Bourbon, Beer and Bryson II

Saturday, October 20, 2012 5:00pm

Allentown Brew Works

See below for information on last year’s event

Information for the 2012 event coming soon!

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The Bourbon Festival Returns! With all of the great Bourbons and food selections from last year’s fabulous event – plus MORE!

Once again we’ll be featuring the best bourbons, beers and bites, and of course, the best of Bryson!


  • Jim Beam
  • Jim Beam Devil’s Cut
  • Maker’s 46
  • Knob Creek
  • Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve
  • Buffalo Trace
  • Eagle Rare
  • Blanton’s
  • Jefferson’s
  • Angel’s Envy

Bourbon Beers

Specialty Bourbon Beers are once again being created exclusively for the festival from area brewers!

Allentown Brew Works – Bourbon Barrel Hop’Solutely with wild yeast.

NEW! Bethlehem Brew Works – Pumpkin Spiced Porter

Yards Brewing Company – Bourbon Aged George Washington Porter

NEW! Weyerbacher Brewing – 09′ Reserve INSANITY.

NEW! Hammersmith Brewing (Chris Bowen)

Bourbon Bites

Executive Chef Jill Oman will be offering a Southern Style Specialty Bourbon menu.

  • Pulled pork and smoked mozzarella
  • Carving station with honey Bourbon glazed ham
  • Southern catfish over collard greens & fried okra
  • Cornbread with butter and honey
  • Peach, pecan and raisin Bourbon foster with vanilla ice cream.


Distilled spirits expert Lew Bryson will be offering 2 seminars –

  • “Children of the Corn: Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey” Lew Bryson talks bourbon (and its kissin’ cousin, Tennessee Whiskey): how are they made, why they’re America’s true spirit, the difference between the two, why the barrel’s so important, and more (like why “sour mash” on the label doesn’t really mean much). When we’re done, you’ll know more about bourbon than your annoying brother-in-law does.
  • “Whiskey: the Pennsylvania Dutch spirit” Don’t let them tell you that “Scotch-Irish distillers” floated down the Ohio river and created bourbon. Most of the forefathers of bourbon were Pennsylvania Dutchmen, like Jakob Boehm, great-grandfather of Jim Beam and the scion of bourbon’s most influential family of distillers. Pennsylvania Dutch whiskey kept the army warm at Valley Forge; Bethlehem even had a town distillery. Lew Bryson sets bourbon history straight!

Lew has been a full-time writer and lecturer since 1995 and is the author of four brewery guidebooks, including Pennsylvania Breweries and New Jersey Breweries. He is the Managing Editor of Malt Advocate, the country’s foremost whisky magazine, and writes the American Whiskey Column for the magazine. His books will be available for purchase and signing at the festival.


  • $45.00 after September 15th
  • Designated Driver: $25.00

Overnight Accommodations

The event is sponsored by our partners at the Holiday Inn Center City Allentown. One block away with a special “Bourbon Weekend” rate of $89. Reservations for the Holiday Inn can be made online or by phone. The Holiday Inn does however have rooms set aside for the event, so please make reservations as soon as possible. The reduced rate Check-in will be available on both October 21st and 22nd with check-out being the 23rd. The rates will be valid as long as rooms are available, up to and including October 1st. If you wish to extend your stay outside of these dates, you will need to book a separate reservation on the Web site or contact the Holiday Inn Center City Allentown at 1 (610) 821-4212.

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  • Joe Bennett

    This was an informative and fun event last year with outstanding food and bourbon flowing!

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