Photos courtesy of Pottstown Brew Fest
Beer lovers from the area know that The Pottstown Brew Fest has been a must-attend event for the past two years. Now, the organizers have come together to present a new way to sip and sample the best beverages. The Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival will be held at the Kimberton Fairgrounds on May 13, from 1–4:30 p.m.
Attendees can get a taste of over 80 craft beers and over 30 wines, plus ciders and spirits. Many local breweries that don’t widely distribute, including Hidden River, Tuned Up, Armstrong Alehouse and Levante Brewing Company, will be in attendance. You will also be able to get first tastes of new to Phoenixville—and not yet open—breweries Root Down and Crowded Castle.
For those who aren’t beer fans, there will be plenty to taste. Wineries slated to be offering up samples include Phoenixville’s A’Dello Vineyard, Sand Castle Winery, Paradocx Vineyard, Stone Barn Cellars and Moon Dancer Winery. Phoenixville favorite Bluebird Distilling will also be on hand.
VIP tickets offer attendees an extra hour of tasting and access to a special lounge. There will also be pairings for those needing to nosh and tastes of special one-of-a-kind firkins created just for the festival. Great Lakes Brewing Company is using coffee beans from Steel City Coffee House in its Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. VIPs will also have exclusive access to some wines, as well as a chocolate and cheese tasting.
To celebrate the occasion, an all-Phoenixville brew is being created. Stable 12 is infusing chocolate from Bridge Street Chocolates and candied bacon from Your Mom’s Place in an Imperial Stout and then aging it in Bluebird Distilling bourbon barrels. You can’t get more local than that.
To stave off some of the effects of the beer, wine and spirits, there will be plenty of nourishment on hand. Food trucks on site will include The Cow and the Curd, Ka’Chi Truck, Surf and Turf Truck and Dump-N-Roll. Phoenixville eatery Your Mom’s Place will also be providing delicious food. To keep the party spirit going, Phoenixville native John Valerio will be playing music during the festival.
Tickets are $40 per person. VIP tickets are $65 per person. Designated Driver tickets are $10 per person.
For more information and visit The Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival website