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Tattered Flag’s plan for outdoor beer fest May 1 moves ahead

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 3/13/19

Middletown Borough Council during its March 5 meeting approved for advertisement action needed to allow Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works to hold its Little Little Beer festival on South Union …

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Tattered Flag’s plan for outdoor beer fest May 1 moves ahead

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Middletown Borough Council during its March 5 meeting approved for advertisement action needed to allow Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works to hold its Little Little Beer festival on South Union Street on May 1.

The action provides for a change to the borough’s open container ordinance, allowing for a waiver of the ordinance for special events such as the one planned by Tattered Flag.

The borough ordinance prohibits possession of an open container of alcohol “in or upon” a public street in Middletown.

Council could be ready to take final action at its next meeting March 19.

During the festival, 15 to 25 breweries from across Pennsylvania will give out 3-ounce samples of “low alcohol” craft beers to people 21 years of age and older who have purchased a ticket.

Tattered Flag has requested that South Union Street be closed from Emaus Street to Brown Street for the event, to take place from 5 to 8 p.m. The closure would be in effect from 4 to 9 p.m.

Barricades will separate the area where the event is being held from the public sidewalk, which will remain open. People will have to have a wristband to enter the event area.

Tattered Flag has obtained permission from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to hold the festival on the street, Tattered Flag outside events coordinator Peter Toth told council.