We won’t deny the pleasure that comes from saddling up on a bar stool, reading a freshly updated draft list and ordering a pint of craft brew deliciousness. It’s one of our favorite pastimes.
But we also can’t overlook the fun that a change of pace – or, rather, the addition of a pace – can bring. That’s why brew fests and craft beer events exist, after all. To inject a little activity to an otherwise sedentary experience. If you count yourself among the many who feel the same way, then we’d like to draw your attention toward some great craft beer events going down this weekend that mix in food, arts and crafts and live music to add a little extra flavoring to your brews.
Glen Rock Arts & Brew Fest (Glen Rock)
Craft beer, music, food and handmade crafts all come together in southern York County at the inaugural Glen Rock Arts & Brew Fest on Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. While the food and craft vendors and live entertainment get underway starting at 11 a.m., the craft beer and wine portion – featuring 12 breweries and 3 wineries – is only open from 1-6 p.m.. Beer tastings are $1.50 per 4-ounce pour, or a full pint for $6.
Brews & Skews (York)
Head to Santander Stadium (5 Brooks Robinson Way, York) from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday for Brews & Skews, a celebration of craft brews and food on a stick. Admission is free, but you’ll be paying as you go for both offerings – brew samplers and skew samplers are both $15 a pop, but you can save a few bucks by purchasing a combo package in advance. The event features 12 breweries, nine food providers and three live music acts (including Providence, RI’s The Silks, who are awesome. Watch the video below.)
Brew Review (Lancaster)
The spotlight is on New Jersey-based Flying Fish Brewing Co. on Saturday at Isaac’s Pickle Bar (25 N. Queen St., Lancaster) for the downtown Lancaster bar’s monthly craft Brew Review. The four-course meal takes place from 3-5 p.m. and pairs Isaac’s grub with Flying Fish brews that are handpicked by the brewmaster. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance in order to reserve your seat.