NEW: Sweet Arrow Wine Trail

by: Sara Bozich

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Just announced today, the Sweet Arrow Wine Trail comes to the Hershey Harrisburg area.

A “petite trail” of three wineries — Cassel Vineyards, Spring Gate Vineyard and newbie (set to open this weekend!) CrossWinds Winery –all within a 5-10 minute country road drive of each other.

spring gate vineyard

Starting Sunday, June 7, enjoy your Sundays at these three relaxed, family friendly wineries.

SweetArrowTrail

Each week, enjoy live music, food and other specials from 12-6 p.m.

Weekly Schedule:

Monthly Special Events (more found online):

June 7 – Inaugural T-shirt

One-Day Only:  Pick up a ticket and get it stamped at each winery on the trail to get a free t-shirt.  It must be turned in on the 7th.

Categories: Harrisburg, Hershey, Wine

Giveaway: Cigars For Good Charity Auction June 5

by: Sara Bozich

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Calling all cigar lovers!

Cigars for Good is a local charity organized by two brothers, JJ and Michael Williams, who created the program as a way to turn their love of cigars into both social activity and social engagement.

auction cigars

C4G hosts an annual “Smoke Here Weekend,” which features a golf tournament and auction fundraiser. The proceeds benefit three small nonprofits that aid children and families in need: Lantern Hill, which is based in Ensenada, Mexico, and of which JJ is executive director; Hope in Haiti, which is based in Harrisburg and organizes volunteer mission trips to Haiti; and Vinny’s Kids, which supports local kids who are hospitalized and which was founded by Vinny Cherry, Judge Cherry’s son.

This year’s Smoke Here Weekend runs June 5-6 and begins with the Charity Auction, held at Harrisburg Beer N Cigars. Your $25 donation nets your an evening of food, drink and two (2) cigars. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the auction begins at 7 p.m.

auction Tony and Ron

Saturday’s event is the Fairways Fore Kids Golf Scramble at Deer Valley Golf Course. Here, your $80 donation gets you a round of golf, cat, cigars, snack, food, drinks, raffle ticket, plus a buffet dinner after the round. Shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.

This week, we’re giving away four (4) tickets to Cigars for Good Auction ($100 value)

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Brew News – May 2015 Edition

by: Tierney Pomone

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Happy Friday friends, and Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy a few spring beers outside and enjoy your three-day weekend in style. Need something to talk about with your friends? How about the latest beer news? There’s a lot of local awesomeness happening and we’re all still feeling the spirit of Harrisburg Beer Week.

Molly Pitcher Gets New Tanks

Molly Pitcher New Tanks

Exciting news for fans of Molly Pitcher Brewing in Carlisle: their new tanks are here! That right, the long-awaited full-sized brew house has arrived at Molly Pitcher Brewing upping their production to a 7 barrel system. With the new brewing equipment in house and ready to roll they’ve already announced that they are able to expand their hours with the addition of Fridays 3-10 p.m. and Saturdays 12-10 p.m. In a few weeks they hope to be able to start selling growler fills again as well. So. Much. Awesome. for our friends at Molly Pitcher Brewing Company. Congrats guys!

Snitz Creek Becomes Official Brewery of Hollywood Casino

More big news for another local brewery. Snitz Creek has announced that they are now the official brewery of the Hollywood Casinos. Sara covered this extensively over at PennLive, and you can get the full details there. Be sure to vote for your favorite of their brews out at Hollywood Casino and join them on June 6 for the special race and winning beer announcement. Cheers to more great local beer news.

Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth Brewpub is Denied Expansion Zoning Variance

If you’ve ever visited Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth brewpub, you can definitely vouch for its awesomeness, but also the fact that it’s kind of small. Try getting in there on a Saturday night in summer, and you’re more than likely SOL, or super squished. Even in the off-season that place gets pretty packed. So what’s Dogfish Head to do? Try to expand of course. Except nope, not going to happen, as their zoning variance was rejected. Their intent was to tear down their current 8,000 sq ft spot and up it to a 9,000 sq ft spot which is double what the current zoning allows along with structural improvements and an updated redesign. They thought they had it on lock as they current already have a variance. They plan to appeal the ruling, so we’ll see what happens as time goes by.

Victory Brewing Summer Love Cans are HERE

Victory Brewing Summer Love Cans

Just in time for a long weekend of outside activities, grilling, and the unofficial kick-off to summer, Victory’s summer seasonal, Summer Love, has arrived in cans. Summer Love is an easy-drinking lightly hopped American Blonde Ale that captures the essence of summer perfectly. You’ll get an earthy smell with light floral hop flavors balanced by German malts that’s sessionable at 5.2%. Go forth and find your summer love.

Ed. note: **THIS JUST IN** Victory Summer Love cans to be featured at the June 3 BOOZE CRUISE. Get tix now!

New beers to look out for:

Weekend Roundup 5/21

by: Sara Bozich

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It’s almost time for a long weekend, barbecues, fireworks — the works. It kicks off what is set to be quite the busy summer for me, though I’m hoping to make the most of downtime, hiking, spending time on the back patio with Andy and taking in some sun.

andy pinchot

Tonight, I’m off to The Circular for some hard-hitting research. Then, it’s off to the new Cielo Lounge at 704 (stories on both coming soon) for Makeup & Desserts.

By some miracle, our Friday is plan-less, so I’m thinking dinner at home and Netflix. (P.S. What are you people watching? OINTB can’t return fast enough!)

Saturday morning, you know I’ll be hitting the airwaves with Bruce Bond. Later that evening, I’m taking Andy to The Garlic Poet for a birthday dinner, then we’re hitting a pig roast with his boss.

Sunday is Andy’s birthday! I asked him what he wants to do, and he said “yard work.” Something is afoot. We’ll see. We have zero plans for Sunday and Monday, but maybe he’ll do some fishing or motorcycle riding, and we can get some ice cream.

Need more inspiration? Tune in tomorrow morning during the 7  o’clock hour to Glenn & Bob on The River 97.3 for “Sara’s Weekend Picks.”

What are you doing this weekend?

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