Cross-Country Beer Tasting In Just One Day: Lancaster County Style

Breweries and beer connoisseurs of all sorts are gathering at the Mount Hope Estate & Winery for the seventh annual BrewFest at Mount Hope on Saturday, May 9, 2015. 
Beer

Tickets are $50 at the gate, but you can order them online
in advance for only $45 a person. Designated drivers pay $30 at the gate or $25
online. Each ticket is good for one admission to one of the two
four-hour sessions (11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) filled
with music, merchant presentations, beer samples (for non-designated drivers),
and food.

Hand-Picked Sample Of Participating Breweries

Breweries from around the country are getting together at
one spot to offer samples of their alcoholic beverages, from beers to hard
ciders. Below is a list of a few breweries that will be present at this year’s
BrewFest at Mount Hope.
·      
Elysian Brewing Company (Seattle, WA)
·      
Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR)
·      
Angry Orchard Brewing Company (Cincinnati, OH)
·      
Twisted Tea (Cincinnati, OH)
·      
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery (Farmville, NC)
·      
Raven Beer (Baltimore, MD)
·      
Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, PA)
·      
Samuel Adams (Boston, MA)
For a complete list of participating breweries, be sure to check out the website.

Sample A Blend Of Music Genres

Live entertainment at the BrewFest at Mount Hope this year
includes a catchy mix of music from various backgrounds. Musicians are bringing
soul, rock and roll, bluegrass, and blues to the grounds at Mount Hope Estate.
A list of musicians attending and their performance times
can be found here.

Participate In The BrewFest Raffle

Each year, BrewFest holds a raffle with proceeds going to
the Central PA Food Bank. Prizes include everything from beer and gift cards to
merchandise and more.

Homebrew Competition

Do you brew your own beer? BrewFest also hosts a homebrew
competition. See thewebsite for specifics on entry deadlines, rules, and the location.
*Please note that this event is strictly for adults 21
years of age and older. No children are permitted on the grounds during this event.
If you plan on attending the 2015 BrewFest at Mount Hope,
why not stay a mere half hour away at the Historic Smithton Inn? We will
provide you with comfort and all the amenities you’ll need at the beginning and end of each day so
you’re sure to enjoy every second of your stay in Lancaster County.

By Rebecca Gallagher
Image courtesy of dan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net