2021 Historic Odessa Brewfest
2021 Historic Odessa Brewfest Announcement
The Historic Odessa Foundation (HOF) and Cantwell’s Tavern present the return of the Historic Odessa Brewfest on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, from 12 to 5 p.m., on the bucolic grounds and colonial-revival gardens of the 252-year-old Wilson-Warner House.
Tickets are now on sale for the eighth annual Odessa Brewfest. VIP tickets have been sold out. All proceeds from this signature fundraising event support the preservation and education mission of the Historic Odessa Foundation, which owns and operates the Historic Houses of Odessa.
A Hoppy Day
In addition to enjoying the Odessa Brewfest’s historic setting, beer lovers will have the opportunity to sample some of the best regional and national craft beers by more than 50 brewers. The list of participating breweries will be updated through July and August and a complete list will be available closer to the festival on Sept. 11.
Along with the fine craft beers on tap, locally sourced food will be available from Cantwell’s Tavern. Artisan vendors will also be on site, and live musical entertainment will be presented on two stages. Taking the main stage will be perennial favorite, reggae evangelists Spokey Speaky; and new this year funk/blues/jazz ensemble The Bickel Brothers Band. Taking the garden stage will be acoustic jazz and blues artist Bruce Anthony, and multi-instrumentalist Bob Stretch.
History and Hops
From their earliest days at the beginning of the 17th century, avid beer makers populated European settlements along both sides of the Delaware River. Making your own beer was as important a domestic craft as hearth cooking, tending a kitchen garden or spinning yarn. As drinking water was avoided like the plague, beer was a major dietary staple in the colonies, consumed by everyone from cradle to grave. So it stands to reason that Historic Odessa (a once bustling colonial grain shipping port and vital Mid-Atlantic transportation hub of the 18th and early 19th centuries), should be the site of a craft beer festival in which today’s beer enthusiasts can step back more than 250 years to a pastoral setting befitting a celebration of grain, hops, fruits, herbs and time-honored brewing methods.
Tickets and Info
In addition to enjoying the Odessa Brewfest’s historic setting, beer lovers will have the opportunity to sample some of the best regional and national craft beers by more than 50 brewers.