Beer Tour of Harrisburg

Tour of the Troegs and Appalachian Brewing Companies

Appalachian Brewing Company
Had lunch at the Appalachian Brewing Company. Their Kölsch was awesome!
Tröegs Brewing Company
After lunch we went to the Tröegs Brewing Company to take the 2:30 tour.
John Trogner
John Trogner, who owns the brewery with his brother Chris, gave the tour.
John Trogner
It's a special thing to have the brewery owner conduct the tour.
Tröegs Fermenters
Nice view of some fermenters along the tour.
John Trogner
This was the first tour in years when I have heard the word 'wort' pronounced properly, rhyming with the word, 'hurt'.
Beer aging in oak  barrels
Some special batches aging in oak barrels.

Beer prices are going up

I hope this price hike by the big brewers doesn’t affect the price of microbrews!

Brace yourself: Beer prices are going up
Brewers say rising commodity costs and lower volumes are forcing them to raise its price tags.

NEW YORK ( — Beer drinkers beware: The cost of a cold one is going up.

Brewers across the globe are hiking prices to compensate for lower sales volumes and higher commodity costs.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer and maker of Budweiser, announced plans to raise prices Tuesday.

“We plan on taking price increases on a majority of volume and in a majority of markets this fall,” Anheuser-Busch InBev said in a statement. “The increase helps cover some input costs.”

The U.S.-Belgian brewer said prices will go up “across different price tiers,” including its high and low-end brands.

MillerCoors – the maker of popular beers Miller Lite, Coors Lite and Blue Moon — is also raising prices in some markets. But these hikes are part of the company’s regular fall increases and are “more in line with catching up with costs and commodity prices rather than the economic environment,” said Julian Green, director of media relations for MillerCoors.


Proposal – Trip to Lancaster Brewery

Hey, I propose a trip to Lancaster Brewery.  They have plenty of take-home growlers and sixthels.  I’ve been there myself.  Its quite an interesting place.  The building itself is quite rustic.
I want this to be a learning experience.  Can we arrange a trip and organize it before the next meeting? Anyone else interested?