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story.lead_photo.caption Levi Elder, center right, samples a beer selection from the Boo Brothers Brewery with Monica Katnik, right, during Battle of the Brews at the Jefferson City Jaycee Fairgrounds on Friday, June 8, 2018. Front left to center, Jerry the skeleton, Kris Pruett, Zak Singleton and Grant Sherwood were present to represent Boo Brothers Brewery, a home brewer company from Holts Summit, Missouri, owned by Cody Singleton, not pictured. Photo by Stephanie Sidoti / News Tribune.

The Leadership Jefferson City Class of 2019 will host the annual Battle of the Brews event Friday at the Capital Bluffs Event Center, 1616 Oil Well Road.

This year's Battle of the Brews will feature 20 different breweries along with a whiskey vendor. The breweries will compete against each other, with attendees voting at the end of the night on the best one.

There will be live entertainment from the Dave Baker Band and KAT Country emcees along with plenty of activities such as life-size Jenga and beer pong. There also will be a live and silent auction, along with a raffle.

Event-goers have the option of four food trucks for dinner: Rebel Taco, Big Cheese, Gator Wagon and Old Thyme Funnel Cake.

The goal for the Leadership Jefferson City class is to raise $30,000 for their featured charities — the Samaritan Center, Central Missouri Community Action and SafetyNet of Missouri.

Leadership Jefferson City is a program of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce intended to motivate emerging leaders and expose them to opportunities around the community.

The location for the event is different from years past due to feedback from previous years.

"We had it at the fairgrounds, and people talked about the lack of A/C and how crowded it was," organizer Kayla Arnold said. "The new location has a lot more space and A/C, along with having access to the golf course."

The event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 at jcchamber.org or at the door for $35.

The event will be rescheduled if flooding poses a problem. People can get updates by texting BREW19 to 55678.

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