Mass Fermentational Tickets Now On Sale!
Sep
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Mass Fermentational Tickets Now On Sale!

Fresh off the heels of its successful Power Beer Fest, the Massachusetts Brewers Guild announces its second beer festival and fundraiser of the year, the Mass Fermentational.

Breaking tradition from its typical location, The World Trade Center in Boston, the fall festival is changing venues to Worcester Common and expects to draw 2,500 patrons to the green on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $45 for General Admission and includes unlimited two-ounce beer samples from participating breweries. Non-drinkers that wish to enjoy the atmosphere and an afternoon with friends -- but are not sampling -- can purchase a Designated Driver ticket for $10. Once inside the festival, patrons can purchase gourmet eats served up by several food trucks onsite; Big T's BBQ, Press’n It, Sabor Latino, Teddy's Lunch Box, Travelin' Bones BBQ and Trolley Dogs.

Participating Breweries: 3cross Brewing Co, Aeronaut Brewing Company, Amherst Brewing, Bad Martha, Barrel House Z, Battle Road Brewing Company, Bent Water Brewing, Big Alice Brewing, Bone Up Brewing Company, Boston Beer Works, Cape Ann Brewing Co, Castle Island Brewing Co., Clown Shoes Beer, Cold Harbor Brewing Company, CraftRoots Brewing, Down The Road Beer Co., Element Brewing & Distilling, Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company, Flying Dreams Brewing Co., Harpoon Brewery, Honest Weight Artisan Beer, Jacks's Abby Craft Lagers, John Harvard's Brewery & Alehouse, Lookout Farm Brewing & Hard Cider Co. Lord Hobo Brewing Co., Mast Landing Brewing, Medusa Brewing Company, Moon Hill Brewing Co., Night Shift Brewing, Riverwalk Brewing Co., Start Line Brewing, Tree House Brewing Co., Wachusett Brewing Company and Wormtown Brewery. (Brewery list is being updated regularly)

Purchase tickets at https://massfermentational.eventbrite.com

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New Brewery Bootcamp
Jul
24
10:00am10:00am

New Brewery Bootcamp

The full day of workshops will feature industry veterans and experts sharing their best practices and advice for newly launched breweries or breweries in-planning. Topics will include navigating the Three-tier System, shopping for real estate, employment law, taxes, securing trademarks and more. Space is limited. 

**itinerary is subject to change**

10 – 10:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Rob Burns – Co-Founder of Night Shift, MBG President  
Lessons Learned: Growing from 5 gallons to 10,000 Barrels

11:15 a.m. to noon
Bob Young – Bowditch & Dewey
Understanding Employee Law

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Bob Babine – Edelstein CPAs
Taxes, Business Structures, POS Sales 

12:45 to 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH & NETWORKING

1:15 to 2 p.m.
Sam Hendler – Co-founder of Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers
Three-tier System 101

2 to 2:45 p.m.
James Sanborn – GHM Insurance
Risk Management & Protecting Your Brewery 

2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
John Moran – Bernstein Shur | Adam Romanow - Castle Island
Panel Discussion: Securing Trademarks and Protecting your Intellectual Property

3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Paul Uzgiris – Weston & Sampson
Construction Phase Engineering, Waste Water management and Working with your Town 

4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Bob Young – Bowditch & Dewey
Real Estate: What to know before you Sign

Purchase tickets by following this link: 
https://newbrewerybootcamp.eventbrite.com

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Sierra Beer Camp on Tour: Portland, ME
Jun
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sierra Beer Camp on Tour: Portland, ME

On Saturday, June 3, Sierra Beer Camp On Tour in Portland, ME, will host more than 3,000 craft beer lovers, 100 brewers, food trucks, live music and more. If you needed an excuse for a field trip this fest has got you covered.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Mass Brewers Guild. As our loyal fans, we'd like to offer you a special 10% discount - use code beer4MAguild at check out. This discount expires on Monday, May 29 so get your tickets today!

beercamp.sierranevada.com

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Mass Tap Attack!
May
1
5:30pm 5:30pm

Mass Tap Attack!

The Rail Trail Flatbread Company and Massachusetts Brewers Guild (MBG) are teaming up on Monday, May 1 to host an all Massachusetts tap takeover and meet the brewer style event.

From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. head brewers and owners from Brick and Feather, Castle Island Brewing Co., Idle Hands, Jack’s Abby, Lamplighter Brewing Co., Medusa Brewing Co., Night Shift Brewing and Wormtown will be onsite to raise a pint, mingle, and breakout a special offering from each brewery every half hour.

The Rail Trail Flatbread Company, one of Massachusetts most renowned beer destinations, is an associate member of the MBG and supports its mission to protect and promote craft brewers and breweries across the Commonwealth.

Mass Beer Week will take place from Saturday, April 29 to Saturday, May 6 and will focus exclusively on Massachusetts brewers, their beers, and supporting the beer community.

This event is open to the public. Pay as you consume. The Rail Trail Flatbread Company is located at 33 Main St., Hudson, MA 01749. For more information about Mass Beer Week, visit MassBeerWeek.com.

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MBG Presents: POWER FEST!
Apr
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

MBG Presents: POWER FEST!

More than 60 Massachusetts brewers are coming together to launch the first ever, “Power Beer Fest,” on Saturday, April 29 at the SoWa Power Station. The two-session festival -- 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 9:30 p.m. -- will kick-off the season opening of the SoWa Open Market located at 540 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118.

Tickets can be purchased at powerbeerfest.eventbrite.com and are $55. Proceeds of each sale will benefit the Massachusetts Brewers Guild. Entry includes unlimited samples of beer. Patrons will have access to food trucks onsite. 

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Apr
29
to May 6

Celebrate Mass Beer Week April 29 - May 6

This year, the Mass Brewers Guild is working in conjunction with the folks at BeerAdvocate to host and promote Mass Beer Week. 

Power Beer Fest, April 29, will kick-off the weeklong celebration of Massachusetts craft beer, and focus exclusively on Massachusetts brewers, their beers, and supporting the beer community.

We encourage everyone in the Massachusetts beer industry to celebrate and support the fine beers brewed in our great commonwealth by hosting events April 29 through May 6.

Tap rooms, breweries, brew pubs, bottle shops, and restaurants are all encouraged to participate -- need ideas?

Mass Takeover 
Takeover the taps with beers brewed in Massachusetts. Not sure what to serve? Head over to BeerAdvocate and explore the 125+ breweries in the state. You could do a tap takeover focused on one style or pick your favorite Mass-brewed beers. The only requirement for a Mass Beer Week tap takeover is that all of the beers featured in the event MUST be brewed in Massachusetts. 

Mass-Produced Beer Dinner 
Partner with one or more Massachusetts breweries and create a menu to showcase how the flavors in the beer pair with the food. You can go a step further and locally source the ingredients for your dishes and make it an Ultra Mass-Produced Beer Dinner. 

Host a Conversation or Educational Event 
Partner with local beer experts to talk about the past, present, and future of Massachusetts beer, invite a local beer author and host a book signing at your venue, or host a discussion about techniques to improve the beer enjoyment experience! 

Spread the World! 
Download the Mass Beer Week Poster and Mass Beer Week Table Tent to display your support; includes a blank area to write in your events. 

Be creative! Have fun! Celebrate Mass-produced beer!

Be sure to post your event through BeerAdvocate to have it listed on the Mass Beer Week site. The only requirement is that your event must focus exclusively on beer brewed in the state of Massachusetts. For questions or more details contact Brittany Burke at brittany@beeradvocate.com. 

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Meet the Brewers: Freshman Class
Mar
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

Meet the Brewers: Freshman Class

 

Seven of Massachusetts’ youngest breweries will be featured at the Mass Brewers Guild’s Meet the Brewers event, highlighting freshman brewers from across the state.

The lineup includes new to the Mass beer scene breweries: Barrel House Z, Bone Up Brewing, Castle Island Brewing Company, Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company, Lamplighter Brewing Co., Start Line Brewing Co., and Stone Cow Brewery.

Tickets will be limited to 70 people and guests will be broken up into groups of ten upon arrival. Each group will then have ten minutes with each brewer to enjoy a sample, ask questions and hear the story behind the beer before rotating to the next brewer.

The roundtable style event aims to foster learning and education of the brewing process and inspire deeper connections between brewers and craft beer lovers.

 


 

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