Crafts for a Cause Beer Festival Fundraiser 2019

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Crafts for a Cause Beer Festival

505 Sutton Street

North Andover, MA 01845

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The story behind this beer festival is an extraordinary one with an unexpected beginning:

It sadly began with Tim Breen losing a dear friend, Ben Weiner, to brain cancer in the summer of 2018. Prior to Ben's death, Tim introduced him to Justin Perry, another friend battling a rare form of lung cancer. At the time, Tim anticipated the extent of the relationship between Ben and Justin to amount to nothing more than two guys hanging out with a mutual friend. What Tim didn’t know was that his introduction had a profound impact on these two men. Ben and Justin began reaching out to one another during some of their darkest moments to express fear of the unknown and to provide one another with support and encouragement. The concept was a beautiful one: young people affected by rare diseases caring for others in a similar situation by simply being there in the middle of the night, during the worst moments of treatment, or when it all felt so overwhelming and by providing understanding for the parts of the fight loved ones just cannot comprehend.
This unique friendship sparked an idea in Justin. He and Ben's parents teamed up with Mass General to create a support network for young adults battling cancer. The goal is to connect young men and women fighting similar fights and foster relationships based on understanding and comfort from others who can truly relate to their situations.
That brings us to now, to helping bring this goal to fruition. The 1st annual Crafts for a Cause will be held as a fundraiser with every dime donated to this amazing cause. Crafts for a Cause will feature over thirty breweries, food trucks, live music, games, and hopefully the most perfect kick off to summer imaginable. Justin, Ben's friends and family, and all of us touched by this incredible story invite you to come out, sample hundreds of craft beers from all across New England, and help us to change the world for the better. We appreciate you reading, and can't wait to see you on May 18th, 2019.

How much does it cost?
Tickets are $25 and the price includes unlimited 2-ounce samples of our ever-growing list of craft beers and ciders.

What will you be drinking?
We will have brewers and cider makers offering dozens of craft beer and cider varieties. Our participating vendors are below, but check back often as this list will continue to grow.

Castle Island Brewing Co.

Notch Brewing

Ipswich Ale Brewery

Berkshire Brewing Co.

Shipyard Brewing Co.

Smuttynose Brewing Co.

Mast Landing Brewing Co.

Farmer Willie's

True North Ale Co.

Bantam Cider Co.

Boulevard Brewing Co.

Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda

Wachussett Brewing Co.

Nauti Seltzer

Tröegs Independent Brewing

Essex County Brewing Co.

RiverWalk Brewing Co.

Sam Adams

Greater Good Imperial Brewing Co.

Jack's Abby Craft Lagers

Old Planters Brewing Co.

Lone Pine Brewing Co

Two Roads Brewing Co.

Moat Mountain Brewing Co.

Mayflower Brewing Co.

Newburyport Brewing Co.

Downeast Cider House

Bent Water Brewing

Switchback Brewing Co.

Wiggly Bridge Distillery

Peak Brewing

Is the event all ages?

Yes! Kids are welcome, as well as dogs! The more the merrier.

Will there be food?

Yes! Food trucks will have food available for purchase including Joe's on a Roll and Bonetown Burgers.

What else is there to do?
Play lawn games and listen to live music!

How do I get there?

We offer free on-site parking, but if you drive please plan on having a designated driver. We are also accessible by the Lawrence MBTA train station and Uber.

What’s the best way to stay current with everything related to the event?

Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/events/435509237222112 and on Instagram at @craftsforacausefest! We will announce breweries, vendors and more here.

Can't attend but want to donate?

Visit our fundraiser page: https://because.massgeneral.org/fundraiser/1995440

Thank you for your donation!

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Tickets will be emailed to you by Eventbrite. You must bring your printed ticket to the event.

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Crafts for a Cause Beer Festival

505 Sutton Street

North Andover, MA 01845

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