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Craft beer festival is back, bigger than ever

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Craft beer festival is back, bigger than ever

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Craft beer festival is back, bigger than ever

Lancaster beerfest

Think the craft beer craze is dying down? Think again. The Lancaster Craft Beerfest, to be held Saturday, promises to be bigger than ever.

More breweries, more beer, more space and more people.

The first craft beer festival last year sold out (2,000 people attended). This year, thanks to a larger location, 3,000 tickets were made available and approximately 2,500 have already been purchased.

“The first mantra of the day is to have fun,” says Corey Fogarty, owner of the Federal Taphouse, which is helping to sponsor the event. “And the second thing is to try things you haven’t tried before. You can venture out and try new beers without breaking the bank.”

For those who attended last year and were frustrated by long lines, this year will be different, organizers say.“We tried to make it a family event last year, and we realized not too many people were coming for that,” says Jonathan Yeager, of Joycat Events, which is organizing the festival. “There is a lot more room this year; everything is more spread out because we aren’t separating things.”The 100 block of North Queen Street will be entirely devoted to the festival, including an expanded beer garden, a number […]

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