Fun Times During Brewfest at Mount Hope
WHAT: Brewfest At Mount Hope
WHO: Colebrook Road, Darry Miller & The Veil, Mark DeRose & The Way Home, MiZ, They Were Only Satellites, and Toy Soldiers
WHEN: Sat May 12th 2012
After hearing so many “fun time” stories from past Brewfest attendees, TSI made it a MUST to cover this years Brewfest, and HAWT DAMN are we glad we did! This 4th Annual fest is spread all throughout the PA Renaissance Fairgrounds and is packed full with over 35 breweries and live music across 3 outdoor stages. The weather was perfect, the music was top notch and the extensive list of free brews and food to pick from made this fest the only place to be last Saturday for any beer n music fans!
Upon entering all attendees received a collector glass to be re-filled by as many brews as they wanted throughout the day. (Unless of course they came as a designated driver which Brewfest allowed them to enter at a lower entry cost.) It was a great way for beer lovers of all sorts to get a taste of there favorite brews, plus wet their whistles from an extensive list of breweries that they may have never tried before. Some die hard beer fans that we ran into even said that they were creating there own “beer tour” by following their map and making stops at EVERY brewery tent throughout the day!
To go along with the delicious drink, Brewfest definitely did there part by offering a great lineup of live entertainment for the day, 4 of which were TSI Music Award Winners from this past year! While enjoying the bands on each stage, spread out throughout the grounds, we noticed people stopping dead in there tracks and taking time away from their “beer tours” to take a break and enjoy the music! On 2 separate occasions I personally had someone stop and ask me who the band was and if they had CD’s for sale. Overall this lineup featuring Colebrook Road, Darry Miller & The Veil, Mark DeRose & The Way Home, MiZ, They Were Only Satellites, and Toy Soldiers was a great compliment to the day full of brew!
Words & Photos by: Rich McKie