Harrisburg Beer Week: Insider's guide to all the (best) beer

If you’ve an ardent craft beer drinker in your life, chances are good that you are quite aware of the fact the inaugural Harrisburg Beer Week is set to kick off in just a few days. But while the event’s debut is for sure an exciting thing, the HBW event calendar – currently listing more than 140 tastings, pairings, firkins, films, brew debuts and more – is somewhat intimidating. FoMo, people.

In turn, we deemed it most prudent to simply drop a line to two of the event’s producers – Stouts and Stilettos founder Tierney Pomone and longtime Harrisburg nightlife writer Sara Bozich – to sift through the #HBGBeerWeek event calendar and give us some insider’s info on their top picks for the week. From rare and limited brews (like the 717 Collaboration Ale from Central PA brewing trifecta Tröegs, Appalachian Brewing and Pizza Boy) to under-the-radar firkins and pairings, Tierney and Sara graciously clued us in to a wide swath of what’s on tap from April 24-May 2.

And though we may have considered for a brief moment to keep this information to ourselves, we’ve decided instead to pay it forward and pass along their recommendations for what’s poised to be a great moment in the region’s craft beer history. Cheers!


Click the photos to read Tierney and Sara’s insider tips on how to make the most of the inaugural Harrisburg Beer Week:

Tierney Pomone Harrisburg Beer Week

Sara Bozich Harrisburg Beer Week

Stouts and Stilettos founder Tierney Pomone drops some knowledge on where to find some of the more unique, obscure or downright rare brews that will be available during Harrisburg Beer Week.
Harrisburg nightlife ambassador Sara Bozich dishes on under-the-radar beer events happening during Harrisburg Beer Week, from tasty Randall concoctions to beer-infused ice cream.


Which events will you be attending? What beers are on your to-drink list? Tell us below!


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Mike McMonagle is a late-to-bed guy who tries daily to be an early riser. He drinks coffee, beer, whiskey and water regularly. He moonlights as a singer/songwriter by the name of Mike McMonagle. He makes photos sometimes, usually of his cat, or of puddles. Mike is the former digital editor for Fly; he left in 2015.

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