Saturday, October 22, 2011

Yorktoberfest 2011

I'm coming to you "live" from the 1st Annual Yorktoberfest in York, Pennsylvania!  The event is being held at Sovereign Bank Stadium, home of the York Revolution baseball team.  Let me tell you - it is a blast!  There are lots of people here enjoying vendors, music, food, Pennsylvania wines, and best of all, craft beers from the region.  There are brews here from Tröegs, Lancaster Brewing Company, Magic Hat, Shock Top, Stoudt's, Sixpoint, Rogue, Dogfish Head, and Spaten.  I'm aiming to try them all!  As part of the beer pass, I received a free pint glass and access to limitless samples of great craft brew.  If you're in the area, you should stop by - the festivities are going on till 5 today.  If you can't make it today, you can stop back tomorrow between noon and 5.

I was looking for beers from York's own Mudhook and LiquidHero breweries, but to no avail.  Both of these breweries are very new to York, and I think it's very exciting that York is being infused with some beer culture.  But I'm very disappointed that they are not represented here.  Why would the very city's own breweries not be represented?  Regardless, I love that the "craft brew scene" seems to be gaining momentum in South Central PA, just as it is everywhere in the US right now.  I'm hoping that it lasts! (Relevant side note: DRAFT magazine has indicated that there are plans to open 600 brand new craft breweries in the US by 2013!)

This is the first blog post I'm publishing via my smartphone, so please forgive me if there are any issues - I just wanted to post this "live" in order to bring you the breaking beer news here in York, PA.  I'm going to attempt to attach photos. (Edit: After publishing this post, I found that all the pictures were at the top. I've since edited them using my PC so that they are now in-line with the text.)

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The glass is half full, my friend.


  1. As co-organizer of the event I can also say that we were sad that Liquid Hero, Mudhook and even South County were not a part of the event, but this was not based on our decisions. The baseball stadium has strict rules of which beers can be served in the stadium, and only those with distribution contracts with Ace, or brewery products were allowed in. We did however work with Liquid Hero for them to honor our wristband at their facility across the street. Hope everyone had a good time and made it home safe.

    Brian Dudley
    Taste of PA Wine & music Festival

  2. Thank you for the response, Brian! I certainly had a good time at Yorktoberfest, and I believe quite a lot of people did! Thank you for organizing it! I am very glad to see great events like this in York. Already looking forward to next year!