Craft News: American Craft Beer Week, expansions & more

Another Monday, another week kicks off… Today marks the official start of American Craft Beer Week, officially celebrated May 11-17 (as if you don’t celebrate American craft beer all year round). In other words, if your spouse, partner, better half, parents, boss or anyone else tries to give you guff about all those Untappd check-ins you post this week, you officially have an excuse.

Green light for Spring Gate Brewery (Harrisburg)

A few weeks back, we reported that Spring Gate Winery in Harrisburg had received the OK from the PLCB to begin brewing beer. It was recently announced, then, that Spring Gate Brewery will make its debut on June 5 and 6. The ticketed events (separate ticket required for each night) will take place in the brand-new biergarten and feature live music, food from Jigsy’s BrewPub & Restaurant, tours of the new brewery area and, of course, some Spring Gate brews. Click for more info: Friday tickets / Saturday tickets.

Four weeks till we open, and you will be able to fill in the blanks of this effort for pennsylvania farm brews. Signup…

Posted by Spring Gate Brewery on Saturday, May 9, 2015


Spring House Brewing eyeing July opening of new facility (Lancaster)

The Lancaster City Alliance posted a photo showing Spring House Brewing’s Matt and Greg Keasey along with the LCA team at the future home of Spring House’s new production facility and brewpub on Hazel Street in southern Lancaster City. We’ll miss the Conestoga barn, but are excited to see a regional craft beer favorite expand.

Coming soon to south-west Lancaster city, Spring House will be moving brewery production to the new site, and opening a restaurant and bar.

Posted by Spring House Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 7, 2015


Brew Kids on the Block on Saturday

We’ll start with the bad news – if you didn’t buy your ticket to the debut Brew Kids on the Block on Saturday following the Taste of PA Wine & Music Festival, you missed the boat on the early-bird discount. The good news, however, is that there are still tickets available for the all-Pennsylvania-breweries-under-5-years-old craft beer fest, but we hear they are moving fast. Like, you probably won’t be able to get one at the door. So, um, you should buys yours now.

Pride of the Susquehanna Brews Cruises (Harrisburg)

The Pride of the Susquehanna riverboat is back in the water and this week marks the kickoff of its Brews Cruise season. Each month through October, the Pride features a different craft brewery pouring samples of its products. First up is Appalachian Brewing Co. on Wednesday, May 13, from 6-8pm. Check out the full schedule and buy tickets here.

Appalachian Brewing Co. 18th anniversary party on Saturday (Harrisburg)

And speaking of ABC – stop by the Harrisburg location on N. Cameron St. to help celebrate its 18th anniversary. It’s going down from 2-6pm with free food, beer specials, Keg Olympics and some family games, and cap it all of with a free concert from guitar-shredding guru Scott Pemberton Trio in the Abbey Bar from 5-7pm.


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