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Beer & Cider Fest

Author // Devon

Some beer fests won't have cider...this is NOT one of them.

"The times they are a-changin'!" We started our first beer fest back in 2012 with one cidery. Since then, cider has exploded and we've led the way for beer fests in Boston, including it in some of the city's finest. Well, we think it's time cider got a bit higher billing. Introducing Drink Craft Beer's first annual Beer & Cider Fest! 15 New England craft breweries, 10 New England cideries - 25 in total!

***TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 10am EDT ON TUESDAY, JULY 21st.***

Find out why Drink Craft Beer was awarded Boston magazine's Best of Boston® 2014 - Best Booze Fest!

Drink Craft Beer's Beer & Cider Fest 2015 - Boston



Please Note:

  • There are no refunds OR exchanges.
  • All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID. Nobody will be allowed into the building who is under 21 or who doesn't have a valid ID.
  • Tickets will be emailed by Eventbrite. You must bring this ticket to the event where it will be scanned.
  • Names on the ticket do not have to match your ID.
  • We give no entry guarantee if you buy your ticket from a reseller.
  • Brewers, cider makers, and beers/ciders subject to change.

Drink Craft Beer's Beer & Cider Fest
October 16th & 17th

Space 57 - The Revere Hotel - 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA
Session 1 - Friday, October 16th: 6-9:30pm
Session 2 - Saturday, October 17th: 1-4:30pm
Session 3 - Saturday, October 17th: 6-9:30pm

***TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 10am EDT ON TUESDAY, JULY 21st.***

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Why Join Us At Drink Craft Beer's Beer & Cider Fest?

Beer & Cider Fest focuses on New England-made beers and ciders featuring fall and winter seasonal ingredients. By attending, you'll be able to sample 90+ seasonal focused beers and ciders from 25 of New England's best craft breweries and cideries! With 10 cideries and 15 brewers, this year will be our most diverse lineup ever.

How Much Does It Cost?

For only $50 you’ll get admittance to one session which includes:

  • Unlimited 2oz samples of 90+ New England craft beers & ciders
  • Biodegradable tasting cup
  • Fest Guide

What Breweries/Cideries Will be Joining?

We will have 25 New England breweries and cideries in attendance bringing 90+ craft beers and ciders. Some of our brewers include the following (NOTE: This is only a partial list. We'll continue to announce more of our brewers and beers in the coming weeks) (Brewers and beers are subject to change and availability. All pours are 2oz per MA State Law):

  • Artifact Cider (MA)
  • Bentley Brewing Co. (MA)
  • Bantam Cider (MA)
  • Downeast Cider House (MA)
  • Far From the Tree Cider (MA)
  • Headwater Cider (MA)
  • Lookout Farm Cider (MA)
  • Otter Creek Brewing Co. (VT)
  • Shacksbury Cider (VT)
  • Stormalong Cider (MA)
  • Urban Farm Fermentory (ME)

What Food Will Be Available?

More than just beer and cider, Drink Craft Beer is about great food as well. With that in mind, we want to provide you with some local and delicious food options to eat with your libations:

  • Tenoch Mexican (for purchase)
    • Boston-area expert makers of tortas and other delicious Mexican far.
  • Q's Nuts (for sampling and purchase)
    • Great, locally roasted nuts in unexpected flavor combinations.
  • Union Square Donuts (for purchase)
    • World-class donuts made in Somerville...once you see them, you'll need to have one...or two.
  • More to come...

Craft Beer and Ice Cream for Charity

Author // Jeff Wharton

***TICKETS ON SALE AT 10AM EDT ON TUESDAY, JUNE 16TH.***
***PLEASE NOTE THAT TICKETS GO FAST TO THESE EVENTS...OUR LAST EVENT LIKE THIS SOLD OUT IN 45 MINUTES.***

Summer is finally here and it's hot out! You know what's great on a hot summer day? A cold beer! Or, maybe some ice cream? How about both?!

Drink Craft Beer is partnering with Post 390 and Craft Brewers Guild to bring you Beer & Ice Cream for Charity, featuring 8 great Boston-area restaurants and 8 craft brewers. All of this to raise money for Greater Boston Food Bank and the Boys & Girls Club.

On Thursday, August 13th, 2015 from 7-9:30pm we'll be taking over the Somerville Armory in Somerville, MA, hosting:

  • 8 great Boston-area restaurants providing ice cream or an ice cream dish to complement a beer:
    • Craig Williams - Post 390 - Boston
    • Brian Mercury - Harvest - Cambridge
    • Meghan Thompson - Townsman - Boston
    • Kate Holowchik - Yvonne's - Boston
    • Susie Parish - Batch Ice Cream - Boston
    • Kristen Rummel - Honeycomb Creamery - Somerville
    • Picco - Boston
  • 8 craft brewers, each providing a great beer to pair with the ice cream dishes
    • Cambridge Brewing Co. (MA)
    • Cape Ann Brewing Co. (MA)
    • Downeast Cider House (MA)
    • Ipswich Ale Brewery (MA)
    • Left Hand Brewing Co. (CO)
    • Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project (MA)
    • Smuttynose Brewing Co. (NH)
    • Wachusett Brewing Co. (MA)



For just $30, you'll get:
  • Unlimited 2oz samples of 8 craft beers
  • Sample each ice cream dish from 8 local chefs made to compliment the beers
  • Meet the crew from several of your favorite breweries and local restaurants
  • A chance to provide meals to local families in need and help young people realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens
  • All profits from this event are going straight to the charities...nobody is making money on this, aside from Greater Boston Food Bank and Boys & Girls Club.


Cheers,
Devon and Jeff
Co-Founders of Drink Craft Beer

Special thanks to our partners: Post 390 and Craig Williams for lining up all the chefs; Craft Brewers Guild for providing funding for the venue and event costs, and the restaurants for donating all of the food.


Tickets are limited to 330 so be sure to get yours fast! This event will sell out.

Cheers,
Devon and Jeff
Co-Founders of Drink Craft Beer


Boston Beer and BBQ Fest

Author // Devon

Summer in Boston is a great time. And, if there's one food that we think of during this season, it's BBQ. Meat lovingly slow smoked for hours, while drinking a few craft beers...and then enjoyed with a few more. Yep, that sounds like heaven to us! Not everyone has the time or skill to smoke their own BBQ, though, so we've taken care of that part for you. Join us for the Boston Beer & BBQ Fest and you can start right at the enjoyment step! 20 New England craft brewers and cideries along with 4 local BBQ joints. How can this be anything but great?!

Find out why Drink Craft Beer was awarded Boston magazine's Best of Boston® 2014 - Best Booze Fest!

PLEASE NOTE: This fest is at the Somerville Armory at 191 Highland Ave in Somerville, MA, accessible from the Porter Sq. or Davis Sq. Red Line T stops, or the MBTA bus. It is NOT at Space 57. Due to the venue, we have a much smaller capacity than normal and will only have 300 tickets available for each session. Tickets WILL GO QUICKLY!

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Tickets on sale Tuesday, March 24 at 10am EDT.

Please Note:

  • There are no refunds OR exchanges.
  • All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID. Nobody will be allowed into the building who is under 21 or who doesn't have a valid ID.
  • Tickets will be emailed by Eventbrite. You must bring this ticket to the event where it will be scanned.
  • You can transfer tickets using Eventbrite.
  • We give no entry guarantee if you buy your ticket from a reseller.

Boston Beer & BBQ Fest
June 19th and 20th

Somerville Armory 191 Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02143
Session 1 - Friday, June 19th: 6-9:30pm
Session 2 - Saturday, June 20th: 1-4:30pm
Session 3 - Saturday, June 20th: 6-9:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This fest is at the Somerville Armory at 191 Highland Ave in Somerville, MA, accessible from the Porter Sq. or Davis Sq. Red Line T stops, or the MBTA bus. It is NOT at Space 57. Due to the venue, we have a much smaller capacity than normal and will only have 300 tickets available for each session. Tickets WILL GO QUICKLY!

Why Join Us At Boston Beer & BBQ Fest?

Why NOT to join us, that's really the question! It's smoked meat and local craft beer and cider. Do you really need more than that? If you do need more info, though, we can tell you that the Boston Beer & BBQ Fest focuses on New England-made craft beers and ciders as well as showcasing some of the best local BBQ joints around. By attending you'll have access to over 70 craft beers and ciders, as well as mountains of BBQ. Honestly, now tell us...what more do you need to know?!

How Much Does It Cost?

For only $50 you’ll get admittance to one session which includes:

  • Unlimited 2oz samples of 70+ New England craft beers & ciders
  • Unlimited samples from each of the local BBQ joints
  • Biodegradable tasting cup
  • Fest Guide

What BBQ Will be Joining?

We're working with local BBQ joints to get a great lineup. Right now we have the following committed:

  • Abigail's - Cambridge, MA
  • B.T.'s Smokehouse - Sturbridge, MA
  • East Coast Grill - Cambridge, MA
  • Lester's Roadside BBQ - Burlington, MA

What Food Will Be Available?

While you’ll have your fill of craft beer, cider and local bbq samples, we know you might want something a little more substantial. With that in mind, this is normally where we'd tell you the restaurants we're bringing in...but in this case, we've already got some of the best BBQ in Massachusetts joining us...why would we look any further? So they'll be selling more substantial portions, on top of sampling.

Boston Beer and Cheese Fest

Author // Devon

If you’re in the know, you realize that beer and cheese go together in ways most people wouldn’t believe…if you DON’T think that beer and cheese are a magical pairing, then the Boston Beer & Cheese Fest will be a wakeup call that you can’t miss! 20 craft beer and cider makers from New England; 8 New England creameries. 20 beer/cider & cheese pairings. Yep. Get on this!

Find out why Drink Craft Beer was awarded Boston magazine's Best of Boston® 2014 - Best Booze Fest!




Please Note:

  • There are no refunds OR exchanges.
  • All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID. Nobody will be allowed into the building who is under 21 or who doesn't have a valid ID.
  • Tickets will be emailed by Eventbrite. You must bring this ticket to the event where it will be scanned.
  • You can transfer tickets using Eventbrite.
  • We give no entry guarantee if you buy your ticket from a reseller.

Boston Beer & Cheese Fest
February 27th & 28th

Space 57 - The Revere Hotel - 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA
VIP Hoppy Hour Session - Friday, February 27th: 6-9:30pm
Session 2 - Saturday, February 28th: 1-4:30pm
Session 3 - Saturday, February 28th: 6-9:30pm

Why Join Us At Boston Beer & Cheese Fest?

It’s craft beer, cider and cheese…what more do you need to know?! If you do need more info, though, the Boston Beer & Cheese Fest focuses on New England-made craft beers, ciders and cheeses. By attending you’ll have access to over 70 craft beers and ciders, as well as tons of cheese from 8 local creameries. If that’s not enough, we’ll be pairing a beer/cider from each brewer with a cheese from each creamery…that’s 20 beer/cider and cheese pairings! If that doesn’t make your mouth water, we don’t know what else to say.

How Much Does It Cost?

For only $50 you’ll get admittance to one session which includes:

  • Unlimited 2oz samples of 70+ New England craft beers & ciders
  • Unlimited samples of cheese from 8 New England creameries
  • Biodegradable tasting cup
  • Fest Guide

VIP Session - How Much Does It Cost?

For only $60 you'll get admittance to the VIP "Hoppy Hour" Session on Friday night, which includes:
  • All of the above, plus unlimited 2oz samples of 20 super-limited hoppy New England craft beers & ciders, including casks and other delights
  • A chance to vote on the 2015 Champion of Hops...a championship belt to be awarded to the brewers of the crowd's favorite hoppy VIP beer/cider
  • The session will be limited to only 450 attendees (down from 550 for the Saturday sessions)
  • Some possible other things we're working on...totally TBD at this point still what will make it to the event

What Creameries Will be Joining?

We’re working with local cheese experts to get a great, diverse selection of local cheeses that will pair excellently with beer and cider. We have the following committed, with more to come:

  • Cabot Creamery (VT)
    • Alpine Cheddar - Creamy, subtle Swiss and Italian-style Alpine Cheddwar with a texture similar to Parmesan
    • Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar - Mellow with a well-defined, slightly crumbly body
    • White Oak Cheddar - Subtle caramel sweetness with hints of wine aging casks, sharp with a smooth, milky texture
  • The Cellars at Jasper Hill (VT)
    • Alpha Tolman - Raw cow milk Alpine-style cheese aged 8-12 months; Buttery, fruit & nut flavor that turns meaty, with notes of caramelized onion as it matures
    • Bayley Hazen Blue - Raw cow milk blue cheese; Fudge-like texture with a toasted-nut sweetness, anise spice notes, and grassy flavors
    • Moses Sleeper - Cow milk, inspired by French Brie; A bloomy rind with gooey, milky core and notes of cauliflower, creme fraiche, toasted nuts, and a bright finish
  • Cricket Creek Farm (MA)
    • Berkshire Bloom - Semi-soft bloomy rind cheese; creamy, earthy pungent layer around mild, firm center
    • Maggie's Round - Semi-firm raw cows milk with bright & fruity citrus tones and earthy rind
    • Tobasi - Raw cows milk, aged 2-4 months, dense, almost custard-like
  • Fiore di Nonno (MA) - VIP Session Only
    • Bocconcini - Bite sized mozzarella
    • L'pippenannie with fig & spiced almonds - Fresh cheese, similar to cream cheese.
    • L'pippenannie with roasted garlic, onion jam & crispy fried onions - Fresh cheese, similar to cream cheese.
  • Grafton Village Cheese (VT)
    • 5/6 Year Extra Mature Cheddar - Makes your toes curl!
    • Maple Smoked Cheddar - Smoked using maple wood chips in a cold smoke infused oven; smooth, buttery, savory
    • Vermont Leyden - 22lb Cave-Aged Wheel, paracoat rind, cow milk, Dutch Style with cumin seed & a big, buttery flavor
  • Narragansett Creamery (RI)
    • Atwells Gold - Italian-style cheese aged 10-12 months; Creamy, nutty Asiago-style cheese
    • Divine Providence - Semi-aged Gouda-style cave aged for 3-5 months; natural-rind with a nutty, smooth finish
    • Mediterranean-Style Grilling Cheese -
  • Robinson Farm (MA)
    • Arpeggio - Raw cow milk; Bloomy rind with a strong aroma, beautiful finish & soft, spreadable texture
    • A Barndance - Raw cow milk; Hard Alpine-style cheese, fruity and nutty
    • Tekenink Tomme - Raw cow milk; Rustic, pungent, slightly saline and creamy, their sharpest cheese
  • Vermont Creamery (VT)
    • Bonne Bouche - Ash-ripened goat cheese; a yeasty rind with a sharp, creamy interior
    • Coupole - Aged goat cheese; Dense with a fresh, milk taste with a strong ripened rind and delicate interior
    • Cremont - Aged goat and cow cheese; a nutty taste with a creamy texture and smooth interior

What Food Will Be Available?

While you’ll have your fill of craft beer, cider and local cheese, we know you might want something a little more substantial. With that in mind, we want to provide you with some local and delicious food options to eat:

  • Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
    • Boston’s own…you can’t do a cheese fest without grilled cheese, right?!
  • KO Pies
    • Aussie-style pies from South and East Boston. Don’t worry about figuring it out, just get some.