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5th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

Sustainable Business Network of MA

Friday, June 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

5th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Session I (June 10, 6:30-9:30pm) Jun 11, 2016 $48.00 $1.95
Session II (June 11, 3-6:00pm) Jun 11, 2016 $48.00 $1.95
Session III (June 11, 7-10:00pm) Jun 11, 2016 $48.00 $1.95
Date Night! (Tickets for 2) Session I - Friday, June 10, 6:30-9:30pm   more info Jun 11, 2016 $89.00 $2.77
Date Night! (Tickets for 2) Session II - Saturday, June 11, 3-6:00pm   more info Jun 11, 2016 $89.00 $2.77
Date Night! (Tickets for 2) Session III - Saturday, June 11, 7-10:00pm   more info Jun 11, 2016 $89.00 $2.77

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Calling for local craft brew and homebrew fans, brew hobbyists, foodies, localvores, young entrepreneurs, and the curious minded!

5th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest with a special Beer on Cask Tasting on Friday Night!

3 Sessions
Friday, June 10, 2016, 6:30 - 9:30pm plus Cask-conditioned beers from selective brewers
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 3:00 - 6:00pm
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7:00 - 10:00pm


What is Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest?

Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is an annual tasting fundraiser presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) that highlights and promotes local brewers of beer, newly established breweries, cider & mead, artisan beverage makers, and local food vendors.

Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is a unique event that not only showcases local beverage producers, but also showcases local brews incorporating local ingredients. SBN's definition of local starts in Massachusetts and encompasses all of New England. Hyper-Local means local producers (from New England) making products with ingredients from New England. Examples in the past have included brews made with local hops, apples, cranberries, grapes and even local oysters. While having unlimited 2oz tastings from local brewers, you can also sample and purchase delicious local food from local vendors for $6 or less.

What makes Friday night special?
Join us on Friday night for Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest with a special Beer on Cask Tasting “conditioned” by Randy Baril, Head Cellarman of NERAX (the New England Real Ale eXhibition). Try unfiltered and unpasteurized beer with no nitrogen or carbon dioxide added! Compare with the commercial version and tell us which one you love. The Showcase, also featuring a Small Batches Jamboree, will open dialogues between craft brewers, brew fans, and the curious-minded to experiment and learn what is available in the New England region for making their products. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn more about making small batches and homebrewing. Additionally, attendees will get the chance to interact with other aspiring brewers, hear from experts, and taste a selection of the brews that will be showcased during the Saturday Sessions.

What is cask-conditioned beer?

Cask-conditioned beer is unfiltered and unpasteurised beer which is conditioned (including secondary fermentation) and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. [1] Cask-conditioned beer served at Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest will be brewed by selected participating local breweries, who will also bring store bought versions to sample at the event. 

SBN Boston Local Food Program
This event is a celebration of local craft brews in conjunction with SBN's Boston Local Food Programs. The goal of SBN’s Boston Local Food Program is to transform the local food system by raising awareness about the abundance of wonderful locally grown and produced products in Massachusetts and New England and by encouraging individual consumers, food and beverage producers, and vendors to think local first. Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest presents a great opportunity to build the bridge between local producers and consumers of craft brews in advancing the local food system.

What's included with admission price?

  • Cask-conditioned beer from selected local brewers on Friday only
  • Small batches and special brews from selected vendors on all sessions
  • Unlimited tastings from our participating brewers, craft brewers, cideries, meaderies, artisan beverage vendors
  • Complimentary local food samples and serving sizes for sale for only $6 or less
  • Free homebrewing demos, lectures, and instructions from local homebrew clubs
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Festival Guide with listing of all vendors
  • Compostable tasting cup and untensils

Refund Policy - All ticket sales are non-refundable. Please note this is a 21+ event and all attendees must have a valid ID to enter The Armory (no exceptions). To exchange ticket, please visit: goo.gl/ROVrP.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cask_ale







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Check out our local vendors!

More coming soon.

Local Craft Brewers:

10th district

10th District Brewing

(Session 1)

IPA - 7% ABV

American Pale - 5.9% ABV



  Aeronaut Brewing Company

  (All Sessions)

  Products TBD


Bad Martha

Bad Martha Brewing Company

Products TBD


Brazo Fuerte

Brazo Fuerte

(All sessions)

Green Tea Pale Ale - local malt, organic tea - 4.3% ABV

Chocolate Coconut Brown Ale - local malt, organic cacao nibs, organic coconut -  4.2% ABV

Golden Ale with Organic Ginger - local malt - 4.4% ABV

brewmaster jack


Brewmaster Jack

 (All sessions)

Ambrewsia - IPA - 7% ABV

Stray Dog - Lager - 4.5% ABV

Total Eclipse - Rye Porter - 6% ABV



 Cambridge Brewing Co


Cambridge Brewing Company

(Sessions 2 and 3)

Flower Child - IPA-  6.5% ABV

Hefeweizen - Wheat Beer - 5.5% ABV

Remain in Light - Pilsner - 5% ABV


Down The Road

Down The Road Brewery

 (All sessions)

Products TBD



Harpoon Brewery

(All sessions)

Harpoon IPA - IPA - 5.9% ABV

Take 5 - Session IPA - 4.3% ABV

UFO White - White Ale - 4.8% ABV

UFO Big Squeeze - Shandy - 4.5% ABV

Independent Fermentations

Independent Fermentations

(Sessions 2 and 3)

Honey Tripel - Belgian-style Tripel - 9% ABV

Boat For Sale Pale Ale - American Pale Ale - 6.5% ABV

Rye and Sage Saison - Farmhouse Ale - 7% ABV

Ipswich Ale

Ipswich Ale Brewery

(Session 1)

Beer on Cask - Describtion & ABV -- TBD



Narragansett Beer

(All sessions)

Del's Shandy - Shandy - 4.7% ABV

I Am Providence - Imperial Red Ale - 8% ABV

Narragansett Lager - Lager - 5% ABV

Summertime - Citra Ale - 4.2% ABV

Peak Organic

Peak Organic Brewing Company 

(All Sessions)

Peak Summer Session - West Coast Pale Ale - 5% ABV

Peak High Note - Belgian White Ale - 4.9% ABV

Peak Crush - IPA with blood orange - 6.5% ABV

Peak Evergreen - IPA with spruce and juniper - 6.5% ABV


Rapscallion Brewery

(Sessions 2 and 3)

Blonde - Belgian Ale - 7% ABV

Rye IPA - IPA - 6% ABV



Samuel Adams

(All Sessions)

Samuel Adams Black Harbor Stout - 11% ABV

Samuel Adams Blueberry Ale - 5.5% ABV

Spiked Seltzer

Spiked Seltzer

(Sessions 2 and 3)

West Indies Lime - Alcoholic Seltzer - 6% ABV

Valencia Orange - Alcoholic Seltzer - 6% ABV

Indian River Grapefruit - Alcoholic Seltzer - 6% ABV

Cape Cod Cranberry - Alcoholic Seltzer - 6% ABV


Local Craft Cideries and Artisan Beverages

Artifact Cider

Artifact Cider Project

(All sessions)

New World - 6% ABV

Roxbury - 6.8% ABV


Bantam Cider

(Session 1)

The American - 5.1% ABV

Wunderkind - 6% ABV

Rojo - 5.4% ABV

Champlain Orchards

Champlain Orchards

(All Sessions)

Original Hard Cider - 5% ABV

Macintosh and Maple Hard Cider - 6% ABV

Cranberry Hard Cider - 5.6% ABV

Cider Creek

Cider Creek Hard Cider

(Session 1)

Premium Farmhouse Cider - 6.9% ABV


Downeast Cider House

(All sessions)

Downeast Cranberry Blend - 5% ABV

Downeast Original Blend - 5.1% ABV

Downeast Summer Blend - 4.5% ABV

far from the tree

Far From The Tree

(Sessions 2 and 3)

Nova - Dry Hopped Cider - 8% ABV

Lei - Smoked Pineapple Jalapeno Cider - 8% ABV

Farmer Willies

Farmer Willie's 

(All sessions)

Farmer Willie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer - 4.5% ABV



Stowe Cider

 (All Sessions)

Tips Up - Semi Dry Hard Cider - 6.5% ABV

Safety Meeting - Dry Hopped Cider - 6.5% ABV

High & Dry - Super Dry Hard Cider - 6.5% ABV

Local Artisan Beverages:



 (All Sessions)

Pure maple water          


Local Food:



(All Sessions)

Master Chang's Chicken

Cheese Steak Dumplings

Beef Dumplings

Vegetable Dumplings


Steamed White Rice

qs nuts

Q's Nuts

(All sessions)

Roasted nuts in various flavors

singhs roti

Singh's Roti

(All sessions)

Curry Chicken Roti

Curry Goat Roti

Have questions about 5th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest? Contact Sustainable Business Network of MA

When & Where

The Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

Friday, June 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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