Exton Region Chamber of Commerce

Release of local lager Husks & Hops begins the celebration of PA agriculture that will culminate in an epic Chester County food festival this fall

September 6, 2022
Written by: ercc-marketing
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A collaboration brew from Suburban Brewing Co. and Deer Creek Malthouse in
anticipation of Good Food Fest
The 2nd Annual Good Food Fest returns this fall on Sunday, November 6th from 11am-4pm at the
Kimberton Fairgrounds. This one-day event will celebrate, educate, and promote regional agriculture and
the vibrant local community of growers, producers, and makers. To kick off the celebration, event
organizer Growing Roots Partners commissioned the brewing of a special beer from Suburban Brewing
Co. and Deer Creek Malthouse to commemorate the occasion – made with 100% local ingredients, of
course. Enter: Husks & Hops – a local lager.
Husks & Hops is a light to medium body domestic lager that pours with a deep golden color and a bright
white head. There’s a sweet aroma from the blue corn along with a touch of spiciness from the Triple
Pearl hops. First taste lends a balanced sweetness that quickly fades into a bread crust malty flavor which
lingers on the taste buds. This local lager finishes dry, but with a delicious, sweet aftertaste that leaves
you wanting another sip. Best of all, this beer supports PA agriculture and is brewed with all local
This limited release beer is available beginning Thursday, September 8th, kicking off with a release party
at Suburban Restaurant & Beer Garden in Eagleview Town Center (Exton) from 6-8pm. Locavores and
beer lovers can enjoy free appetizers with purchase of the Husks & Hops beer ($5 draft for the occasion)
or Good Food Fest tickets (also $5 currently). Chef Eric Yost of Suburban will feature a special menu
highlighting local ingredients from farmers that you can find set-up just steps from their front door every
Thursday at the weekly Eagleview farmers market or at Good Food Fest on 11/6/22.
Husks & Hops will be available for purchase at Suburban Restaurant & Beer Garden in Exton, Suburban
Brewing Co. in Honey Brook, Bottle Room in Downingtown, multiple farmers markets in Philly + suburbs
via Deer Creek Malthouse, and Good Food Fest in Kimberton. Suburban Brewing Co. will also “pop-up” to
sell cans and sample the beer at Kimberton Whole Foods in Downingtown (11am-1pm) and Kimberton
(2-4pm) on Saturday, September 10th.
WHAT: Husks & Hops beer release party
WHEN: Thursday, September 8th; 6-8pm
WHERE: Suburban Restaurant & Beer Garden, 570 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341
WHO: Husks & Hops is a collaboration brew by Suburban Brewing Co. and Deer Creek Malthouse,
featuring local hops from GEMS Farm. The beer release party is hosted by Suburban Restaurant & Beer
Good Food Fest is hosted by Growing Roots Partners and made possible by premier sponsor Kimberton
Whole Foods. “We’re passionate about local food and supporting our growers and makers. Good Food
Fest is a way to celebrate, support, and build awareness around the importance of local agriculture” says
Growing Roots Partners owner, Christy Campli.
TICKETS: The 9/8 beer release party is FREE and open to the public, but registration is recommended.
Register here: https://goodfoodfest.ticketleap.com/drinklocalbeer/
Good Food Fest tickets are now on sale! Early bird pricing: tickets are $5 each if purchased before
October 6th! After 10/6 and on the day-of event, tickets are $8. Kids under 12 are FREE! Buy tickets here:
For more information about this unique and exciting event, follow us on instagram
(@goodfarmsgoodfood), facebook (Good Food Fest PA), and visit the event website


About Growing Roots Partners
Growing Roots is a Pennsylvania-based farmers market coordinator dedicated to cultivating community
through events that empower local businesses, farmers and artisans. Farmers markets are the core of
Growing Roots as the company was built on our dedication to local agriculture and local food producers.
Our job is to educate our consumers, foster the link between producer and consumer, and represent our
market participants as the unique, exceptional quality producer that they are. We are truly working
towards creating a platform to support all things local food and small business. We believe in the power of
good farms, good food, and good people. We understand the importance of educating the community,
providing nutritious food, and creating long lasting relationships and connections along the way. Growing
Roots currently manages four farmers markets, three in Chester County: Malvern, Downingtown, and
Eagleview and one in Berks County: West Reading. To learn more, visit www.growingrootspartners.com

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