The Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing Company has begun the countdown to R2Hop2, their first beer and music festival, on May 19, 2012.
Featuring the live music of four Anne Arundel area bands, Bond and Bentley, Pasadena, the Grilled Lincolns, and The Rovers, this event will appeal to a broad range of audiences. Children under the age of 12 will enjoy free admission and a dedicated kid’s area free of beer distribution and containing face painters, balloon artists, root beer floats, and a fire safety presentation by the Little Creek Fire Department. Likewise, a multitude of local artisans will share their crafts, such as gourmet dog biscuits, purses made out of beer six-pack carriers, and homemade soap. Throughout the day, there will be firkin tappings and special beer releases to entertain the adults. No need to worry about food either, Where Pigs Fly will be providing some of their famous pulled pork sandwiches for purchase and Fordham Bier Dawgs will also be available to hungry attendees.
Continuing the brewery’s Year of Giving Back, a portion of the R2Hop2 proceeds will, support the Dover Air Force Base’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation program. Moreover, the Dover Fraternal Order of the Police will be running a Keg Toss competition and the Shepherd Place homeless shelter will be selling root beer floats.
President and CEO of Fordham and Old Dominion, Jim Lutz, stated “We wanted to plan an event that highlighted the passions of the WHOLE community; an event that reflected the character of our brewery and the flavor of the local culture. Most of the community knows that we are living our dream of brewing great beer, making friends, having fun, and giving back. But many are not acquainted with the driving forces behind so many of our local charities and artisanship. Providing these craftsmen a venue to share their dreams, be they soap makers or sandwich makers, gives them an opportunity to be recognized for their fine workmanship.”
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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