Head to the Mountain for NEPA’s Largest Craft Beer Festival
Sample your way through over 120 beers.
The beer will flow this weekend at Montage Mountain BrewFest. Get your tickets and meet us at the lodge for one of the most anticipated craft beer events in Northeastern Pennsylvania. BrewFest 2019 will feature beers from over 60 local and national breweries. For two days – April 26 & 27, Montage Mountain Resorts will open its spacious lodge, patio and Slocum Hollow Bar to hundreds of thirsty craft beer enthusiasts.
Here’s What You Get
General admission grants you unlimited beer samples, live local music and a commemorative tasting glass. Saturday features a VIP Session from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. The VIP admission offers a few additional perks. VIPs enjoy 20 VIP-Only beers, an exclusive swag bag, a more relaxed experience with the brewers and 5 unique food/beer pairings.
It’s All about the Beer
If you’re into craft beer, you’ll recognize quite a few industry-leading breweries. And you can expect many to showcase special seasonal beers alongside old favorites. From lagers and sours to IPAs and barrel-aged beauties, you can experience the whole beer spectrum in one session.
For those following our DiscoverNEPA Brewer’s Loop, BrewFest will feature several local breweries. Stop by any NEPA brewery stand during the Saturday session, enjoy a few samples and score a complimentary DiscoverNEPA koozie.
Check Out the List of This Year's Attending Breweries:
The Home Team
Benny Brewing – Hanover Twp.
Curran Brewing Co. – Madison Twp.
Iron Hart Brewing Co. – Carbondale
Irving Cliff Brewery – Honesdale
Nimble Hill Winery & Brewery – Tunkhannock
North Slope Brewing Co. – Dallas
Susquehanna Brewing Co. – Pittston
The Lion Brewery – Wilkes-Barre
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company – Hawley
Other Pennsylvania Breweries
Evil Genius Beer Co. – Philadelphia
Fegley’s Brew Works – Allentown
Free Will Brewing Co. – Perkasie
Funk Brewing Co. – Emmaus
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. – Croydon
Rusty Rail Brewing Co. – Mifflinburg
Spring House Brewing Co. – Lancaster
Troeg’s Independent Brewing – Hershey
Victory Brewing – Downington
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. – Easton
Wynridge Farm Brewing – Dallastown
Yards Brewing Co. – Philadelphia
Breweries Outside of PA
Allagash Brewing Co. – Maine
Angry Orchard – New York
Arnold Palmer Spiked – Colorado
Barrier Brewing Co. – New York
Blue Moon Brewing Co. – Colorado
Breckenridge Brewery – Colorado
Brewery Ommegang – New York
The Bronx Brewery – New York
Cape Line Cocktails – Tennessee
D’s Wicked Cider – Washington
Delerium Brewery – Belgium
Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co. – Virginia
Dogfish Head Brewery – Delaware
Flying Fish Brewing Co. – New Jersey
Founders Brewing Co. – Michigan
Golden Road Brewing – California
Goose Island Beer Co. – Illinois
Graft Cidery – New York
Great Lakes Brewing Co. – Ohio
Harpoon Brewery – Massachusetts
Heavy Seas Beer – Maryland
Lagunitas Brewing Co. – Illinois
Leinenkugel Brewing Co. – Wisconsin
Lord Hobo Brewing Co. – Massachusetts
Magic Hat Brewing Co. – Vermont
Mckenzie’s Hard Cider – New York
Mother Earth Brew Co. – California
New Belgium Brewing Co. – Colorado
Peak Organic Brewing Co. – Maine
Platform Beer Co. – Ohio
Sam Adams – Massachusetts
Saranac Matt Brewing Co. – New York
Saugatuck Brewing Co. – Michigan
Shacksbury Cider – Vermont
Shiner Beer – Texas
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – California
Single Cut Beersmiths – New York
Sloop Brewing Co. – New York
Stone Brewing Co. – California
Stoneyard Brewing Co. – New York
Sweetwater Brewery – Georgia
Truly Hard Seltzer – Massachusetts
Two Roads Brewing Co. – Connecticut
Uinta Brewing Co. – Utah
Une Annee Brewery – Illinois
Unibroue – Quebec
Weihenstephaner Brewery – Germany
White Claw Hard Seltzer – Illinois
Wicked Weed Brewing – North Carolina
What’s a NEPA Festival Without Great Food?
You had me at beer, but you stole my heart with BBQ.
Take a break for some beer-friendly grub from BrewFest sponsor, Food & Fire BBQ and Taphouse. Nothing goes better with cold beer and great weather than tender chicken, or slow-smoked pork and beef. Their tangy original sauces and sides will leave you thirsty and running back for more beer.
Other local favorites will be on hand serving up delicious festival fare. Grab some of NEPA’s best hot wings from the Windsor Inn. The Southwest Savory Grill will be dishing out tacos, nachos and other Tex-Mex favorites. There will also be a full pub menu available at Montage’s Slocum Hollow Bar & Restaurant. And many of the popular ski lodge stops, like Johnny Rockets, Ben & Jerry’s and Montage Pizza Co. will be open for business.
We got beer – we got BBQ – now all we need is music.
The BrewFest stage is set for some of NEPA’s hottest local bands. Enjoy free, live music all weekend long. Friday’s lineup features DJ Jamie Callen spinning your favorite drinking tunes. Then, local roots rock hero, Mike Mizwinski will follow with his unmistakable style.
For the Saturday crowd, check out the headlining jukebox cover band, Light Weight. This ultimate party band brings upbeat classics and an incredible stage show. Asialena, one of Scranton’s fastest rising, singer-songwriter talents will open the night’s festivities.
Learn the tricks of the trade at beer school.
You wouldn’t be here if you weren’t interested in beer. Every BrewFest admission ticket also grants you access to the immensely popular Beer School. Seasoned home brewers, eager beginners and beer fans line up for this unique experience. Beer School, hosted by the The Scranton Brewer’s Guild, features lectures and discussions on a variety of topics in modern brewing.
This year’s Beer School topics include:
Brewing Like A Boss: The Women of Brewing
Backstage at YOUR Brewery
Blending the Perfect Beer Cocktail
Don’t miss it!
Spend a beautiful spring day on the mountain. With great craft beer, delicious food and live entertainment, there’s not much else you could ask for — except maybe a few really cool local vendors. Many will be on hand selling unique bath & body products, handcrafted jewelry, party games, and so much more. You can also catch the talented artists from Electric City Tattoo. They’ll be around should you be instantly struck by inspiration and need that commemorative BrewFest tattoo — temporary or otherwise.
Friday, April 26/Saturday, April 27 — General Admission Sessions from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. — $29 in advance/$40 at the door.
Saturday, April 27 — VIP Session from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. — $59 in advance/$70 at the door.