Bottles & Brews VII continued the annual beer, wine and spirits tasting tradition with a really nice event. Lycoming County beer drinkers again had the opportunity to taste the latest national and local brews, as well as local wines and spirits.
Attendees could taste from a number of brewers including Old Forge, New Trail, Founders Brewing Co., Sly Fox Brewing Co., Straub Brewery, Riepstine's, Fusion Brewing, Neshaminy Creek Brewing, Funk Brewing, Blake's Hard Cider Co., Wild Tonic Kombucha and Samuel Adams, arranged through the cooperative efforts of Museum partner Mid-State Beverage Company. Professional local craft brewers and vintners included the Bullfrog Brewery, Therapy Brewing, Boom City Brewing, Fife and Drum Winery, and Bastress Mountain Winery and Mountain Top Distillery. A number of amateur craft beer brewers of the Billtown Brewers Guild brewed special beers for the event, including one fancifully named "Taber Tooth Tiger" a double IPA. Backhouse Cafe offered brews of a non-alcoholic sort.
Chef Hosch & Ann Catering and Peter Herdic House Restaurant were present with tasty treats, while Wegman's, Weis Markets, Filippo's Italian Restaurant, Tony's Delicatessen and Pudgies Pizza provided additional food for the hungry crowd. Thanks also the Board and other friends who baked and created food for the event. The Moon and Raven provided $5 gift cards that were offered to purchasers of 50/50 and raffle tickets.
Thank-you to our anonymous craftsman who built the wonderful and popular handmade wooden buckets used to fill the ‘Buckets of Cheer,’ that were raffled off during the evening. Also, Ann Kline created beer themed pillows that were included in the raffle. A hand made wine rack and Yuengling memorabilia rounded out the donated prizes that tempted the guests to purchase tickets that supported the Museum.
Thanks to all who helped to make 2019 another successful year for Bottles Brews. Special thanks to Mid-State Beverage Company for partnering with us to bring in multiple brewing companies and for their help organizing the event, and to Susquehanna Gallery and Frame Shoppe for providing the signage and admission tickets to the event! We would also like to gratefully acknowledge Home Service Beverage for donating ice and Hometown Disposal for our recycling needs.