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Monday, April 13, 2009

Sly Fox 8th Annual Bock Festival and Goat Race To Be Held on May 3rd

From the Sly Fox Brewery mailing list:

Our annual Bock Festival & Goat Race will be held in Phoenixville on Sunday, May 3, rain or shine, at Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery in Pikeland Village Square just as it has been since 2002 (two were held previously at a since closed brewpub, making this the 10th in the series). The gates open at 11am and the races begin at 2pm.

The day-long event draws fans from states as far away as North Carolina (over 2,000 attendees last year) to enjoy German food and music and what may be the most extensive lineup of bock beers poured at any brewpub in the nation on a single day: Slacker Bock, Helles Bock, Instigator Doppelbock, two Eisbocks (Slacker and Instigator this year) and, of course, Maibock.

Maibock is what the race is all about. The winning goat will be honored by having the 2009 Maibock named after ?the goat owner gets a $75 gift card good at both Sly Fox locations?and the newly-named beer will be tapped for the first time at the end of the final heat. Last year?s winner, Jasper, won out over the largest field ever, 42 goats, beating perennial contender Entrekin in a two-goat run-off after the pair finished in a dead heat in the four-goat championship race.


With regards to parking:
There will be extremely limited parking onsite for the Bock Fest and most of that will be taken up by those who have goats registered for the competition. Township policemen will be stationed at the Pikeland Village Square entrance to limit access.

As was the case in 2008, parking will be available in the adjacent STS Tire & Auto Center lot until it fills up, but that will happen early based on previous experience.

The primary parking area will be at the Kimberton Fairgrounds roughly a mile and half south on Rt. 113. There will be a free shuttle to and from Pikeland Village Square throughout the day until 6pm.

Please be aware that cars parked in the shopping centers across the road from Pikeland Village Square will be subject to towing by the township and police will be on hand to enforce parking regulations. Please help us be fair to our neighbors and spare yourselves any problems by not attempting to use those lots.


For more info, visit the Sly Fox website.

3 comments:

VC said...

Cannot wait!!! This is one of the best events in Phoenixville area.

Would love for them to able to race the goats right down the middle of Bridge Street.

Anonymous said...

Great idea!

Anonymous said...

That would be a sight to see