Tickets on sale for Pints for Pets

The 2016 Pints for Pets Brewfest – one of the country’s largest and longest-established brewfests benefiting shelter animals – will be held on May 14 at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona.

Merry Maids Session (Session 1) will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and Servicemaster by Ryan Session (Session 2) from 6 to 9 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.

Last year’s Pints for Pets attracted more than 3,000 attendees, generating more than $90,000 for the area shelter.

With more than 90 breweries from around the world representing many excellent craft and import brews, Pints for Pets rivals the country’s top beer festivals in scope and scale.

Session 1 tickets are $40 and Session 2 tickets are $45. Tickets are now on sale.

Several local bands are on hand to provide music for everyone’s enjoyment.

The ballpark concession stands are open during the entire brewfest.

Even non-beer drinkers love the festive atmosphere and come out to socialize with friends and neighbors.

“We are adding even more breweries this year, and we have a great line-up of bands for entertainment,” said Rick Vanevenhoven, chairman of the Pints for Pets Committee.

“Our unique venue, the beautiful PNG Field, has it all. Because the brewfest is held on the mezzanine level of the ballpark, we can hold this event rain or shine. Pints for Pets enjoys great success because we strive to deliver a great experience for a great cause,” Vanevenhoven said.

“Pints for Pets is so much more than a brewfest – it is an instrument of hope to thousands of area animals,” said Becky?Felton,?director of marketing and development at CPHS.

“The life-sustaining medical and shelter care services provided by CPHS cannot possibly be recovered through adoptions, so events like Pints for Pets are vital to support the daily work performed by our dedicated staff and volunteers.”

For more information, visit pintsforpets.com or visit the event on Facebook.