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Second Annual Kennett Winterfest

Kennett Brewfest’s seasonal younger brother, Kennett Winterfest, returns for winter 2014, unfolding Saturday, February 22. But, those beer-loving locals eager for the upcoming tasting fest better pay attention to this: tickets go on sale today, December 4, at noon. The event is sure to sell out, so you better act fast!

Spend your wintertime Saturday taste-testing your way through a hearty list of local and regional breweries, sampling Country Butcher‘s fare, and enjoying the sounds of Shady Groove Trio featuring Bernie Gillespie, Matt Kresge and Mark Swartley. Tickets are available online only. Tickets will not be sold at the gate. To purchase tickets for Kennett Winterfest click here.

2013 Kennett Brewfest

The 2013 Kennett Brewfest is happening this weekend, October 5, 2013. The event is a beer tasting extravaganza with live music and good company. Come sample beers from local and regional microbreweries! Along with the great-tasting beer there will be food and live music. Ticket sold online in advance only. Unfortunately, all tickets are sold out.

However, those who purchased tickets in advance will have access to food & merchandise vendors, live bands, sponsor tables, and more during the entire event. Doors open at 12:00 noon for the Connoisseur Tasting and the regular fest begins at 2:00 pm. All taps will close at 6:00 pm. Your ticket will be scanned at the entrance, where you will receive your tasting cup. Every attempt will be made to make admissions move as quickly and smoothly as possible.

  • No one without a ticket and proper photo identification will be allowed to enter.
  • No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.
  • Tickets are transferable; however tickets are non-refundable.
  • The festival is a rain or shine event.

 

Fall Seasonal Beer Reviews

Bill Jeppe is Kimberley Vassal Insurance’s official Beer Snob. Here is a review myself and Bill produced this time last year on two Fall seasonal beers, Dogfish Head Punkin Ale and Stegmaier Pumpkin Ale. Check out the review below and leave us a comment, let us know your opinion! http://www.kimberleyvassal.com

 

 

Victory Brewing to Open New Location in Kennett Square

This just in, Victory Brewing Company will be opening a new brewpub in Kennett Square, PA! Victory Brewing Company announced earlier this week that it will bring an upscale brewpub, with on-premise brewing and a takeout beer section.

As the nation’s 26th largest craft brewery with its headquarters in Downingtown and a second brewery soon operational in Parkesburg, Victory’s coming-soon brewpub will occupy all 8,234 square feet of the bottom floor of a four-story, luxury apartment building in Kennett Realty Group’s latest upscale townhome, apartment and retail community, Magnolia Place.

The brewpub will be called Victory at Magnolia, the location will accommodate a 250-seat restaurant with space for outdoor dining. Victory at Magnolia is targeted to open mid-2014. For more information check out the full article by clicking here.

Victory Swing Session Saison Review

Who doesn’t like a good beer to enjoy after a long hard day in the Summer. Although we filmed this Beer Review a few months back Victory’s Swing Session Saison is perfect to enjoy on a nice summer night. Check out the review below and be on the look out for a brand new Summer review within the next couple weeks!

 

Memorial Day Events in Chester County

Chadds Ford Winery | May 24 -27, 2013

Chadds Ford kicks off the summer music season with a four-day music-listening, wine-tasting, cocktail-sipping, barbecuing extravaganza! Local caterers will provide food for purchase, and guests are also invited to pack a picnic, then enjoy frozen wine slushies, fun wine cocktails and more – all while great local musicians perform. For more information click here.

Longwood Gardens Fireworks and Fountains | May 25, 2013 American_Flag_2

Spectacular show set to music that is sure to be absolutely breathtaking. Special ticket required and should be purchased in advance. For ticket purchases and further information click here.

Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show | May 25-27, 2013

Outstanding antiques from across the nation are featured at the Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show. This event, hosted by the Museum Volunteers, presents a variety of American and English furniture, glass, metalware, ceramics, folk art, quilts, Oriental and European porcelain, rugs and other fine collectibles. Proceeds support the Museum Volunteers’ Art Purchase Fund. $15 Admission fee includes museum admission.

Barns-Brinton House Opens Weekends | May 25-27, 2013 

Open summer weekends, from 1pm till 5pm, through Labor Day Sunday. A day of educational activities geared to all ages. Weekend tours available all summer long, for more information click here.

John Chad’s House Opens | May 27, 2013

Open summer weekends, 1 – 5 pm, through Labor Day Sunday. A day of educational activities geared to all ages including baking and papermaking demonstrations and more. Weekend tours all summmer.

 

Victory Swing Session Saison Review

Bill Jeppe is Kimberley Vassal Insurance’s official Beer Snob. This week he reviews a new brew from Victory titled Swing Session Saison. Ratemybeer.com described it as, “A lively jazz rhythm, a vigorous sway, a change of view or even a roll in the proverbial hay. Now it also means the welcome jolt of joy you’ll experience upon your first sip of this session saison. Bracing, but benign, this Belgian style ale enlivens any experience with a spicy, aromatic start, citrus snap and fresh finish.” Swing into spring with this awesome beer from Victory!