Lancaster Craft Beerfest – Saturday, September 6th

Lancaster SquareBringing a great beer event to Lancaster, Pa.

On September 6th, the second annual Lancaster Craft Beerfest is returning to the vibrant, growing, and creative city of Lancaster. Last year was a huge success with a sold out crowd of over 2,000 attendees, and this year it’s going to be bigger and better. Like last year, our goal is to provide craft beer drinkers with an amazing selection of unique beers so they can discover new and old favorites. There will be dozens of options from some of the best breweries, including those right in our neighborhood and from across the country. Not only will there be craft beer, there will be great food and live music to enjoy as well.

To check out the website for all the festival information, click here: http://lancastercraftbeerfest.com/

Lancaster, Lititz Pubs Vying For “Best In The Northeast”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is it too much of an exaggeration to claim that Lancaster County is THE craft beer capital of the Northeast?

Maybe not.

Two county establishments — Bulls Head Public House in Lititz and The Fridge in Lancaster city — are among the 10 Northeast Region finalists in http://www.CraftBeer.com’s 2014 search for the nation’s Great American Beer Bars.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/lifestyle/lancaster-lititz-pubs-vying-for-best-in-the-northeast/article_76589ed8-294b-11e4-9ea9-0017a43b2370.html

Sly Fox Planning To Move Goat Races To Pottstown

POTTSTOWN, PA — If Jixxer hopes to repeat as Sly Fox Goat Race champion or Spartacus wins legitimately, it appears that it will have to be done in Pottstown, not East Pikeland, next year.

Sly Fox has let borough officials in Pottstown know of plans to move the annual spring Bockfest to Pottstown’s Circle of Progress from its traditional location at the brew pub along Route 113.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20140709/sly-fox-planning-to-move-goat-races-to-pottstown

Pottstown Micro-Biz Hopes To ‘Distill’ Formula For Success

POTTSTOWN, PA — Pennsylvania’s fledgling craft distillery industry owes a debt of gratitude to America’s micro-brew movement and nobody knows it better than Max Pfeffer.

The director of operations for the Manatawny Still Works and its chief distiller, Pfeffer didn’t have to go far to find his new job.

It was a short hop to go from craft-brewing to craft-distilling for the chemical engineer.

After being educated in brewing at a special school at the University of California at Davis, Pfeffer “went right into beer,” and spent three years at Victory Brewing, followed by three years as brew master at Sly Fox Brewing Co., located directly across the street from the Circle of Progress location of the new distillery.

Read more:  http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20140301/pottstown-micro-biz-hopes-to-distill-formula-for-success

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It’s Lehigh Valley Beer Week Y’all

Glass of beer MONGO

Glass of beer MONGO (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are you in need of something to take your mind off of snow, snow, snow and more snow?  Then maybe this will float your boat :)

Lehigh Valley Beer Week is a week long celebration of Craft Beer – highlighting local businesses as each one creates unique events to showcase their beer selection and their establishment as a whole. Featuring events such as beer dinners, beer tastings, brewery tours, meet the brewers, and everything else under the sun will be sure to keep everyone warm in the month of February!

To get all the details, visit their website: http://lehighvalleybeerweek.com/

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A Year After A Shift On Second Street, Harrisburg’s Restaurant Row Is ‘Kinder, Gentler’ — And A Bit More Mature, Businesses Say

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Dauphin County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Dauphin County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is not your twenty-somethings’ Second Street. Sure, Harrisburg’s Restaurant Row remains a haven for newly-minted but decidedly inexperienced drinkers that can lead to problems for establishment owners, their patrons and police.

But over the past year, there has been a deliberate shift on Second Street. Its character has mellowed and matured, some business owners say. And the proof is in the character of the crowds. It’s a slightly older customer base now seen in upstart — and upscale — establishments such as the Federal Taphouse, the Susquehanna Ale House and the Second Street Comedy Club.

The turning point came in early 2012. After a string of stabbings, including a fatality, the Dragonfly nightclub abruptly closed. Instead of a driving beat, the space was given over to craft beer and gourmet burgers with the summer opening of the Federal Taphouse. By all accounts, the joint venture of Corey Fogarty of Fogarty Hospitality and Judd Goodman of Brubar Inc. has been a smashing success.

Not only is business good. Business as usual has changed on Second Street as a result. Crowds are a little older. Instead of bargain beer specials, thirty- and forty-somethings are spending $7 and $8 a beer. They’re coming in for dinner, shifting peak hours to between 5 p.m. and midnight, instead of midnight to 2 a.m.

Read more: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/10/a_year_after_a_shift_on_second.html#incart_m-rpt-2

Neuweiler Brewery In Allentown To Get New Life

English: City of Allentown from east side

English: City of Allentown from east side (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Allentown is on FIRE with development!

New York City-based Ruckus Brewing would like to put the beer back in the old Neuweiler Brewery in Allentown.

The company announced Wednesday that it had won the right to try to convert the run-down property into a multipurpose development it would call Brewer’s Hill.

The centerpiece of the roughly $25 million project would be a brewery that would produce Ruckus’ line of microbrews and other craft beers on a contract basis, said Josh Wood, a Lehigh University graduate and co-owner of Ruckus.

“It is a big property,” Wood said. “The overall gist of it is about 50 percent — maybe a little less — we plan to use for brewing purposes or something related to that.”

Read more:  http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-allentown-neuweiler-butz-brewery-20130102,0,6194957.story

Saucony Creek Brewing Co. Opening In Kutztown

Bryggerhus

Bryggerhus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since the age of 13, Kutztown native Matthew L. Lindenmuth, 31, has been a leading player in the world of action sports.

As a champion inline skater and snow boarder, Lindenmuth made regular appearances as an athlete and commentator in ESPN’s X Games.

In 2008, he became a founding partner of Humanity Snowboards, Rialto, Calif.

His career is proof that Lindenmuth learned how to follow his passion and make dreams come true.

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=381519

Distilling New Life Into Lancaster City Sites

In the window of the Fulton bar there is taped a copy of the judge’s injunction that shuttered the business in October.

But recently, a second sign was added at the dark 637 N. Plum St. bar. The orange notice refers to Monday’s Zoning Hearing Board meeting.

Blocks away, a similar orange notice is posted in the former Señorita Burrita, at 227 N. Prince St.

The applicant in both cases is the same.

Robert McGrath, owner of the four-store Roburrito’s chain in York County, is coming to Lancaster in a big way.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/625865_Distilling-new-life-into-Lancaster-city-sites.html#ixzz1ryrlpdyv

 

Lancaster Gets Innovative Café

Pizza al taglio at Trastevere in Rome

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Tuesday, August 30th, a new restaurant will open in Lancaster near the Arts Hotel and F&M College.  The Fridge, will be a craft beer and artisan flat-bread pizza café.  The will offer the regions largest selection of craft beer and microbrews.  Selections are available by the individual bottle and mix and match six-packs.

The craft beer movement in the midstate is really taking off.  The Fridge will join The Tape Room on King Street in Lancaster City, which also offers craft beers.

The Fridge is located at 534 N. Mulberry St., right off Harrisburg Pike, and is adding to the mix of eateries and shops along Harrisburg Pike.

To check out The Fridge, click here:

http://www.beerfridgelancaster.com/

Harrisburg Brew Pub To Open Collegeville Location

The Appalachian Brewing Company will be opening up a fourth location in Collegeville at 50 Third Avenue.  The space was formerly Hemingway’s.  The new pub will be opening in April or May.

Appalachian Brewing Company is doing some remodeling before opening which will include a new bar, renovated kitchen and cooler.  They will employ 30 full-time and part-time people. 

According to a company spokesperson, Appalachian Brewing Company beer is already in our market and should be familiar to Collegeville-area residents.  The company opened its original Harrisburg location in 1997.  Two other locations are in Camp Hill and Gettysburg.

Watch the short video below to learn more!

York’s Central Market To Hire Chief Operations Office

York, Pennsylvania: Market Street between Quee...

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This is a huge step in the right direction for York!  The Central Market will hire a Chief Operations Officer who will be responsible for bringing in new high-quality vendors and more shoppers. 

A new brewpub (Mudhood Brewing Company) is under construction and could open in April!  That will create more nightlife and help attract college students downtown!

Check it at out: http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_17438652?source=rss_viewed