#HBGBeerWeek: Let’s Get Weird, Artsy & Extreme

HBGBeerWeek Weird & Artsy

Yeah. There’s over 200 events planned for Harrisburg Beer Week 2016 over a nine day span. Unfortunately, you just can’t go to them all – although some of us will certainly try and explore All The Beers!

So which ones should you go to if you like things, well, a little beyond the norm? Have no fear. I’ve got your cheat sheet of all things weird, artsy and extreme going down in the greater Harrisburg area from April 22 – 30.

 


 

Rock Paper Scissors‘ROCK PAPER SCISSORS’ TOURNEY WITH EVIL GENIUS
April 22 (Friday)

With brew names like “I’ll Have What She’s Having”, “Shut Up Meg!” and “Stacy’s Mom,” Evil Genius Beer Company knows how to dialup the party.

And, yes, there IS going to be a Rock Paper Scissors competition with the winner getting a gift card to Smoked Bar & Grill. Do you have what it takes to battle it out at this not so ordinary tap takeover?

 

Whalez Bro!IMMINENT LIQUIDATION VI
April 23 (Saturday)

This is the mother of all bottle shares. Even though year after year, they say “If you don’t have rare beers to bring, it’s OK,” you should definitely expect to see all the rares… whales, unicorns and the likes. Folks that attend this bottle share know how to bring it.

The last one I attended was 2 years ago. I was down right floored at the quality of beers that I had a chance to sample. Needless to say, I had 45 new checkins in Untappd that day and that wasn’t even a quarter of the amount of beers presented. Prepare to have your mind blown, Uber Beer Peeps!

 

Hula Hoop ContestHULA HOOP CONTEST WITH EVOLUTION
April 23 (Saturday)

You get a chance to show your stuff as you hula hoop with the best of them. If you’re seriously good, you may just win an LED hula hoop and gift card for Evolution Brewing Co.

The question is: What will you be drinking while you’re in it to win it? A Pine’Hop’Le Pineapple IPA maybe? It’s the featured brew of the evening from Evolution Brewing Co. Pineapple + IPA = One Happy Beer Girl. Count me in!

 

Battle of the Homebrew ClubsBATTLE OF THE HOMEBREW CLUBS
April 24 (Sunday)

The local homebrew community here in Central PA is known for their just-as-good-as-professional brews and they really have a sense of adventure and experimentation when it comes to pushing the limits of beer. Already I’m hearing about some pretty unusual beers that will make their appearance at this year’s competition. Things like Imperial Dill Pale Ale, Bloody Mary Beer, Imperial Stout with Guajillo Chiles, Black Berries and Cinnamon, and Cantaloupe-infused Saison, just to name a few!

 

Art of Troegs ContestMAKE ART & DRINK TRöEGS
April 27 (Wednesday)

It’s time to get your creative self out to The Millworks as Tröegs Independent Brewing kicks off their Art of Tröegs contest. I’ve been a big fan of coloring books since I was a little girl and have never stopped coloring, doodling, painting… “arting.” So this is one of the events on the top of my to do list.

Not only do you get a Tröegs coloring book but you also get to participate in a collaborative painting. How cool? Plus, the artists that reside at The Millworks lofts will be having an open house. Make sure you visit them on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors to check out their work.

Federal Tap House Harrisburg is also having a Tröegs coloring contest on April 29 (Friday)… just in case you can’t make it to Wednesday’s event.

 

Pin Up Girl PageantPIN UP GIRL PAGEANT
April 27 (Wednesday)

ZerØday Brewing Co. is holding their first annual pin up girl contest with special guest appearances from Ginger Do Good and Dee Dee Dash. Ladies from all around are converging on the capital city of PA to compete for 3 top titles: Hottest, Most Badass & Most Authentic.

The house is going to be packed with contestants with big personalities, big curves, bold fashion and killer ink. These girls know how to rock it. Definitely make an appearance, grab a beer and show them your support.

 

Vinyl PartyTURNTABLE VINYL PARTY WITH GREAT LAKES
April 28 (Thursday)

DJ Joseph Lightfoot from Great Lakes Brewing Co. will be entertaining the crowd with his turntable skillz. Everyone is encouraged to dig through their records and bring in their favs. What’s even better? Someone will be picked to win a tour of the Great Lakes brewery and get tickets to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Cool!

Oh yeah… and there’s going to be beer. 😉

 

Little Big Beer FestLITTLE BIG BEER FEST
April 30 (Saturday)

These aren’t your average beers! The lineup is chalk full of high ABV (Alcohol By Volume) beers only. Think Double IPAs, Imperial Stouts, Belgian Quads, Saisons, Barley Wines, Porters and Barrel-aged brews.

Most of which were either brewed specifically for this event or have been infused with an alternate ingredient as a twist on a flagship brew. There’s even collaborations between brewers which should make things interesting.

Why is it the “Little” Big Beer Fest… it’s little in attendee volume allowed. Only 300 tickets available. That makes for a much roomier and laid back fest for you to sip on those big girl/big boy brews.

> VIEW THE BREW LINEUP

 

Magic Hat Medicine ShowMAGIC HAT MEDICINE SHOW
April 30 (Saturday)

The event is described as “Bands, burlesque, side show, aerial acts, fine foods and lively spirits!” – OK. I’m in! Hot Todd Lincoln will be the MC for the evening while bands (The Independents, Happy Sally, Dirty Devils Trio and Trio Agave) and side shows (Valeria Voxx, Claire Marie, Rachel Skye and Miss V) entertain us throughout the night.

Magic Hat brews will be flowing at this Harrisburg Beer Week Finale / Sled Fest Car Show After-Party.

 


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