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Gettysburg Brew Fest

Brew up a good time this Saturday at the Gettysburg Brew Fest.
Gettysburg Brew Fest, Gettysburg Festival

Nothing beats the summer heat like a nice, ice-cold brew. For this reason, and many others, folks far and wide flock to the Gettysburg Festival’s Gettysburg Brew Fest.

This year’s Gettysburg Brew Fest will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Seminary Ridge. Featuring 35 brewers around the state of Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic and the United States in general. Big names at this year’s event include: Anchor Brewing CO., Appalachian Brewing Co., Battlefield brew Works, Big Hill Cider Works, Brewer’s Alley, Crystal Ball Brewing Co., Deschutes Brewery, Full Sail Brewing Co., Good Intent Cider, Goose Island Beer Co., Great Lakes Brewing Co., Gunpowder Falls Brewing, Jack’s Hard Cider, Lancaster Brewing Co., Liquid Hero Brewery, Magic Hat brewing Co., Miscreation Brewing Co., Molly Pitcher brewing Co., Monocracy Brewing Co., Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co., Penn Brewery, Red Star Kombucha, Regional Harrisburg Area Brewers, Roy Pitz Brewing Co., Shiner Bock, Something Wicked Brewing Co., South County Brewing Co., Spring House Brewing Co., Stoudt’s Brewing Co., Straub Brewery, the Brewery at Hershey, Troeg’s Brewing Co., Warehouse Gourmet Brew Pub, Wyndridge Farm Cidery, Yards Brewing Co. and Yuengling & Son Brewing.

Gettysburg Brew Fest is an event that permits attendees to experience distinctive, unlimited samplings of crafted brews and hard ciders. There will be an ongoing shuttle service to and fro from downtown to the Brew Fest location. Please note, all attendees must all be at least 21 years of age to attend.

Ticket prices range from $45 (general admission) to $65 (VIP tickets). Designated driver tickets are $15. Please note, at this time, tickets—which have been selling since March—are currently sold out. In part of Brew Fest, you may also purchase Special Tour ticket options (still available at this time). Seminary Ridge Museum special tour tickets go for $20 and include exclusive access to visit the famous cupola atop Seminary Ridge’s museum—one of the most historic buildings in the borough of Gettysburg.

Another special tour, Historic Taverns of Adams County and Gettysburg has tickets going for $15. This tour follows the route of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army from western Adams County to Gettysburg in 1863, led by licensed Battlefield Guide John Winkelman as he explains the importance of inns and taverns through the 18th and 19th centuries and how events of the day impacted such establishments. Additionally, you will get up close and explore old taverns and inns and learn all about the interesting proprietors that ran them. This tour will run twice, noon to 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pickup and drop off will be at the main entrance to Gettysburg Brew Fest.

For more information about Gettysburg Brew Fest, visit www.gettysburgbrewfest.com.