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The Beer Geeks Stood United

The Beer Geeks made a bold statement at their inagural festival!
The Beer Geeks made a bold statement at their inagural festival!
Derek Warren

The geeks invaded Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA this past weekend and left triumphantly! These geeks may not be the stereotypical bespectacled, pocket protector wearing, comic book reading ones you have in your mind though. No, these geeks were the Beer Geeks and they took over Montage Mountain with the Inaugural Beer Geek Festival on April 12.

The festival was billed as a premium beer festival and those in attendance certainly were quick to realize this fact. Many attendees were overheard making statements of disbelief at just how many great breweries and beers were together in one place at one time.

Breweries such as Dogfish Head were in attendance and pouring some of their most sought after beers such as Noble Rot and 120 Minute IPA and had a continuous line of fans throughout the festival.

Deschutes Brewery was another true highlight of the festival as they are not currently available for purchase in the area, but made a special appearance just for the festival and for the Beer Geeks. The brewery was a true showcase and those who tried their Fresh Squeezed IPA were quick to proclaim it one of the best IPA’s at the festival, no easy feat when considering the other beers in attendance!

Stone Brewing Co. was also in attendance pouring Enjoy By 4.20.14 and Reason Be Damned, a beer that has very rarely been made available outside of the San Diego brewery!

Troegs Brewing Company was also there and brought a special batch of Naked Elf which is a version of their wildly popular Mad Elf and also one that quickly disappeared!

There were so many fantastic breweries at this festival Founders, Victory, Brewery Ommegang, BrewDog, Chimay, Breaker Brewing Company, Green Flash, and on and on, that many attendees were almost overwhelmed with what to try first or last!

Another true highlight of this festival was the fact that it also gave back to the community with $5 from every ticket sold going to Marley’s Mission, a world-class local charity.

The Beer Geeks has already proclaimed that there is much more to do and many more events coming in the near future. So whether you were able to attend this festival or not it is best to stay in touch and tune in to the Beer Geeks Radio Hour every Saturday morning at 10 AM on Sports Hub 102.3 FM, because if there is one thing that those in attendance have learned, when the Beer Geeks plan an event you do not want to miss it!

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