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Lebanon Valley Craft Brewery will welcome the public for its first-ever event at the brewpub Saturday, May 21, for a pop-up beer garden party in the brewery’s parking lot.

The brewery is located at 840 N. 7th St., Lebanon.

Restoration of the historic Lebanon Brewing Co. building began back in 2017, and the brewery began distributing its six flagship beers locally earlier this year.

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While full brewpub plans are still in the works, the brewery is now ready to welcome the public for its first official brewery event. From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, the brewery will turn its parking lot into a pop-up beer garden, featuring food, music, brewery tours, and of course – beer!

Lebanon Valley Craft Brewery brewer Mike Osborne atop the first-floor portion of the brewing system. (LebTown file photo)

Smoking Aces BBQ will be serving food from noon to 4 p.m. and David Heilman will provide live music from 1 to 5 p.m.

In addition the brewery’s six flagship beers – a Dortmunder-style lager, an American pale ale, an Irish red ale, an American-style stout, a Bavarian-style hefeweizen, and a New England-style IPA – two limited-edition mango and strawberry wheat beers will be available while supplies last. Beer will also be available to-go in six-packs and four-packs.

A limited number of brewery tours are being offered by advance registration only.

While there is plenty of parking available and attendants will be on-site to help you find an off-street spot, organizers note that you may want to bring your own lawn chair if you’re settling into a session at the pop-up event, as seating will be limited.

What should you expect if you make it out to the event? “Plan on having a great time with other great people, great food, and exceptionally great beer,” said Dave Koch, president of the brewery.

The event will be held rain or shine, and friendly (and leashed) pets are welcome.

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