Join us for the Swashbuckler Hefeweizen Release Party—Enjoy free admission, delicious food, fun and a brand new beer from Swashbuckler Brewing Company to benefit the Mastersonville Volunteer Fire Company! Meet Captain Rude the Pirate, play a variety of kid's games and activities, enjoy live music, learn about fire prevention and education, take a look inside a fire apparatus, and more! Raffles and door prizes will also be available.
The 3rd annual Release Party takes place at 11AM-4PM on June 15, 2019 in the Barn & Barrel area on Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home to the Pennslylvania Reniassance Faire and benefits the Mastersonville Volunteer Fire Company.
No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to sample or consume alcohol. Valid ID includes a state issued driver's license or state issued ID card with photo, a passport, or a United States military identification card with photo. We are unable to accept any foreign driver's license. Note that the identification cannot be expired at the time of the festival.
All Food and Beverages will be located in the Barn & Barrel area on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, between Swashbuckler Brewing Co. and Mount Hope Winery. Enjoy fried chicken, BBQ, and southern sides from the Taproom—A cash bar will also be available, serving beer, wine, cider and signature cocktails. Purchase a Swashbuckler Beer or Lancaster County Cider in the exclusive Release Party acrylic cup. You keep the cup, while partial proceeds benefit the Mastersonville Volunteer Fire Company.
Our Hefeweizen, the 2019 PA Farm Show Gold Winner, is a traditional south German-style wheat beer brewed with 45% wheat malt and 55% 2-row malted barley. But it is the special strain of yeast that gives this ale its kick. The beer is unfiltered and the Bavarian yeast strain used for fermentation produced hints of banana and clove. Just a touch of German noble hops are added to the boil for a slight hint of spicy hop character. These attributes along with a higher carbonation level, aid in the refreshing drinkability of this beer.
All ages are welcome to this family friendly event! You must be 21+ to sample, consume or purchase alcohol.
Children are invitied to visit all the activity ports to complete the tasks and receive a reward from Capt'n Rude's Treasure Chest! Activities include: Treasure Maps, Fire Apparatus Donning and Doffing Gear, Stop-Drop-Roll-Evacuation Meeting Planning, Walk the Plank, Pin the Eye Patch on the Pirate, Shark Bean Bag Toss, Captain Hook Ring Toss, and a Photo Booth!
Enjoy an educational and entertaining tour of the new Mount Hope Winery production facility and Swashbuckler Brewing Company. End the tours with samples of our hand-crafted beverages. Tours will meet in the Barn & Barrel Courtyard at the side entrance to the winery at 11AM, Noon and 1PM.
Come support the Mastersonville Volunteer Fire Company and try for your change to win one of the 18 baskets that will be available for the raffle—See below for examples from the 2018 release party! Tickets will be available day-of.
Coffee Lovers Basket
Day at the Beach Basket
Night at the Bonefire Basket
Yard Yahtzee Basket
If you have any other questions that have not been answered below, please contact our business offices at 717-665-7021, Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM or visit our formal comment, question and feedback page to submit an inquiry.