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Craft Beer Event – The Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers’ Festival 2012

This past Thursday, I received a press release from Profile Public Relations about a Craft Beer event sponsored by Iron Hill Brewery of Media, PA that benefits the Media Youth Center. Craft Beer, great food, and a very good cause. Sounds like a win win win to me! Here is some more information…


MEDIA, PA – On Saturday, May 19, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., the region’s most celebrated brewery and restaurant, Iron Hill (30 East State Street, 610-627-9000), will host their 12th annualBrandywine Valley Craft Brewers Festival.  This exciting event showcases the latest offerings from regional breweries, with all proceeds donated to Media Youth Center.  Tickets are available online at, and are $45 per person; advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested, as this event often sells out early.  Remaining tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for $50 per person at the door; designated driver tickets are $5 per person.

“We’ve poured many amazing beers over the years at this Festival, and all for a worthy cause – appropriately, during American Craft Beer Week.  It’s our way of celebrating the culture and contributions of craft beer while also giving back to our community,” says Mark Edelson, Iron Hill Director of Brewing Operations.

Participating breweries include:  Fegley’s Brew Works, Flying Fish Brewing Company, Lancaster Brewing Company, McKenzie Brew House, Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant, Old Forge Brewing Company, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Pinocchio’s Beer Garden, Rock Bottom Brewery, Sly Fox Brewery, Stewart’s Brewing Company, Stoudt’s Brewing Company, Triumph Brewing Company, Troegs Brewery, Twin Lakes, Victory Brewing Company, Weyerbacher Brewing Company and Yards Brewing Company.

The Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers Festival will include unlimited beer tastings and live music featuring Lord Jive and Chorduroy; food will be provided by Iron Hill and available for purchase on a pay-as-you-go basis.  The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are available online at  All proceeds will be donated to the Media Youth Center.  Since its inception, the Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers Festival has generated more than $120,000 for the Center.

Founded by home brewers Mark Edelson and Kevin Finn and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, DE in 1996, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is the region’s fastest-growing restaurant group, blossoming from one restaurant and brewery to nine locations across the mid-Atlantic.  Each is dedicated to producing and serving top-quality hand-crafted beers and cuisine in a warm and hospitable setting, and all are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.  Their acclaimed beers have accumulated a wealth of awards from the nation’s top beer festivals, and their restaurants have earned more than 100 “Best of” nods from local and national publications.

For more information about Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant or their annual Craft Brewers Festival, or to make a reservation at any of their locations, please visit and follow them on Twitter @ironhillbrewery.

4 replies »

  1. I hope you’re going – this really is one of the best craft beer events in or around Philadelphia. We’re going to be in California that weekend, otherwise I would certainly be there.


    • It does sound like a great event. Unfortunately, thanks to things like kids, girl’s weekends, family birthdays, and little league, there is no way that I could go.

      California? For the weekend? In Search of Beer? We need to know what you’re up to!


      • It will be California for the week, and I’m always in search of beer! We’ll be stopping by Russian River and Lagunitas and maybe one or two others, and eating at all the great restaurants I’ve been hearing about but have never had the chance to go to.


      • That sounds wonderful! Russian River appears to have a really nice brewpub. We expect a detailed and comprehensive write-up when you get back. Lucky Bastard! Heh


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