Third Annual Bierfest Set for German Society

Saturday, February 22nd marks the third annual Bierfest at the German Society of Philadelphia. The beer festival will feature German beers as well as German-style beers from local brewers. There will even be Philly Roller Girls and Berlin BEEResque dancers.

Food is provided by Wursthaus Schmitz and DiBruno Bros. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $65 for VIP tickets that include early access, collectable mug and VIP seminar. The doors open at 1 p.m. noon for VIPs.

More than just a regular beer festival, Bierfest benefits the Brewers of Pennsylvania and includes a significant education aspect. The Kulmbacher Learning Lounge will offer something for the beer curious while the ‘The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of German Beer Styles’ at 4:30pm in a brewers’ discussion panel.

But that’ hardly all that will be happening:

The German Beer Hall will be housed in the adjacent Latvian Society building. The beer experts of the Fooder will be pouring dozens of German beers while live entertainment on the German Cabaret Stage will include everything from folk dancing to the risque BEEResque.

Looking to learn something? In addition to the brewers panel, a beer and food pairing seminar and tasting will be hosted for VIP ticketholders by Bierfest founder and author, Marnie Old.

Participating Pennsylvania Craft and Legacy Brewers

  • Appalachian Brewing Co. [Harrisburg]
  • Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery [Lafayette Hill]
  • Erie Brewing Co.  [Erie]
  • Free Will Brewing Co.  [Perkasie]
  • Lancaster Brewing Co.  [Lancaster]
  • Lion Brewery [Wilkes-Barre]
  • Penn Brewery [Pittsburgh]
  • Philadelphia Brewing Co. [Philadelphia]
  • Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. [Croydon]
  • Nodding Head Brewery  [Philadelphia]
  • Round Guys Brewing Co. [Lansdale]
  • Samuel Adams [Breinigsville]
  • ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. [Shawnee]
  • Sly Fox Brewing Co. [Pottstown]
  • Stoudts Brewing Co.[Adamstown]
  • Straub Brewery [St. Mary’s]
  • Susquehanna Brewing Co. [Pittston]
  • Tröegs Brewing Co.  [Hershey]
  • Victory Brewing Co. [Downingtown]
  • Yards Brewing Co. [Philadelphia]
  • Yuengling & Sons Brewery [Pottsville]

Participating German Brewers Include:

  • Kloster Andechs
  • Ayinger
  • Bitburger
  • Dinkelacker
  • Freigeist
  • Früh
  • Hofbräu Munich
  • König Ludwig
  • Kostritzer
  • Kulmbacher
  • Lammsbräu
  • Mahrs
  • Miltenberg
  • The Monarchy
  • Pinkus
  • Stiegl
  • Sünner
  • Warsteiner
  • Weltenburger
  • Wolters
  • Würtzburger 
  • and more.

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