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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!

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)

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:

  • Roxy's Grilled Cheese (for purchase)
    • Delicious, gourmet grilled cheese.
  • Tenoch Mexican (for purchase)
    • Boston-area expert makers of tortas and other delicious Mexican far.
  • Grillo's Pickles (for sampling)
    • Quite possible the best pickles you've ever tasted.
  • 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.

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 beers from 8 craft brewers:
    • Craig Williams - Post 390 - Boston & Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project - MA
      • Ice Cream: Caramel Peach Ice Cream Sandwich with spent grain and almond macarons
      • Beer: Field Mouse's Farewell
    • Nick Deluca - Commonwealth - Cambridge & Cambridge Brewing Co. - MA
    • Jacqueline Dole - Gracie's Ice Cream - Somerville & Cape Ann Brewing Co.  - MA
      • Ice Cream: Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp - Malted sweet cream, strawberry rhubarb jam, oat crumble
      • Beer: Sunrise Saison
    • Brian Mercury - Harvest - Cambridge & Ipswich Ale Brewery - MA
      • Ice Cream: Local Corn & Coriander Ice Cream Float with Ipswich Blueberry Shandy and Spent Grain Tuile
      • Beer: Ipswich Blueberry Shandy
    • Kristen Rummel - Honeycomb Creamery - Somerville & Smuttynose Brewing Co. - NH
      • Ice Cream: Smuttynose Baltic Porter Ice Cream with malted cherry reduction and coffee waffle cone
      • Beer: Baltic Porter
    • Kate Holowchik - Lolita - Boston & Wachusett Brewing Co.
      • Ice Cream: Buttermild Cornbread ICe Cream Push Pop with Three Textures of Corn, Maine Blueberry Compote and Lemon Basil
      • Beer: Wachusett Blueberry Ale
    • Picco - Boston & Left Hand Brewing Co. - CO
      • Ice Cream: Cow Tipper Frappe - Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Blended with Left Hand Milk Stout
      • Beer: Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
    • Meghan Thompson - Townsman - Boston & Downeast Cider House - MA
      • Ice Cream: Maple Oak Cider Townsman McFlurry with smokey maple ice cream, crunchy sea salt pretzels and peach pie filling
      • Beer: Pumpkin Cider



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!

Boston Beer & BBQ Fest Animated Logo

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.

Craft Beer & Chocolate For Charity: January 9th 2015

Author // Jeff Wharton

**Tickets on sale Tuesday, December 9th at 10am EST.**
Last Year's Event Sold Out in 3 Hours!

For the last three years Somerville's Taza Chocolate and Drink Craft Beer have paired beer and chocolate in an annual event to raise money for The Greater Boston Food Bank. Last year we had sold-out the event in 3 hours and raised over $10,000 for the charity. This year we want to beat that!

On Friday, January 9th, 2015 from 7-9:30pm Drink Craft Beer and Taza Chocolate are taking over the Somerville Armory in Somerville, MA...but we won't be alone. We'll be hosting:
  • 10 craft brewers, each providing a beer paired with a Taza Chocolate
    • To be announced soon
  • 6 local chefs to create custom bites incorporating Taza Chocolate
    • Mei Mei
    • Roxy's Grilled Cheese
    • Union Square Donuts
    • Park Cambridge
    • Highland Kitchen
    • The Salty Pig

For just $30, you'll get:

  • Unlimited 2oz samples of 10 craft beers paired with Taza Chocolates
  • Sample each bite from 6 local chefs
  • Meet the crew from several of your favorite breweries and local restaurants
  • A chance to provide meals to local families in need
  • Thanks to a generous donation from the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance, 100% of your ticket price goes directly to charity!
How Do You Get There?

Bridj will generously be providing shuttle service between Porter Square and the Somerville Armory. It will pick up every 10 minutes right outside the Porter Square T Stop at 1867 Massachusetts Avenue (the 77 Bus Stop). The shuttles will have a Bridj sign in the window.

For more information on Bridj, visit their website.

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

Special thanks to: our partner, Taza Chocolate, for providing all of the chocolate; Massachusetts Beverage Alliance for providing funding for the venue and event costs, the brewers for donating all of the beer and the restaurants for donating all of the food.