Events Calendar

June – September 2016

Jun
10
Fri
Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest @ Arts at the Armory
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – Jun 11 @ 9:30 pm

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

Sep
18
Sun
Boston Local Food Festival @ Rose F Kennedy Greenway
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

For one spectacular day each year, SBN transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation’s largest local & sustainable food hub!Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 10.33.17 AM

Boston Local Food Festival is a FREE outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. The festival also features lively chef & DIY demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family fun zone and more.

RSVP is not required but allows us to send you important updates about the Boston Local Food Festival! For a list of vendors, sponsors and activities, please visit www.BostonLocalFoodFestival.org