PINTS FOR PUPS 2017-04-14T12:24:01+00:00


Pints for Pups is the original dog and family friendly beer fest event and features delicious food, loads of beer for the tasting, and live music! But that’s not even the best part! ALL proceeds from this beer tasting event go directly to veterinary, sheltering, and adoption programs for animals in Berks and Lancaster Counties!  Where else can you have more fun drinking a beer and save a dog (or cat)? Join us on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Jim Dietrich Park in Muhlenberg!

Last year was rolling with a rockabilly theme, and this year’s lazy river theme will not disappoint!  Of course we will have 75+ brews to sample, including a Tasting Bar.  Don’t miss out on some epic musical performances, vendors and other super cool surprises!


REGISTER TODAY! Tickets can be purchased for the 2017 Pints for Pups event now on our Events & Promotions sales page. Want to hop on the beer wagon, “lazy river style”? Download the 2017 Pints for Pups Flier and mail the form to us!

Pints for Pups VIP (Very Important Pinters) – This pass gets you early admission into our exclusive VIP Hour with special beers and a chance to meet the people who brewed them! All VIPs receive a complimentary Pints for Pups Pint glass featuring art by Adrienne Trafford, a spread of scrumptious picnic-style grub, and all-you-can-drink beer! $75 per ticket, 4 PM early admission! 

Pints for Pups General Admission – A general admission pass admits one human and one friendly, leashed dog to Pints for Pups. All attendees will receive a complimentary Pints for Pups Pint glass featuring artwork by Adrienne Trafford, a delicious picnic-style buffet, and of course, loads of beer for the tasting! $40 per ticket advance purchase, $50 at the door.  5 PM admission.

Pints for Pups Designated Driver – A designated driver pass admits one human and one friendly, leashed dog to Pints for Pups. Designated Driver Pass holders enjoy non-alcoholic drinks, a commemorative pint glass featuring art by Adrienne Trafford, and a delicious picnic-style buffet! $20 per ticket, 5 PM admission unless attending with a VIP ticket holder.

Pints for Pups Junior Passes – A Junior Pints Pass is for our younger friends, ages 6 – 20, who are not permitted by law to partake in any of the beer tasting but are invited to enjoy nonalcoholic beverages and a delicious picnic style buffet. No pints glass is included with this option.  $10 per ticket, 5 PM admission unless attending with a parent VIP ticket holder.

Children 5 and Under – Youngsters are welcome to join mom and dad for free and are invited to enjoy nonalcoholic beverages and a delicious picnic style buffet.

We welcome all family members regardless of age, including leashed, well-behaved dogs to come out and take part in the festivities!


Each year, our Pints for Pups events draw more guests and more press coverage, and a each year we have bigger and better events! Our sponsors generously underwrite the cost of Pints for Pups, ensuring that all money raised from ticket sales to the public go directly to the animals and programs throughout Humane Pennsylvania. Sponsorship packages start at $150.  If you are buying VIP tickets anyway, why not take advantage of the perks and get some credit, too?  We have several sponsorship options available for personal and corporate giving that offer scaled advertising benefits as well as VIP passes to give to family, friends, coworkers and clients! Interested in sponsoring this event?  Contact Lauren Henderson, Events & Donor Relations Manager, at  Keep in mind that any sponsors who sign up in the final week before Pints may miss out on some of the sponsorship benefits!


Halles Hound
Berks Visiting Nurses Association


Here is last year’s starter list for VIPs and for General Admission: Weyerbacher’s WIT, Tarte Nouveau & Last Chance with Apricot; Saucony Creek’s Hexerei White Ale & Keg Stonefly IPA; Victory Brewing’s Tart Ten, Blackboard #3:Berliner Weiss with Elderflower & Vital IPA;  Oakbrook Brewing Company’s Summer Wheat & 1938 Special; Serenity Mobile Beverage with Mad Chef Brewing Company’s Citrus Mystic & Madfire Black IPA; The Lion Brewery’s Stegmaier Pickin Peach Ale & Lionshead Pilsner;  Small Town Brewery (through All Star) Not Your Father’s Root Beer, Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale, & Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream, and Golden Avalache’s Campfire Ale & Du Wit. And, you won’t want to miss out on Spike and Tilly’s Blue Collar Bar which will deliver some throwback beers that you might have forgotten about! Plus our friends from All Star Distributing are bringing a big assist with these awesome ales, lagers, and IPAs

Blue Moon Belgian Table Pils                Great Lakes Commordore Perry IPA                     Heavy Seas Pounder Pils                       Long Trail Green Blaze IPA

Great Lakes Turntable Pils                      Heavy Seas Crossbones Session IPA                     Lionshead                                                Long Trail Summer Ale

Peak Organic Fresh Cut                           Peak Organic IPA                                                       Sam Adams Boston Lager                       Sam Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA

Same Adams Summer Ale                       Shiner Bock                                                                 Shiner Prickly Pear                                  Shiner Ruby Red Bird

Stegmaier Pickin Peach                            Yuengling Chesterfield Ale                                       Yuengling Summer Wheat                       Woodchuck Amber

Woodchuck Gumption                              Magner’s Pear

And hey, VIP’s, we haven’t forgotten about you…here’s just a sample of what we’ve had in the past: Serenity Mobile Beverage Concepts with Mad Chef Brewing Double IPA; Weyerbacher –  20th Anniversary; Victory Brewing – Tart Ten; & Golden Avalanche – Hopberry (blueberry IPA)