What do craft beer, charity, homebrewing and you have in common?
This spring, the answer is a homebrewing competition hosted by The Brewery at Hershey. Get your carboys cleaned and your ideas flowing as this unique opportunity to show off your brews approaches. Whether you’ve never brewed before or are a seasoned homebrew king or queen, this is a chance to share your creation among supportive peers.
Many professional brewers started their careers first as homebrewers. In fact, the next time you visit Troegs Brewing Co., stop into the General Store and check out the Trogner brothers’ first homebrew system, which is on display along the wall. Other local homebrewer-turned-professional brewer success stories include The Brewery at Hershey, Liquid Hero Brewery and Alter Ego Brewing.
While most people who brew at home do it for their own personal enjoyment or to save money, it’s always fun to compete for bragging rights. There are a handful of other homebrew competitions that go on throughout the year (you can learn more here), but this new event at The Brewery at Hershey combines this growing hobby to benefit a good cause.
The Brewin’ up a Cure! homebrew contest is slated for April 13 at The Brewery at Hershey and will benefit the American Cancer Society.
But after a cocktail at Suba, a mini Dexter marathon and a good night’s sleep, well, today — today should be decent. I’ll get my windshield fixed (free) by morning, then I’m heading to Hershey for a Chocolate-Covered February media preview. While in town, I’m pretty sure I’ll stop into Troegs to check their latest releases.
This Friday, I’m heading out for Happy Hour with Kelly, then Saturday, we’re brew-hopping with Lauren, Tierney and the rest of the gang.
January’s episode of What’s on Tap features local entrepreneur, Leland Nelson.
Leland and I worked together briefly at Webclients practically another lifetime ago, and I’ve long admired his business acumen and commitment to the community. Owner of Dirty Dog Hauling, he currently serves as the board president for the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA, among other roles that serve to enhance and give back to the community.