Drink in some knowledge during Harrisburg Beer Week

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Beer used to be thought of something from the gods. Before discovering fermentation, ancient brewers could not explain how the grain and water became alcoholic.

Even though some beer might be a religious experience, we now know that beer is a fine science.

That science will be on full display during the first annual Harrisburg Beer Week with a number of events that will educate you and get you buzzed at the same time.

Lager 101 with ABC Master Brewer Artie Tafoya

  • Monday, April 27, 6-8 p.m., Appalachian Brewing Company Mechanicsburg

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A common misconception is that all lagers are alike, but if you join Tafoya you will sample four different types of lagers while discussing how each one is unique. Discover the different colors, tastes and aromas that each beer has to offer, and learn what it takes to brew one of the most challenging styles of beer.

Event is limited to 60 people. You must register by emailing: Lager101@abcbrew.com (register up to four people per email)

“Beer Science” presented by Kint Beverage Concepts

  • Tuesday, April 28, 1-4 p.m., Pizza Boy Brewing Company
  • Wednesday, April 29, 4-7 p.m., Appalachian Brewing Company, Abbey Bar

Ever wonder how to pour the perfect beer?

Interactive demonstrations and videos will show you how to do that along will all of the other science behind our favorite libation. Topics include different beer styles, glassware and clean beer lines.

There will also be door prizes and Beer Trivia through out the event.

Craft Beer 101 with HYP presented by the Brewery at Hershey

  • Wednesday, April 29, 5-7 p.m., Cafe 1500


This seminar will teach you everything you need to know about beer. Whether you are a craft beer vet or a newbie there will be a topic for you. Talking points like IBUs and getting crazy flavors into beer will be on the docket.

Brewery at Hershey brewmaster Ryan DeLutis will be taking questions along with doing a beer and food pairing. Participants will also receive a ticket to the first Decked-Out Live! summer concert at The Vineyard & Brewery of Hershey on May 2.

Tickets to the event are $25 at the door, or RSVP online.

Pennsylvania Women in Beer Conference

  • Friday, May 1, 5-8 p.m., JPL

This event features a panel discussion with some of the top women in the Pennsylvania craft beer industry.

This is a great chance to hear from four women who are making a real mark in what is considered to be a male dominated industry.

Your ticket purchase includes entry and a happy hour before the event featuring Gift Horse Brewing Co. and hors d’oeuvres provided by Lancaster Brewing Company. The ticket will also get you into special after party at LBC where you will get a ticket for a free beer or well drink and assorted flat breads and cheese fondido with chorizo.

Tickets: $20 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

Relax! Learn to Homebrew sponsored by American Hombrewers Association

  • Saturday, May 2, 9-11:30 a.m., Pizza Boy Brewing Company

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This event will cover everything you need to know about home brewing. You will learn about the process, equipment and ingredients that go into making a great beer at home.

It will all focus around a live homebrew demonstration by Regional Harrisburg Area Brewers (ReHAB) member Karl Larson. There will be five different kinds of hops and other ingredients available to experience before the demonstration.

#HBGBeerWeek has so many great events that it is hard to choose what to do. These events will give you a chance to stretch the mind a little bit while enjoying some of the best beers Pennsylvania has to offer.

James Werner
Author: James Werner

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