“The Great Mass Collab” Debuts in Worcester this September

The Mass Brewers Guild Brings 50 Breweries to the Worcester Common
Saturday, Sept. 21 

WORCESTER, Mass. | The Mass Brewers Guild returns to Worcester on Saturday, Sept. 21 with a new beer festival and fundraiser – “The Great Mass Collab.”

This one session beer industry event will feature more than 50 Massachusetts breweries, a collaboration tent where patrons can taste special beers brewed by teams of local breweries, food trucks, yard games and more.  


This is the third consecutive year that the Mass Brewers Guild has hosted a beer festival in Worcester. New this year, organizers offer a unique twist for craft beer lovers and attendees, shifting from the Mass Fermentational to The Great Mass Collab. 

“This festival will be a true showcase and blend of our talented craft beer community,” says Katie Stinchon, executive director of the Mass Brewers Guild. “We’ve asked our breweries to team up with a fellow craft brewer from across the state, or in their neighborhood, brew a special beer together, and debut that beer at The Great Mass Collab. So far we have more than 25 commitments from participating breweries – which means more than 25 beers that you can try first only at this event.”

A list of all the beers featured at the The Great Mass Collab will be available in the coming weeks through the Mass Brewers Guild’s mobile app, Mass Craft Beer. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $10 for designated drivers. General admission includes unlimited beer samples from participating breweries. 


Breweries on tap include local favorites such as Wormtown Brewery, Redemption Rock Brewing Co., and Greater Good Brewing Co., as well as Tree House Brewing Co., Night Shift Brewing, Medusa and Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Co. New to the craft beer scene breweries includes Faces Brewing Co., Loophole Brewing and Two Weeks Notice Brewing Co. For a complete list of featured breweries, visit masscollab19.eventbrite.com

The Mass Brewers Guild is a membership based trade association that works to protect and promote the interests of Massachusetts craft brewers. Its festivals are the only beer events run by brewers for brewers -- with all proceeds benefitting the craft beer community to provide resources, education and government affairs support. Last year, the event raised $17,000 for the nonprofit. 


“We are excited to continue to grow this signature event in the heart of the Commonwealth and are grateful for all the support we’ve received from the city of Worcester and Discover Central Mass,” says Stinchon. This event is also made possible thanks to our sponsor MassLive.com.

For more information about the Mass Brewers Guild, visit MassBrewersGuild.org. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit masscollab19.eventbrite.com or download the Mass Brewers Guild’s mobile app, Mass Craft Beer, available for free in iTunes and Google Play Stores.  


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About the Mass Brewers Guild
Founded in 2007 by a group of committed and passionate brewers, the Mass Brewers Guild, is organized for the purposes of promoting craft brewing and protecting the interests of craft brewers across the Commonwealth. The association is membership based and open to all Massachusetts breweries licensed by the federal Tax and Trade Bureau and the Commonwealth’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. The nonprofit creates a community of brewers while shining light on the broad range of breweries and styles offered throughout state.Through industry and educational events, its mobile application beer trail map, and by providing resources and marketing support to brewers, the nonprofit works to highlight Massachusetts as a top travel destination for craft beer in the U.S. The board of directors also continues its work at the legislative level, fighting for license and franchise law reform, and serving as the voice of craft brewers on Beacon Hill. The Massachusetts Brewers Guild is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit corporation.

Celebrate National Pretzel Day and Mass Beer Week with a Special Collaboration Beer Release from Dorchester Brewing Company, Wicked Twisted Pretzels and the Mass. Brew Bros.

Beer Release Party to be held on National Pretzel Day, Thursday, April 26th at Dorchester Brewing Company in Boston, MA

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Boston, MA, April, 2018 - Dorchester Brewing Company (dorchesterbrewing.com), Wicked Twisted Pretzels (wickedtwistedpretzels.com), and the Mass. Brew Bros. (massbrewbros.com) are excited to announce their collaboration beer release and event to celebrate National Pretzel Day, taking place on Thursday, April 26th. The release coincides with Mass Beer Week, a celebration of Mass. produced beer that runs from April 20-28.


The Mass. Brew Bros., in collaboration with Shawn and Josh Briggs of Grafton-based Wicked Twisted Pretzels and their longtime friend and bandmate Todd Charbonneau, head brewer and co-founder at Dorchester Brewing, put their heads together and figured out how to combine pretzels and beer to create the ultimate brew. A five-barrel pilot batch is called Brew Bros. Twisted Dunkel, it's a German style dark lager made with Munich malt, added salt, and 40 pounds of Wicked Twisted Pretzels tossed in to the mash. The beer will be available on draft and in crowlers to go only at the Dorchester Brewing Company taproom.

Having lived in both Germany and Pennsylvania, the latter where National Pretzel Day was established in 2003, the Briggs Brothers are perfect local ambassadors for such an affair. You'll find their hand-crafted, all-natural Bavarian style pretzels, made in Grafton, at dozens of breweries through Massachusetts. A perfect combination, the average American eats more than two pounds of pretzels and drinks more than 20 gallons of beer per year.

The non-ticketed free event, open to the beer-drinking, pretzel-eating public, will be held at the Dorchester Brewing Company taproom at 1250 Massachusetts Ave, Dorchester, MA on Thursday, April 26 from 5:00 to 9:00. Festivities will include the debut of the special collaborative beer, commemorative glassware (free for the first 20 people to buy a pint of the beer), and a raffle for free tickets to the Mass Brewers Guild Power Beer Fest on April 28, as well as some DBC swag. And of course there will be plenty of Wicked Twisted Pretzels (soft and hard) and gourmet mustard available for purchase.

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For more information about the event, visit: https://www.dorchesterbrewing.com/events/event/ national-pretzel-day-celebration-brew-bros-twisted-dunkel-beer-release/

If you would like more information please contact us at massbrewbros@gmail.com.

About Wicked Twisted Pretzels
As kids, Shawn and Josh were introduced to warm, hand-crafted Bavarian style pretzels from the Bavarian Pretzel Hut on family trips to upstate New York. Coincidentally, Josh later lived in Philadelphia and Shawn in Munich, Germany, cities with incredibly delicious pretzels. Unable to find them anywhere else in the U.S., they soon moved back to Massachusetts and set out solve the problem. They perfected their recipe (featuring natural ingredients like fresh malt and roasted barley) in Shawn's kitchen, and are now found in craft breweries, bars and restaurants all over New England, as well as in Whole Foods Markets. Recently they added a line of gourmet mustards.

About Dorchester Brewing Company
Founded in 2016, Dorchester Brewing Company is a partner brewing facility and public taproom located at 1250 Massachusetts Ave in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. With plenty of fresh beer flowing daily, visitors can enjoy up to 20 different drafts on tap including Dorchester Brewing Company house beers as well as partner beers. Dorchester Brewing Company also offers on-site food trucks, events and private events with tours and fresh beer to go.

About the Mass. Brew Bros.
Described as unofficial ambassadors of the Bay State beer scene in a story that appeared in Hop Culture, the Mass. Brew Bros. aspire to be the go-to resource for craft beer drinkers in Massachusetts. Longtime friends whose motto is "spreading good beer," Rob and Bob (they're not actually brothers) have traveled to every one of the Commonwealth's visitable breweries. Their informative website and influential social media presence serve as a statewide database for tracking news and developments on local breweries, as well as trends and insights within the fast growing industry.