Harrisburg Beer Week is back to celebrate the craft beer community and provide support for the Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services. Beer for a good cause, what could be better?! Last year over 20,000 dollars was raised so get out there and show your support, Cheers! For more info check out below:


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The second annual Harrisburg Beer Week will run April 22-­30. The event celebrates the local craft beer community while serving as a fundraiser for Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services. Last year, more than 140 events ranging from beer fests to educational sessions helped to raise $20,000 for Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services. This year, the 9­ day series has grown to include more than 180 events, week long specials, including the addition of signature events like the “Maybe 5K” as well as new participating venues and breweries. 

Beer Week 2016 Signature events:

V.I.P Beer Week Kick­Off Party at the Abbey Bar at ABC

Maybe 5K presented by PA Beer Alliance

Harrisburg River Rescue Open House and “Bent Propellor” Release

Battle of the Homebrew Clubs at First National Bank Field

Little Big Beer Fest at the Abbey Bar at ABC

“Appalachian Brewing Company is excited once again to be the presenting sponsor of Harrisburg Beer Week. Our brewery will be 19 years old this spring, and we are inspired by the growth that craft beer has had over that time,” said Artie Tafoya, Director of Operations, Appalachian Brewing Company.

“This event has become a great tribute to the region’s beer production and a fantastic fundraiser for Harrisburg River Rescue. We hope you have an opportunity to get out and discover our craft beer community.”

Harrisburg River Rescue will take part in the celebration once again as Beer Week’s sole beneficiary and will hold an open house at their headquarters during the festivities.

“Being involved in Beer Week has provided us an ongoing relationship with other individuals who share an innovative passion for bettering our city and strengthening support of those local assets that make our city prosper,” said Tony Reigle, Harrisburg River Rescue Lieutenant.

“We are extremely excited to be able to open our doors to the public for a featured event,” said Reigle. “The event will allow us the opportunity to share our mission and what it is that we do, the equipment we use and where the fund from last year’s event has been utilized.”

Along with the signature events, there will be a variety of craft beer­centric events, including PA Flavor, that will take place in bars, restaurants and local business throughout the area.

 About Harrisburg Beer Week:

Harrisburg Beer Week is an independent group founded and organized by Sara Bozich, Tierney Pomone, Chelsie Markel and Colleen Nguyen. Learn more.

 About Harrisburg River Rescue:

Harrisburg River Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer organization that provides community­based, high quality, cost effective water rescue and emergency services for the residents of the south­central Pennsylvania region. Learn more.


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About The Author

PR / Marketing Intern

I am a sports fanatic, music lover, outdoor enthusiast and beer advocate born and raised in sunny San Diego, CA. While I am not out exploring San Diego’s craft beer scene, I can be found hanging out at the beach with friends or attending southern California’s many live music events. My passion for craft beer was inherited from my father while home brewing together in their garage. I continued to share his passion for craft beer with friends while attending college in Los Angeles, where I was able to explore the craft beer scene outside of San Diego. In the future, I hope to be involved in Marketing/ Event Planning for the craft beer industry so I can spread my love and passion for beer with the larger San Diego community. I am an avid sports fan and can be seen sharing a pint with other aliens at local Padre and Charger games!

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