R2Hop2 Beer And Music Festival

| April 7, 2012
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The Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing Company will host the inaugural R2Hop2 Beer and Music Festival, Saturday, May 19, 2012, from Noon-6pm, at the brewery located in Dover, Delaware. The festival coincides with American Craft Beer Week and will feature many of the brewery’s specialty beers, including Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain.

Over the course of the day, four live bands, Bond & Bentley, The Grilled Lincolns, Pasadena and the Rovers, will take the stage. Bond & Bentley is a high-energy six piece band recognized for their soul-stirring melodies. The Grilled Lincolns play what they like, period, and have shared the stage with the Roots. Pasadena offers smooth bass lines, emotional lyrics and intricate rhythms.  Likewise, the Rovers have taken the Celtic music scene by storm with their unorthodox rocked out traditional music.

Don’t leave the kids behind – there will be lots for them to do in the children’s coral.  This private area will feature face painters, balloon artists, an exclusive event coloring book and a local fire truck to climb on! Kids will also enjoy the brewery’s Root Beer and Ginger Ale.

President and CEO of Fordham and Old Dominion, Jim Lutz, stated “Our business motto is ‘Make friends, brew good beer and have fun.’ And we believe that the best way to share our mantra is through this beer and music festival.  It’s a great opportunity for the brewery to give back to the local community while having fun. ”

Tickets are $20 prior to the day of the event and $25 at the door. The price of the ticket includes five beer samples and a commemorative glass. Kids under six years old are free. Visit http://tickets.ramsheadlive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=566 to purchase tickets. A portion of the ticket sales will go to benefit the local fire departments and the Dover Air Force Base 436th Force Support Squadron.

The 436th Force Support Squadron (436 FSS) provides quality morale, welfare, recreation and support services for the Dover Air Force Base community.  It is dedicated to providing quality programs and activities to a total force of over 30,000 including retirees and almost 5,500 active duty and reserve service members and nearly 4,500 family members.  These programs in the realm of Airman & Family Services, Community Services and Sustainment Services are designed to enrich the lives of the airmen and their families with opportunities for adventure, travel, dining, relaxation, fun and excitement, while keeping the military community healthy and fit.

Fordham and Old Dominion have been brewing high quality beverages in Dover, Delaware since 2003.  They provide tours of the brewery (located at 1284 McD Dr., Dover, DE) and provide samples of their products, such as Scotch Ale, Oak Barrel Stout, Baltic Porter and Copperhead Ale every Wednesday at 5:00 and 6:00pm, Friday at 4:30 and 6:00pm and Saturday at 12:30 and 2:00 pm.  For more information, visit olddominion.com, fordhambrewing.com or contact Lauren Bigelow at 302.678.4810 Ext. 201.

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