Topekans raise their glass at sold out Tap That Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Hundreds of Topekans raised their glasses at the fifth annual Tap That Topeka.

"This is bringing life back to downtown, this is great," said attendee Daniel Blindt.

Over 2,000 Topekans packed two blocks of Downtown Topeka, ready to fill their glass.

"We sold out of every drinker ticket right before 5 o'clock, so there were people we had to turn away," said Visit Topeka's Michaela Saunders.

The fifth annual Tap That Topeka included over two hundred beers from brewery's across Kansas and Beyond.

"All three of brewery's from Topeka are here, then we have beers that are represented by brewers that cover Topeka," said Saunders.

"We've had like .5 percent of the beers and we're working on 100 percent so we've got a long ways to go, and I'm confident that we'll make it through every single beer," said one attendee.

"The beer selection here is incredible, as compared to Kansas City," said attendee Merrick Wiles.

The event originally hosted by Downtown Topeka Inc. was taken over by Visit Topeka this year with a few new additions.

"We have a lot of ciders, we have two gluten free beers, and we kind of changed out the layout we have a food court now with food trucks and we used to Untapped App,"

"this is the kind of things that people look for in the city that they live in, it's a fun time, it's safe, it's controlled"

Tickets included VIP General Admission, and even some for designated drivers, ensuring a night full of music, drinks and a safe ride home.

"There's no drunk driving this evening, we're having a safe and fun time in Topeka Kansas," said an attendee.