How I Do HBG Beer Week

by: Sara Bozich
April 21, 2016
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Shit’s about to get crazy.

Actually, for the five of us organizers (and our 3 compadres), shit has been crazy for a while, and it’s now almost here: Harrisburg Beer Week 2016.


What I need you to know:

We won’t be at all 200+ events, but we’re doing our best to get out and see people. Send us your photos, tag us (#hbgbeerweek), etc. We’ll share everything we can.

This is a fundraiser. Last year we raised $20K for our friends at Harrisburg River Rescue, and we’d like to do even better than that this year.

How can you do that?

Attend our signature events:

OK, so how do you manage the rest?


My plan this year is this: maintain exercise, eat as well as possibly by day, drink LOTS of water, and KOMBUCHA.

Crave & Co. makes their own kombucha — in several flavors — and sells it by the gigantic Mason Jar or sampler tray (if dining in) or by the growler.

crave & co. kombucha

Stock up for Harrisburg Beer Week — Choose from ginger berry, rose, lime, original (I’m partial to the rose). $13.99 for 64 oz. ($6 deposit on growler; the $6 returned when bottle is turned in).

Weekend Roundup 4/21

by: Sara Bozich
April 21, 2016
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»» IMPORTANT – Harrisburg Beer Week starts tomorrow!

To make sure you’re in the know: SIGN-UP for the #HBGBeerWeek e-newsletter (this is clutch).

beerweek swag bag

Today/tonight I’m finalizing last-minute needs for Harrisburg Beer Week (like stuffing these sweet VIP bags, above), and tomorrow the frenzy begins. Weekend #1 consists of signature events, so find us tomorrow at The Abbey Bar, Saturday at the Maybe 5K and PA Flavor and Sunday at the Battle of the Homebrew Clubs at FNB Field.


What are you doing this weekend?


Bras & Bucks for FYB with HYP (and me!) at Bacco May 11

by: Sara Bozich
April 20, 2016
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Bras & Bucks for FYB with HYP and

Wednesday, May 11, 5-8 p.m.

FYB_bras and bucks_800

Come join us at the Bras & Bucks for Feel Your Boobies at Bacco Pizzeria & Wine Bar on May 11. 


We’re partnering with Harrisburg Young Professionals for their Second Wednesday Social, along with event host, Bacco, to help us collect bras, donations, and get you registered for the 2nd Annual Bras Across the Bridge.

Donate your bras & $5 and get a Feel Your Boobies car magnet and a chance to win a FYB T-shirt — plus other goodies from Bacco! All proceeds raised support the 2016 Bras Across the Bridge event which funds their College Outreach Program.


Bacco’s Happy Hour! Specials run 5-7 p.m. and include a massive menu of fun snacks and good food to enjoy at discounted prices.

House wines are a super-drinkable $5 a glass (there’s even a prosecco for my sparklers) — as are a selection of 7 cocktails, including classics like the Negroni, Manhattan and Old Fashioned. They do offer a handful of bottled beers — Peroni, Troegs, Lagunitas — for a bargain $3 during Happy Hour.


Bacco has generously offered to donate 10% of the entire event’s sales to Feel Your Boobies. Bring some friends and join us for this great community event!


Sara’s Picks: Harrisburg Beer Week

by: Sara Bozich
April 20, 2016
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Saturday, April 23

Sunday, April 24

Brewery at Hershey ‘Beastly Beer Brunch’ at Cafe 1500, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

brewery at hershey

Let’s face it – Saturday nights often lead to bad decisions and late Sunday mornings. This sometimes requires a beastly brunch to save the day. Chef Ben Beaver (Café 1500) and Brewmaster Ryan DeLutis (Brewery at Hershey) have teamed up to craft concoctions and culinary creativity to do just that. Looking to feed the beast? This brunch has you covered. Advance reservations only. BUY TICKETS ($35)

Monday, April 25

Tasting, Tour & Tinseltown at ZerØday Brewing Co. & Midtown Cinema, 6-9:30 p.m.

BREWED pic 1

Midtown Cinema and ZerØday Brewing Co. are joining forces! Cast off your case of the Mondays and get a behind the scenes look at how ZerØday’s sublime suds are made. After your tasting and tour, you’ll get to choose one of three beer-tastic films, including Brewed in the Burg, followed by a Q&A with some of the interviewees.

  • One taste-sized serving in ZerØday’s tasting room to enjoy during a guided brewery tour
  • one crowler to “BYOZ”
  • admission to one of the three films

Tuesday, April 26

Wednesday, April 27

New Belgium Tap Takeover & Wing Pairing at MoMo’s BBQ and Grill, 6-8 p.m.

New Belgium

Tap Takeover, Glass Giveaway & special New Belgium BBQ Sauce for your wings.

Beers on tap:

  • Fat Tire
  • Citradelic
  • Lips of Faith Collaboration Hof ten Dormaal

Food pairings:

  • Physco Citrus wings: Lightly smoked wings tossed with a blood orange marmalade, reduction of Citradelic IPA, cayenne pepper and fresh thai baisl! 
  • Caribbean Jerk Brisket: Beef Brisket rubbed in a blend of Jerk spices, herbs,ginger and garlic then slowed smoked over cherry/apple wood, basted with “New Belgium” and served with their Caribbean Jerk sauce!

NOTE: This menu is available both Tuesday and Wednesday, BUT the fun and giveaways are only during this Wednesday timeframe.

Thursday, April 28

Friday, April 29

Pennsylvania Craft Beer Party @ HMAC, 7-11 p.m.

spring house

Local beers, prizes and giveaways with Colt Wilbur on stage! Come check out a showcase of PA beers on tap in The Kitchen:

  • Yards Brewing Company
  • Spring House Brewing Company
  • Stoudt’s Brewing Company
  • Appalachian Brewing Company
  • Wyndridge Farms Brewing
  • Block House Brewing

Highway Manor Brewing – Open Sours Bar + Dance Party at Harrisburg Improv Theatre, 10 p.m. to ???

highway manor hbgbeerweek

Sample a plethora of Highway Manor Brewing’s beers AND dance with the brewer at the Harrisburg Improv Theatre. Featured beers include: Mr. Strawberry, Mr. Blueberry, Sayjohn Saison, Funky Prowler and The Life of Leroy. $25 at the door. Read more about Highway Manor Brewing.

Saturday, April 30

Magic Hat Medicine Show, a Feast for the Senses at HMAC, 6 p.m. to midnight


The Magic Medicine show! Presented by Hooligans C.C. of central PA and Magic Hat Brewing company. Part of Harrisburg Beer Week and Sled Fest car show after party.

Step right up! Bands, burlesque, side show, aerial and more! Try your luck on our prize wheel, fortune telling and more. Serving our Miracle Elixirs from Magic Hat Brewing At THE pleasure palace HMAC upstairs in the capitol room. Fine foods and lively spirits! Join us for a night of continuous pleasure and guaranteed to cure what ails you! Tickets are $20 at the door.

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