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Where It Reigns, They Pour

Penn College’s brewing and fermentation science major was again featured at Saturday’s Billtown Brewfest in Pine Square, organized by the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau and the Brickyard Restaurant & Ale House in celebration of craft beers. The second annual event offered two three-hour tastings from among an impressive range of regional brewers, and included musical entertainment on the stage outside Trade & Transit Centre II.

– Photos by Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday

All signs point to the Billtown Brewfest (and the craft beer aficionados it attracts).
All signs point to the Billtown Brewfest (and the craft beer aficionados it attracts).

Timothy L. Yarrington (right), instructor of brewing and fermentation science at Penn College, sets up a Brewfest display with student Ryan J. Hampton, of Williamsport ...
Timothy L. Yarrington (right), instructor of brewing and fermentation science at Penn College, sets up a Brewfest display with student Ryan J. Hampton, of Williamsport …

... and stops by the swag-laden Swashbuckler Brewing Co. booth to talk shop with a Manheim-based colleague.
… and stops by the swag-laden Swashbuckler Brewing Co. booth to talk shop with a Manheim-based colleague.

After a seeming eternity of rain, patrons soak up sun and suds – including the well-received creations of the New Trail Brewing Co. from the college's Newberry backyard.
After a seeming eternity of rain, patrons soak up sun and suds – including the well-received creations of the New Trail Brewing Co. from the college’s Newberry backyard.

Uniformly expressing an oft-heard Saturday sentiment is an entourage that includes Ashley R. Hilfiger (second from right), a 2010 technology management alum.
Uniformly expressing an oft-heard Saturday sentiment is an entourage that includes Ashley R. Hilfiger (second from right), a 2010 technology management alum.

Myal Soul, who will return to Pine Square for a "tent party" during this fall's Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend, were among the day's musical entertainment.
Myal Soul, who will return to Pine Square for a “tent party” during this fall’s Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend, were among the day’s musical entertainment.

The brewing process is explained in three-dimensional fashion at the college's table near the entrance ...
The brewing process is explained in three-dimensional fashion at the college’s table near the entrance …

... sharing space with the Alumni Relations Office, which provided keychain lanyards and Wildcat-embossed pint glasses for graduates of Penn College and its predecessors.
… sharing space with the Alumni Relations Office, which provided keychain lanyards and Wildcat-embossed pint glasses for graduates of Penn College and its predecessors.

Patrick Marty (left), chief of staff/assistant to the president for college relations, gets acquainted with representatives of the Lancaster Brewing Co.
Patrick Marty (left), chief of staff/assistant to the president for college relations, gets acquainted with representatives of the Lancaster Brewing Co.

Dakotah J. Hewston, of Dingmans Ferry, enrolled in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration, tastes an offering from the veteran-owned Tattered Flag Brewery in Middletown.
Dakotah J. Hewston, of Dingmans Ferry, enrolled in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration, tastes an offering from the veteran-owned Tattered Flag Brewery in Middletown.

On a sunny, sunny Saturday, tents provide shade and vendors supply ample refreshment.
On a sunny, sunny Saturday, tents provide shade and vendors supply ample refreshment.