Episode 88: Little Big Beer Fest

Episode 88: Little Big Beer Fest

At the Little Big Beer Fest for Harrisburg Beer Week

Capping off the second annual Harrisburg Beer Week, Appalachian Brewing Company again hosted the Little Big Beer Fest – an intimate beer fest featuring big, boozy brews. We took to the stage we’ve cozied up on several times before an interviewed several of the brewers/owners who came out to share these special brews, many made specifically for the event. Lots of old friends and many new ones sat down at the mic to sip and chat and celebrate the awesomeness that is Central PA beer and Harrisburg Beer Week.

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The Lineup…

Chelsie Markel
Stouts and Stilettos, Harrisburg Beer Week organizer


Tony Schneider
Head brewer Tattered Flag Brewery and Still Works

  • Battle Flag Round 215.5% ABV Imperial Oatmeal Stout (collaboration with Battlefield Brew Works)
  • Manghost12.5% ABV mango triple IPA with ghost peppers (3rd place)

JR Heaps
Founder and brewer South County Brewing Company

  • Lupulin Church10% ABV Imperial IPA
  • Darkest Thread 9% ABV Imperial Porter

Ryan DeLutis
Brewmaster The Brewery at Hershey (all beers in collaboration with Snitz Creek Brewery)

  • #2RyBrew Belgian Quad Original Version  – 9% ABV
  • #2RyBrew Belgian Quad Aged in a Rye Whiskey Barrel – 9.1% ABV
  • #2RyBrew Belgian Quad Fermented on Cherries – 9% ABV

Johnnie Compton III
Owner and brewer Highway Manor Brewing

  • Life of Leroy5.7% ABV Barrel Aged Dry Hopped IPA
  • SayJohn Saison Batch 26.7% ABV Saison with Noble Hops
  • Mr. Blueberry5.2% ABV Barrel Aged House Sour with Blueberries
  • Mr. Strawberry5.2% ABV Barrel Aged House Sour with Strawberries
  • Funky Prowler5.2% ABV Sour Stout

Frank Hrestak
Co-founder Rubber Soul Brewing

  • Dropout DIPA8% ABV Double IPA with Grapefruit Zest and Citra Hops

Bill Seidler
Co-owner and brewer Something Wicked Brewing Company

Alan Miller
Owner and head brewer Boneshire Brew Works

  • LazaRIS9.2% ABV Russian Imperial Stout with Cinnamon, Cocoa, Habanero, and Coffee
  • Dark of the Forest9.8% ABV Russian Imperial Stout with Coffee and maple Wood Bourbon Aged

Mike Brubaker – Co-owner and brewer Moo-Duck Brewery

  • Bourbon Barrel Cherry Wine Pops9% ABV Imperial Porter
  • Little Big Beer Fest11.2% ABV Imperial IPA (collaboration with Patrick McCarthy)

Zach Ziegler
Owner and brewer Molly Pitcher Brewing

  • Barley Wine11.5% ABV (collaboration with Leaux Dog Brewing)
  • Belgian Quad with Sour Cherries9.5% ABV (collaboration with Sons of Alchemy)
  • Common Sense Citra8.5% ABV Double IPA with Citra

John Stemler – Co-owner & Brewmaster, Mike Weiser – Rep
Free Will Brewing Company

  • Sara’s Sweet Heat8.8% ABV Pomegranate Ancho Imperial Brown Ale
  • Brown Beard10.8% ABV Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Brown Ale with Coffee

Brandalynn Armstrong
Co-owner ZerØday Brewing Company

  • Critical Condition8% ABV Imperial Amber
  • DeClawed11.4% ABV Double IPA (2nd place)

Tim Myers

  • HBW-201610.2% ABV Triple IPA (collaboration with Pizza Boy Brewing Company)

Kevin Keller
Hop Hedz Gear and Evil Genius Beer Company

  • 10 Layers7.2% ABV Stout from RAR Brewing

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