Things to Do: Mt Hope BrewFest

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Are you headed to Mt Hope BrewFest this weekend? Despite the forecast for rain this weekend, there are still going to be a bunch of brew fests and what better way to spend a rainy day than by drinking good beer? Mt Hope BrewFest will be happening rain or shine and is one of my favorite brew fests for many reasons. First of all, check out all the primarily local breweries pouring:

  • Swashbuckler Brewing Company
  • Rumspringa Brewing Company
  • Appalachian Brewing Company
  • BOAKS Beer (New Jersey)
  • Boxcar Brewing Co.
  • Bucks County Brewery
  • Columbia Kettle Works (brand new unopened brewery)
  • DuClaw Brewing Company (Maryland)
  • Evil Genius Brewing Company
  • Flying Fish Brewing Company (New Jersey)
  • Lancaster Brewing Company
  • Lancaster Homebrew
  • Moo-Duck Brewery (new to Elizabethtown fall 2014)
  • Old Forge Brewing Company
  • Saucony Creek Brewing Company
  • Shawnee Craft Brewing Company
  • Sly Fox Brewing Company
  • Snitz Creek Brewery
  • South County Brewing Co.
  • St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
  • The Brewery at Hershey
  • The Just Beer Project (Vermont)
  • Troegs Brewery
  • Union Barrel Works
  • Victory Brewing Co.
  • Weyerbacher Brewery
  • Yards Brewing Company

mt hope glassOh that doesn’t entice you? How about the fact that food is included with your ticket price? Also, there are multiple stages with bands and entertainment all over including local Bluegrass favorites Colebrook Road. Plus, there’s a yearly raffle for prizes with proceeds benefitting the Central PA Food bank.

As someone who worked the festival last year in the pouring rain I can assure you that it will STILL be a blast with a few rain showers rolling through. Here’s the quick rundown:


  • What: Mount Hope BrewFest
  • Where: Mount Hope Estate aka PA Ren Faire
  • When: Saturday May 10th 11am-3 or 4:30-8:30pm
  • Cost: $45 at the gate, $40 online [$25 DD at the gate, $20 online]
  • Click here to get tickets!

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