Autos & Ales
Presented & Hosted by the AACA Museum, Inc.
The 2019 Autos & Ales returns for our 10th Anniversary!
The last several years,
this event has sold out!
Tickets will be made available for sale early in 2019.
2019 Event details and breweries will be updated in early 2019 as we begin our planning for the 10th Anniversary year, so check back soon!
Autos & Ales is a popular event – Don’t miss your chance to participate in the 2019 event!
The regions’ best breweries
Best tasting wing competition
VIP Happy Hour from 6-7 PM
- Early access to all breweries from 6-7 PM. VIP ticket holders can remain through the close of the event at 10:00 PM.Don’t wait, get to get your tickets! Our VIP tickets sold out fast last year! Can’t make it to VIP Hour? Get your regular admission ticket instead!
All Content listed below relates to our 2018 Autos & Ales Event. Updates for our 2019 Event will be coming in early 2019.
The Cord & the Craft – Chiles & Chocolate Brown Ale
A chocolatey brown ale with a little heat – celebrating the power and passion of the great innovators and makers of the 1920s.
In 1929 the talented engineers of the Cord Company introduced the first American front-wheel drive, The Cord L-29, a luxury car that rivaled the Cadillac and Lincoln. Sadly, the Cord L-29 could not outrun the Great Depression.
At the same time, Prohibition was the law of the land, and the same spirit of innovation was strong in local neighborhoods. It wasn’t illegal to drink, but manufacturing, selling and transporting alcohol was prohibited. From necessity and ingenuity, the craft of home brewing took hold. The classic brown ale was a favorite brew of the era- we’re kicking it up a notch! The pioneer brewers of the 20s and 30s were the founding fathers of the craft beer movement.
The Cord & Craft will debut in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of The AACA Museum at Autos & Ales 2018. The Cord L-29 holds a special significance, as it is one of the few vehicles that the museum has owned since opening in 2003.
Cheers to the independently rebellious!
2018 Entertainment Details
Central PA’s Ultimate Party Band!
The Luv Gods are a five-piece rock band based out of Harrisburg Pennsylvania and led by Shea Quinn who made a name for himself through his work with The Sharks and Jefferey Gaines. Their high energy shows draw crowds at every venue and leave them wanting more. They play everything from the 50’s to today and routinely take requests from the audience.
Shea Quinn – guitar, bass, vocals
Len LeChene – drums, vocals
Sal Saunders – guitar, vocals
Dave Heisey – bass, guitar, vocals
Mark Showers – keys
Michael Christopher found perseverance and grit during his childhood growing up in rural Pennsylvania, and the lessons he learned along the way would be right at home in the lyrics of today’s most popular country music.
For the last decade, Michael’s focus and passion has been on music: writing, singing, and performing in clubs, amphitheaters, and festivals across the country. While headlining events across the northeast and beyond, Michael has also opened for some major country stars, including Sammy Kershaw, Lonestar, Chris Lane, Jamey Johnson, Phil Vassar, and William Michael Morgan. His guitar-heavy, rock-edged sound intertwines with invocative lyrical virtuosity and positions him with elite company in the country music scene.
In his new self-titled album, Michael worked with an exclusive group of hit songwriters and producers including Dennis D’Amico recording at Ronnie’s Place/Black River Entertainment Studios, and Grammy-Award winning engineer Jamie Tate at The Rukkus Room. The result is a twelve-song anecdote of life and love that not only displays Michael’s flexibility and ingenuity as a songwriter but also expands the boundaries of the country music genre.
Each song represents a story, a philosophy: it ventures into a new realm of country music. With songs like “Mix It Up,” “Weeknight,” and “Looks Like Rain,” Michael incorporated the traditional elements of the genre with an edgier sound, ultimately offering an album that is relevant to fans of all ages, styles, and generations.
Schedule of Events
- Doors will open at 6:00 PM for VIP Tickets -Please have your tickets and photo ID available
- VIP Exclusive AACA Museum Beer Tasting by Mount Gretna Brewery – AACA Museum 15th Anniversary Brew
- VIP Exclusive early access to all breweries
- Doors will open at 7:00 PM for Regular Ticket holders – Please have your tickets and photo ID available
- Both bands & DJ will play until 10:30 pm
- The winner of the 50/50 raffle to benefit JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) will be announced at 9:30 pm.
Note: Designated Drivers will be given access to VIP area IF those in their party have all purchased the VIP tickets.
Vendors will have the opportunity to promote and sale their products on site.
The fee to be part of show is only $75.00.
- Space within the Museum
- One 8′ table and 2 chairs. You need your own table covering
- 1 admission ticket to Autos & Ales
- Additional tickets available for purchase
- 1 Complementary sampling glass
We want our guests to have a fun and safe experience. We have options for you to enjoy the fun and be safe with specialty priced designated driver tickets, rooms available at a discount with Spring Hill Suites Hershey Near the Park, or by catching a ride with one of the transportation services in the Hershey area.
Designated Driver Tickets available for $20
Want to Stay?
Spring Hill Suites Hershey Near the Park is a great place to stay following Autos & Ales. It is only a short walk away and they are offering discount rates of $142.00 per night, plus tax – while supplies last. Use the code ANAS when booking to receive this special rate. Thank you so Spring Hill Suits Hershey Near the Park for sponsoring Autos & Ales! Links coming soon!
Limited rooms are available, so please reserve quickly.
Call 717-583-2222 to make your reservation or visit their website Mariott.com/HARSH