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Apr 28, 2008 05:56 AM

Iron Hill Brewery--2008 Craft Brewers' Festival, Media

Has anyone attended this event in the past? Is it a worthwhile way to spend a day, and $30?


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  1. I'd like to see a list of breweries to get a better sense

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    1. re: saturninus

      We've been to three and will go again this year. They usually have about 25 brewers each with two or more taps. It's outdoors with live music. It's a very well run, friendly event. Although they do not have as many brewers as some events it is one of our favorites along with Kennett Square and Harrisburg.

      From Beer Advocate:

      This year's participating breweries will include: Appalachian Brewing Company, Bethlehem Brew Works, County Beverage, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Flying Fish Brewing Company, General Lafayette Inn & Brewery, Golden Avalanche Brewing Company, Lancaster Brewing Company, Legacy Brewing Company, Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, McKenzie Brew House, Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant, Rock Bottom Brewery, Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery, Stewart's Brewing Company, Stoudt's Brewing Company, Troegs Brewery, Twin Lakes Brewing Company, Victory Brewing Company, Weyerbacher Brewing Company and Yards Brewing Company.

      1. re: RC51Mike

        I'm not crazy about the list - ones I like are:

        Dogfish Head
        Sly Fox

        One's I would be interested in trying:
        Golden Avalanche
        Twin Lakes

        Other than that it's kind of run of the mill.

        1. re: saturninus

          Bethlehem is good, they made one of the best beers I've ever had, I tasted it at the Manayunk brewfest several years ago.

        2. re: RC51Mike

          Thanks for the details. I actually don't drink myself but will report your information back to those in my group who might!

      2. We went a few years ago and it was alot of fun. we spent a gorgeous day outside drinking beer, listening to music... what could be better. It is a bit pricey, though,and I recall there were not alot of food options (and you had to pay for food).

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        1. re: AmblerGirl

          Thanks for the insight AmblerGirl! I was at the Manayunk Brew Fest this weekend and the tickets were the same price ($30 ahead of time and $35 at the door) though you did get a food coupon there. It's good to hear that for the price at least you'll get music and ideally some sunshine too!