Episode 116: Little Big Beer Fest 2017

Episode 116: Little Big Beer Fest 2017

Harrisburg Beer Week Little Big Beer Fest 2017 at Appalachian Brewing

For the third year running, we took the stage at Harrisburg Beer Week’s premiere fest event, Little Big Beer Fest at Appalachian Brewing Company. This fest features a limited number of high ABV beers from some of Central PA’s top breweries and caps off the weeklong celebration of craft beer in the state capitol. The brainchild of the Stouts and Stilettos crew and Sara Bozich, Harrisburg Beer Week has continued to grow in scope and success in its third year. We caught up with several old friends of the show as well as welcoming some new-comers. As usual, delicious brews and awesome people abounded at one of our favorite beer fests of the year.

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The Lineup…



Tierney Pomone, Chelsie Markel & Colleen Gray Nguyen
Harrisburg Beer Week Founders

  • 717 Collaboration Ale – 4.5% ABV Pilsner, Official HBG Beer Week Beer



Mike Brubaker from Moo Duck Brewery
Patrick McCarthy, Homebrewer (Collaborated on the Beers)

  • She’ll Never Let Us Call It That with Mango – Double IPA
  • Raspberry Coffee Vanilla Imperial Stout
  • Kumquat – Hazy Imperial IPA



JR Heaps from South County Brewing Company

  • Lupulin Church – 9% Double IPA
  • Gelato – 8% Double IPA Brewed with Lactose and Conditioned on Fruit and Vanilla



Jeff Musselman from The Millworks Brewery

  • Triple IPA
  • Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Barleywine



Brian Keeney and Brad Stump from Big Bottom Brewery

  • Laid Back Gin n Juice – 9.5% ABV Saison
  • Monk in the Trunk – Belgian Golden Strong



Bruce Tanner from Ever Grain Brewing Co.

  • Threesome – 9.1% ABV Belgian Tripel
  • Dark Necessity – 10% ABV Russian Style Imperial Stout



Francisco Ramirez from Mad Chef Craft Brewing

  • Apple Squasher Saison – Imperial French Saison with Butternut Squash & Kauffman’s Farms Cider
  • Drunk Monk – Belgian Tripel
  • Golden Goose – Braggot with Orange Blossom Honey and Gooseberries
  • Baby Face – Session IPA



Alan Miller, Karl Larson & Alex Govelovich
from Boneshire Brew Works

  • Blootered Bastart – Wee Heavy Collab with Jeremy Nye
  • Lazaris Coconut – 9.5% ABV Imperial Stout
  • IPA Hop Test #2 – 9.5% ABV IPA
  • Fresh Out the Kitchen – Oatmeal Cookie Stout



Jared Barnes from Collusion Tap Works

  • Dole – 10% ABV Imperial Cherry Berlinerweiss
  • I Reminisce – 10% ABV Russian Imperial Stout



Tony Schneider & Dave Morrow
from Tattered Flag Brewery and Still Works

  • Superghost – Big IPA with Mangoes and Ghost Peppers



Brooks Hemauer & Brad Moyer from Hemauer Brewing Co.

  • Super Dilled – Imperial Pale Ale
  • Peep Show – Easter Style Beer



Lauren Ishaq from Harty Brewing Co.

  • Orange Blossom Belgian Tripel – 9.8% ABV
  • Bourbon Oaked Imperial Stout – 8.9% ABV



Derek Wolf from Wolf Brewing Co.

  • Imperial Breakfast in a Glass – Imperial Milk Stout with Maple Syrup, Cinnamon and Vanilla
  • Yuzu DIPA – New England style Double IPA with Yuzu Juice.
  • Haze on the Horizon – Collab with Molly Pitcher Brewing



John Stemler from Free Will Brewing
Brandalynn Armstrong from Zeroday Brewing

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Apricots (Free Will)
  • Sexy Goodies – Super Secret DIPA (Free Will)
  • Mango Hab Royale – 9.3% ABV Imperial Version of Mango Hab

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