Bellefonte Brewing Co. is joining forces with the Trauma Survivors Foundation and 302 Phalanx Foundation to give people the opportunity to gather with friends and drink beer for a good cause. Brews from eight local breweries will be featured. The event will also host a variety of local food trucks and vendors from local businesses, plus giveaways, 50/50 raffles and games.
A portion of the proceeds from OktoBEER Fest will support the Hospital Heroes Food Drive, which has provided over 15,000 meals to healthcare workers and first responders over the course of the pandemic, while also supporting struggling restaurants.
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The lineup of breweries includes: Evolution Craft Brewing Company, Fordham and Dominion Brewing, Blue Earl Brewing Company, Big Oyster Brewery, Liquid Alchemy and more. For food, cuisines will range from Italian to Asian fusion with trucks like Ristorante Attilio, Julian’s Mac & Cheese, KOI on the go, Crazy Rick’s Food Truck and Adams’ Ribs & Grille.
The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, over the course of three different sessions for increased social distancing. Session one will be from 1-3 p.m., session two will be from 3-5 p.m., and session three will be from 5-7 p.m. at Bellefonte Brewing Co. in Wilmington.
In conjunction with Delaware guidelines, space will be limited, and each session will be capped at 400 people, so guests are asked to respect their session time. Face masks are also required when guests are not seated, eating or drinking, and this policy will be enforced during the event. Social distancing of 6 feet must also be maintained while in line or when not seated, and hand sanitizer will be available. Everyone will be encouraged to frequently sanitize their hands.
Tickets cost $15, and with each ticket attendees receive one beer token that’s good for any full-size beer, as well as a chance to win a Caribbean vacation worth $3,000. Plus, a bag of goodies filled with beer swag.