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Brews in the Park

Craft Beer Festival at Kennywood!

Saturday, September 23rd - 4 to 8 p.m. (Rides 2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Brews in the Park is back! Thanks to our friends at Stratwood Catering, you can sample dozens of craft beers from breweries near and far, enjoy tunes from cover band Velveeta, and tasty treats from Kennywood and local food trucks! Arrive early to enjoy a select few of Kennywood’s most popular rides and attractions around the Lagoon! This event is only for guests age 21 and older. Must have valid identification; no minors permitted to attend.

Hurry! Buy your tickets and get $12 off the regular price. This early bird rate won’t be around for long!


Brews in the Park Ticket - $32.99 Early Bird Discount
Ticket includes tasting mug, complimentary beer samples, free hot dogs, and access to the Before the Brews bonus ride time from 2 – 4 p.m. Act now!

Brews/Phantom Fright Nights Combo Ticket - $47.99 Early Bird Discount
Enjoy everything Brews in the Park has to offer and get a bonus ticket for Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights for only $15 more!


Brews in the Park tickets are available via advance online purchase only. Walk-up tickets will not be available for sale for this event.

  • Breweries
  • Beer List
  • Food & Fun
  • FAQ

More to be added soon!

Participating Breweries subject to change

More to be added soon!



10 Barrel


21st Amendment

Blah Blah Blah Double IPA, Brew Free or Die Blood Orange IPA


Harvest Peach Lager, Purple Haze


Blackberry Daze IPA, Steam Lager

Angry Orchard

Crisp Apple, Easy Apple


Blueberry Cobbler, Vanilla Java Porter



Ballast Point

Mango Even Keel, Unfiltered Sculpin, Wahoo White

Blue Moon

Belgian White, Mango, Pumpkin


Tank 7, Tough Kitty Milk Stout


Nitro Vanilla Porter, Agave Wheat


Lager, Sorachi Ace

Bud Light

Pomegranate Rita

Church Brew Works

Oktoberfest, Thunderhop IPA



Deschutes Brewery

Black Butte, Fresh Squeezed IPA

Devil’s Backbone

Eight Point IPA, Vienna Lager

Dogfish Head

Punkin, Saison du Buff


Morgazm, Sweet Baby Jesus

East End

Big Hop, Coffee Vanilla Porter


Spacedust IPA, Immortal IPA

Erie Brewing Company

Final Destination, Railbender

Flying Dog

Fear Pumpkin Ale, Snake Dog IPA

Golden Road

Wolf Pup


IPA, UFO White

Innis & Gunn

Original, Rum Aged


Apricot Wheat, Flower Power

New Belgium

Belgian White, Fat Tire, Pilsner

North Coast

Brother Theo, Old Rasputin

Penn Brewery

Kaiser Pilsner, Octoberfest

Sam Adams

Harvest Hefe, Octoberfest


Light Blonde, Ruby Red

Shock Top

Belgian White, Sunset Orange

Smalltown Brewery

Not Your Father’s Mountain Ale, Not Your Father’s Root Beer


Spiked Seltzer Cranberry, Spiked Seltzer Watermelon


420, Triple Trail

Traveler Beer Company


Truly Spiked & Sparkling

Truly Colima Lime, Truly Grapefruit

Beers & Breweries subject to change



Before the Brews

Before we begin pouring and tasting the craft beers, come out to Kennywood for some exclusive ride time! Brews in the Park guests can enter Kennywood beginning at 2 p.m. to ride some of the park’s most iconic rides. Rides will be open from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Rides will not be open while alcohol is being served. Before the Brews is included in the price of your Brews in the Park ticket.Ride lineup subject to change.

Before the Brews Ride Lineup:

  •       • Jack Rabbit
  •       • Thunderbolt
  •       • Sky Rocket
  •       • Aero 360
  •       • Merry Go Round

Food Offerings

Kennywood’s signature foods will be available to snack on during Brews in the Park! Yep, Potato Patch’s fresh cut fries, corn dogs, funnel cakes, cheese steaks and more! Not only that, several food trucks will set up shop within the park, serving up some of Pittsburgh’s favorite portable treats. Food offerings subject to change

Participating Food Trucks:

  •       To Be Announced


 It’s not a party without some great musical acts! During Brews in the Park, the famed ‘80s cover band out of State College, PA, Velveeta, will rock the park. They’ll be joined by local deejays and radio stations!

What do I get for my ticket?
A ticket for Brews in the Park gets you access to this first-of-its-kind event: a craft beer festival on the grounds of Kennywood Park! Included in the cost of your ticket are: complimentary beer servings, a miniature tasting mug + lanyard for tastings, free hot dogs (other food will be available for purchase), live entertainment includings deejays and popular 80s cover band Velveeta. A ticket for Brews in the Park also includes pre-tasting access to Kennywood from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. for some extra ride time on some of Kennywood’s most iconic rides!

How much do tickets cost?
Tickets for Brews in the Park are $32.99.

Are designated driver tickets available?
Yes, designated driver tickets are available for purchase for $19.99, plus a $1 local amusement tax and online processing fee.

Will rides be open?
A select number of rides will be open from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., before beer pourings begin. The available rides will be: Jack Rabbit, Racer, Thunderbolt, Sky Rocket, Aero 360 and the Merry Go Round. The Lost Kennywood section of the park will not be open. Ride lineup subject to change.

Can I bring my kids?
All guests must be at least 21 years of age and present valid identification (along with an admission ticket) to attend Brews in the Park. Patrons under the age of 21 or without valid ID will be denied admission to the park.

Can I bring my kids just for the coaster-riding portion of the event from 2 – 4?
No, the entire Brews in the Park event, running from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., is only for those ages 21 and older.

What if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event! If necessary, we will relocate food, beer and entertainment to the covered pavilions areas to keep everyone dry.

What beers will be available?
We are projecting more than 100 different beers to be served during Brews in the Park, of all different types and regions – locals, domestics, imports, IPAs, stouts, ales and more! Check back to this page regularly as we will post more and more selections as the event nears! Brewery & Beer Lineups subject to change.

Will there be food?
Yes! In addition to the complimentary hot dogs, Kennywood signature items such as Potato Patch fries, Corn Dogs and Funnel Cakes will be available. Plus, local food trucks will set up shop inside the park to provide extra-special (and extra-tasty!) treats.

Why isn’t (insert brewery/beer here) available?
We are working with Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company in selecting and stocking the majority of the Brews in the Park selections. We have also reached out to numerous smaller, local breweries that handle their own distribution to ask them to participate!

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