Your 3-day weekend pass gives you entrance and access to all the weekend’s activities. Whether your novice just getting into craft beer, a beer connoisseur, or foodie, the BVBrewscene Craft Beer Weekend Adventure has something for everyone. This fully guided 3-day long craft beer experience will explore the world of beer and food pairings, take you behind-the-scenes of Pennsylvania’s top breweries, give you the opportunity to hob-nob with brewers and chefs and much much more!
Hosted at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center
The weekend will kick-off with a craft beer & food pairing festival hosted at the American Helicopter Museum. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious small-plate pairings from some of the area’s best breweries and top-rated restaurants. Featured breweries include Victory, Locust Lane, Levante, Iron Hill Brewing, La Cabra Brewing, Stolen Sun, and Root Down among many others. Each brewery will serve two different beers and every beer will be expertly paired with a unique menu item from partnering local restaurants like The Whip Tavern, Hearth Kitchen, The Gables at Chadds Ford, Bamba Taco + Bar, Kennett Square Inn, to name a few –> Sample Pairing Menu.
At registration you’ll receive your souvenir BVBrewscene Craft Beer Weekend tasting glass, your City Brew Tours lanyard with beer passport & tasting notes, and a BVBrewscene swag bag with discounts to local attractions & restaurants.
Saturday Morning – Explore Chester County
The BVBrewScene badge in your lanyard gets you discounted admission to various local attractions across Chester County. Spend the morning exploring the Brandywine Valley’s best-kept secrets before your tour begins at 2 PM. Visit the extravagant Longwood Gardens, just voted the Best Botanical Garden in North America, or appease the wine lover that so graciously joined you for the ultimate craft beer weekend at one of seven family vineyards in the county. If you’re more of the active adventurer, go for a hike or play 9 holes at one of the areas awesome golf courses. Visit Brandywine Valley Visitor Bureau for more things to do while you’re in the area.
Saturday 2:00 PM – Guided Brewery Tour
Hop aboard the bus and visit the first four amazing local breweries you’ll see this weekend. City Brew Tours, the leading brewery tour experience in the country, will take you behind the scenes to experience them in a way you’ve never seen before. You’ll learn about the history of brewing in Pennsylvania and find out the unique inner workings of these great craft brewing operations. Each tour includes beers at every location, beer-themed snack pairings, and round trip transportation from the location you select during checkout. Locations vary by departure point. All departure points will visit 4 separate Chester County breweries each day, no need to worry about visiting the same places twice!
This can’t miss event is dedicated to the aficionados who just cannot get enough local beer. Mix and mingle with your favorite local brewers as we expand our geography and indulge in beers brought from the hometowns of your fellow VIP craft beer weekend attendees. It’s a bottle share so make sure to bring a few bottles or cans from your favorite local brewery to share with your new friends. We’ll also have a special founder’s talk, to be announced, and hors d’oeuvres. Only VIP passholders will be allowed into this nightcap event.
Hop back on the bus at your selected departure point as we visit another set of four breweries in a completely different area of Chester County. Continue your discovery of the history of brewing in Pennsylvania while sampling beers and venturing behind the scenes of these other current stars of the county’s brewing scene. Once again, this tour will also include beers, transportation, and beer-themed snack pairings. Yes, we know you’ll be traveling back home on Sunday and that’s why the tour will be a tab bit shorter, with visits to three, not four breweries and will start in the morning. This way you can grab lunch after your tour and hit the road! Your selected departure point will not change between Saturday and Sunday. The breweries visited each day will vary.