Kennywood applies for beer permit

Posted Friday, April 13, 2012 9:20 AM | Contributed by Jeff

If Kennywood begins to sell beer, the West Mifflin amusement park will maintain the family-friendly reputation that it established more than a century ago, a spokesman said. Founded in 1898, Kennywood has never sold beer regularly, except during two weekends in September during Oktoberfest-themed events. That could change by the end of June if the park gets approval from the state Liquor Control Board to begin selling beer throughout the summer season.

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Friday, April 13, 2012 9:30 AM
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Friday, April 13, 2012 10:01 AM
Vater's avatar

Wow...kpjb, how will you deal with all the unruly drunks overtaking the park? Or will you be joining them?

Friday, April 13, 2012 11:02 AM

Bout time!!!! Hey Holiday World? You are next,,,,,,,,,,

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Friday, April 13, 2012 11:31 AM

Biergarten + Kennywood

Do they sell season passes yet? I think I'll need one.


Friday, April 13, 2012 11:37 AM
WildStangAlex's avatar

Season Beer Passes! Similar to the new Six Flags dining pass... 2 Beers each entry to the park! Count me in. (If only...)

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Friday, April 13, 2012 2:26 PM

Dear Kennywood,

Kennywood-themed, traditional ceramic beer steins. I would easily drop $100 on one. Just saying. Make it happen.


- Bill


Friday, April 13, 2012 3:49 PM
Jeff's avatar

It always seems to be 90 degrees when I visit, and having a beer with my Potato Patch fries could be the best thing ever. I approve.

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Friday, April 13, 2012 4:32 PM
kpjb's avatar

The beer garden will be across from the Aero and closed in so you can't take beer out, so make sure you get your fries first.


Friday, April 13, 2012 5:11 PM
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Does this mean I can still gen in free with a Pliny donation? :)

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Saturday, April 14, 2012 4:20 AM
obxKevin's avatar

Wow, the locals aren't happy.

Read some of the comments...

Didn't we hear the same stupid rants about another park not so long ago? Maybe in Texas?

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Saturday, April 14, 2012 7:09 AM

I,ll bet most of those commentors own a gun, and do not properly store them.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012 1:49 PM

I'm guessing that if this works well, the next step is limited service to catered picnics?

No objections from me, and I mostly don't drink. I just hope they are more selective with their choice of beer than they were with their choice of soft drink... :)

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Saturday, April 14, 2012 3:01 PM
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One of my favorite BeastBuzz memories was from the year we had a keg. It felt more like a family-friendly wedding reception than a coaster event.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:58 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar

I rarely buy beer at amusement parks but a nice cold Yuengling Lager with my Patch fries sounds pretty awesome.

I can only assume it will be Yuengling. ;)


Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Sunday, April 15, 2012 7:03 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:27 PM

What, no Penn Pilsner?

Monday, April 16, 2012 11:22 AM
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Why is the selling of beer often thrust against the "family-friendly" image, as if the two don't go together? If anything, selling beer makes your park more family-friendly.

Monday, April 16, 2012 11:28 AM

That is definitely true if the family at issue is your in-laws.

Monday, April 16, 2012 11:39 AM

Drinking beer makes people more likely to start families.

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Monday, April 16, 2012 2:21 PM

^ whether they want to or not

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