KENNETT SQUARE—The 2020 Kennett Winterfest on Leap Day will offer festival goers the opportunity to enjoy a great variety of beer experiences—from IPAs to stouts, porters, lagers, Pilsners, and saisons.This winter-warming community party, with great beer, live music, and food, is the perfect way to spend the extra day in 2020.
While Winterfest brings together an amazing array of beers from A to Z—Argilla Brewing Company to Zeroday—the emphasis is always on quality. Over 65 top-rated craft brewers will be pouring unlimited two-ounce samples of unique and seasonal beers. Participantswill includebrewers from across the region as well as local favorites like Victory, Braeloch, and Kennett Brewing Company. Newcomers making their inaugural appearance at Winterfest include Autumn Arch Beer Project from Newark, Delaware, specializing in deep flavor profiles, edgy bitterness, and complex relationships; Collusion Tapworks from York;Form Fermentery from Philadelphia;and Sloop Brewing from East Fishkill, New York.“We’re also looking forward to a rare beer festival appearance by Iron Hill Brewery, returning for the first time in many years,” says “Brewfest King” Jeff Norman, local architect and one of the Brewfest and Winterfest founders.
“Winterfest provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy beers you know you’ll love and also to try something new and discover your next favorite brew,” says Norman. “Winterfest celebrates the art and science of beer and brings brewers and enthusiasts together.”
Winterfest also features live music from Amanda and the Teddy Thomas Band as well as food trucks and vendors including Abuelita’s Empanadas, Natalie’s Fine Foods, The Polish Connection, Southbound BBQ, DiaDoce Cupcakes, George & Son’s Seafood,Frankly-Deep hot sauce, and Green Eyed Lady Boutique. The Band of Media Brewers will also be doing a home-brewing demo.
“Tickets for this event are limited and moving fast—don’t miss out,” says Norman. “It’s a great day for a great cause.” All proceeds go to Historic Kennett Square, the nonprofit that works to keep Kennett Square vibrant through programs including the Light up the Square tree lights on State Street, the KSQ Farmers Market, Third Thursdays on State Street, Restaurant Week, and much more.
The 2020 Kennett Winterfest will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. For tickets and more information, including a full list of breweries, go to http://kennettwinterfest.com