Harvest Beer Festival is Brewing at Homestead Gardens
Since 1978, when the United States lifted the ban on home-brewing beer, the home brew industry grew in fits and starts. The internet has helped the industry grow by leaps and bounds, because it made finding supplies and equipment easier for anyone wishing to start a home-brew operation. In a nod to this growing industry, Homestead Gardens is hosting the second Harvest Beer Festival on Saturday (Sept. 15).
The festival will feature over 50 local, national and international beers.
The event will benefit the Chesapeake Bay Trust. For the $37.50 ticket, you get parking, a souvenir sampling glass and an opportunity to taste beers in 2 oz samples. The ticket also permits entry to the classes, sessions and tastings.
Beer tastings will run from 2 to 6 p.m. Chef’s Table food and beer pairings will go from 2:30 to 5:30pm. Brewery sessions will run from 2 until 5 p.m.
There will be classes on brewing, where you can meet the people who brew the beer. There will be gluten-free and reduced-gluten craft beers available to sample. There will be equipment and supplies available at the home-brewers corner.
While you stroll, sample and learn, enjoy live music.
Brewers represented include: Fordham, Old Dominion, Goose Island, Stella Artois, Widmer Brothers, Red Hook, Starr Hill, Kona Brewing Co., New Belgium, Becks, Shock Top, Bodingtons, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Bass, Devil’s Backbone and Omission Brewers, among others.
The event will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. at Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue in Davidsonville.