Oktoberfest presented by Yuengling and the Brewers of Pennsylvania are once again partnering to shine the spotlight on the Keystone State’s dynamic craft breweries with tasting sessions at the Brewers Village at Oktoberfest Oct. 9-10. Tickets for the two-hour tasting sessions, in which attendees can sample more than 25 different beers, are $30 ($25 for ArtsQuest Members) and are on sale at www.steelstacks/oktoberfest and 610-332-3378. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the free programming at Oktoberfest, as well as the programs of the nonprofit Brewers of Pennsylvania.
One of the hits of Oktoberfest when it debuted last fall, the Brewers Village features some of the state’s finest craft brewers showcasing a variety of beers including Oktoberfests, limited-edition and seasonal offerings. Tasting sessions take place Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. All attendees receive a commemorative sampling mug and have the opportunity to meet the breweries’ staff and brewers, as well as enjoy the live music, delicious food, fun and games of Oktoberfest, celebrating its fifth year.
“In addition to helping support general operations, proceeds from this event will also be directed toward the Brewers of Pennsylvania campaign to help restore the Frederick Lauer statue in Reading City Park,” says Dan LaBert, Executive Director of the Brewers of Pennsylvania. “Having the opportunity to partner with a progressive and forward-thinking organization such as ArtsQuest clearly demonstrates that Oktoberfest by Yuengling is a professional and well-run festival. ArtsQuest supports Pennsylvania’s craft brewers and we are proud to support ArtsQuest.”
Breweries confirmed so far include (please see www.steelstacks.org/oktoberfest for the final list of participants:
Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg
Brewers of Pennsylvania
D.G. Yuengling & Son, PottsvilleFree Will Brewing Company, Perkasie
Golden Avalanche Brewing Company, Kutztown
HiJinx Brewing Company, AllentownThe Lion Brewery, Wilkes-Barre
North Country Brewing Company, Slippery Rock
Old Forge Brewing Company, Danville
Saint Benjamin Brewing Company, Kensington
Saucony Creek Brewing Company, Kutztown
Sly Fox Brewing Company, Pottstown & Phoenixville
Stoudt’s Brewing Company, Adamstown
Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown
“We are once again very excited to partner with the Brewers of Pennsylvania and ArtsQuest to present our 2nd-annual Brewer’s Village showcase,” says Dave Castinelli, Chief Operating Officer at D.G. Yuengling & Son. “This unique event brings together some of the country’s finest craft breweries, highlighting Pennsylvania as one of the premier manufacturing states in America for craft beer. We are proud of our partnerships and the ability to host this celebration that gives our consumers direct access to their favorite brands.”
The 5th-annual Oktoberfest presented by Yuengling, continues Oct. 9-11 at SteelStacks and will feature a variety of live music, delicious German food and fun & games. Among the highlights of the free festival are the popular dachshund races, Celebrity Skills Challenge, the Craft Brewers Village presented by the Brewers of Pennsylvania, and more. For more information, visit www.steelstacks.org/oktoberfest.