A quick sampling of stuff you should know about in the region’s craft beer scene:
• VIP tickets may be sold out for this year’s Lancaster Craft Beerfest on August 29, but there’s still time to snag a general admission pass to have your fill of beers from more than 50 craft breweries and cideries.
• If you didn’t get your tickets in time for the now-sold-out Lititz Craft Beer Fest on September 27, the folks at The Beer Ace have you covered. In the coming weeks, The Beer Ace will be giving away tickets at a variety of tasting events held at various venues in Lancaster and York.
• Ephrata is getting in the brewfest game as it hosts its inaugural Ephrata Brewfest on October 10. Info is scant at the moment, but a video posted on Downtown Ephrata, Inc.’s Facebook page hints that participating breweries will all be based in Lancaster County.
• Tickets are now on sale for the 18th annual Capital City Invitational Beer Festival at Appalachian Brewing Co. on September 12. Enjoy brews from 25 regional craft breweries, live music, Oktoberfest food and more.
Oktoberfest cometh! Pröst!
It’s never too early to start planning how you’ll celebrate Oktoberfest… (Actually, if you’re hoping to travel to Bavaria, you might be too late…) But for those staying put in Central PA, we’re seeing a number of breweries posting Oktoberfest parties already, including:
• Stoudts’ six-week spread of beer, food and music starting September 20
• Spring Gate Brewery’s OktoberFest on September 25 and 26
• Lancaster Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest spanning September 18-October 25.
Want to work at Victory’s new Parkesburg location?
Downingtown-based Victory Brewing is looking to fill some spots on the team at the new Parkesburg brewpub location. To do so, they will be hosting a number of open houses in search of a variety of front- and back-of-house positions – from restaurant managers, bartenders and servers to kitchen managers, sous chefs and line cooks – starting August 24. More info is available on Victory’s website.
— Megan Moore (@victory_meg) August 5, 2015
Tröegs is filming a video on Thursday…and you can be in it!
We saw a tweet come across the twire today, and were immediately intrigued. While Twitter’s 140-character limit is likely to blame for the ambiguity – “We’re shooting a video tomorrow at the brewery” leaves a lot to the imagination – the corresponding, longer-winded Facebook post adds a few more details. Two things of note: 1) It’s a film about Tröegs, and 2) It’s National IPA Day, and Hop Knife is now on tap. If nothing else, it’s a great excuse to hit up the taproom for a midday brew.