High Mountain Craft Beer Festival Set Aug. 9

FUNNEL CAKE KING Bob Jolley withstood the heat of the kitchen to make the popular menu item at the recent Mountaintop Hose Co. No. 1 Bazaar.

The Hazleton Rotary Club is pleased to announce that DBI Services has once again agreed to be the Brewmaster Level sponsor for its annual High Mounain Craft Beer Festival. Additional sponsors are First General Services of NEPA-Beer Tent Sponsor and George J. Hayden Electric Communications-Assistant Brewmaster. Additional sponsors are Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites and The Beer Stop. In kind services are being provided by Citizens Printing.

The Rotary Club invites you to join us for a unique experience, the 3nd annual High Mountain Craft Beer Festival, which will take place on Saturday, August 9, from 4 -8 p. m. at Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites, 1341 North Church Street, Hazleton. Proceeds will benefit the Hazleton Rotary Club Community Service Projects.

The focus of this Festival is the promotion of craft beers and the brewers that create them. According to the Brewers Association, an American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional. There will be a variety of different craft beers available for tasting at the High Mountain Craft Beer Festival.

Beer vendors include Verrastro’s Beer Distributors, Turkey Hill Brewery, Berwick Brewery, Banko North, Resort Distributors, Northeast Eagle and Ace. Some of the craft beers to be available (subject to change) are Troegs Perpetual IPA and Double Boc, Yards, Shipyard, Anchor, Appalachian, Koni Ludwig and Longboard, Apple-Ahh-Rita, Old Dominion DDIPA, Session Red, Goose Island Sofie, Yuengling Summer, Susquehanna, Magic Hat #9, Murphy Red, Wyerbacher White Sun and Last Chance, Amstel Light and Radler, Great Lake, Shiner Bock, Lancaster and Kuka Banana Brown.

Festival Co-Chair Gene Acri adds, “The Luzerne County Brewers, which promotes “Better Brewing Through Education & Training” will do a demonstration on beer making. This will include brewing some beers and offering them for tasting.”

There will be no charge for the beer tasting-it is part of the entry fee. The first 500 entrants will receive a free beer koozie, compliments of The Beer Stop.

A variety of food items, that go well with beer, such as bratwurst, German hot dog, potato pancakes served with sour cream or applesauce, pizza, nachos & cheese, chicken chip steak and cheese on a French roll and cole slaw will be available for purchase from Best Western Genetti’s.

Entertainment will be provided by Ostrich Hat, who have quickly become one of the premier cover bands in Northeastern Pennsylvania. They guarantee a great time with their high energy show.

Tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the gate that day and designated drivers (non drinking) are $5.00. You must be 21 years of age

to attend.

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Tickets be purchased in advance by going online to hazletonrotary@ticketleap.com,Best Western Genetti’s, 454-2494, The Beer Stop or any Rotary Club member.