Info and tickets at www.deercreekmalt.eventbrite.com
Bantlers, Brews & Barley
Come join us on May 30, 2015, as part of Philly Beer Week, for a day of farming and malting as we invite you to learn what it takes to make a truly local beer.
We'll be taking small groups on guided tours around the farm by tractor and wagon to view our malting barley test plots and explore the first commercial malting operation in PA since prohibition!
In addition, several of your favorite local breweries will be on site offering free samples of beer made with our handcrafted local artisan malts.
Here’s what will be going down:
1) Picnic Area: Guests will depart and return from the guided tour at this location based on ticket time, transported by tractor and wagon around the farm. There will be a food truck, picnic tables, and several kid friendly activities, including a farm animal observatory and bouncy house! Ticket holders are encouraged to hang out and relax in this area throughout the event while not on a tour. Fresh Truck Bistro will be have handheld gastro-pub fare available for purchase.
Pouring: Free Will, Vault, Lancaster, Dabbler
2) Barley Trial Plots: Penn State professor of Agronomy Greg Roth will be explaining the challenges of growing high quality malting barley in PA and how we are working together to select better suited varieties and targeting malting specifications that are important for craft beer.
3) Malthouse: Deer Creek co-founder and Chief Maltster Mark Brault will be explaining the malting process and how Deer Creek makes traditionally floor-germinated artisan malts while guiding a tour through our converted 150 year old barn.
Deer Creek Malthouse is a farm environment, and we cannot easily accommodate wheelchairs. Also, we suggest not wearing nice shoes. Children are invited to attend with adult supervision. Children under 12 years old are admitted freely without ticket. Beer will only be provided to ticketholders age 21 and older, ID required.
Please buy tickets for the time you would like to tour. We advise arriving about 20 minutes early to park and make sure you have everything ready for the tour. We expect this event to sell out so please show up on time! We will be picking up groups at the time indicated on your ticket - plan to spend an hour touring the trial plots and malthouse, plus some time at the picnic area afterwards for the food and family fun.
Can I just walk my own pace between the three event areas?
No, you must ride with us between the picnic, trial plot, and malthouse areas. There are streets with fast traffic, electric fences, dangerous terrain, fire-breathing dragons, and many other things on the farm which we consider dangerous between the touring areas. To keep everyone safe you must ride with us on the wagon or stay in the designated areas on foot. No exceptions.
Once I get on the wagon, can I decide to leave and cut out early?
No. Returning to the parking area on your own is also dangerous. Remember the dragons?? Feel free to take selfies or surf the web on your phone, but you'll need to wait for us to go back to your car.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No! All ages are welcome but in order to participate in the free beer tasting guests must have a valid state-issued ID and must be 21 years of age or older. The breweries pouring beer will not serve anyone without a wristband.
What beers will be there?
Deer Creek Malthouse is not a brewery, but we have some great customers who are! Free Will, Troegs, Victory, Vault, Lancaster and Dabbler will each have a special beer at the event made with our malt. As they decide what beer it will be, the event page will be updated.
I can't go, can I have a private tour later?
Deer Creek Malthouse is not open to the public, and we don't do public tours. Depending how the event goes, we may do something similar in the fall. Stay tuned!
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
We have a parking lot where you can park at the event.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, but ID requirements and age restrictions on beer tasting remain the same for any attendee.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope, we are a paperless malthouse. Feel free to bring a printed ticket, but electronic proof of purchase is perfectly acceptable.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, assuming you aren't trying to use the same ticket twice and the person in attendance meets the age and ID requirements. Violators will be politely asked to leave and forfeit all the fun. The free beer samples too!
I've looked everywhere and I don't understand - what is a "Bantlers"?
The Bantlers is the Deer Creek Malthouse logo - the combination of Barley and Antlers. Can you see it now? Our friend Lindsay "Mother of Bantlers" designed them for us.