Weekend Roundup 3/30

by: Sara Bozich
March 30, 2017
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And just like that, March is gone. Out like a lamb? Mm, lamb.

Tonight I’m with the GK Visual crew at the Brewers of Pennsylvania’s Meeting of the Malts! We’ll be shooting, so if you’re around, stop and say hi. We’ll also be promoting our upcoming film, Poured in Pa.

The weekend is busy for me, compared to much of the last month. I’ve got a few shopping trips planned (hey, Stash, welcome back!), and on Sunday, we’re shooting our first interview for Poured.

What are you doing this weekend?

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The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey Amps Up its Summer Festival Series

by: Sara Bozich
March 29, 2017
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Get ready to party at The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey all summer long.

After hosting Everclear at the Merlot & Flash Gourd’n release party last year, The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey decided to go even bigger for their 2017 summer festival series.

For their fifth anniversary, The Vineyard is set to bring in five national recording artists and host their first family-friendly music and arts festival.

“Our slogan has always been, ‘The PA wine that will change your mind,'” said “Merlot” Mike Wilson. “We want to bring people here to share experiences, relax, hang out and make memories.”

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Summer Festival Series at The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey


SunSplash Music & Arts Festival

Saturday, June 24

SunSplash is the first FREE family-friendly festival hosted by The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey. The event features three live Reggae bands, a food truck mashup, games, and fireworks.


Straws & Stripes

Saturday, July 22

The Vineyard’s annual Military Appreciation Music Festival gets turned up with live performances by national country recording artists Lee Greenwood and Phil Vassar.

The festival features the official release of their strawberry wine, beer, and cider plus more food trucks, local vendors, and a fireworks show.


The World Famous Merlot and Flash Gourd’n Release Party

Saturday, August 26

From monster trucks to national recording artists, this party has seen it all. Each year, The Vineyard makes this party a can’t-miss event for the summer.

For 2017, they are ramping it up even more with a full day of live music from Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors and Gin Blossoms.

To keep up with beer, wine, and cider demands, The Vineyard will have serving stations throughout the grounds so you can grab your drink and get back to the show.

“We are proud of what we have and have been working on these events for months,” said Wilson. “It was so hard to keep this big of a secret for so long.”

Be sure to check out Decked-Out Live! Unplugged for FREE shows every Friday from now until April 28. Then Decked-Out Live! goes electric on May 5 and continues every Friday night during the summer.

2017 Spring Race Roundup

by: Kelly Leighton
March 29, 2017
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Spring has sprung, right?

Well, I’m not so sure — when I ran Friday morning it was 30 degrees, but then on Saturday morning it was nearly 60, so who knows? The weather may be unpredictable lately, but according to the calendar, spring is here. As usual, the midstate is bustling with activity this time of year, so here’s a list of upcoming races to sign up for.

As usual, this is not an all-inclusive round-up. Let me know what you’re doing and what I’ve missed!

1-Miler

5K

4-Miler

10K

10-Miler

Half Marathon

Marathon

Miscellaneous

  • Mudmash, Harrisburg, June 16-17, times vary

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Help us tell Pennsylvania’s Craft Beer Story đŸș

by: Sara Bozich
March 28, 2017
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Hey, so remember a couple years ago when we made a documentary about Harrisburg’s craft beer community? It was called Brewed in the Burg, and it featured a handful of familiar faces talking about brewing (and drinking) delicious beer in our hometown.

This project was a combined effort through local video production company, GK Visual, and myself, but since then they hired me (guess it went OK!), and now we’re setting our sights on a statewide version of the film.

Poured in Pennsylvania

We’re calling this one, Poured in Pa, and with the generous support of the state’s craft beer guild, Brewers of Pennsylvania, we’re planning to spend the bulk of 2017 traversing the state, interviewing breweries in all four corners (and in-between!) of our glorious commonwealth.

Need Beer Money

The thing is, we need your help. We put together Brewed using our own resources, but — we stayed local (and we somehow threw that together in just a couple months!). Supporting our Indiegogo campaign will help us assuage travel costs, keep the lights on in the office, and allow us to put together an incredible, feature-length documentary on Pennsylvania’s beer industry.

Supporting our project also means supporting Pennsylvania beer — this film will highlight the important and seemingly ever-growing craft beer industry and will be used by the Brewers of Pennsylvania to market our industry in and out of state.



Perks

We’re offering a variety of perks, from having your name on the film to joining us on a shoot day! We’ll be adding and updating these as we go along as well.

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Even if you’re not able to give at this time, sharing helps us out a ton, too.

Other Fun Stuff

While we’re on the road, we’ll be updating all of the above with great behind-the-scenes images and some mini-videos to sate your beer palate. In addition, I’ll be writing a blog series right here about many of our stops and some of the other fun things to do know about Pennsylvania breweries. You’ll want to make sure you’re on my email list, as well, so you get all of those goodies.

Also be on the lookout for some Harrisburg Beer Week-adjacent events to raise money for Poured, including a big “after-party” brunch at the GK Visual office  — if you haven’t been, we have a pretty sweet set-up, including a bar — and of course we’ll be pouring some great Pa. brews for the event.

Stay tuned!

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