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Germantown Historic Site
Hosts First-Ever Holiday Beer Tasting Event

PHILADELPHIA, PA. November 14, 2008 – Cliveden, a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will host a special craft beer tasting event and fundraiser on December 6, 2008. The Cliveden Winter Beer Festival will showcase a special selection of seasonal and limited-edition holiday craft beers from the nation’s top craft breweries. The Festival will take place on Cliveden’s historic and picturesque grounds—the scene of the 1777 Revolutionary Battle of Germantown. Cliveden is located at 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. www.CraftBeerFestivals.Com/Cliveden.

The Cliveden Winter Beer Festival will feature more than 20 national craft brewers pouring more than 50 craft beers including their seasonal and limited-edition holiday brews. “Hosting this festival will deliver many benefits to Cliveden,” said David W. Young, Executive Director of the Cliveden National Trust. “The festival will raise funds for the preservation and community revitalization work of Cliveden in the historic Germantown neighborhood. It will also support Cliveden’s education and community programs,” said Young.

Craft brewers from around the country will join Philly’s favorite local breweries, including the newly opened Earth Bread & Brewery, to show their community spirit and support. A great lineup of special guests and speakers will educate and entertain attendees as part of the event programming. Included among the special guests and speakers will be the Cliveden Brewers Club with a special presentation on historic brewing techniques.

The Cliveden Winter Beer Festival has two ticket options. VIP Admission (1-6pm, $65, online advance purchase only) includes a special one hour private session held inside the Cliveden Carriage House, where breweries will be pouring their most coveted limited-edition brews, a ticketed lunch, free parking, access to a lecture on the history of alcohol at Cliveden, and admission to the general session. A very limited number of VIP tickets will be sold. General Admission (2-6pm, $50; $65 at the door if tickets are still available). Both VIP and General Admission tickets include a 6 oz. souvenir tasting glass with the freedom to enjoy 2 oz. samples from any exhibiting brewery. Food will be available for purchase. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each. No one under 21 is permitted and photo ID is required for entry. The event will take place outdoors, under tents, and will be held rain or shine. Event programming will be held indoors. Tickets can be purchased at www.craftbeerfestivals.com/cliveden.

Cliveden is home to seven generations of the Chew family and is a site which highlights the story of America’s continuing struggle for freedom. It offers house tours from April through December, as well as year round programming including concerts, lectures, workshops, and annual celebrations. Cliveden serves as a central resource center for Philadelphia’s historic Northwest community. Visit www.Cliveden.org for more information.

The Cliveden Winter Beer Festival is brought to you by Starfish Junction Productions and TotalBru, producers of the Philly Craft Beer Festival, voted one of the “Top Ten Beer Festivals in America” by Forbes Traveler.

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