For nine days in April, it's all about the brew. The region's craft brewing community comes together to toast the 2nd Annual Harrisburg Beer Week April 21-29. Craft brewing in the Hershey Harrisburg Region has long had a name for itself on the strength and success of Tröegs Brewing Company and Appalachian Brewing Company (ABC). But in recent years a new generation of craft brewing has exploded onto the scene, creating a vibrant (and flavorful) landscape for craft beer lovers to explore. The week is filled with scores of events from happy hours to seminars. 

One of the coolest things about the craft beer community is the sense of family and support among its brewers. For the third year in a row, Appalachian Brewing Company, Tröegs Independent Brewing Company, and Pizza Boy Brewing Company will present the 717 Collab. The inaugural 2015 version was a hit, and we're sure craft beer lovers will be scrambling for this year's installment a pilsner featuring lime zest and basil flavors.

The 717 isn't the only collab this year. Zeroday Brewing Company, Molly Pitcher Brewing Company, and Tattered Flag Brewery have stepped up to the plate with Marketing Gimmick. Don't let the name fool you, there are no gimmicks in this finely crafted, hoppy saison.

Along with the new events created for Beer Week, an old favorite returns as well. 40 Pennsylvania Breweries. 40 PA Preferred food producers. One ticket gives you access to the entire slate of tastings and food pairings during PA Flavor at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center set for Saturday, April 22. 

Anytime is a good time to visit us and relax with good friends and a good brew. But if you love craft beer, Harrisburg Beer Week will have that extra "buzz" of excitement plus the educational spotlight that really add to the trip. And it's all for a great cause. Harrisburg Beer Week benefits Harrisburg River Rescue.

Here's a sampling of some of the local breweries and restaurants participating in Harrisburg Beer Week, along with many other regional establishments.

Appalachian Brewing Company
Lancaster Brewing Company
The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey
Troegs Brewing Company
Zeroday Brewing Company
The Millworks
Boneshire Brew Works
Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works
Hershey Biergarten
Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
The Vegetable Hunter
Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar
Midtown Cinema
City House Bed and Breakfast
Boro Bar & Grille Riverview
Broad Street Market
Penn Hotel Sports & Raw Bar
Harvest Seasonal Grill
Capital Gastropub
Greystone Public House
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
Water Golf on City Island
Pride of the Susquehanna

Don't miss these awesome #HBGBeerWeek events. Mark your calendars now! And please enjoy Harrisburg Beer Week responsibly!