Meet the Brewers: Freshman Class of 2018
12:00 PM12:00

Meet the Brewers: Freshman Class of 2018

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Haven’t had the chance to check out some of the state’s newest breweries? The Mass Brewers Guild has you covered. “Meet the Brewers: Freshman Class of 2018,” will bring together nine of the state’s newly launched breweries for an intimate, roundtable style tasting event with unique access to brewers.

The lineup includes: 7th Wave Brewing, Lookout Farm Brewing Co., Moby Dick Brewing Co., River Styx Brewing Co., Shakesbeer, Shovel Town Brewery, Turtle Swamp Brewing, Untold Brewing and Widowmaker Brewing.  

Tickets are $40 and all proceeds will benefit the Mass Brewers Guild, the state’s trade association that works to protect and promote the interests of craft brewers across the Commonwealth. 

How does the event work? Upon arrival, guests will be broken up into groups of eight. Each group will then have twelve minutes with each brewer to enjoy up to three samples, ask questions, and hear the story behind the beer and the brewery before rotating to the next brewer. Attendees will receive a souvenir MBG tasting glass and gourmet, Bavarian pretzels from Wicked Twisted Pretzels.

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Powering Up for an all Massachusetts Festival - Power Beer Fest Returns
1:00 PM13:00

Powering Up for an all Massachusetts Festival - Power Beer Fest Returns

The Mass Brewers Guild brings its successful Power Beer Fest back to the SoWa Power Station for a second year to showcase more than 50 local breweries, all under one roof. The event expects to draw 2,000 craft beer lovers to its two-session sequel that will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 9:30 p.m.

All proceeds from the ticket sales of Power Beer Fest will support the Mass Brewers Guild, the state’s nonprofit organization that works to protect and promote the interests of craft brewers across the Commonwealth. This is the only beer festival run by brewers, for brewers. Tickets are $55 each.

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Not all heroes wear capes. The following guardians of craft beer expected to pack a powerful taste-punch include:

Amherst Brewing
Battle Road Brewing Company
Big Elm Brewing
Bone Up Brewing Company
Cape Cod Beer
Castle Island Brewing Co
CraftRoots Brewing
Devil's Purse Brewing Company
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
Flying Dreams Brewing Co.
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Co.
Hopster's Brewing
Idle Hands Craft Ales
Independent Fermentations (IndieFerm)
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers
Lamplighter Brewing Co.
Lookout Farm Brewing Co.
Mayflower Brewing Company
Medusa Brewing Co
Merrimack Ales
Moon Hill Brewing
Night Shift Brewing
Plymouth Beer Company
River Styx Brewing
RiverWalk Brewing Co.
Samuel Adams Boston Brewery
Second Wind Brewing Company
Shovel Town Brewery
Start Line Brewing
The People's Pint
True North Ale Company
Turtle Swamp Brewing
Untold Brewing
Wachusett Brewing Company
Widowmaker Brewing
Winter Hill Brewing Company
Wormtown brewery
*More breweries coming soon!

When these powers combine, it’s sure to be a good time. 

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Mass Beer Stands with Sonoma
10:00 AM10:00

Mass Beer Stands with Sonoma

Raising Pints and Funds for Sonoma Wildfire Relief

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On Saturday, Nov. 18 Thirteen local breweries will team up to help raise funds to support those impacted by the devastating wildfires in Sonoma County.

Castle Island Brewing Co., Brick & Feather Brewery, Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing, Harpoon Brewery, Idle Hands Craft Ales, Mayflower Brewing Co., Moon Hill/Gardner Ale House, Night Shift Brewing, River Styx, Saltbox Kitchen Brewery, Sam Adams, Trillium Brewing and True North Ale Co., will donate a $1 for every pint sold in their taprooms to the King Ridge Foundation.

The King Ridge Foundation, a Santa Rosa-based 501(c)3 non-profit, was founded in 2009 to raise money to support local youth development organizations. During times of heightened community need, its mission expands to focus on restoring normalcy in the community. 

Today, they have teamed up with our friends at Russian River Brewing Company, to serve as a nimble nonprofit entity to address the community's most pressing needs. One hundred percent of brewery donations made through the “Sonoma Pride” fundraising initiative will be used locally in Sonoma County. 

Hours of Operation on Saturday, Nov. 18 for participating breweries:

Castle Island – 31 Astor Ave., Norwood
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Brick & Feather Brewery – 78 11th Street, Turner Falls
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing – 81 Morton St. Framingham
Noon to 11 p.m.

Harpoon Brewery – 306 Northern Ave., Boston
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Idle Hands Craft Ales – 89 Commercial St. Malden
Noon to 11 p.m.

Mayflower – 12 Resnik Rd. Plymouth
Noon to 8 p.m.

Moon Hill / Gardner Ale House - 74 Parker St. Gardner
11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Night Shift Brewing – 87 Santilli HWY. Everett
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

River Styx Brewing – 166 Boulder Dr. Fitchburg
Noon to 11 p.m.

Saltbox Kitchen Brewery – 84 Commonwealth Ave. Concord
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sam Adams – 30 Germania St. Boston
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trillium Brewing Canton – 110 Shawmut Rd. Canton
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

True North Ales -- 116 Country Rd. Ipswich
Noon to 11 p.m. 



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Mass Fermentational Tickets Now On Sale!
1:00 PM13:00

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)

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New Brewery Bootcamp
10:00 AM10:00

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.

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.

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

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Sierra Beer Camp on Tour: Portland, ME
6:00 PM18:00

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!

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Mass Tap Attack!
5:30 PM17:30

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

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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 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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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 

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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.



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