Giveaway: Capital City Invitational Beer Fest 9/13 at ABC

by: Sara Bozich
August 25, 2014

Harrisburg’s original craft beer festival is back!The 17th Annual Capital City Invitational beer Fest kicks off on Sept. 13 at The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company in downtown Harrisburg.

BeerFest-2014-Poster-TwitterSample brews from across the mid-Atlantic region, treat yourself to an Oktoberfest style buffet, enjoy live entertainment and take home a commemorative sampling glass.

SESSION #1 (2-5 p.m.)

SESSION #2 (6-9 p.m.)

$35 advance, $40 at the door, $15 Designated Drivers

Buy Tickets Now: Tickets currently are available only online and at ABC Harrisburg.

This week, we’re giving away **2** pairs of tickets to the 17th annual Capital City Invitational Beer Fest (your choice of session).

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Giveaway: Success O’Honor Charity Breakfast {PSU in Ireland}

by: Sara Bozich
August 25, 2014
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Join Success with Honor for an Irish Breakfast as they cheer on the Penn State Nittany Lions in the Croke Park Classic vs. the UCF Knights in Ireland.

croke park classicSaturday, Aug. 30 at 8 a.m.
LIVE FEED of PSU vs. UCF in Ireland on the BIG SCREEN

The Gas Station, Hummelstown Pa.
$40 Adults, $30 Under 21,  FREE 2 and under

Penn State Letterman will be in attendance, and a silent auction will to help raise additional funds for Success with Honor.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, Irish bacon, sausage, baked beans, oatmeal bar with nuts and fruit, assorted breads and rolls, coffee and choice teas. Your ticket includes your first drink: Guinness, draft beer, Bloody Mary, Mimosa.

This week, we’re giving away 2 tickets to the Success O’Honor Charity Breakfast ($80 value). Complete your entries by using the Rafflecopter widget below.

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**3** NEW bar/restaurants, Ben Gallaher, Fall Beers, Hot Topics & MORE

by: Sara Bozich
August 24, 2014
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After returning from Deep Creek, Md. on Friday, Andy and I grabbed some wings at Moe’s, then tucked in for some marathon Breaking Bad.

Yesterday morning, I was live again with The Bruce Bond Later Afternoon Show on Saturday Morning on WTPA 92.1. As promised, I finally put together a Facebook page for the showplease like and share it!

A view from a corner of Rubicon. Opens to the public Wednesday.

A view from a corner of Rubicon. Opens to the public Wednesday.

We were lucky enough to attend the second champagne reception of the highly awaited Rubicon, which will open to the public on Wednesday. Be sure to check out my PennLive column this week for my story on the “bar supported by a French kitchen.” Also, watch my What’s on Tap interview with Chef Qui Qui Musarra for a sneak peek as well.

Today is garden day. Our friend Mike from Weiser Orchards Farm Market brought us a generous “gift basket” of delicious produce — from Honeycrisp apples, delicious peaches to chocolate habanero peppers, a variety of squash and brussel sprouts. This tacks on to my recent garden haul of tomatoes and peppers, so I’ll spend today pickling, canning and/or freezing.

My vacations for the year are (mostly) over, so I’m back to the grind full-time. But before we dig into a new week, let’s make sure you didn’t miss anything:

From PennLive:


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5 Craft Beers for Fall that aren’t Pumpkin

by: Tierney Pomone
August 22, 2014
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Okay, I’m not willing to accept that summer is over, but we do have to start thinking ahead. I just drafted my first fantasy football team of the year which means the change of seasons in imminent. While I don’t want to rush us into pumpkin beer or Oktoberfests, there are some great beers on the horizon in the next few months that you’ll want to add to your watch list and secure a bottle (or two) of your own.

Elysian Brewing Space Dust IPA

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This beer isn’t new to our area or Elysian Brewing, but it’s worth noting that it will be returning soon. One of my absolute favorite IPAs, Space Dust is part of Elysian’s Manic IPA series which features vibrant IPA flavor profiling. Space Dust features Chinook, Citra and Amarillo hops which create a super crisp and refreshing hop flavor that they describe as “pure starglow energy.” Pretty stellar if you ask me. Keep an eye out for it on draft and in 22 oz bottles.

Stone Smoked Porter with Chocolate and Orange


This one is a doozy folks. Stone Brewing is throwing out all kinds of crazy beers over the next year or so as they prepare to expand themselves both at a second location in the U.S. as well as abroad in Germany. Recently they’ve been releasing variants of their Smoked Porter including additions of vanilla beans as well as one with chili peppers. This edition will feature the addition of chocolate and orange to create what I expect to be a delicious dichotomy of rich porter flavor intertwined with a hint of citrus balanced by smokey chocolate flavor. From my research it looks like it will only be on tap so keep an eye out for a tapping at your favorite craft beer spots.


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