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Hyper-Local Craft Brew Tasting at the Armory
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 11:20 AM to 11:25 AM (EST)
Calling all foodies, artisan craft food devotees, craft brew fans, localvores, brew hobbyists, nano-brewers, micro-brewers and the curious-minded.
Join us for our third Local Craft Brew event and first event highlighting the pairing local brews with local ingredients. Come learn, explore, socialize, and network with more than 30 brewers and local food artisans and enjoy 3 hours of tastings of local craft beer, wine, cider, and mead. While you celebrate local brews, you can savor live music by local musicians at this lovefest of all things good and local.
Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest will showcase local craft brewers and highlight, celebrate and local promote brews made with locally sourced ingredients, including hops, barley, wheat, fruit and many other local items used for flavoring–herbs, teas, coffees, chocolates, honey and more. During this event, you will also have a chance to talk with our local brewers and purchase local wine, directly from our local vintners.
Bottled Wine will be available for sale from local Vintners.
Food will be on sale by local vendors for $5.00 or less.
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Confirmed Vendors as of May 30, 2012:
Blue Hills Brewery
Cambridge Brewing Company
Cape Ann Brewing Company
High & Mighty Beer Company
Idle Hands Craft Ales LLC
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Jack's Abby Brewing
Modern Homebrew Emporium
Narragansett Brewing Company
Night Shift Brewing
Peak Organic Brewing Co.
Somerville Brewing Company
Watch City Brewing Company
WINERIES AND CORDIALS
Bantam Cider Company
Bug Hill Farm
Farnum Hill Ciders
Still River Winery
Five Horses Tavern
Vermont Smoke and Cure
"Backlash Beer is one of Boston's newest beer companies, having been in the market for just about 6 months. We are here to energize the craft beer movement by recruiting new faces to join the ranks."
"Beer is our life! Blue Hills Brewery makes great tasting beers inspired by the elements and nature around us; embracing the rich history of the Blue Hills and the South Shore. We do this not only for ourselves but, for our friends, neighbors and visitors to the Boston and South Shore areas. We want to grow together with the South Shore community and businesses, by being a good neighbor, demonstrating civic responsibility and producing the finest, freshest beers around. Variety is the spice of life. We strive to offer seasonal beers that reflect the diversity of our world and beer culture."
"We are a certified organic berry farm in the eastern Berkshires. We make alcohol free fruit and berry cordials and "shrubs" that can be added to hard cider, beer, sparkling water, wine and used as cocktail mixers. We keep our own bees, and use mostly honey as our sweeteners. All of our fruit is either grown on our farm or sourced from local growers."
Founded in 1989 the Cambridge Brewing Company is the oldest brewery-restaurant in the Boston area and one of the nations first. As pioneers of new American beer styles we offer our patrons a wide array of hand crafted original beers as well as our interpretation of classic world styles and experimental beers. Over the years our beers and our brewers have received numerous awards locally, nationally, and internationally.
"Cape ann brewing company is located in historic Gloucester Ma. We make a beer called fisherman's that donates to the north east sea food coalition. We also have a full on brewpub that serves lunch and dinner along with live entertainment right on the oldest harbor in the nation."
"Coastal Vineyards is an eight acre vineyard that grows 12 different varieties of grapes. We product small batches of fine creative wines thathighlight the wonderful grape flavors and aromas of each varietial."
"EHChocolatier creates small batch artisan chocolates and confections."
"Five Horses Tavern is a premier craft beer restaurant serving Modern American Comfort food."
"Based in Lebanon, NH, Farnum Hill Ciders are made entirely from our own orchard-grown cider apples, and tend toward the dry, sharp, fruity and bountifully aromatic. At around 7% alcohol, we make them to gladden the moment and to freshen the flavors of companionable foods. We are proud of Farnum Hill Ciders, and we‘ve been authoritatively told that, for now at least, they are the best-made ciders in America."
"High & Mighty Beer Company began in 2006 as an offshoot of Shelton Brothers beer importing company. Will Shelton took his idea for a novel German-style ale to Paper City Brewery in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and he discovered that he enjoyed selling the beer he made even more than he did the splendid beers that Shelton Brothers imports, and in June 2008, he abandoned his brother to focus on making American beer that added an American attitude to the best of European beer styles. The beer is still lovingly made at Paper City, but look for High & Mighty to open a brewery of its own in 2012."
"Founded in 2010, Idle Hands Craft Ales LLC is a privately owned, artisan nanobrewery based in Everett, Massachusetts. We are the smallest commercial brewery in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Husband and wife team, Chris and Grace Tkach lovingly hand craft their food friendly, Belgian-inspired beers in small batches for consumption in the local Boston market."
"Jack's Abby Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery in Framingham, MA founded by three brothers, Jack, Eric, and Sam Hendler. Our mission is to create truly distinctive lagers featuring locally grown hops, traditional German brewing standards, and American innovation. We proudly use locally grown grains from Four Star Farms in Northfield, MA in all of our year-round beers."
"What makes our cupcakes so kick*ss is that we are artisanal bakers…we bake from scratch every day in small batches, and use only the best all natural ingredients – no hydrogenated oils, no trans fats, no artificial flavors or preservatives."
"Mystic Brewery is the greater Boston area's most peculiar brewery. Our beers are brewed by the novel Mystic method: We go brew at regional breweries and then transport the unfermented beer to our fermentorium in Chelsea, Massachusetts. There we culture unique and local yeast strains in our workshop to bring out the flavors, feel, and mystic nature of our beers."
"Moonlight Meadery is a manufacturer of over 56 varieties of mead or honey wine ranging from dry to dessert style. Michael Fairbrother, owner and founder, takes great pride in bringing his award winning creations to the broader market. Moonlight Meadery is the first NH winery ever in the state's history to export to California.Our meads range from 12 - 18% ABV and have a great shelf life once opened. We use only True Source Certified regionally New Englad honey that can be tracked back to hive of origin. Our current facility has exploded in growth and we are on track to produce 100,000 bottles this year. We distribute to 6 states, soon to be nationally distributed to 50."
"From helping you select the best ingredients for your next batch, to helping you decide on which mash tun would be best for the all-grain system you're planning, the Modern Homebrew Emporium is the one-stop location for all your homebrewing, home wine-making, and home cheesemaking needs. In addition to bulk ingredients and kits for beer, wine, and cheese, we also sell kegging equipment and all those other gadgets that you 'really need' (or so you told your significant other) to make that special brew."
"Headquartered in Providence, RI, Narragansett has been brewing award-winning ales and lagers since 1890. Narragansett is once again locally-owned and has not only resurrected the flagship Lager, but is now offering a full line of award-winning seasonal beers. We are proud to be bringing New England's beer back to New Englanders. Hi Neighbor, Have a Gansett!"
"Night Shift Brewing is three friends who turned a passion for nocturnal brewing into our profession. Started in a Somerville kitchen, we now brew at our Everett, MA nanobrewery. Fusing unique ingredients into an array of rich, complex flavors, we present and pour our small-batch creations throughout Greater Boston. Our mission: the innovation and sharing of memorable craft beer."
"A workers beer based on the pre-WWI saisons of Belgium. Brewed with wheat from western Massachusetts and malted by Valley Malt in Hadley, MA. The classic Czech-style session lager. One taste like three."
"Peak is a small craft brewing company dedicated to making delicious, handcrafted ales using only the finest artisanal ingredients."
"Rapscallion is a draft only beer company that distributes only within 200 miles from Sturbridge MA, where all the beer is brewed."
"A local West Indian Cafe based in Dorchester, serving authentic Caribbean food using quality local ingredients. "
"Up among the apple orchards in Harvard, MA sits Still Rivery Winery. Here, in one of the world’s finest apple growing regions, our New England farmer winery creates a crisp, full-bodied wine called Apfel Eis. One sip and you’ll experience how it pairs as beautifully with a cloth-bound cheddar as it does with a luscious fruit tart. Over 80 McIntosh, red delicious and other native varieties go into each slender, elegant 375 ml bottle and sugar is never added. We work faithfully to capture the quality and freshness of locally grown apples in every bottle, and are steadfast in our commitment to support the orchards in our community."
"Slumbrew is all about the synergy between craft products and every day consumption. Well conceived, locally-sourced, quality products should be an every day part of our lives – not a unique occurrence. This is the spirit of Slumbrew. Our mission is to brew unique, ingredient-driven beers that challenge common notions of what a beer should taste like. The Somerville Brewing Company brews at regional breweries to make the best recipes for wide-spread commercial release, but each recipe is an evolving process of refinement."
"At the Taza Chocolate Factory in Somerville, Mass, a team of artisans crafts stone ground chocolate from bean to bar. Fueled by a passion for Mexican chocolate traditions, they use hand-carved granite millstones to grind cacao into rustic, organic dark chocolate that bursts with bright, bold flavor and texture."
"14 year old winery located in Lincoln, MA. Small scale, 1200 cases production, all classic wines, no fruit wines, hybrids or tourist wines. "
"Valicenti Organico is a small producer of Artisan Fresh Pasta, Gourmet Seasonal Ravioli and our signature homegrown tomato basil Red Gravy pasta sauce as well as Arugula-Pistachio Pesto . We grow or locally source most of the ingredients that are put into our products."
"Smokehouse preparing 'damn fine smoked meats, celebrating our 50th year in 2012"
"Watch City Brewing Compny has been providing super local craft brews since 1996. We are a brewpub that always has 8 of our hand-cradted crews on tap plus a cask and great food!"
"Zoll Cellars produces wines from several New England states and offer wine making education seasonally. "
The Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is one of the programs from Sustainable Business Network and it is a fundraising event for SBN’s Boston Local Food Program. It is also working in partnership with Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, Mass Brewers Guild, and MassWinery.
The Boston Local Food Committee of the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is pleased to introduce the 2nd Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest - a tasting event featuring local craft beer, mead, artisan brews, and delicious local food to be held at The Armory, Somerville.
This event is a celebration of local craft brews in conjunction with the SBN's Boston Local Food Programs.
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Hi Hyer-Local Brewfest Fan!
The time here and are sold out! More than 75 craft brews, including craft beer, wine and mead will be featured at the Brewfest. Check out our lastest line-up of vendors: HYPER-LOCAL CRAFT BREWFEST. Sustainable Business Network and the Hyper-Local Brew Crew are grateful for your support and look forward to connecting with all of you tonight.
Here is a quick update of what to expect. Something to note is that this Hyper-Local Craft brewfest has been designated as an Agricultural related event by Massashusttes Department of Public Health. This is significant because this is not typical of tasting events. Vintners from local wineries are able to sell bottled wine for take-away and we truly hope you can support them. Participating wineries include Vintners such as Coastal Vineyards, Still River Winery, Turtle Creek Winery.
Breweries, wineries and mead makers using local ingredients from New England are on the rise! This is truly a special event for the Boston area breweries At Hyper-Local Vrewfest, itwill be the first time local Breweries such CBC, Mystic, Notch, Peak Organic, Slumbrew, Rapscallion, Sam Adams, and many more get together to present their best collections of brews featuring local ingredients. Local eats from local vendors will be on sale for $5.00 and less. SIngh's Roti, Taza Chocolate, Kick**ass cupcakes, Vermont Smoke and Cure, Valicenti Organico, Five Horses Tavern, and EHChocolatier will feed you!
During Session 1, on the Upper Mezzanine, will feature a panel to hear Come to this enlightening and informative panel featuring: Caitlin Jewell - Slumbrew aka Somerville Brewing Company , Chris Lohring - Notch Brewing, RobLucente of Peak Organic, and Berniece Van Der Berg - Moonlight Meadery to hear about the importance of buying local libations, how local ingredients such as stone ground organic chocolate, locally grown malt and wildflower honey make beer and mead event better and why you shouldn't be drink a summer ale in the spring or a pumpkin brew in the summer.Try Taza Stout from Night Shift, Pandora from Idle Hands, and Summer Ale from Watch City, Pumpernickel Rye Porter from Ipswich Ale, Oyster Stout from Sam Adams, and more!
Try tasting cordials and ciders like Wunderkind from Bantam Cider Company, Kiss of Cassis from Bug Hill Farm, and FH Summer Cider from Farnum Hill Ciders - Best-made ciders in America! And yes, we will have mead, featuring Moonlight Meadery.
For both sessions, Modern Homebrew Emporium will be demonstrating how to make cheese and how you can brew your own craft beer right at home. . We know you do not want to miss them!
Live music from Local Bands
Two-piece electric blues-rock band draw equally from classic blues musicians and contemporary garage-rock bands.
American roots and acoustic rock band with a true bluegrass soul. Delivering super-charged acoustic music influenced and continually inspired by traditional Irish/Scottish/Appalachian fiddle tunes and the rhythms of the vast Caribbean Sea.
See you later and Cheers,
Hyper-Local Craft Brew Crew
Hi Hyper-Local Brew Fan!
Things are coming together well for Boston Local Food Program at The Armory in Somerville on Saturday, June 16, 2012.Hyper-Local Brewfest is a local lovefest for all things local and true. More than 75 craft brews, including craft beer, wine and mead will be featured at the Brewfest. Check out our lastest line-up of vendors: http://bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/festivities/hyper-local-craft-brewfest.
Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest will raise funds to support Sustainable Business Network's (SBN) Boston Local Food Program including Boston Local Food Festival! Admission is $30, which gets you tastings of all the beverages over a 3-hour period. Delicious brew-inspired local eats will be available for purchase for $5 or less, and you can purchase bottled wine for take-away. There will be a wine valet for your convenience.
This is a special event for the Boston area. It will be the first time local Breweries such CBC, Mystic, Notch, Peak Organic, Slumbrew, Rapscallion, and many more get together to present their best collections of brews featuring local ingredients. At the Brewfest, you will be able to meet Brewmasters Caitlin Jewell of Slumbrew and Chris Lohring of Notch Brewering to hear first-hand what they are doing to support the local food industry in the sourcing of local ingredients for their products. Attendees will have a chance to take a glance at rare grains, malts made with locally, chocolates, honey and more. HomeBrew Emportium will be demonstrating how to make cheese and how you can brew your own craft beer right at home.
SBN is encouraging you spread the word, count your friends in and get your tickets now! To stay connected to Hyper-Local Brewfest, and the SBN Local Food Program, follow us on Facebook @Bostonlocalfood and Twitter #Bostonlocalfood
SBN Hyper-Local Brewfest Team
Hi Hyper-Local Brew Fans!
Here is a quick update of what to expect at SBN'S Hyper-Local Brewfest. Check out our lastest line-up of vendors: http://bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/festivities/hyper-local-craft-brewfest/
More than 20 craft Brewers and Vintners, local food producers, some of Boston’s best local bands and hundreds of New England brew fans will gather at The Armory for SBN's Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest on Saturday, June 16, 2012. The Brewfest is promoting local craft beer, wine, mead and cider and highlights product made with local ingredients. The local lovefest is a must-attend event in this summer season for serious foodies, nano-brewers, craft brew enthusiasts, and localvores. It will be the first time local Breweries such CBC, Mystic, Notch, Peak Organic, Slumbrew, Rapscallion, and many more get together to present their best collections of brews featuring local ingredients. You will also have the opportunity to purchase fine bottled wine from local wineries.
At the Brewfest, you will be able to meet Brewmasters Caitlin Jewell of Slumbrew, and Chris Lohring Notch Brewing and Vintner Frank Zoll of Zoll Winery to hear first-hand what they are doing to support the local food industry in the sourcing of local ingredients for their products. Attendees will also have a chance to take a glance at rare grains, malts and other local ingredients made with locally sourced ingredients such as hops, barley, wheat, fruit and many other local items used for flavoring- herbs, teas, flowers, coffees, chocolates, honey and more.
Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest will raise funds to support Sustainable Business Network’s (SBN) Boston Local Food Program including Boston Local Food Festival! Admission is $30, which gets you tastings of all the beverages over a 3-hour period. Delicious brew-inspired local eats will be available for purchase for $5 or less.
SBN is encouraging you spread the word, count your friends in and get your tickets now!
SBN Hyper-Local Brewfest Team
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