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Hops & Helicopters Happy Hour Celebrates Third Year

American Helicopter Museum's Happy Hour BrewFest in September

Join the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) on Friday, September 7, from 5 until 9 p.m., for a very hoppy happy hour. Hops & Helicopters, the museum’s third annual BrewFest assembles local breweries, distilleries, cideries, wineries and even meaderies for a fun evening of tastings, music, Haute Wheels and The Meat House food trucks and more!

Breweries like Locust Lane Craft Brewery, Root Down Brewing Company, Stable 12 Brewing Company and Tuned Up Brewery will be pouring thirst-quenching brews. Artisan Homebrew and Milford Mills Brew Club will be bringing home blends to try. Pennsylvania Distilling Company and Brandywine Branch Distilling will be serving some awesome spirits. And Dressler Estate cidery and Milltown Meads meadery will be adding their specialties.

The University of the Sciences Brewing Program, the region’s first Brewing Science Certificate that dives deep into the biology, chemistry, physics and math of creating the perfect pint of beer, will have samples of their creations. Thom’s Jerky, 20 Marchwood Shopping Center, will offer yummy treats that they manufacture and sell at their Exton store.

Admission is $30.00 in advance or $35.00 at the door, which includes museum entry as well as a souvenir sampling glass. Admission is $10.00 for designated drivers or guests under age 21. Attendees must be 21-years-old or older to consume alcohol. Proof of age is required. Contact AHMEC at 610-436-9600 or see the website at to purchase tickets or for more information.

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, located at 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, in the land of industry innovators in the Philadelphia region, is the nation’s premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. Established in 1996, the nonprofit organization collects, restores and displays rotary-wing aircraft, including over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertiplanes.

Date & Time

September 7, 2018

5:00PM - 9:00PM

More Info

Event Website


$30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door, $10.00 designated driver, $10.00 guest under age 21

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