2019 Release Party

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.

Date & Time

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.

Carding Policy

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.

Food & Beverage Service

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.

Swashbuckler Hefeweizen Description

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.

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All ages are welcome to this family friendly event! You must be 21+ to sample, consume or purchase alcohol.

Entertainment at the Release Party

Water balloon

Children's Activities

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!

Tasting Tour

Winery & Brewery Tasting Tours

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.

Release Party Raffle

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

The event is located on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545. The 2018 Release Party is on June 16 and runs from 11AM to 4PM.
There is plenty of free parking within walking distance of the Feasting Glen. Parking attendants will direct you when you arrive on site.
Food will be served from the Faithful Fowl and will include fried chicken, BBQ and southern sides.
Swashbuckler Brewing Company beers will be available inside the Faithful Fowl, both on-draft and to-go. Please visit SwashbucklerBrewing.com to learn more about specific Swashbuckler beers.
Cars are permitted to stay parked in the lot overnight if the driver has been drinking and has found another way home. Camping is not permitted in the parking lot of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
Well behaved, leashed and curbed dogs are welcome in the courtyard area, but not inside the buildings.
Yes. This festival is family friendly!
Yes, the grounds of Mount Hope are ADA accessible. There is handicapped parking available at the Wine Shop, just ask the parking crew to direct you, then follow the directional signs that lead you to the Release Party when you arrive.
There are restrooms located in the Brewery, Winery and Wine Shop. Staff will be happy to point you in the right direction!
Items found during or after the event will be kept in the Wine Shop (717-665-7021 ext 129).

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