Autos & Ales November 18 from 6-10 PM
Hershey, PA (October 21, 2011) Fall is here and with it comes the fun and festivities of Beer Fests. The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum is again offering a more unique approach to the traditional Beer Fest this year on November 18 from 6pm to 10pm. This event, fittingly named Autos and Ales, will feature the region’s best breweries as well as live entertainment, food vendors and more. Unlike traditional Beer fests, this event will be held indoors in our world class facility that features over 100 classic cars, buses, and motorcycles. Based on the Museum’s reputation and one of a kind events held here in the past, Autos and Ales is sure to be one of the hottest events again this fall.
A variety of the best breweries will be on hand serving ice cold beer at the Museum. Beer being sampled includes the Appalachian Brewing Company, Erie, Jack’s Hard Cider, Lancaster Brewing Company, Oskar Blues, Penn Brewery, The Raven Brewery, Samuel Adams, Troegs Independent Craft Brewery, Yuengling and more. Visitors will have the luxury of sampling this top quality beer while taking a journey through time which begins in Battery Park, New York in the 1900’s then takes you on a cross-country journey decade ending in San Francisco with vehicles from the 1970’s. Along the way enjoy the art deco era of the 1930’s in Miami, a 1940’s gas station and even a 1950’s drive-in. Our themed settings bring each decade to life. Vintage beer commercials will add to the nostalgia as they play on giant screens. Guests will get VIP treatment by being able to stroll behind the scenes and get an exclusive look at the Museum’s detail shop.
Absolutely Live and Hot Tub Limo are two excellent bands that will provide live entertainment in two different areas of the Museum along with DJ Burning Spear. This entertainment will help keep the party rolling as everyone enjoys all the Museum has to offer. A 50/50 cash raffle will take place benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and many of the evening’s activities will benefit this great organization. The first 600 tickets sold will receive a free souvenir tasting glass from our sponsor Mr.Beer.com! Fun raffle prizes will also be available including a Samuel Adams beach chair and a Yuengling portable gas grill. Multiple food vendors, including the Philly Pretzel Factory, Cocoa Beanery and Top That will be providing delicious treats for guests to enjoy along with the exquisite brews. There will also be live “Cooking with Beer” demonstrations along with celebrity beer chefs Joe Calhoun from WGAL-News 8 and RJ Harris from WHP-580 radio.
With more than 100 classic and antique vehicles on display, The AACA Museum provides an immersive environment that contributes to Autos and Ales being a more unique approach to a traditional Beer Fest. This year we’re also featuring a rare beer stein collection with some dating back as early as the 1700’s exclusively during the Autos and Ales event.
Guests of this event must be 21 years of age or older. Photo ID will be required for admission. Designated Driver admission will be available the evening of the event for $15. Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.AutosAndAles.com at a cost of $35 per ticket in advance and $40 at the door. For additional information or questions, contact Mike Patterson at 717-566-7100 ext. 105.
The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, a member of the Smithsonian Institute Affiliations Program, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1900’s – 1970’s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is one of the nation’s newest and largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. The Museum is located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $10, seniors age 61 and older $9, juniors age 4-12 $7, children age 3 and under are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.aacamuseum.org.