Boston Beer and BBQ Fest

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Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02116

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Boston Beer & BBQ is back for it's 5th year! This fest is a guaranteed sellout so be sure to get your tickets early. 25 New England craft brewers and cideries along with 7 local BBQ joints. How can this be anything but great?!

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  • 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.
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Boston Beer & BBQ Fest
Nov 15th and 16th

Cyclorama, 539 Tremon Street, Boston, MA 02116
Session 1 - Friday, Nov 15th: 6-9:30pm
Session 2 - Saturday, Nov 16th: 1-4:30pm
Session 3 - Saturday, Nov 16th: 6-9:30pm

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 locally 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 80 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 $60 you’ll get admittance to one session which includes:

  • Unlimited 2oz samples of 80+ New England craft beers & ciders
  • A sample from each of the 7 local BBQ joints
  • Biodegradable tasting cup
  • Fest Guide

What BBQ Will be Joining?

We have 7 awesome BBQ vendors from Mass & Rhode Island this year. Check out the full menu- all 7 "sample" items are included with your ticket!

Smoke & Squeal BBQ:

  • Brisket Taco w/ pickled onions & jalapeño cream (Sample)
  • Whoopie pie (For Sale)
Gotta Q:
  • St Louis Rib Tips w/ your choice of house BBQ sauce (Sample)

The Porch Southern Fare:

  • Smoked Chicken Drumsticks w/ Alabama white sauce (Sample)
  • Frito Pie- Smoked brisket chili, cheddar, sour cream (For Sale)

The Smoke Shop BBQ:

  • Ribs & Cornbread w/ sea salt honey butter (Sample & For Sale)
  • Butter Cake (For Sale)
  • Mississippi Mud Pie (For Sale)

Big Pig Barbecue:

  • Prime Beef Brisket w/ white cheddar mac & spicy pickles (Sample)
  • Open Faced Pulled Pork & Mac ‘n Cheese Sandwich on honey buttered cornbread (For Sale)
  • Stacked Pulled Pork Slider (For Sale)

Sarcastic Swine BBQ:

  • BBQ Cup- Mac & Cheese layered with pulled pork w/ honey BBQ sauce (Sample)

Da Bomb BBQ:

  • Garlic Smashed, BBQ pulled pork and sweet and spicy sriracha slaw (Sample)
  • BBQ Brisket Sliders topped w/ green apple & brussels slaw (For Sale)
  • Cookie Dough Bombs topped w/ whipped cream & chocolate sauce (For Sale)

What Breweries Will be Joining?

We will have 25 New England brewers and cider makers in attendance bringing over 80 craft beers and ciders. Some of our brewers include the following (Brewers and beers are subject to change and availability. All pours are 2oz per MA State Law):

Allagash Brewing Co. (ME)
Allagash White - Belgian-Style Wheat (5.2%)
Two Lights - Lager w/ Sauvignon Blanc Must (6.7%)
Wannigan - Belgian-style Golden Ale Aged in Port Whiskey barrels (10.5%)

Amherst Brewing Co (MA)
Charlie Mike 3 - Double IPA (8.2%)
Double Toasted Coconut Cream Coffee Porter - Coffee, toasted coconut & lactose (6.0%)
Raspberry Blueberries n’ Cream Juice Life – Fruited Kettle Sour w/ blueberries, lactose & vanilla beans, conditioned on raspberries (4.5%)

Artifact Cider (MA)
By Any Other Name - Dry Cider w/ blackcurrants (6.0%)
Magic Hour - Light Cider w/ tannic fruit (5.2%)
Wolf at the Door - Sharp Cider w/ tannic fruit (6.0%)

Backlash Beer (MA)
10 Hour Nightmare - Imperial Stout aged on vanilla beans (9.2%)
Basilisk - Saison brewed w/ basil (5.0%)
Bad Decision Juice - IPA (4.7%)

Bantam Cider (MA)
Wunderkind - Bright, crisp cider (6.0%)
Buzzwig - Juicy, unfiltered cider (5.5%)
Conch Street - Fiery, tropical cider (6.0%)

Barrier Brewing Co (NY)
Half & Half - Imperial Coffee Milk Stout brewed w/ Stumptown Coffee (8.8%)
Can't Tell Me Nothing - Triple Dry Hopped IPA (7.8%)
Groove Angle - Double Dry Hopped IPA brewed w/ Kiwi puree (8.0%)

Beer'd Brewing Co. (CT)
Dogs & Boats - Double IPA (9.1%)
Trouble - Belgian Tripel (8.0%)
Connecticut Casual - Pilsner (5.1%)

Brewery Ommegang (NY)
Hennepin Saison Ale – Hoppy Farmhouse Style Ale (7.7%)
Coffee Blueberry Three Philosophers - Belgian Quadrupel & Kriek ale w/ cherries, blueberries & coffee (9.7%)
Project Cider Dry Cider - Fermented w/ Belgian ale yeast (6.5%)
Saison Rosé - Oak aged Saison (7.7%)

Burlington Beer Co. (VT)
It's Complicated Being a Wizard - Double IPA (8.0%)
Alien Hymns & Stoner Fables - Imperial Oatmeal Stout (11.0%)
Pyramids & Crystals - Double Dry Hopped Lager (5%)
Peasant Bread - Wild Rice Brown Ale (5.0%)

Channel Marker Brewing (MA)
Flagship - New England IPA (7.6%)
Siren - Fruited Sour (6.0%)
Quartermaster - Maple Pecan Stout (8.0%)

Definitive Brewing (ME)
Contee – Kolsch (4.6%)
Baby Steps – Double Milk Stout w/ toasted coconut (7.2%)
Definitive Ale - New England IPA (6.7%)

Exhibit 'A' Brewing (MA)
Goody Two Shoes – Kolsch Style Ale (4.5%)
The Cat's Meow - IPA (6.5%)
Leitmotif - Cranberry Kettle Sour (4.5%)
Sunday Paper - Imperial Stout with Coffee (9.9%)

Far From the Tree Cider (MA)
Macachusetts - Dry Cider (6.9%)
Nova – Hopped Cider (8.0%)
Bog - Cranberry Herbed Cider (7.5%)

Foundation Brewing (ME)
Epiphany - Double IPA (8.0%)
Purple Berry Jam - Tart Fruit Ale w/ blackberries, wild Maine blueberries & lactose (4.5%)
Josef - Czech-Style Pilsner (5.1%)

Gneiss Brewing Co. (ME)
Gneiss Weiss - Hefeweizen (4.8%)
Sonnenschein - Kolsch (4.5%)
Floatin' Down the River - Golden Ale (5.6%)

Idle Hands Craft Ales (MA)
Kill Your Idles Crantastic - Sour Ale w/ cranberry, raspberry and blood orange (5.6%)
ꓘ IPA - New England IPA (7.2%)
Slate - Everyday Ale (5.3%)
Edgeworth – Pilsner (4.8%)

Lone Pine Brewing Co. (ME)
Portland Pale Ale (5.2%)
Brightside - IPA (7.1%)
Tessellation - Double IPA (8.1%)

Notch Brewing (MA)
Raw Power - Small IPA (4.3%)
PsychoCandy - Scottish Sweet Stout (3.3%)
Zwickel Beer - Unfiltered German Lager (4.5%)
Dog & Pony Show - New England Pale Ale (4.5%)

Shacksbury Cider (VT)
Ping Pong - Dry-hopped Cider, collab w/ Modern Times (6.0%)
Rosé - Cider aged on grape skins (6.5%)
Vermonter- Cider aged in gin barrels (6.9%)

SingleCut Beersmiths (NY)
Free Form Jazz Odyssey - Chocolate & Coconut Shwarzbier w/ milk sugar (5.3%)
Double Dry-Hopped Bon Bon - Double IPA (8.2%)
Diamond Star Halo - Double Dry-Hopped IPA (6.6%)

Stellwagen Beer Co. (MA)
Invisible Airwaves - IPA (7.0%)
Cymbals - Pale Ale (6.0%)
Brian Gose Dancing with Cranberry - Fruited Sour (5.3%)

Trillium Brewing Co. (MA)
Galaxy Cutting Tiles - Double IPA (8.5%)
Double Dry Hopped Stillings Street - IPA (7.2%)
Plum Fated Farmer - Barrel Fermented Wild Ale w/ plums (6.9%)

Vanished Valley Brewing (MA)
Experimental 31 - New England IPA (6.5%)
Chasing Dreams - New England IPA (6.5%)
Hey, Don’t Forget The Coffee - Imperial Stout (9.5%)

Vitamin Sea Brewing (MA)
Kettle Charge - IPA (6.8%)
Just Another T-Shirt Shop - New England IPA (6.0%)
Regatta - IPA (7.3%)

Widowmaker Brewing Co. (MA)
100 Year Storm - Triple IPA (10.0%)
There’s No Wrong Way - Peanut Butter Stout (7%)
Blue Comet - IPA (7.1%)

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.

Additional vendors:

  • Sweet Lydia's (Samples and retail)
  • The Pretentious Pickle Company (Samples and retail)

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Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02116

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