Episode 70: Capital City Invitational Beer Festival

Episode 70: Capital City Invitational Beer Festival

The 18th Annual Capital City Invitational Beer Festival at Appalachian Brewing Company

Returning once again to the stage at the Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing in Harrisburg, we set up shop at the 18th Capital City Invitational Beer Fest to sample the amazing array of local brews and chat with the brewers, owners, reps and others pouring their quaffs. Some old friends returned to the mic and we met some new ones as well. Kicking things off were Artie Tafoya, Director of Operations, and Adam Cole, Head Brewer for Appalachian. Then we ran down the line and enjoyed the plethora of good beer and good people.

Be sure to check out our previous appearances at ABC: Last year’s Capital City Fest and the Little Big Beer Fest during Harrisburg Beer Week.

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The Lineup…



Artie Tafoya, Director of Operations & Adam Cole, Head Brewer
Appalachian Brewing Company

  • Rutty Buck Pumpkin 6.2% ABV
  • Kipona Fest5.2% ABV
  • Greenaway Farm Fresh Hop Pale Ale5% ABV



Andrew Nebel, Manager
Turkey Hill Brewing Company

  • Adler’s Golden Ale 7.6% ABV
  • Penelope Pilsner4.5% ABV
  • Journeyman IPA on Cask6.9% ABV
  • Farmhouse Kölsch6.5% ABV



Erica Allyn, Wife of Owner Voodoo Brewery
Jeremy Potocki, Co-Owner Blue Canoe Brewery

  • Wynona’s Big Brown Ale7.3% ABV
  • Grand Met Tripel9.5% ABV



Brandalynn Armstrong, Co-Owner
Zeroday Brewing Company

  • Mango Hab Pale Ale6.66% ABV
  • Zeroday IPA (Ep. 4)7.9% ABV



Joe Michetti, Father-in-Law of Owner
Old Forge Brewing Company

  • Falling Down Brown Ale6.5% ABV
  • Overbite IPA7.5% ABV



Greg Schertzer, Owner and Brewer
Howling Henry’s Brewery

  • Henry’s Wheat Ale6.5% ABV
  • Howl’n Oats7.3% ABV
  • Blacktail Stout5% ABV



Rick Kunkel, Brewer
Mexitaly Brickoven Brewhouse

  • Blood Orange Hefeweizen5.4% ABV
  • Deep C Wheat IPA 6.8% ABV



Marc Eble, Owner and Brewmaster
Conyngham Brewing Company

  • Jalapeño Lager4.7% ABV
  • IPA7.5% ABV



Trevor Hayward, Co-Owner
Evil Genius Beer Company

  • Evil Eye PA6% ABV
  • Purple Monkey Dishwasher Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter6.7% ABV



Amanda Evans, Sales Manager
Erie Brewing Company

  • Johnny Rails Pumpkin Ale6.5% ABV
  • Mad Anthony’s APA5.5% ABV



Corey Carlisle, Founder; Steve Nott, Member and Ben Seiber, Member
ReHAB (Regional Harrisburg Area Brewers)

  • Belgian ESB
  • Farmhouse Sour
  • Amber Hop



Bill Smith, Owner and Brewer
Big Rail Brewing

  • Oats N Hoes4.6% ABV
  • Donna’s Farmhouse 5.9% ABV
  • Bizzniss IPA6.5% ABV
  • Black Knuckle India Dark Ale 8% ABV

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