New Spring festival to distill ArtsQuest's relationship with beer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — ArtsQuest has always had a special relationship with beer.
Its Musikfest festival has long had a strong beer element — offering yearly souvenir mugs that let patrons get discounts on brews. Its Oktoberfest was centered around beer, with a Brewers Village.
Now, a new festival will distill the subject and be simply all about beer.
- Spring Beer Fest will be held April 15 on the SteelStacks campus
- The day will offer sampling from 24 local brewers of the Lehigh Valley Brewers Guild
- Tickets are discounted through Sunday
ArtsQuest, in partnership with the Lehigh Valley Brewer’s Guild, has announced its first Spring Beer Fest on April 15 at the SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem.
The day will offer sampling from 24 local brewers of the Lehigh Valley Brewers Guild.
Attendance will be limited to ages 21 and older.
"One of the best ways to connect with the community is to allow them to experience our unique brands," Brewers Guild co-founders Chris and Kaitlin McCall said in a release.
"This opportunity with ArtsQuest, to host a 100% local and 100% Brewers Guild-attended Beer Fest, is a perfect opportunity to take that tasting and brand experience to the next level."
Attendees will be able to try products from more than 20 guild members, and to meet and interact with local brewers, owners, managers and more.
"ArtsQuest has become a staple for hosting some of the best events and on behalf of the entire Guild, we thank them for this opportunity and look forward to many years of successful Beer Fests,”Brewers Guild founders Chris and Kaitlin McCall
"ArtsQuest has become a staple for hosting some of the best events and on behalf of the entire Guild, we thank them for this opportunity and look forward to many years of successful Beer Fests,” the McCalls said in the release.
Available beers — and food
Participating breweries include: Birthright Brewing Co., Boser Geist Brewing Co., Brü Daddy's Brewing Co., Colony Meadery, Country Club Brewing, Fegley's Brew Works, Five Maidens Cider, Funk Brewing Co., Hawk Mountain Brewery, HiJinx Brewing Co. and Hop Hill Brewing Co.
Also, Lost Tavern Brewing, McCall Collective Brewing Co., Portch Tea, Red Balloon Cider, Retriever Brewing Co., Richmond Farm Brewery, Rising River Brewing Co., Seven Sirens Brewing Co., Sherman St. Beer Co., Taylor House Brewing Co., Two Rivers Brewing Co., Weyerbacher Brewing Co. and Yergey Brewing.
Food at Spring Beer Fest will include a Boar’s Head hot dog and bratwurst cart, charcuterie, hummus and fruit cups from Levy Restaurants, and other food from ArtsQuest's Palette & Pour kitchen.
There will be two sessions: 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Tickets are $34 through April 8 and $39 afterward for general admission, and $49 and $54 for VIP tickets, which include early access to the fest, a limited-edition German-style pint glass from the Lehigh Valley Brewers' Guild and more.
Through Sunday, March 26, ArtsQuest is offering a $15 discount toward admission to the second session bought online using promocode HAPPYSPRING.
Tickets are on sale at www.steelstacks.org