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. 

1:00 pm13:00


  • Boston, MA

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. 

Mass Tap Attack!
5:30 pm17:30

Mass Tap Attack!

  • Rail Trail Flatbread Co.

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.

Meet the Brewers: Freshman Class
6:30 pm18:30

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.