Event will feature a great variety of brews and hard ciders, plus a truly unique Gettysburg experience not to be missed!

GETTYSBURG, PA (November 6, 2013) – the Gettysburg Festival, Inc., is making plans for its inaugural Gettysburg Brew Fest, Saturday, August 23rd on the historic grounds of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Featuring an impressive array of local, regional, Pennsylvania and national brewers, the Gettysburg Brew Fest is a fundraiser for non-profit Gettysburg Festival, Inc.

The new event was approved unanimously by the Gettysburg Festival Inc. monthly board meeting on Monday, November 4th.

“This event is already proving to be one of the most highly anticipated events in the Gettysburg area” said Gettysburg Festival, Inc. Executive Director, Randy Prasse. “Just while soliciting feedback from locals businesses and residents over the past six months, it is clear to me that there is a high level of interest and strong demand from beer-enthusiasts throughout the region for an upscale brew festival in Gettysburg. 

Prasse added, “It further enhances and drives the magical “Gettysburg brand” to visiting consumers who may not otherwise visit the area as a result of interest in our history alone-particularly crucial as the entire region transitions to a post-150thcommemoration period in our existence.”

With spectacular views of the Gettysburg Battlefield and South Mountains, set against the backdrop of the newly opened Seminary Ridge Museum- arguably one of most historic and recognizable structures in Gettysburg- the event will deliver a distinctive sampling experience.

Initially offering one afternoon session-from 4:30pm to 8:00pm-the Gettysburg Brew Fest will not only offer an impressive array of brews and hard ciders from the immediate region and throughout Pennsylvania- but from around the U.S. as well.

According to Prasse, “We are launching this event as a one-day, single-session experience-but depending on market interest and demand, we will certainly consider expanding it”. Prasse, with 25 years of festival management successes of his own, is partnering with BrewFest Partners, based in Racine, Wisconsin. BrewFest Partners brings over 25 years of festival management experience, including over 10 developing and managing brew festivals in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

$45 advanced and $55 private-session VIP tickets will go on-sale in April through the Gettysburg Festival, Inc. website and will be limited to 1,000 attendees to ensure a great experience will be had by all who attend.

For more information about the Gettysburg Festival, Inc.’s Gettysburg Brew Fest, please visit www.GettysburgFestival.org