Pints for Pups: A Barking Good Time

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If you like both dogs and Dogfish, you have somewhere to be this weekend.

The Humane Society of PA unleashes a trio of sudsy fundraising events this season called “Pints for Pups,” all of them following the theme “Summer of Ska.” The first of these events is this Saturday from 4-7 p.m. in Lancaster’s Buchanan Park. (Pints for Pups: Reading edition is next up on July 25, followed by Pottstown’s Pints for Pups on August 15.) Not only is this event open to and welcoming of everyone’s favorite furry friends, but it also benefits canines in need. As a matter of fact, all the ticket sales from Saturday’s event go directly to the Humane League of Lancaster County to benefit programs that aim to aid both pets and people in some of the most poverty-stricken areas of the county.

Of course, you’d be glad to attend any event that benefits people and pups… but it sure can’t hurt that there are over two dozen breweries participating serving more than 50 craft beers and ciders (regional breweries are in bold):

  • Ayinger
  • Coronado Brewing Co.
  • Dinkelacker
  • Dogfish Head
  • Evil Genius
  • Früh Kölsch
  • The Golden Avalanche Brewing Company
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company
  • Green’s Gluten Free
  • Harpoon
  • Heavy Seas
  • Lancaster Brewing Co.
  • Lindemans

  • Long Trail Brewing Co.
  • Newcastle
  • Rodenbach
  • Samuel Smith’s
  • Saucony Creek Brewing Co.
  • Schwaben Bräu
  • Smithwick’s
  • Steenbrugge
  • Stoudt’s Brewing Co.
  • Straub
  • Strongbow
  • Wacker Brewing Co.
  • Weyerbacher

There are several kinds of tickets – a $40 advance ticket for just this event, a $100 pass for all 3 Pints for Pups events, a $75 VIP pass that lets you into a single event for an hour early, or a $200 VIP pass that lets you into all three events for an hour early. (There’s also a designated driver’s pass that includes nonalcoholic drinks – but heads up: no homo sapien under 21 will be admitted, including infants, so park your baby stroller outside the park unless you have a habit of wheeling your dog around.) Regardless which ticket option you choose, you’ll get a commemorative pint glass with an adorable design by Adrienne Trafford and a buffet that includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

As if that’s not enough, there’ll be a live ska band serenading you in the form of The Pietasters. Who could ask for anything more?


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Ed Hirtzel is the Summer 2016 Fly intern. She’s currently an English Honors student at Millersville University. Her hobbies include scribbling, writing both fiction and nonfiction, and compiling useless information about cryptids.

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