Craft News: Beer dinner, Beer Geeks, Hopapalooza & more

Another weekend, another list of craft beer-centric events happening across the region.

Sam Adams beer dinner at O’Reilly’s Taproom (Harrisburg)

Debate Sam Adams’ craft status all you want, but the veteran Boston brewery does have a good number of solid brews beyond the Boston Lager. And at O’Reilly’s Taproom’s Sam Adams beer dinner Friday night, brews like Porch Rocker (a summer seasonal) and Honey Queen Braggot (a small-batch brew that’s a mix of mead and beer) are paired up with some equally interesting food courses – five of ’em to be exact. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 564-2700 to make a reservation.


Beer Geek Christmas at Hunger-N-Thirst (Lancaster)

Hunger-N-Thirst is celebrating Christmas in July the right way: with a day and a half of craft beer goodness. Starting Friday at 5 p.m., an array of unique brews will stand out like presents under the tree, from Evil Twin Femme Fatale Sudachi and Mikkeller Spontanframboos to Victory Sour Monkey. More beers are going to be added on by Saturday afternoon, so check back on the event page to see what Day 2 will have to offer. [Click here for more Christmas in July beer events.]

Rotunda Beer Company’s Hoppapalooza at Batdorf Restaurant (Annville)

The folks at Rotunda Beer Company in Annville are giving the gift of greatness on Saturday. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., they’ll be hosting Hopapalooza – a jam-packed day dunking booths, live auctions, and music. And beer – from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., there’ll be a beer garden where $10 will get you unlimited samples from such breweries as Yards Brewing Co., Tröegs and Deschutes. And if you’re looking for a job in the brewing industry, bring your home brews and sign up for the Great RBC Brewer Search. Rotunda Brewing Co. is looking for a brewer, and if you’re really good and really lucky, you might win a chance to fill that position.

Win a Deschutes Brewery prize pack from Wilsbach Distributors

Head to Wilsbach Craft Division’s Facebook page and tell them which of Deschutes’ brews is your favorite to enter for a chance to win a whole lotta Dechutes gear.


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