Fun on tap! Mount Hope’s BrewFest is May 13

By on May 3, 2017

Mount Hope Estate, 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, will host its ninth annual BrewFest on Saturday, May 13.

The event features over 60 microbreweries from across America sampling their finest trademark ales and seasonal favorites.

BrewFest salutes microbreweries who have transformed their love of beer into a passionate business. The list of participating breweries includes many local Pennsylvania favorites and breweries from the East and West coasts.

The festival is separated into two sessions, each lasting four hours. The first session is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the second is from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beer fans can sample and learn about a variety of beers ranging from lagers to pilsners, porters to stouts, fruit beers to wheat beers and everything in between. Guests will have the opportunity to sample over 150 beers and ciders.

BRaise your glass and drink a toast to the Mount Hope BrewFest, or elect instead to abstain from ale and get in for half the price. The annual event will be held May 13 on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire during two sessions: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. (LNP file photo)

BRaise your glass and drink a toast to the Mount Hope BrewFest, or elect instead to abstain from ale and get in for half the price. The annual event will be held May 13 on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire during two sessions: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. (LNP file photo)

All-you-can-eat food booths will be scattered throughout the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, each offering a different selection. Free water and soda are available at all food booths.

Live music from six bands create a festive soundtrack to the BrewFest. Throughout the sessions there will be performances from The Gage Brothers, Great Big House, Mark DeRose & The Dreadnought Brigade, Meg & The Right Sound, Silver City Rodeo, and Sweet Leda.

Visitors will have the opportunity to shop among a host of vendors offering and merchandise from t-shirts to home brewing kits, jerky and hot sauces.

BrewFest raises money for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank through a raffle held during each of the two sessions.

Attendees, including designated drivers, must be 21 or older; everyone will be carded at the gate with no exceptions. Children, toddlers, and infants will not be admitted.

Admission to Brewfest includes a logoed sampling glass, sponsored by Brewfest’s Official Media Sponsor, The River 97.3 WRVV, free foods and live entertainment.

Tasting tickets are limited and are $45 in advance and $50 at the gate. An unlimited number of designated driver tickets are available and are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Advance tickets can be purchased online at PaRenFaire.com.

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