Brandywine Valley’s brewers are popping up this summer at a variety of fabulous locations. If you want to sip local brews while enjoying the beautiful summer weather Chester County has to offer, then this guide is for you!
Stunning ChesLen Preserve partners with East Branch Brewing Company for Pints on the Preserve in the Lenfest Center Pavilion. Enjoy refreshing brews with breath-taking views on May 13, June 10, and July 8. Bring a blanket and picnic to pair with delightful brews; grab a brew and hike along the sprawling 14 miles of trails; or just relax with friends on the back deck or covered pavilion at the Lenfest Center.
ChesLen Preserve Pints on the Preserve
Local favorite Levante Brewing pours outdoors at two locales on summer weekends:
*Highland Orchards beginning May 27; picnic tables adorned with umbrellas line the orchard grounds. Concessions are available from local vendors and at the Highland Orchards country store.
*And at Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds starting June 2 – enjoy a Levante brew while gazing over the rolling hills of Chester County. Local fare from a several food trucks will be available as well.
Levante Brewing at Ludwigs
Historic Sugartown hosts three Pop Up Summer Biergartens – June 15, July 27, and August 24. With brews by Locust Lane Craft Brewery and wines by Chaddsford Winery there is something for every taste. Food trucks will be cooking up delicious fare and music will fill the air – all in a historic setting sure to delight.
Historic Sugartown’s Pop Up Summer Biergarten
Longwood Gardens celebrates Festive Fridays on select Friday evenings May through October. On Friday, July 14 Longwood Gardens’ new Festive Friday theme It’s a Philly Thing shows love for the City of Brotherly Love. Talk with Senior Manager of Education and Training for Victory Brewing Company, Max Finnance – one of only 22 Master Cicerones in the world – in Longwood’s Beer Garden. Victory Brewery creates brews with ingredients from Longwood Gardens and this season enjoy Black Raspberry Wheat Ale. Top off the perfect outdoor evening with the Illuminated Fountain Performance, To Philly, With Love, the show begins at 9:15p.m. at the Main Fountain Garden.
Book a package at participating accommodations that include untimed tickets to Longwood Gardens and a reusable Welcome Bag filled with offers and surprises.
Beer Garden at Longwood Gardens
Nemours Estate is a 77- room mansion surrounded by formal gardens. It is furnished with fine antiques, famous works of art, beautiful tapestries, and other treasures. The grounds surrounding the mansion extend for one third of a mile along the main vista from the house and are among the finest examples of French-style gardens in the United States. Nemours’ Summer Third Thursdays offer live music in the spectacular gardens with beer, wine, food trucks – all with half-price admission!
Chester County is a beer lover’s paradise, and with the warm weather, there’s no better time to enjoy a cold one in the sun. Plan a visit, raise a glass and let’s have a Chester County Cheers!