Friday Beer News Link Dump

Harrisburg Beer Week is winding down.  Tonight, May 1st, is the special PA Women in Craft Beer Conference.  This is a ticketed event and features a panel of four women who work in craft beer within Pennsylvania.  Should be a great event.

Also, Grain + Verse is hosting a beer ice cream, yes beer ice cream, event with Troegs and Urban Churn this evening.

You can also grab a chance to see Beer Wars at the Midtown Cinema.  If you have not seen it yet, this documentary is a must see for any craft beer lover.  Show starts at 7:00 pm.  If you go I suggest watching while sipping a Saison 28 from ZerØday. Both the movie and this find hoppy Saison get the Bearcat Seal of Approval.

Tomorrow, May 2nd, features the one event I have been most looking forward to… The Little Big Beer Fest at ABC’s Abbey Bar.  This a ticketed event (sold out) featuring small batch but high ABV beers from local breweries.  My level of excitement for this could not be higher.

If I don’t imbibe too much at the Fest tomorrow you can expect to see me at the Sturges Speakeasy for the Evolution Brewing Grand Finale starting at 6pm.  Hope to see you there.

Expect a full post on Sunday Monday detailing my thoughts on the Fest, the inaugural Harrisburg Beer Week and its future.

In other beer news – Thrillist, while typically not my first turn for beer news and commentary, did have an interesting take on the “Craft Beer Bubble” the coming bloodletting everyone who watches this industry can see on the horizon. It’s a good read.

Another interesting story on the future of craft beer and Jason Notte’s idea of what the industry will look like in the year 2020.

What does it mean to be “craft beer?”  Turns out the term might be completely meaningless.

Every summer I enjoy a week in Hilton Head South Carolina and one of the great breweries I seek out for sipping while on vacation is SweetWater.  Well the Atlanta based brewer is entering the Pittsburgh market effective June 1st.  I recommend their 420 Extra Pale Ale, the Georgia Brown, and Whiplash White IPA.

Also be sure to swing by Moo-Duck Brewery in Elizabethtown PA tonight as celebrate their six month anniversary and host a live recording of the Beer Busters Podcast on tap is the tasty Just for Fun Ginger Saison.  The Saison gets the Bearcat Seal of Approval.

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