Alas, the weekend is finally upon us. In addition to our usual roundup of things to do around Central PA over the weekend, we’re taking an extra hard look at the region’s craft beer scene. Why? Because there’s some pretty cool stuff going on.
Be on the lookout for these happenings this weekend and on into next week:
Chocolate & Beer pairing class (Hershey)
As Hershey’s Chocolate Covered February barrels on, the Hershey Lodge hosts a chocolate and beer pairing class this afternoon at 4pm. I did a write up on CCF a few years back and got to experience the beer pairing class firsthand. And it was awesome. The class is $30 and worth every penny.
Stoudts Brew Review at Isaac’s Pickle Bar (Lancaster)
Isaac’s is serving a four-course meal paired with Stoudts beers on Saturday from 3-5pm. Tickets are $25 and can be ordered in advance here.
Iron Hill Brewery Russian Imperial Stout can release (Lancaster)
Iron Hill is not only debuting a 16-ounce can of their award-winning Russian Imperial Stout today, but they’ve gone and paired it with a menu of delicious steaks.
— Iron Hill Brewery (@IronHillBrewery) February 18, 2015
Wyndridge Farm cider & beer variety pack released today
Craft cider and beer share the spotlight in Wyndridge Farm’s new variety pack. Check your local distributors for availability.
Limited release of Stoudts Pils cans coming
Stoudts announced today that it will be releasing a limited batch of its Pils in 12-ounce cans starting next week; a run of APA cans will follow shortly thereafter.
New distribution for South County Brewing Co.
South County Brewing Co. in New Freedom announced earlier this week that it will be increasing distribution of its brews into Lancaster, Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Be on the lookout for brews like AmericAle and Day Rider IPA.
Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter
Remember that whole Lagunitas / Sierra Nevada spat early in January? At the heart of the issue was Lagunitas’ claim that Sierra Nevada’s representation of the letters “IPA” was too similar to its own IPA label. Hop Hunter was the Sierra Nevada beer in question, and it has finally made its way across the country.