascinated with auctioneering since a young age when he was exposed to farm, livestock, and estate sales. In 2011, he attended the World Wide College of Auctioneer in Mason City, Iowa where he learned the auction chant and was exposed to my types of auctions, including fundraising. Since then, he has auctioneered at multiple events and enjoys bringing competitive fun and excitement to various organizations. Nick and his wife currently reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota but enjoy family visits to Iowa.

Live Auction is sponsored by Mary Ann Vorisek Dilla and William Dilla of Ames, IA

2022’s live auction prizes included a week in Bratislava, a vacation in Southern Bohemia, a Mountain Retreat in Slovakia, and more! All proceeds raised will fund NCSML’s educational programs, events, and the upcoming music and lecture series.

Authentic Czech & Slovak Dinner for Six
Enjoy authentic Czech and Slovak cuisine served up with equally authentic Czech and Slovak hospitality as Dr. Cecilia Rokusek prepares a seven-course dinner at her home for you and five guests. Live accordion music may be included, courtesy of Dr. Robert Petrik.
Donated by Dr. Cecilia Rokusek

Pro Game Football signed by Dick Butkus
Become the envy of the neighborhood with this amazing catch.  Take home a game ball signed by the 1979 Pro-Football Hall of Fame Linebacker Dick Butkus. Butkus played for the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1973 and was led by coach Papa Bear George Halas from 1965-1967.
Donated by Chicago Bears

One Week Retreat in Bratislava
Win a trip for two to Bratislava, Slovakia where you will stay in a luxury condo situated in the heart of city. Spend your vacation exploring the rich history of Slovakia’s capital city. Immerse yourself in the local culture, history, arts, and the picturesque mountains.
Donated by Luba DeWitt

Dinner at the Slovak Ambassador’s Residence in D.C.
Slovak Republic’s Ambassador to the U.S. Radovan Javorcik is as adept in the kitchen as he is at diplomacy. A party of four will enjoy the hospitality and culinary acumen of Ambassador and Mrs. Javorcik at their home in Washington, D.C. The Ambassador will prepare his specialty and favorite dish: zivanska. It is a Slovak dish made of two kinds of meat, sliced potatoes, freshly ground spices, and, of course, wine.
Donated by Ambassador & Mrs. Javorcik

Mountain Retreat in Donovaly, Slovakia

Mountain Retreat in Donovaly, Slovakia
Enjoy a one-week escape to the Tatra Mountains of Slovakia- a skier’s paradise in winter, and walking distance from the ski lift. Also a hiker’s paradise in spring, summer, and fall. Penthouse level apartment sleeps six and features spectacular views as well as abundant restaurants and breweries. Close enough to Poland and Hungary for easy day trips, plus abundant spas and water parks.
Donated by Dr. Robert Petrik and Dr. Cecilia Rokusek

Iowa City Beer Caves Tour and Beer Tasting
You don’t have to be a spelunker to enjoy this cave tour. Join Marlin Ingalls for a guided tour for up to 16 through Iowa City’s historic beer caves. These caves are found under an extensive area of Iowa City, and exemplify the voussoir arch technique developed by Roman architects. After the tour, head over to John’s Grocery for a tasting with local beer expert Doug Alberhasky. Participants must be able to climb up and down a ladder, and manage in tight spaces. Other requirements arranged with buyer.
Donated by John’s Grocery

Slivovitz Tasting Party for 8
This amazing new auction item will celebrate the number one spirit of both the Czech and Slovak cultures… slivovitz. This aged fruit-based spirit is said to have medicinal properties. The evening will be highlighted with tastes of several varieties of slivovitz paired with amazing appetizes. This will assuredly be an evening to remember. Be sure to bring a designated driver!
Donated by Ron and Peg Detweiler and Bob Petrik and Cecilia Rokusek

Vacation in Southern Bohemia
If you have dreamed of traveling in south Bohemia, the time is now! Bid on this rare opportunity to stay in Nové Hrady, only minutes from the Austrian border, and near both Ceske Budejovice and Tabor. This location also features simple train access to Prague. Accommodations sleep four.
Donated by Marcela Kotrcova

School Programs Sponsor
NCSML continues to meet the cultural needs of area students through virtual programming and NCSML education staff visits to schools. In pre-pandemic years, 3,000 students visited NCSML for school tours, and this year we are dedicated to exceeding this number.
Please help us by being a School Programs Sponsor!

BrewNost Silent Auction

Shop for a good cause! 2022’s traditional silent auctions offered a chance to win items including art, gift baskets, fine spirits and wine, books, and jewelry.

silent auction items

* The winner is responsible for all expenses not included in the prize description, such as travel related taxes, income taxes, personal expenses, incidentals, meals, beverages, insurance, and expenses incurred by flight interruption. NCSML will approve all final arrangements. Prizes have no cash value, redemption, or barter value.

What happens when I support BrewNost 2022?

BrewNost is NCSML’s largest fundraising event of the year. All proceeds go to support our education and outreach initiatives.

How old do I have to be to attend BrewNost?

BrewNost is a 21+ event.

How do I receive my BrewNost tickets?

All tickets are virtual. When you provide your name and/or company name at check-in outside in our circle drive, you’ll receive a wristband for entry into the event. VIP Admission can begin check in at 5:30 p.m. and General Admission begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased day of.

Where can I park?

There are several open lots on or near the grounds of the NCSML. Please note that parking in the underground garage will be limited to people meeting ADA Accessibility Standards.

Will any seating be provided?

Limited seating will be provided.

Do I need to be present to win the Prague Getaway Raffle?

Winner need not be present – but you would be missing out on a great time! And, raffle tickets can be purchased on the day, too.

If I win a Silent Auction or Live Auction prize, how can I pay?

We will be ready to accept cash, check, debit card, or credit card.

What do I need to have, to get into the afterparty at Hospoda?

The same wristband you will receive on entering BrewNost will get you into to Hospoda, starting at 9:30 p.m. and ending at 11:30 p.m.

How do I access a safe ride home?

Thanks to our SafeRide Sponsor, TrueNorth, you can receive a complimentary ride home withing a 20-mile radius via Lyft. Assistance will be available at BrewNost, but we recommend downloading the Lyft app prior to attending.

Where can I find lodging?

There are several hotel, motel, and Airbnb options in the Cedar Rapids metro area. Early booking is highly recommended.

Area Lodging:
Ramada Inn
Sure Stay by Best Western
DoubleTree Downtown
Tru by Hilton Cedar Rapids Westdale
Baymont by Wyndham
AmericInn by Wyndham