Craft Beer Weekend Getaway Contest - BV Brew Scene

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This event is postponed until fall as a result of health officials recommendations to limit events with large expected attendance.

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BVBrewScene Craft Beer Weekend

Friday, 4/24Sunday, 4/26

Join us for the inaugural BVBrewScene Craft Beer Weekend on April 24 through the 26th to celebrate the purveyors of craft beer and food in Chester County PA. City Brew Tours in collaboration with has curated a multi-day event filled with behind-the-scenes tours, VIP Tastings, palate-pleasing pairings, beer education, live entertainment, local attractions and much more. The weekend gets tapped with the area's most distinguished craft beer festival kicking things off Friday night at the illustrious American Helicopter Museum.

Weekend Passes On Sale Now

Participating Breweries

Get up close and personal with the best beer of the Brandywine Valley. Get exclusive access and while gaining knowledge of the process behind your favorite brews at each of these amazing establishments. We’ve curated a list of the most interesting producers to bring you an unforgettable craft beer weekend in Chester County!

Schedule of Events

Friday, 7:00 pm – Craft Beer and Culinary Experience

Hosted at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center

The weekend will kick-off with a craft beer & food pairing festival hosted at the American Helicopter Museum. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious small-plate pairings from some of the area’s best breweries and top-rated restaurants. Featured breweries include Victory, Locust Lane, Levante, Iron Hill Brewing, La Cabra Brewing, Stolen Sun, and Root Down among many others. Each brewery will serve two different beers and every beer will be expertly paired with a unique menu item from partnering local restaurants like The Whip Tavern, Hearth Kitchen, The Gables at Chadds Ford, Bamba Taco + Bar, Kennett Square Inn, to name a few –> Sample Pairing Menu.

At registration you’ll receive your souvenir BVBrewscene Craft Beer Weekend tasting glass, your City Brew Tours lanyard with beer passport & tasting notes, and a BVBrewscene swag bag with discounts to local attractions & restaurants.

Saturday Morning – Explore Chester County

The BVBrewScene badge in your lanyard gets you discounted admission to various local attractions across Chester County. Spend the morning exploring the Brandywine Valley’s best-kept secrets before your tour begins at 2 PM. Visit the extravagant Longwood Gardens, just voted the Best Botanical Garden in North America, or appease the wine lover that so graciously joined you for the ultimate craft beer weekend at one of seven family vineyards in the county. If you’re more of the active adventurer, go for a hike or play 9 holes at one of the areas awesome golf courses. Visit Brandywine Valley Visitor Bureau for more things to do while you’re in the area.

Saturday 2:00 PM – Guided Brewery Tour

Hop aboard the bus and visit the first four amazing local breweries you’ll see this weekend. City Brew Tours, the leading brewery tour experience in the country, will take you behind the scenes to experience them in a way you’ve never seen before. You’ll learn about the history of brewing in Pennsylvania and find out the unique inner workings of these great craft brewing operations. Each tour includes beers at every location, beer-themed snack pairings, and round trip transportation from the location you select during checkout. Locations vary by departure point. All departure points will visit 4 separate Chester County breweries each day, no need to worry about visiting the same places twice!

Saturday Night – VIP Passes Only Exclusive Bottle Share Event w/ Founder’s Talk

This can’t miss event is dedicated to the aficionados who just cannot get enough local beer. Mix and mingle with your favorite local brewers as we expand our geography and indulge in beers brought from the hometowns of your fellow VIP craft beer weekend attendees. It’s a bottle share so make sure to bring a few bottles or cans from your favorite local brewery to share with your new friends. We’ll also have a special founder’s talk, to be announced, and hors d’oeuvres. Only VIP passholders will be allowed into this nightcap event.

Sunday 11:00 AM – Second Guided Brewery Tour

Hop back on the bus at your selected departure point as we visit another set of four breweries in a completely different area of Chester County. Continue your discovery of the history of brewing in Pennsylvania while sampling beers and venturing behind the scenes of these other current stars of the county’s brewing scene. Once again, this tour will also include beers, transportation, and beer-themed snack pairings. Yes, we know you’ll be traveling back home on Sunday and that’s why the tour will be a tab bit shorter, with visits to three, not four breweries and will start in the morning. This way you can grab lunch after your tour and hit the road! Your selected departure point will not change between Saturday and Sunday. The breweries visited each day will vary.

Hotel Specials

For the easiest way to experience all the activities of BVBrewScene Craft Beer Weekend, stay at one of our featured hotels! In addition to discounted nightly room rates, these featured hotels are the departure/meeting points for shuttles on Friday and the Brewery Tours on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Desmond Hotel Malvern Doubletree by Hilton

    1 Liberty Blvd
    Malvern, PA 19355 view location
    610-296-9800 / 800-575-1776
    Enter dates of stay and number of rooms needed. Then click on “Add Special Rate Codes” and enter “BVB”. Click the Check Rooms and Rates button. The weekend rate will then populate and appear as an option.
  • The Sheraton Great Valley

    707 East Lancaster Avenue
    Frazer, PA 19355 view location
    • Easy access to all major highways and just moments from QVC studio park, King of Prussia Mall, Longwood Gardens and many other Entertainment spots and Restaurants
    • Continue the beer and food festivities at the White Horse Lounge and Tavern, plus outdoor patio on Site
  • The Hilton Garden Inn, Kennett Square

    815 East Baltimore Pike
    Kennett Square, PA 19348 view location
    SPECIAL WEEKEND PACKAGES (Includes Discounted VIP Passes) Discounted Room Rate: Enter the Promo Code BSE when searching April 24-26, 2020 event weekend rates
  • The Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center – West Chester

    943 South High Street
    West Chester, PA, 19382 view location
Do it Right.
Stay the Night
Accommodations are available throughout the Chester County region, so it only seems fitting to raise another glass and leave the car keys behind.
The fruits of local wineries’ labor. Switch lanes and take a trip on the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail for a taste of something different.
View Our Wineries
The bountiful blooms of Longwood Gardens. Sip and savor the grandeur and beauty of the displays and Main Fountains in their Victory Brewing Beer Garden all year-round.
View Our Gardens
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