Three picks for what to do in Central PA on Thursday, May 21
1) Tired Hands Brewing Company hits the region
Although a relatively new(er) craft brewery on the scene, Ardmore-based Tired Hands Brewing Company has earned a fast and faithful following in the region. And why wouldn’t they – the beers are fantastic. If you’re not yet familiar, tonight offers two crash courses into Tired Hands’ brews: The Fridge in Lancaster hosts a tap takeover featuring six beers starting at 4 p.m., while Al’s of Hampden in Enola features six Tired Hands brews (not quite a takeover for a bar with 99 drafts).
2) Blues Society of Central PA jam at Champion’s Bar (Highspire)
If you dig live blues music, tonight’s blues jam at Champion’s is the place to be. The weekly jam starts at 8 p.m. on Thursdays and features experts and beginners alike wailing on old standards as well as venturing into new, improvised territory. Just a heads up – if you plan on joining in the jam, you might want to take a looksy at the BSCP’s jam etiquette page. If nothing else, it’s a solid way for a first-timer to look like a regular. Here’s a video featuring the late, great B.B. King alongside a guy you might not have known was an amazing blues guitarist named John Mayer to get you in the spirit:
3) Local Beer Dinner at Fireside Tavern (Strasburg)
Typically speaking, “beer dinners” tend to be centered around one featured craft brewery. Tonight’s Local Beer Dinner at Fireside, however, spreads the love for the region’s craft producers as Spring House Brewing Co., Columbia Kettle Works, Pizza Boy Brewing Co., Wyndridge Farm cidery and Liquid Hero Brewery are all featured from course to course. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and reservations are required, so call 687-7979 now to claim your seat.
Want more? You don’t have to wait til 3 p.m. to check out FLY’s live music, bar entertainment and performing arts calendars.