Thanks to all the Pinters who came out to celebrate Oktoberfest in July this Saturday. We had a wonderful time with great friends and great beer, and we look forward to providing free veterinary care to animals in need with the funds that were raised. Stay tuned for more updates!Pints for Pups is an annual event where drinking a beer not only tastes good, it does good. As Berks County's only dog-friendly beer tasting to benefit people and animals in need, all proceeds from Pints for Pups go directly to veterinary and pet care programs for people and animals in some of our most underserved and impoverished areas. Pints for Pups reservations open in late April or early May (after our annual Art for Arf's Sake Art Auction) so make sure to check back in the spring! If you would like to discuss advance sponsorship of the 2014 Pints for Pups for your business, please
We welcome all leashed, well-behaved dogs to come out and take part in the festivities. Any humans they bring along must be 21 years of age or older (please bring a valid ID!) We always have plenty of beer for the tasting, non-alcoholic beverages for the designated drivers, and even some doggie "beer" and treats at Spike's Doggie Bar.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy Pints for Pups. General admission passes include entry to the main event, access to our awesome buffet and a commemorative glass. For those who would like to do a little more to help the animals, we have VIP Passes which give you all of the above as well as access to our exclusive VIP Hour from with special beers from some of our breweries. For businesses and Pinters who want to support the animals in a really big way, consider sponsoring Pints for Pups and get some great promotional benefits!If you're an active or retired first responder (police, fire, or medical) or a member of the military, we want to thank you for your service with a special discount on your general admission or VIP pass. Simply check the discount option in checkout and give us the name of your department, company or unit.
Each year, we're proud to bring you some of the best beers in the world, whether they're from across the ocean or just across the street. Thanks to our 2013 beverage sponsors, which include breweries making great beer and distributors who get that great beer to the public, we were able to serve the very best brews at Pints for Pups! Please remember to support the businesses who support the animals the next time you order a beer for dinner or pick up a case for those hot summer days!
You might not be familiar with All Star, since as a wholesaler, they do not distribute directly to consumers. But if you're drinking a beer in a restaurant or bar anywhere in Southeastern or Central PA, there's a very good chance that beer came from All Star. We'd like to thank our friends at one of the region's most successful wholesale distributors for their continuing support of the animals! We haven't quite decided what's coming in for Pints, but we can assure based on the choices we were given that it will positively knock your socks off...especially if you're around for the VIP Hour.
Golden Avalanche has been brewing excellent beer in the Kutztown Tavern for quite some time, and they've certainly perfected their art. From a selection of year-round standards and recurring seasonals to some really amazing experimental brews, Golden Avalanche has a good deal to offer beer tasters from the novice to the connoisseur. At Pints for Pups, they'll be tapping their superb Donner Weiss as well as longtime favorite Youngallen's Lager.
By producing Lancaster's first commercially brewed beer in nearly 40 years, Lancaster Brewing Company has reawakened a rich and colorful brewing history. Lancaster is well known for their incredible Strawberry Wheat, creamy Milk Stout and Hop Hog IPA. Bill Moore and friends will be pouring Strawberry Wheat and the soft summer Kolsch at Pints.
The Other Farm Brewing Company makes some amazing ciders. They'll be pouring Hogshead, a sparkling New England style, and Crabby Granny, a strong cider with crabapples, Winesap and Granny Smith apples. Other Farm also hosts a regular Wednesday night Yappy Hour to benefit the HSBC. Click here for details!
Boxcar Brewing Company is based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2008 by Jason and Kristen Kohser and Jamie and Kymberly Robinson, Boxcar began selling its Original Ale to local bars and restaurants in April of this year. They'll be sampling Original Ale, Carknocker IPA, Mango-Ginger, and Brown Ale during the main event, plus a little something special during the VIP Hour.
Sly Fox makes great beer, sometimes in great cans - everything from the refreshing Route 113 IPA to a golden Helles and a sweet, sweet Raspberry. At Pints, they'll be pouring 113 and Helles Golden Lager.
Founded in 1885, the Liederkranz is a private club dedicated to preserving Pennsylvania German heritage through arts, culture, food and fun! All year round, the Liederkranz hosts fun events for their members. Click here to learn more!
The Adlers Band has been providing music, fun and dancing for over 30 years. With a full complement of authentic German, Austrian, Amerian and other international music, The Adlers Band can help you celebrate an Oktoberfest, a wedding or any other special occassion. Established in the Fall of 1979, The Adlers German/Austrian Band did its first official performance in Magic Valley Amusement Park in Bushkill, PA. The original members included Adi, Tina, and Barry Adler. The repertoire consisted of six songs. These six songs were performed in between sets of the headlining band at the time, Jolly Joe and the Bavarians. Our friend, the late Joe Sombers, led Jolly Joe and the Bavarians also doubled as Barry’s accordion teacher for the better part of 5 years. The three family members were marketed after the Von Trapp family from the motion picture “The Sound of Music”. The Adlers were called “The Adler Family” until the mid 1980’s until moving to a more basic name of The Adlers that stands today.
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