FAQ

When is Harrisburg Beer Week?

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2018 dates to be announced soon.

What is Harrisburg Beer Week?

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A nine-day, multi-venue series showcasing breweries, restaurants, pubs and more through craft beer-centric events, demonstrations and education.

Who runs this thing?

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Harrisburg Beer Week is a collaborative grassroots effort, put together by a group of locals who have equal love for craft beer and Pennsylvania’s capital city. We are not connected to any one corporation or other entity. We’re just friends who share similar passions and know there are many more like us out there.

Hey, how can I get my hands on some #HBGBeerWeek Merch?

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to be alerted about 2017 merchandise availability and sales! Also, get on our email list to receive all the latest merch info.

What is the cost?

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There is no singular cost to enjoy Harrisburg Beer Week. Many events are free or very low-cost to attend. Some of our events are ticketed, and most directly benefit Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services.

What can I expect during the week?

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You can expect a variety of craft beer events during Harrisburg Beer Week like tap takeovers, beer dinners, special releases, limited releases, full fledged beer fests and more.

How do I keep up with all of the events?

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  • EMAILS: Sign up for our email list and you’ll get daily emails during Harrisburg Beer Week to let you know everything that’s going each day.
  • EVENT GUIDES: Look for these in 2018.
  • ONLINE CALENDAR: Stay tuned for events to be added in 2018.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get updates whenever you want.

Who does Harrisburg Beer Week benefit?

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All proceeds generated through sponsorships and merchandise sales benefit Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, 100% volunteer organization that provides community-based, high quality, cost effective water rescue and emergency services for the residents of the south-central Pennsylvania region that started over 50 years ago.

In 2016 & 2017 combined, we donated $60,000 to Harrisburg River Rescue. Watch the Donation Video.

How can I give to Harrisburg River Rescue?

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You can donate to Harrisburg River Rescue at any time by visiting their website (Look for the yellow Donate button).

Why did we choose Harrisburg River Rescue?

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Harrisburg Beer Week selected Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services as the beneficiary because of the great service they provide to the people living in the greater Harrisburg area. They were forced out of their old home and into a new inefficient space by Tropical Storm Lee. Our fundraising efforts will help to modernize and stabilize their new home. In order to maintain the vital services they provide to the City and the region, Harrisburg River Rescue is in need of financial support.

How do I become a sponsor?

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Sponsorship is now CLOSED for 2017. 

Contact Sara Bozich

I’m a brewery and want to participate, what do I do?

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Stay tuned for the 2018 dates to be announced. 

Any questions?
Contact Chelsie Markel

Want to host an event?

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Stay tuned for the 2018 dates to be announced

Any questions?
Contact Tierney Pomone

Hey, I’ve been coming to this for years!

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You might have been coming to Harrisburg Brewers Fest for years, but Harrisburg Beer Week is completely different. Brewers Fest, which has been around for over a decade, is a one day festival that takes place in June in downtown Harrisburg and is NOT associated or run by the Harrisburg Beer Week Co-Founders.

Harrisburg Beer Week is a nine-day span of craft beer themed events throughout the greater Harrisburg area (Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Lemoyne, New Cumberland, Harrisburg, Middletown, Duncannon, Hummelstown, Hershey, Elizabethtown, Palmyra) and benefits the Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services.