Cheers to Beer: Local Festivals Celebrate Craft Breweries

Photo by:  Barry Peters

Photo by: Barry Peters

Throughout Bucks County, various beer festivals will be a chance to welcome spring and enjoy the outdoors. From Yardley to Quakertown, local beer and microbreweries will be celebrated at beer festivals in April, May and June.

Spend a day with friends tasting beers from dozens of breweries at these local events:

McCoole’s Beer Festival

McCoole’s Spring Beer Festival will feature more than 75 kinds of beer, plus live music, food and vendors. There will be a homebrew competition, as well as beer pong and beer trivia. Breweries attending include Victory, Starr Hill, Troegs, Magic Hat and more.

When/where: Saturday, April 26, 10 S. Main St, Quakertown. Session one is from 12-4 p.m., session two is from 5-9 p.m.
Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door; visit www.mccoolesbeerfest.com

Fare

Craft beer, local wine and delicious food will merge for the Fare festival in Warminster. More than 50 breweries, wineries and restaurants will be represented at the festival. A handful of brewers and will be on hand as well to discuss their craft. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the fire Doylestown Fire Company No. 1.

When/where: Sunday, April 27, 1-5 p.m. at The Fuge, Warminster
Cost: $70; visit www.farephiladelphia.com

Washington Crossing Brewfest

Photo Credit: Barry Peters

Photo Credit: Barry Peters

The popular Washington Crossing Brewfest features beers from dozens of craft breweries, food and live music. The event is held in Washington Crossing Historic Park overlooking the Delaware River.  There will be live music, from bagpipes to rock, as well as a variety of food for sale. Proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit Friends of Washington Crossing Park.

When/where: Saturday, May 3, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Washington Crossing Historic Park
Cost: General admission is $40, designated driver tickets are $10; Visit www.washingtoncrossingbrewfest.com

For Fun: Check out the Top T-Shirts Worn at the Washington Crossing Beerfest

Yardley Beer Fest

More than 90 beers from 50 breweries will be available for tasting at the 7th annual Yardley Beer Fest. The day will include samples of beers from local breweries, including Vault and Triumph, as well as other microbreweries, such as Susquehanna, Manayunk, Lancaster and more.

When/where: Saturday, May 10, 1-5 p.m., S Delaware Ave, Yardley
Cost: General admission is $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Connoisseur tickets are available for $65 and includes early admission and samples of rare beers. Driver tickets are $10. Visit www.yardleybeerfest.com

New Hope Beer Festival

Enjoy beers made by local breweries at the New Hope Beer Festival. Samples of beers made in the Philadelphia region will be offered, plus there will be music and entertainment.

When/where: Saturday, June 14, 1 to 5 p.m. at the Eagle Fire Company Banquet Hall, 46 N Sugan Rd, New Hope.
Cost: $40 in advance; $60 for VIP ticket, which includes entry into the VIP Beer Garden