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Monday, April 29, 2013

Beer-flavored Ice Cream?

WASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. – Sixty seven local, regional, national and international breweries are confirmed for the 3rd Annual Washington Crossing Brewfest, to be held May 11 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Washington Crossing Historic Park. The brewfest – which sells out each year – will feature beer sampling, live bands and food. Proceeds from the event are used by the Friends of Washington Crossing Park to provide educational and historical programming.

Confirmed breweries include: Allagash Brewing Company from Maine; Appalachian Brewing Company from Harrisburg; Avery Brewing Company from Colorado; Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits from California; Bear Republic Brewing Company from California; Bells Brewery from Michigan; Boulder Beer Company from Colorado; Breckenridge Brewery from Colorado; Brooklyn Brewery from New York; Bullfrog Brewery from Pennsylvania; Clown Shoes Beer from Massachusetts; Coronado Brewing Company from California; Crispin Hard Cider Company from California; Innis & Gunn from Scotland; Dark Horse Brewing Company from Michigan; Dock Street Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; Dogfish Head Brewery from Delaware; DuClaw Brewing Company from Maryland; Elysian Brewing Company from Seattle; Evil Genius Beer Company from New York; Fegley’s Brew Works from Pennsylvania; Firestone Walker Brewing Company from California; Founders Brewing Company from Michigan; Free Will Brewing from Pennsylvania; Full Pint Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; Great Divide Brewing Company from Colorado; Great Lakes Brewing Company from Ohio; Green Flash Brewing Company from California; Harpoon Brewery from Massachusetts; Konig Ludwig from Germany; Lagunitas Brewing Company from California; Lancaster Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; Left Hand Brewing Company from Colorado; The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company from Wisconsin; Lost Abbey from California; Manayunk Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; Naked Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; Old Forge Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; Brewery Ommegang from New York; Oskar Blues Brewery from Colorado; Otter Creek Brewing from Vermont; Port Brewing Company from California; River Horse Brewing Company from New Jersey; Round Guys Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; Sam Adams from Massachusetts; ShawneeCraft from Pennsylvania; Six Point Craft Ales from New York; Sly Fox Brewery from Pennsylvania; Smuttynose Brewing Company from New Hampshire; Southern Tier Brewing Company from New York; Stone Brewing Company from California; Stoudt’s Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; Terrapin Beer Company from Georgia; Thomas Creek Brewery from South Carolina; Three Heads Brewing from New York; Triumph Brewing Company from New Jersey; Troegs Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; 21st Amendment Brewery from California; Uinta Brewing Company from Utah; Vault Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; Victory Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; Weyerbacher Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; Wolaver's Organic Brewing from Vermont; Woodchuck Draft Cider from Vermont; Yards Brewing Company from Pennsylvania; and Yuengling Beer Company from Pennsylvania.

“We’ve included some popular national and international breweries but have also put a strong focus on the vibrant Pennsylvania craft-beer scene,” says John Godzieba, president of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. “Two highly rated and unusual breweries at this year’s brewfest include Bull Frog Brewery from Williamsport, Pa., and Firestone Walker from California.”

Notable food vendors at this year’s brewfest include: Nomad Pizza, which was voted “Best of Philadelphia” in 2012; Princeton-based artisan ice cream maker The Bent Spoon, which will offer beer-flavored ice cream among others; and Bitter Bobs barbecue from New Hope. In addition, reenactors from Pennsbury Manor will demonstrate how beer was brewed by William Penn in the 17th century, over an open fire.  

New this year: For the convenience of attendees, brewfest organizers will post real-time updates on Facebook when specialty kegs are tapped. This will help improve communication and give everyone a chance to taste these specialty beers. To receive these updates, attendees must “like” the brewfest Facebook page at and then be able to access Facebook using a smart phone.

General admission tickets for the brewfest are now on sale for $40 (designated driver tickets are $10). Tickets are available at and the following locations: Isaac Newton’s in Newtown; Continental Tavern in Yardley; Cold Spring Beverages in Yardley; Bucks Ship & Print in Yardley; and the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor’s Center.

The brewfest will be held on the river in the upper part of Washington Crossing Historic Park, behind the Thompson Neely House and across the street from Bowman’s Wildflower Preserve. 

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