It’s not like it needs to be Friday – or the weekend for that matter – to enjoy a great craft beer. But damn it – it sure doesn’t hurt to pepper your pints with some end-of-the-work-week pizzaz. If you’re on the hunt for some solid brews this weekend, keep an eye out for these brews and events.
Lancaster Brewing Co. debuts limited Grapefruit Cream Ale (Lancaster & Harrisburg)
There’s a new brew hitting the taps at LBC’s brewpubs in downtown Lancaster and on Eisenhower Blvd. in Harrisburg: Grapefruit Cream Ale. News broke last evening that the grapefruit-infused version of LBC’s popular Country Cream Ale would be available. Who doesn’t like a nice citrus twist in the summertime? Stop by either LBC location to have a pint while you can – supply is very limited…
Gunpowder Falls featured in Draft Magazine (New Freedom)
Looking for a place to get your lager on in America? Draft Magazine just made their picks for “8 lager-only American breweries you need to know.” Among the pack was Gunpowder Falls Brewing in New Freedom, of which writer Kate Bernot notes:
“A German-trained brewer is behind this central Pennsylvania brewery, which brews all of its offerings according to the Reinheitsgebot, a German beer purity law that states that only water, malt, hops and yeast may be used in brewing.”
Cheers for the well-deserved recognition, Gunpowder Falls!
Tröegs Scratch #201 (and #200) (Hershey)
We reported earlier this week on Tröegs milestone Scratch #200 release (along with the fundraising component benefiting the Hershey Volunteer Fire Co.). Well, as is often the case in when consecutive numbers are concerned, the Hershey brewery has kept the Scratch train running and has released a similarly philanthropic #201 – a pungent, tropically-infused IPA – brewed in partnership with the ALS Therapy Development Institute. As per usual, Scratch #201 is available on draft at the Tröegs Tasting Room.
Live music & brewfests (Manheim & Harrisburg)
On Saturday, the annual Blues & Brews festival returns to Mount Hope Estate in Manheim while the annual Dauphin County BrewFest returns to Fort Hunter Park in Harrisburg. Read up on both events, complete with ticket links and music previews, here.
Beer & Yoga (Lancaster)
If you missed last month’s debut of Beer & Yoga with The Barnstormers and Victory Brewing Co., it makes its relaxing return to Clipper Stadium Saturday morning. Arrive at 9:30 a.m. for the one-hour class starting at 10 a.m. Following the class, enjoy Victory beers like Summer Love and HopDevil IPA paired with savory menu items. Register for the class (limited room available), or reserve your place for future classes in August.
What’s on tap for you this weekend? Share you craft beer plans, beer reviews and thoughts below!