I’m seriously counting down the days to the first-ever, Harrisburg edition of Hibrewnation happening on Dec 13 in the Main Hall of the Farm Show Complex. I’ve been to the York festival at the York Fair Grounds and it’s hands down the best beer fest in Central PA. There are a lot of good ones in the area. We are blessed to have so many! But the organizers of Hibrewnation hand-select more unique varieties for their event that you WILL NOT FIND at other beer festivals. And, they are pulling out all the stops for Harrisburg.
OVER 80 CRAFT BEERS – SPIRITS & WINE – GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS – MERCH VENDORS
General admission tickets are $40 which gets you in to enjoy all-you-can-sample brews from 2-5pm. The beer list IS NOT completed and already some standouts in my opinion are: Sierra Nevada Narwhal, Sierra Nevada Boomarang (because I’m an IPA fiend), Rogue Yellow Snow IPA, Dogfish 75 Minute, Magic Hat Darkness (2013 release), Wagner Valley Sled Dog Trippel Bock (2013 release), Crystal Ball Coconut Porter on Nitro, Dogfish Head Beer Thousand, Spring House Dean Saison, Evil Genius Naughty or Nice, Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout… oh my goodness. I seriously could note the entire beer list. Just check it out for yourself and you’ll see.
P/S – This list is still growing. Expect MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!
GO, VIP, BABY!
The VIP session is from 12-2pm for $55 and it also gets you into the general admission session. As a VIP, you’ll receive a limited edition, aluminum pint to keep, free beer floats, but most importantly dibs on the best beer selections: limited releases, firkins, randalls, bourbon barrel-aged, Springhouse Barrel Reserve Society.
Sierra Nevada has really come through to provide us with some most excellent selections.
If you missed the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp festival or the Beer Camp collaboration case, no worries. Hibrewnation has you covered. > View Beer Camp Selections.
Tierney and I will be here so you should, too. SO MANY BEERS! There are only 300 VIP spots available so don’t delay in snatching up a ticket for yourself.
Word on the street is that Lancaster Brewing Company will have two beers here that you can only get at Hibrewnation. One of them will be in a firkin. FIRKIN! When details are finalized, I’ll let you in on all the specifics.
UPDATE: Gourmet Food Trucks
You can purchase eats from these 3 stellar food trucks:
- Baron Von Schwein – Enjoy their signature pork buns, pulled pork, mac and cheese, baked corn, or combine it all together in one ultimate bowl.
- Mad Dash Concessions – Big time grilled cheese sandwiches.
- The Cow and the Curd – Serving the most amazing fried cheese curds this side of Wisconsin- you’ve got no idea how addictive these things are.
UPDATE: Stay the Night and Get Shuttle Service!
The Hilton Harrisburg is offering rooms for December 13th at a rate of $119 plus tax which will include (1) self parking voucher per room. Reservations are on a first come basis.
To make reservations the number is 1-800-hiltons. Direct number to the hotel is 717-233-6000. Use this group code: HIBREW.
~ Shuttle service will be available for hotel guests only. ~
11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:15pm
Not only will I be tweeting and sharing on facebook all the exciting updates from the good folks at Hibrewnation in the next few weeks leading up to the Harrisburg event, but you can also check out the event’s pages as well.
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