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Brew Fest

Ship history student, Mitchell Burrows, plans Brew Fest for Shippensburg Historical Society.

By: Amanda Trievel

SHIPPENSBURG- Ship students do more than just sit behind desks for internships. One history student, Mitchelle Burrows co-owner of the University Grille and Shippen Place hotel, has been planning the Brew Fest for the pass four months; with the help of his one advisor, Kendrick Gibbs Executive Director of the Historical Society, and recent Ship Grad. With his knowledge of breweries and passion for history he combined the two to help the Historical Society create this event. Another part of Burrows assignment for this internship was to have a presentation. He originally wanted a walking tour were historical local taverns  and bars use to be. The walk ended up being too long so instead, he will be using pictures of the pass to showcase his research. Their hopes are that some people will go around and try to find these bars for themselves and learn a piece of Shippensburg history.

The Brew Fest will take place in the backyard of the historical center on April 29, 2017. Starting at noon and going until four p.m. You will even receive a free pint glass. There are several options when purchasing your tickets though…

  • Admission and membership to the Historical Society $30
  • Admission only $25 (unlimited tastings while supplies last!)
  • If you want to tag along as the designated driver the fee is $5 (Soda’s will also be provided!)
  • Designated driver and membership $10

Yearly dues for the Historical society are $20 dollars so this event is a steal! They will have five breweries, one cidery, and one craft distillery along with food and music. Tickets are still available, but space is first come, first serve.


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