COLUMN BY MATT BRASCH
For Digital First Media
Aug. 26 – 28: Brooklyn Brewing Mash Comes to Philadelphia
Brooklyn Brewery is continuing its annual tour to spread the word about their beer, and is once again coming to Philadelphia. With several events happening, the Brooklyn Mash will not disappoint. On Aug. 26, a free concert at Union Transfer will feature Twin Peaks; on Aug. 27 the “Beer Mansion” tasting at Mount Pleasant Mansion is featured; and the “Neighborhood Immersion” in Fishtown & Northern Liberties takes place on Aug. 28. Check out the website to find all the details.
Aug. 27: Fonthill Castle Beer Fest, Doylestown, PA
Enjoy great beer by great people at the unique and historic Fonthill Castle in Doylestown. Although the General session is sold out, tickets are still available for the VIP session ($100) which begins at 1 p.m. with special beers from Free Will Brewing Co., Forest and Main Brewery and Pub, and Soles Artisan Ales. Proceeds support Fonthill’s education program; purchase your tickets online or call 215-348-9461 ext. 210.
Aug. 27 – Allentown Beer Fest, Allentown, PA
Come out to Allentown’s first Beer Fest from 1 to 5 p.m. on the 600 block of Hamilton Street. Over 30 regional and national breweries will be serving more than 60 different beers. Specialty food from Bell Hall, grain, and the Hamilton Kitchen will be available, and live music by THUNK and the Groove Merchants will keep you moving. Tickets are $34; purchase them online.
Sept. 1: Reading Phils Beer Fest, Reading, PA
Nothing pairs better than baseball and beer. During this game against the Portland Sea Dogs, enjoy a beer tasting and an all you can eat buffet that includes barbecued chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, chips, tortilla chips, cookies, and the largest hot dog and nachos topping bar in minor league baseball. The beer tasting will last for two hours from 5:30 to 7:30. Purchase tickets online ($28).
Tickets on sale now
Oct. 7 – 9: Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest, 23rd Street Armory, Philadelphia
Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia’s traditional German restaurant, is hosting two main Oktoberfest events this year. On Sept. 17, Brauhaus Schimtz will host its eighth annual Oktoberfest street festival on the 700 block of South Street, Philadelphia; admission is free — pay as you go beer and food; or you can purchase a very special VIP package that includes “no wait bathrooms!” On Oct. 7 through 9, the first annual Oktoberfest festival will be held at the 23rd Street Armory. Between Friday and Sunday there will be 5 sessions. VIP tickets are $65; General Admission tickets are $45. Tickets are availableo online now. Prost!
Oct. 6 and 8: King of Prussia Beer Fest Royale, King of Prussia, PA
King of Prussia’s outdoor craft and international beer festival returns Thursday, Oct. 6t and Saturday, Oct. 8. Enjoy 100+ beers, food from KOP’s restaurants, live music on two stages, a cigar lounge and much more under grand tents, outdoors at the King of Prussia Mall. But get your tickets now — Thursday ($75), or two sessions of Saturday ($50) — they will sell out!